diabetes in seniors

Caring for Diabetes in Seniors

Approximately one in four seniors aged 65 and older suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes. That means millions of children and caregivers will encounter diabetes in seniors and need to be able to support their loved ones. Diabetes, particularly among the elderly, is often referred to as a silent disease because symptoms don’t always appear until…

pets for seniors

Best Pets for Seniors

The presence of pets can significantly benefit people’s mental and physical health as they age. Pets offer companionship and comfort to seniors whether they remain at home, enter a nursing home facility, or even require hospice care. Owning pets is proven to lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and alleviate feelings of isolation. Many hobbies…

hospice care costs

Understanding Hospice Care Costs

End-of-life care planning for loved ones is a stressful process. Hospice care costs often compound this stress. Everyone hopes that their loved one will receive exceptional care, dignity, and respect in the time they have left. Yet, many people are afraid of the cost associated with hospice care. Understanding hospice care costs and affordability based…

alzheimer's disease awareness month

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease awareness month is recognized yearly in November. Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly six million Americans, with those numbers expected to almost triple over the coming decades. A common misconception about Alzheimer’s is that it is a normal part of aging. The medical community instead recognizes it as a degenerative brain disorder. Educating yourself and…

senior living communities

Benefits of Senior Living Communities

Many older adults choose an assisted living community because they need assistance with the activities of daily living. These activities include bathing, eating, and moving around. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we believe in providing more than just the basics. Older adults also need emotional, social, intellectual, mental, and physical stimulation in order to maintain their…