Yearly Archives: 2016

Carol – Wife of Resident

My husband is a resident at Heartwood Homes. He came to live there late in September. He was not happy about having to be there but after three months he has adjusted very well and is happy. It’s hard for me to leave him there, but I know he is safe, comfortable and looked […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: Stories||0 Comments

Caring for Dementia: Writing Letters to Your Loved One

Is there anything more personal, more intimate, or more endearing than a personal letter from a beloved family member? In today’s world, handwritten letters are unusual. But when caring for dementia, it’s important to connect with people in the ways they are the most comfortable. Generally speaking, most of us don’t receive handwritten letters […]

Memory Care Evaluation: What to Look For

Deciding to move a loved one to a memory care home is one of the most difficult decisions you can make. But once you have made that decision, the next question is, “where to?” That question is nearly as hard as the first since choosing the right facility is essential. You want a place […]

Mary – Daughter of Resident

Our Mom (Peanuts was her name) spent the last couple of years of her life in the care of Jason and all of the wonderful caregivers of Heartwood Homes. We lost her last January while she was living there.

When we (7) children made the decision that Mom needed to be in a safer […]

By |February 6th, 2016|Categories: Stories||0 Comments

How Feelings of Guilt Affect Making Memory Care Decisions

Guilt. It is a normal emotion to feel when you are caring for a loved one who is experiencing progressive memory loss. Whether it is your spouse or your mom or dad, you want to help them get better, to take care of them, to ensure that they are happy and have a good […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: How Do You Feel?|Tags: , , |0 Comments