Columnists

What Makes Southern Utah Different?

Issue 14.14

As a native to the area, I grew up in the small town of Virgin, Utah. I knew early on there was something so special about our communities and culture in our beautiful and majestic Southern Utah that we are so fortunate to live in. The area has grown leaps and […]

2014 Celebrating Wellness Expo

Issue 9.14

The “Celebrating Wellness” Expo will take place on Friday March 28th at the St. George Senior Center located at 245 North 200 West. The event will last from 9am to 2pm and is free to all attendees. The goal of the Expo is to educate our growing senior population about health […]

Living Life Through Learning

Issue 46.13

At Spring Gardens we believe in activity based care & acknowledge that activities are an integral part of our daily existence and gives meaning to our lives. They help us structure our day, give us a sense of accomplishment, & it makes us feel valued. Person-centered care is our approach that […]

What Is Sundowners Syndrome?

Issue 41.13

Sundowners syndrome, also known as sundowning, is a type of mood or sleep disorder often associated with the early stages of dementia & Alzheimer’s. Loved ones experience periods of extreme agitation and confusion during the late afternoon or early evening hours, often leading to irritability towards caregivers.

Causes

The exact […]

Doing Care Differently… Spring Gardens Welcomes A New Care Manager

Issue 35.13

Spring Gardens Senior Living, St. George’s newest senior living community, is proud to introduce their new Care Manager, Marci Nell.

Marci’s love of caring for people is why she is a Nurse today. She loves Spring Gardens’ philosophy on Whole person wellness, which emphasizes five core areas: Spiritual*Physical*Intellectual* Cultural* Emotional. […]

How Can I Cope During Difficult Caregiving?

Issue 30 & 31.13

Caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps one of the biggest commitments a person can face. It’s one filled with emotional stress and hard work that can also be meaningful and rewarding.

While Alzheimer’s disease usually begins gradually, it eventually causes people to become totally unable to […]

Top Ten Ideas For Approaching Your Loved Ones About Transitioning From Home To A Senior Community

Issue 25.13

10. Start early, before a crisis happens.

Too many times, family members become so hesitant about this traumatic change that they wait, then something even more traumatic happens, (as in mom or dad falls) and now this important decision must instantly be made under duress.

9. Educate yourself before approaching the […]

Who’s At Risk?

Issue 2.13

Did you know that one in every three Americans over the age of 65 will suffer from a fall this year? And furthermore, 20-30% of those who have had a fall will be injured severely enough to reduce their mobility and independence.

Who’s At Risk?

Being over the age of […]

Spring Gardens October Discovery Event

Issue 42.12

Advanced Diabetic Solutions would like to introduce the “Medicare Benefit” this is available to any senior who is Diabetic. They are eligible for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Diabetic footwear. Medicare covers 80% of the cost. Advanced Diabetic Solutions does not collect the 20% difference. So there is “NO OUT “of pocket […]

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Education “Knowing The Signs” Hosted At Spring Gardens Senior Living

Issue 37.12

Of Americans aged 65 and over, 1 in 8 has Alzheimer’s, and nearly half of people aged 85 and older have the disease. It’s safe to say that Alzheimer’s disease has become an epidemic in the United States. While deaths due to other diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and even […]