What do you think of when you think of Alzheimer’s care? Do you think of a loved one who has the disease or a family caring for a loved one with memory loss? Five million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s. Did you know it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States?
If you are a caregiver of a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia you know that your loved one is [...]
When Words Just Aren't Enough, Art Therapy Soothes
Did you know art therapy is uniquely beneficial to seniors? Creating art can be an enjoyable experience that focuses the participant away from daily concerns, such as chronic pain, anxiety and depression, and on the creative process and self-expression. Some seniors, particularly those with cognitive, memory, and other impairments, may receive [...]
Having an animal in a senior’s life can help improve their well-being and give new meaning to their life. Due to the numerous health benefits of a therapy pet, Paradigm Living Concepts has added Mitzi Mae, a very special therapy dog, to the team! Look for her little paw prints on hearts at assisted living and hospice care locations across Central Indiana.
Learn more about Mitzi Mae here:[...]
Did you know therapy animals are good for seniors? Yep! Being around animals makes people feel healthier and happier. Studies show that seniors who are active and always around others, or who own a pet decline in health far less rapidly than isolated or depressed seniors.
Pet therapy for seniors, also known as Animal Assisted Therapy, is a technique that uses animals to interact with [...]
Did you know adults age 65 and older made up 13 percent of Indiana's population as of Census 2010? And according to the Indiana Business Research Center, that number is projected to grow to 20 percent of the population by 2030. Moreover, the fast-growing Indianapolis-Carmel metro area, which accounts for more than one-quarter of the state's total population, will see its senior population nearly [...]
Happy Nurses Week! Did You Know that nurses are consistently named one of the most trusted professions, year after year? Taking care of people during times of vulnerability allows nurses to form a special bond with their patients.
A shout-out to all are awesome Paradigm Living Concepts nurses! We heart you!
OT is a form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or
mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required
in daily life. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its
fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or
Did you know April is Parkinson's Awareness month? The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is working to help educate and shatter the myths around the disease.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson's disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is[...]
Did you know that 76% of adults who volunteer say they feel healthier? Moreover, 78% say it helps lower their stress levels. With those kinds of stats, why not be an Indianapolis hospice volunteer with Paradigm Living Concepts? It does a body good.
Hospice volunteers are an essential part of our team. They are specially trained individuals, who provide assistance to patients, their families[...]
Did you know many therapies can be provided at home, including physical therapy? Paradigm Living Concepts physical therapist Kari Haberman talks how home based physical therapy allows individuals to develop independence with daily activities in a convenient and comfortable setting. Plus families are also able to be closely involved in the rehabilitation process.
The core objective of physical [...]