Fun Fact- Pluviophile

Rainy days are great! Fact: Pluviophile (n) a lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Did you know that seniors can be affected by the weather? Just because we have a rainy day your loved one doesn’t have to be “stuck” in doors with nothing to do. Use this time to do crafts,paint, read or watch classic movies together; make it a marathon! Let Elder Placement Professionals help you find the best facility available that offers great activities like this everyday for your loved one!


The importance of Routine

Are you are recently supporting someone with Dementia and or  Alzheimer’s disease?  You may find it difficult to know how to help and how much to help. Sometimes they need help but want to look after personal care independently. This can be frustrating, especially when you know you could carry out the task more quickly, or help do the task more efficiently. Avoid the temptation to take over, even if they is really struggling. The loss of confidence could make it harder  to keep trying. Use these techniques to help you and your loved one manage every day life tasks:


  1.  Try breaking the task down into sections. (even if one or two tasks are completed, they will feel a sense of achievement)
  2. Make sure that any reminders or instructions are simple.
  3. Try doing things together, such as folding clothes or drying dishes.
  4. Make sure they doesn’t feel the sense of  being supervised or criticized in any way.
  5. When the dementia gets to a more advanced stage, try pointing, demonstrating, or guiding an action rather than giving a verbal explanation. (prompting)

Elder Placement Professionals can assist you with finding the best and most suitable situation for you loved one if they are suffering from Dementia and or Alzheimer’s.  Call us today to tour available facilities.

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy Fun Fact  from Elder Placement Professionals!

Fact: Did you know that celebrating the New Year has been a tradition for over 4000 years?

Also, did you know that over 2,000 pounds of glitter are dropped every year in Times Square?

Elder Placement Professionals would like to share a little sparkle with you and wish you the happiest of New Years. Cheers to Health, Wealth and Happiness!


“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family” – Lee Iacocca

Happy Holidays 2019

So many Holiday Traditions are cherished by seniors. After speaking to some clients these were some of their most favorites:

  1. Hanging stockings- filling them with fruit and chocolate coins
  2. Chopping down a Christmas Tree
  3. Lighting a Yule Log
  4. Dad dressing up as Santa
  5. Running a toy train around the tree
  6. Stringing a popcorn or cranberry garland
  7. Christmas Caroling
  8. Getting dressed up for Christmas

Ways to spend the Holidays with your Senior


Accommodating everyone’s needs, and wishes while bringing together friends and loved ones for  the holidays, does not have to be as stressful as it sounds.

With planning, and a willingness to be creative, helping your senior loved ones enjoy the holidays with you can be easy!


  1. Drive around and look at holiday lights
  2. If your senior is in a facility already, bring holiday festivities to them
  3. Bake Holiday cookies together; giving up the skill of cooking can be hard for a senior

Happy Fun Fact from Elder Placement Professionals!

I recently had an interesting conversation with an Audiologist. I was astounded to learn that seniors have a 2-5 times higher chance of falling and Mental Decline associated with hearing loss.. Hearing Loss can lead to depression Withdrawal from social engagements Anger Loss of Self Esteem Contact Elder Placement Professionals to discuss options for your loved one; wether it be placement in a loving community or just a referral to a local Audiologist.

Here is another Fun Fact from Elder Placement Professionals!


Fact: Senior Citizens should re-evaluate their Medical Insurance Policies every two or three years to ensure they have the best coverage available. Check with your local Insurance Agency today!


Happy Fun Fact from Elder Placement Professionals!

Fact: These are the current top 10 “Scams” that elders can fall victim to:

1. Medicare/Health Insurance Scams

2. Counterfeit Rx Drugs

3.Funeral/Cemetery Scams

4.Fraudulent Anti Aging products

5. Telemarketing/phone scams

6.Internet Fraud

7.Investment Schemes

8. Homeowner/Reverse Mortgage

9. Sweepstakes/Lottery Winnings

10.The “Grandparent” Scam