What is Respite Care and Why is It Important?

According to a 2020 report, 53 million Americans are providing unpaid caregiving support to adult family members and loved ones. Of those who are caregivers, many are experiencing caregiver burnout, a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. In a nutshell,...

What Causes Anxiety in Older Adults and How to Recognize It

Mental health is a critical aspect of well-being that unfortunately continues to lack the share of attention and necessary treatment that it deserves. As many as 14.5% of those aged 82 and over are experiencing anxiety symptoms, and a term used to describe a...

What Are the Benefits of a Respite Stay?

Having the capacity to care for others is one of the most beautiful aspects of humanity. At-home caregivers provide a critical service to our cherished elderly population. While the duty is inherently rewarding, it comes with a lot of work, responsibility, and, at...

Navigating the Journey of Aging

by Pamela Leland PhD, Executive Director By the time prospective residents or family members come to tour The Hickman, they have already recognized the benefits of living in community. They understand the positive impacts that increased socialization, better nutrition...

Keeping Skin Healthy

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement Keeping our skin healthy is vital to our overall well-being, especially since it is the body’s largest organ. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), “Your skin is the organ that comes...

I’m always recommending The Hickman. As long-time residents in the area, this is our community. Living here has given my Dad a sense of belonging... a feeling of home.”

The staff here really do care. I enjoy the social aspects, and the food is excellent.”

Within the first week, my Dad settled in. Not long after that, he said one day 'I'm glad it was my idea to come here.”

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