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Things to Consider When Looking for an Assisted Living Facility

Have you decided that assisted living is the best choice for you, your partner, a parent, or another family member? This isn’t an easy decision to make and, after you’ve made it, you’ve then got the challenge of choosing the right senior living facility. To help you through this next stage, here are a few […]

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Home Care vs. Senior Living

When you or a loved one starts to need care, whether that’s from an illness, injury, or just the typical effects of aging, you have two main types of care to choose from. They can either continue living at home, or perhaps move into the home of a family member, and receive care there, or […]

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Assessing ADLs and IADLs

When an aging family member or someone in your care starts to need support, it can be difficult to know how much care and support they need, as well as the best way to provide them with it. Are they still able to take care of themselves on a daily basis or do you need […]

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Enriching Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, patients become less able to perform and enjoy the activities that they used to love. This is one of the consequences of the condition’s symptoms that can really impact their quality of life and everyday enjoyment. But pursuing activities and hobbies is essential for the mental health of Alzheimer’s patients, and […]

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Tips for Maintaining Your Independence as You Age

One of the upsetting things about aging is when you can no longer do what you want or go where you want, whenever you want. As our physical and cognitive abilities start to decline, we start to lose some of our independence, even though retirement should be the point in our lives when we have […]

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Pneumonia Symptoms and Risks for Seniors

This flu season, the potential risks and complications are even greater amidst the coronavirus pandemic, especially for seniors. One possible complication of the seasonal flu is pneumonia, and adults aged over 65 are more likely to develop this illness. To help keep you and your elderly relatives safe, it’s important that you know the signs […]

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The Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living

Independent living and assisted living are two great options for seniors who need some level of care or assistance. The level of care you or your loved one require is mostly what will determine which of these options is the right one. To help you make the best decision for the future of you or […]

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Why You Should Pick Up New Hobbies in Later Life

Pay no attention to the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Trying new things is something we should be open to doing throughout our entire lives, and it can have a lot of benefits, too. Read on to find out why your senior years are a great time to try out new […]

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Trip and Fall Prevention for Seniors

Slipping, falling, and tripping become more of a risk when we enter our senior years. Injury is more likely to occur because our bones usually become more brittle as we age, making fractures more common. Seniors may also find it more difficult to get back up after a fall due to mobility issues, which can […]

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A Home Safety Checklist for Alzheimer’s

As symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia progress, patients become less able to live independently and care for themselves. Some behaviors and changes can lead to dangerous situations, such as wandering out of the home alone or failing to comprehend the dangers of hot stoves and pans. Assisted living provides a safe and comfortable environment for […]