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Challenges of Changing Environments

relocating to senior living

Changing environments can often cause stress, anxiety and fear of the unknown for many seniors. There are some steps that can be taken to eliminate as much anxiety as possible for each individual.

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Health Benefits of Good Sleep

sleep tips for seniors

It’s no secret that most adults need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep on a consistent basis in order to get enough rest and restoration. However, regularly getting quality sleep is just as important as the quantity of...

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Keeping Seniors Hydrated During Summer

hydration for seniors

While this is true all year round, the hot and humid days of summer take this principle to a whole new level, especially for older people. Seniors make up the part of the population who are at the greatest risk...

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Stair Safety for Seniors

stair safety for seniors

Stairs are one of the biggest culprits in causing senior falls, they can be risky for older adults. However, they are often overlooked as a safety hazard since they’re something that has always been around without trouble.

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How Walking Benefits Seniors

Seniors walking

Walking is such a great exercise option for everyone, but especially for older adults. It quickly improves mood, health and well-being in so many ways. It can also help seniors live independently longer.

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Choosing an Assisted Living Community

choosing assisted living community

Assisted living is one way to care for older adults who need assistance with daily activities. It’s provided in a residential facility. Every community is different. Some offer bare minimums, while others afford the senior citizens a full and lavish...

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Tech Savvy Seniors

tech savvy senior

Technology is here to stay and it can impact your life in so many ways that you might not even realize. With access to an internet connection and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, the whole world can open up for...

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Understanding Aging

understanding aging

Aging is natural, but typically misunderstood. It begins in early adulthood and there are many misconceptions about it.

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Simplifying For an Easier Life

minimalism

Physical limitations are a known side effect of growing older. However, there are many ways to simplify your life that may allow you to maintain independence and ease in your daily activities.

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Fraud Awareness for Seniors

Senior Fraud Awareness

As we age, we become more vulnerable to fraud in various forms. It’s important to educate yourself about the latest scams and how to avoid becoming a victim.

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July Is UV Safety Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness

As we move into the hottest part of summer, it’s important to remember to practice sun safety. For older adults, it’s especially important to protect the skin from harmful UV rays that cause painful sunburns and skin cancer.

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Fighting the Stigmas of Aging

stigmas of aging

There are many advantages to getting older. But as a population ages, they may begin to deal with harmful stereotypes that cause them to be treated differently and even badly by the general public, healthcare workers, and even social workers....

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June Is Men’s Health Month

Mens Health Month

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? We’re celebrating by giving you some facts to raise awareness for men’s health and do our part to improve it!

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Games To Play Online for Seniors 

Stay Home Games

While the world is stuck in quarantine, many have turned to virtual events and resources to keep their minds busy and maintain a sense of “normal". One thing that many people don’t realize is how many games are available to...

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Many health and heart organizations come together every year during this month to raise awareness about the causes and effects of stroke. HISTORY In 1989, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed May as National Stroke Awareness...

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7 Springtime Activities for Seniors

Spring time activities

Spring has arrived. There’s just something about the fresh air, flowers blooming, and birds singing that’s refreshing to the soul. Most of us have just spent the winter cooped up inside, so the prospect of getting out and soaking up...

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Parkinsons Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, so we’re outlining the basics of Parkinson’s and how Assisted Living Communities can benefit those suffering with this disease. What is Parkinson’s Disease? In simple terms, Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder of the...

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Loving Life in an Assisted Living Community

Loving Life as Seniors

Whether you’re considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one, the same questions often come up. Most centers provide a safe environment, a high standard of care, and meet basic nutritional needs. However, not all are committed...

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Nutritional Needs for Seniors

Nutritional meal for senior

There are many aspects to consider when it comes to memory care, especially in an assisted living setting. Treatment is not limited to medications alone. Rather, a holistic approach is necessary to effectively manage things like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Memory Care Essentials in Assisted Living Communities

Memory Care at Assisted Living Facility

There are many aspects to consider when it comes to memory care, especially in an assisted living setting. Treatment is not limited to medications alone. Rather, a holistic approach is necessary to effectively manage things like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Benefits of Walking Daily

seniors walking

Exercising every day may sound like a lot, but this can be achieved through the simple act of walking. A daily stroll not only gives your health a boost, but it can also give you the energy you need to...

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Fun-Filled Activities For You and Your Grandchildren

Senior with grandchild

Do you have grandchildren coming to spend the day with you? These days are always special and should be treasured. The question becomes how to fill the day with adventures and memories. Fortunately, we have some fun-filled suggestions for you...

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8 Ways Reading Keeps Your Brain in Shape

senior reading

There’s nothing quite like the smell of the pages of a brand new book, or the sound of its spine cracking for the first time. The anticipation of watching a story unfold in front of you is exciting, but that’s...

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Top Tips for Aging Skincare Issues

skincare for Seniors

No matter your age, skincare is an important part of any healthy routine. For aging skin, it can become especially important so that you can stay comfortable as you grow older. If you or your aging loved ones are facing...

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Daily Routines to Keep Senior’s Minds Active

senior sipping coffee

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, seniors who build mentally stimulating activities into their daily routine develop a strong cognitive reserve. Here are 4 practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to keep your mind active.

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Top 5 Technology Tools and Devices for Seniors

Technology for Seniors

Our world is becoming interconnected, where family and friends across a continent can interact with and see each other at a moment’s notice. But how do we make sure some of our most vulnerable friends and family don’t miss out...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

elderly diabetes awareness

Diabetes is a serious condition that affects 30.3 million people in America. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we want to give you our guide to understanding and treating diabetes to help you or your loved ones stay healthy.

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter is a beautiful season, but the ice and snow can make it difficult for anyone—especially seniors. Although this season presents some unique challenges, it’s possible to be prepared to face them.

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5 Best Exercises for Arthritis

Couple Exercising

Exercise can be an extremely helpful tool to combat arthritis. Not only can it help reduce pain, exercise can also increase range of motion, boost joint flexibility, and even improve your mood.

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How Family Caregivers can Prevent Burning Out

Family Caregiver and Patient

Being a caregiver can be stressful and strenuous, and can lead to caregiver fatigue if not averted. Let’s take a look at the different ways family caregivers can protect themselves from burnout when supporting a friend or loved one.

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5 Ways to Prevent Memory Disorders

5 ways to prevent memory disorders

Alzheimer’s Disease International has declared September to be International Alzheimer’s Month, a time where people can become more aware of the effects of these diseases and what they can do to prevent them.

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Handling Grief After Losing a Spouse

Senior on park bench

Imagining a future without your partner can be an incredibly intimidating thing. By developing new interests outside of your home, you can start to cope with this new stage in your life.

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How to Prevent Depression in the Elderly

Preventing Depression in Elderly

Depression is a common problem that many people face as they age. It’s important to recognize the symptoms in you or a loved one, and take proactive measures to ensure that your mental health remains a priority.

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What Are the Stages of Dementia?

stages of dementia

Dementia occurs as a result of damage to or loss in nerve cells and their connections in the brain. Health professionals often discuss the stages of dementia and outline how far an individual’s cognitive decline has progressed by stages.

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Tornado Season is Upon Us

Tornado Season

While Spring is a wonderful time of the year, it also is a signal that tornado season is just around the corner. Are you prepared if the sirens go off?

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The Power of Touch

Importance of Touch

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results.

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Winter Woes

Winter can present a variety of obstacles that are difficult for seniors to manage. Learn why senior care is the ideal way to keep the season safe and joyful.

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Using Lotsa Helping Hands to Organize Care

Lotsa Helping Hands Senior Help

Managing care for a loved one or senior who requires daily assistance can be exhausting, especially if you are attempting to organize care by yourself. Lotsa Helping Hands connects you to a local community and provides tools that can help...

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Tai Chi-tastic!

Tai Chi for Seniors

Most of us have had a friend say to us "You should try Tai Chi - it's so good for you!" And it is! Tai Chi is easy to learn exercise that promotes better health.

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Healthy Habits for Seniors

Health Tips for Seniors

Good health habits can prevent disease and prolong your life and improve your quality of life. These healthy habits can produce long-lasting rewards.

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Technology for Seniors

Technology for Seniors

Modern technology is constantly developing new ways that we can connect electronically. Studies have shown that the seniors often benefit from such advances as much or more than the rest of us. Yet while technological innovations make it easy for...

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Improve Life for Everyone with Volunteer Activities

Senior Volunteer Activities

Volunteering has been proven to be so helpful in allowing seniors to find purpose and combat depression that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service has labeled volunteering as one of the five recommended ways to improve and maintain health and...

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Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Maybe you or a loved one has started to think about letting someone else do the cleaning and housework, or perhaps you need more help than you used to get through your day. Perhaps you care for a parent whose...

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Feed Your Best Life: Senior Nutrition

Nutrition is the key that can unlock health and healing - your diet can help you to stay away from the doctor and enjoy your life more! The healthy food choices you make when you eat affect your mood and...

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Should you visit your loved one everyday?

Assisted Living Benefits

 by Robyn Tellefsen When your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, visits to a care facility can be a challenge, and typical visiting rules won’t always apply. You don’t want to leave her alone, but what can...

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