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The Advantages of Aging in Place in Senior Living

Making the right choice early can increase independence, even as health care needs and abilities change As we age, our healthcare and lifestyle needs inevitably evolve. While everyone’s situation is unique, it’s important to plan ahead for how your needs may change in the future. For most of us, our personal care needs in five […]

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Practical Guidance for Loving Your Challenging Parent

Caregiving for parents or loved ones as they age comes with myriad new challenges. You want to be there for their wants, but also you must address their needs. This juxtaposition of needs and wants can become challenging if your loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, which can put unprecedented strain on the relationship. So […]

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Innovative fall-detection technology in senior living community reduces fall-related injuries and ER visits

Seniors with dementia have the highest risk for falls Among U.S. seniors, falls are the number-one cause of death by injury. That’s 29 million falls, resulting in three million ER visits, 800,000 hospitalizations, and 28,000 deaths every year.1 For those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, the risk is even greater — in some cases, twice as […]

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Coping with Caregiving Guilt and Grief

Emotional support for family caregivers moving a loved one to memory care Getting Help with Caregiving Most people don’t understand the unique stresses and difficulties of caring for aging parents or family members with dementia until they experience it themselves. For the majority of families facing dementia, it’s actually in the best interest of everyone […]

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Healthy Brain, Healthy Aging

How do you improve your brain health? A myriad of different genetic and environmental factors predict and affect long-term brain health. These factors directly correlate to the development of dementia. Healthy brain aging occurs through the tenth decade of life and helps predict your susceptibility to developing dementia. A healthy-aging path is characterized by independent […]

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that affects movement. But as many Parkinson’s patients and caregivers know, it’s not just a body disorder, it’s a mind-body disorder. Primary motor symptoms include tremors, rigidity, akinesia (slowness of movement) and loss of balance. However, in many cases, the non-motor symptoms associated with PD, such as […]

Assisted Living - When is it time?
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When is it time for assisted living?

As seniors age, their health, lifestyle and care needs evolve, and with those changes come planning for long-term care. Determining the right lifestyle choice for you or a loved one can be a daunting task, and every person and situation is different. Seniors don’t always realize or accept that they need more help, and family […]

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Senior Living Options for Couples

Choosing Senior Living for Couples With Americans living longer than ever, “in sickness and in health” can go decades beyond retirement age for many married couples. Approximately 70% of men and 44% of women aged 65 and over are married according to U.S. Census data. That means the majority of couples will face important decisions […]

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Downsizing: Living with Less and Loving It

The Upside of Downsizing Moving is ranked as one of the most stressful life events—along with divorce, loss of a job and loss of a loved one. It’s an intensely emotional experience that can be filled with hope, disappointment, excitement and anxiety. When you’re in the process of moving to senior living, the idea of packing […]

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4 Benefits of Community Living for Seniors

No matter your age, social isolation and loneliness can have a dramatic impact on your mental and physical health. A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) shows that more than one-third of adults 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly a quarter of adults 65 and older are considered […]