Elder Care Alliance COVID-19 Update

January 27, 2021 It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of January already. The rollout of the vaccine has brought a sense of relief to many – even as it has been rocky – while creating anxiety for some. It is important for us to recognize the full range of emotions we…

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In the lives of most seniors, there comes a time when it becomes clear they need assistance and care every day. When this time comes, it can be an overwhelming process for seniors and their loved ones to decide what the next steps should be. Often the choice comes down between two options: assisted living…

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We live in a culture that loves its pets. Whether you prefer the furry, four-legged variety or the kind with gills and fins, it doesn’t take long for a pet owner to tell you exactly what their beloved animal friend means to them.  Just as you can find measurable benefits to things such as laughing…

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For both older adults and their loved ones, the logistics often involved with getting older, like juggling medication schedules and installing safety equipment, can be a struggle. It’s easy to lose sight of the happy, independent person that someone once was when they were younger and more mobile in that struggle. If the older adult…

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When you or your loved ones are faced with deciding between senior care options, chances are cost is at the top of your list regarding things you need to consider. With the average cost of assisted living going up every year, it’s also an important conversation to have with your loved ones.  The cost of…

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There’s a lot to consider as you age when it comes to your wellbeing. You not only have to be mindful of social wellness, but you should also be aware that physical wellness is at a critical point. At any age, physical activity keeps us feeling and looking our best. Still, when you get older,…

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For an aging senior, continuing to live independently at home in the comfort and familiarity of their usual surroundings may be a top priority. But as their loved one, making sure that the familiar home is safe for them to do so should be your top priority.  According to Age Safe America, 90% of older…

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Long before a baby utters its first word, they have their first laugh. Laughter is a universal language on its own that every age, country, and culture knows and appreciates. But laughter doesn’t just feel good in the moment; there are actually short and long-term health and spiritual benefits of laughter, too.  With National Let’s…

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As we all know by now, true heroes don’t always wear capes.  Since February is Black History Month, we are taking this time to reflect on our own black heroes who have helped make the care industry what it is today. The heroes profiled here are men and women who not only dedicated their lives…

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According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of people in the U.S. age 65 and older use the internet, a dramatic increase from only 14 percent of older adults in 2000. The older the person, the less likely they are to embrace technology, the internet, social media, and smartphones, but when seniors actually adopt…

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