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Having “the talk” with Mom and Dad

You just shared the holidays with mom and dad and you are concerned – you noticed they are having a difficult time getting around, their apartment is a mess, and while you can’t put your finger on it, they just don’t seem as “with it” as they have in the past. It may be time…

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Tips on managing the stress of caregiving

Spouses, adult children and other family members frequently take on caregiving duties when times get tough. In too many cases, those loved ones find the experience of providing care to be isolating and difficult. About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months; about…

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Top nutrition tips for older adults

As we age, our bodies change and older adults have different nutritional needs than when they were children or middle-aged adults. Gone are the days of fast metabolism, indulging in junk food and endless bouts of energy. Age-related changes can affect how your body processes food and your dietary needs, but there is no need…

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Five fitness tips for the new year

January – the perfect time to re-evaluate and prioritize goals, figure out what didn’t work in the past and make New Year’s resolutions. If you are an older adult looking to live a healthier lifestyle in 2019, we’ve put together five fitness tips to help you establish realistic and attainable goals for the new year. Know…

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Senior living 101: Guide to retirement options

With so many terms, options and styles, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to senior living. When choosing retirement options having a clear and concise understanding is crucial to making the right decision in a home. We’ve clarified common terminology when it comes to senior housing. Use this “Senior Living 101” to guide…

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The importance of socialization in seniors

The holidays are over, and what was supposed to be the most joyous time of the year may have actually been a time that represents sadness for many older adults. Memories of family members that have passed away, struggles from an illness or lack of social interaction may start to cause loneliness and isolation. The…

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Seven signs your loved one may require the help of a memory care community

seven signs may require memory care community

Feeling intimidated by the thought that your loved one might need memory care? You’re not alone. Here are some signs when you might want to pursue professional memory care: Cognitive issues. If you notice your loved one having trouble with tasks or activities that they used to be able to do easily, this could be a…

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Housing options for older adults

housing options for older adults

If you have an older relative you are caring for, or you’re considering senior housing for yourself, you’ve likely felt overwhelmed by all the choices out there. What are the different options and how do you know which is the right one? Here’s a quick overview of the four most common options for senior care.…

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