• The Importance of Socialization in Aging

    The Importance of Socialization in Aging

    Research has found that social support can play a significant role in overall health as people age. Spending time with friends and family members can boost quality of life, including both physical and mental health.

  • Benefits of Assisted Living

    Benefits of Assisted Living

    Has maintaining your home become much more of a chore than it used to be? If you or a family member face challenges with the daily tasks required to keep up a home — including yard work, cleaning and cooking — you may want to consider a move to assisted living. By choosing an assisted […]

  • Top Types of Low-Impact Exercises for Assisted Living

    Top Types of Low-Impact Exercises for Assisted Living

    As seniors age, it’s more important than ever to maintain an active lifestyle. By exercising regularly, you greatly increase your chances of remaining independent, improving your overall energy, managing pain, boosting your memory, and warding off serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. As seniors age, it’s more important than […]

  • Bring Your Hobbies: Assisted Living Offers Stimulating Hobbies and Activities

    Bring Your Hobbies: Assisted Living Offers Stimulating Hobbies and Activities

    As you consider a move to assisted living, you may fear having to give up beloved hobbies and activities. But the truth is, assisted living communities encourage residents to continue the pastimes they love – and may even offer unexpected activity options. In modern assisted living communities, available activities and hobbies have expanded to fit […]

  • Staying Plugged In: The Importance of Social Engagement in Assisted Living

    Are you doing everything you can to protect your health as you age? You may exercise, eat right and see your doctor regularly, but experts say another factor – social engagement – can help boost both your mental and physical well-being. If you’re looking for a way to stay young, creating and maintaining social connections […]

  • Making the Transition to Assisted Living

    Making the Transition to Assisted Living

    There are many great things about getting older: You’ve gained extensive knowledge over the years, you have great stories to share and you’ve (hopefully) learned to not sweat the small stuff. There are also some big decisions as you age, including if and when to move from independent to assisted living arrangements. Making the Transition […]

  • Sibling Conflict Over Care

    Sibling Conflict Over Care

    How to face the demands of your parents’ health care needs as a family. Keep the peace with your siblings when dealing with the questions and expense. Fifty years ago it was typical to feel honored to know that your aging parent had chosen to move in with you as opposed to one of your […]

  • When the Signs Point to Needing Help

    When the Signs Point to Needing Help

    How to plan for you parents’ move to Assisted Living. The signs are subtle at first, but over time you may become more and more aware that something about your parents has changed. As our parents age, there comes a point where you can no longer ignore the fact that they may need to live […]

  • Assisted Living Community Checklist

    Assisted Living Community Checklist

    Assisted Living Environment As you arrive at the community, do you like its location and outward appearance? As you enter the lobby and tour the community, is the décor attractive and homelike? Do you receive a warm greeting from staff welcoming you to the community? Does the executive director call residents by name and interact […]

  • 6 Questions Your Patients May Not Ask About Long-Term Care

    Seniors and their caregivers face a steep learning curve when they begin researching senior living communities. As a medical professional, you can help them navigate the variety of available services and guide seniors to a community that supports their health care requirements. Here are some questions you can use to help your patients start to […]

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