Daughter shares meal with older parents

For many, one of the hardest decisions they have to make in their life is to move a loved one into senior living. Taking responsibility for another person’s life experience is a tremendous job and can create pressure to find the best possible environment for your loved one. Discovering how to deal with guilt is…

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Senior woman talks to younger woman.

They call them the sandwich generation. They’re the generation of people who find themselves in two very different caregiving roles: Raising their own children while providing care for their aging parents. And as the Baby Boomers continue to age, the largest population that the U.S. has ever seen is becoming the largest population of Senior…

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Being the child of an aging parent can often come with unexpected responsibilities and decisions that need to be made. One of the biggest responsibilities of this position is knowing when and how to start taking over your parent’s finances.  It isn’t easy to navigate the time in life when the roles of parent and…

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AlmaVia of Camarillo Senior Living Community

Many older Americans start to consider a change in their community and care as they get older. Some are looking for help with everyday responsibilities. In contrast, others would like a community of people their age who are engaged in day trips, game nights, communal meals, and a healthy, active lifestyle. If you are considering…

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Team member assists senior resident with tablet

In 2021, 6.2 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That means one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, and seventy-two percent are age 75 and older. By 2050, the number of older adults who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco courtyard

Assisted living facilities provide long-term care and housing for older adults. The goal of an assisted living community is to help older adults continue to live as independently as possible, with supportive services around activities of daily living (ADLs).  This can include bathing, dressing, meal preparation, personal care, hygiene, medication administration, and mobility support. Most…

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Elder abuse is becoming an ever-increasing public health problem, particularly as older populations continue to increase. According to the World Health Organization, “ Elder abuse is an important public health problem…15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse. However, this is likely to be an underestimation, as only…

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According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are 28,900 assisted living centers in the United States, with a total of about 1,000,000 licensed beds. With 16.5% of the U.S. population sitting at 65 and older, it’s safe to say discussing whether or not to move to an assisted living community is brought up…

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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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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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