How to Live with a Spouse Who Has Dementia

Living with a spouse who has dementia can present new challenges. You must be able to provide the care your significant other needs while also taking care of your mental health. The latter is a big concern, especially for elderly people and those with little to no family support.  The University of Waterloo’s Ontario Dementia Caregivers Needs Project found that…

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What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

When most people think about a senior living situation, they usually envision the old stereotype of the nursing home. These places are usually perceived as outdated, run-down, and even depressing.  Today, older adults have more options than ever before. Many facilities and communities have adopted a more positive, upbeat approach to senior care. They provide welcoming environments with friendly staff.…

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3 Ways That the COVID-19 Pandemic Influenced Assisted Living Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic created a threat for many, especially older adults. It also highlighted areas that were lacking in the assisted living industry.  Despite social distancing, many people found ways to cope with the changes and challenges of a global outbreak. These innovations could have a permanent effect on the experiences offered by assisted living communities. Some methods are already…

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10 Tips That Will Help Seniors Get a Healthy Start in 2021

Last year was rough for people of all ages, but especially seniors. The COVID-19 pandemic created a health risk for anyone who went out in public or spent time around others. Meanwhile, social distancing forced many older adults to stay home. Remaining indoors can limit activity options and even encourage a sedentary lifestyle.  As we begin 2021, we have to…

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Helping Seniors Deal with Holiday Depression

Senior Mental Health: How to Overcome Holiday Depression Living situations tend to change as we grow older. There may come a time when living independently is no longer an option. Assisted living communities are available to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable place for seniors to reside.  It should be a positive experience. Your loved one is well cared for…

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COVID-19 Safety for Senior Citizens and Older Adults

The COVID-19 pandemic is a concern for people of all ages. While even young people have become infected and even lost their lives to the virus, older adults are typically in the higher risk group. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age.” The CDC classifies severe cases…

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10 Healthy Habits Every Senior Should Start in 2020

10 Healthy Habits Every Senior Should Start in 2020

Staying healthy is a big concern as we grow older. The risk of developing a chronic disease increases with age. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), approximately 80% of older adults are diagnosed with at least one chronic condition while 77% have two.  The most common conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and emphysema. Four…

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12 Senior Safety Tips for the Holidays

12 Senior Safety Tips for the Holidays

The holidays present many opportunities to celebrate with family members of all ages. As parents and grandparents get older, they may not be able to keep up with the activities as they once did. They should still be included in the celebration. That means the family may need to make changes to accommodate the needs of aging loved ones. While…

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Debunking the Myths Behind Long-Term Assisted Living Care

  Most of us want to believe that we’ll remain healthy and robust for the duration of our lives. While that is a nice thought, it’s not always possible. A person who turns 65 years old today has a 70% chance of requiring long-term care service or support at some point in their life. People live longer, which means individuals…

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