How Do Assisted Living Communities Help Seniors During the Holiday Season?

For many people, the holiday season is a fun time full of festivities. As a person ages, this experience can change. Some face physical limitations that make it difficult to do the things that they once did. Elderly people may not be able to go trick or treating on Halloween or plan a big family […]

10 Assisted Living Services That Make Seniors’ Lives Better

Assisted living communities are more than just a place to stay. They provide many benefits that make seniors’ lives better. In some cases, extra support and care are necessary to keep an elderly person healthy and comfortable. Knowing the benefits and options can help you or someone you love who is on the fence about […]

8 Things Seniors Can Do Now to Protect Themselves from Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem that affects approximately 44 million Americans. It’s a common concern for older adults, with over half of all cases reported in people who are over age 50. Women tend to be at a higher risk for osteoporosis due to hormonal changes that occur during menopause. These changes directly […]

9 Activities to Improve Hand Dexterity for Seniors

Aging has many effects on the body. Hand function usually decreases as we get older. This is a problem for both men and women in the 65 and over age group. It is a secondary change that occurs alongside degeneration in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems. When a person gets older, the structures in […]

What Can Seniors Do to Lower Their Fall Risk?

Fall injuries are a serious risk for senior citizens. The older we get, the longer it takes for the body to heal. As we age, our bodies tend to change. Our muscle tone, flexibility, and balance can begin to decrease. Fall risk is an important subject for anyone over age 65. When an older adult […]

How to Transition into an Independent Senior Living Community

There is a common misconception that senior living options are limited to being on your own or living in a restrictive nursing home setting. There is an in-between for people who are aging but are still able to live independently. Today’s senior living options are more flexible and adaptable. Most facilities offer customized plans that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Make the Transition to Assisted Living Easier for a Parent

Usually, our parent is the one who takes care of us from the time we are young until we become independent adults. Even after we are grown up, mom and dad often continue to remain important, supportive figures in our lives. This dynamic can shift as they age. It may become apparent that mom or […]

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.” […]

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, […]

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 […]

Debunking the Myths Behind Long-Term Assisted Living Care

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  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 […]