The Importance of Picking the Right Pets for Seniors No matter what age you are (or feel), bringing a pet into your home and heart provides many physical and emotional benefits. The right pet can actually help reduce stress, increase physical activity and even supply unconditional love. These benefits are even more important for seniors.… Continue reading The Best Pets for Seniors in Independent Living
Don’t let uncertain times stop your search for assisted living. If you or someone in your family is considering an assisted living apartment or assisted living facility — you shouldn’t allow uncertainty to slow or stop your efforts to choose the best assisted living community. Why? For one thing, the clock is ticking on preserving… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Stop Your Assisted Living Search in Uncertain Times
There was a time when the young and the old naturally co-existed. It wasn’t unusual for multiple generations to live together in the same household or neighborhood, or just a short drive away. They cared for one another and shared in responsibilities, activities and the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Today, many families are… Continue reading The Importance of Intergenerational Activities in Seniors
If you’ve been considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one, you’ve probably noticed that the options are vast and vary. It can seem a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start? A good place to begin is by looking at two of the most popular choices – Life Plan Communities (also known as… Continue reading Evaluating Your Senior Living Options: Rental Communities
Problem Adaptation Therapy: A Breakthrough for Dementia Care Patients with Depression and Anxiety. When someone suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, their days can be filled with anxiety, sadness and depression, which can lead to suffering and family disruption. Research shows that about a third of people with dementia also have depression, and… Continue reading What is Problem Adaptation Therapy?
As you or your loved one research senior living communities, you’ll quickly discover that most stress their approach to wellness for living a healthier, longer life. You’ll hear a lot about opportunities for physical activities, proper nutrition, lifelong learning, programs and classes. But did you know that environmental wellness for seniors is just as important?… Continue reading Why Environmental Wellness Matters When Choosing a Retirement Community.
A lot of smart people have been searching for ways to make top-quality medical care more accessible, have lower costs, reduce hospitalizations and ease the strain on the healthcare system. Now, thanks to telehealth, it’s virtually possible. For senior living communities or seniors who are living in their own homes, especially in rural areas, there are many… Continue reading Will Senior Living Communities Fully Adopt Telehealth Nursing?
We don’t fear the unknown; what we fear is losing the known. If you’re like most seniors, you want to retain as much freedom and self-direction as you can. You already know what you like and how you want to live. To many older adults, maintaining independence is their number one priority. CLICK HERE to… Continue reading How Moving to a Retirement Community Can Help Seniors Feel More Independent
Great news: We’re living longer. In fact, for the first time in history, residents of high-, middle-, and low-income countries are likely to live to 60 years of age and beyond. Longevity is one of the greatest achievements of our time. Time to thrive But this success story is hollow if the quality of those… Continue reading Why Wellness Matters: The Importance of Wellness Programs in Senior Living
There are a lot of myths out there about senior living communities. And if your only experience with a community was from several decades ago, some myths may seem easy to believe. The truth is, society has changed its ideas about aging, and senior living communities have changed right along with it. This post will… Continue reading Debunking Senior Living Myths