Most older adults know a day will come when it’s time to downsize. Some people dread it. Others take it in stride as a necessary step to the lifestyle they want. Whichever way you look at it, downsizing — or rightsizing your life — can tug at your heartstrings and play with your emotions. To… Continue reading Managing the Emotions that Come with Downsizing
What is respite care? Respite care provides caregivers with a well-deserved break from their daily caregiving duties while providing their loved one with the assistance and care they need. Respite care can range from a few hours in a day to overnight to as long as several days. CLICK HERE to read more about benefits… Continue reading What is Respite Care and What Are the Benefits?
Predicting the future has always been a risky business. Ancient oracles whose predictions turned out to be false didn’t last long. TV meteorologists who forecast floods and snow days that never happen see their ratings fall. So while we’ve identified four senior living trends for 2021 and beyond, don’t throw us into a volcano if… Continue reading 2021 and Beyond: The Future of Senior Living
Adapting the Montessori Approach to Dementia Like many, you may have heard about the Montessori Method but not know what it is or what makes it so different from other approaches to teaching. And that’s okay. All you really need to know is that after a century in practice, it has a proven record of… Continue reading Why Senior Living Communities are Adopting the Montessori Method for Memory Care
Senior Living Neighborhoods Are the Model of the Future. You have a lot of options when it comes to where you live. In fact, where you make your home is one of the most personal and most important decisions you might make in your life. It’s especially important as you evaluate your senior living options.… Continue reading The Benefits of Walkable Neighborhoods: Why Choose a Senior Living Community for Retirement
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?