Senior Living Care Blog

Tips For Applying For Veteran's Benefits

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Applying for the right VA benefits can make the difference between able to afford assisted living or being forced to take out a loan/borrow money from a friend. Eligibility for these benefits should be the primary concern for veterans and their caregivers, though other smaller aspects could potentially impact whether you receive the full benefit amounts. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can help you secure the benefits you or your senior veteran deserve. While navigating the application process, it’s important to keep several things in mind that can help streamline the process and help you avoid missteps.

 

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Topics: Senior Veterans

Intergenerational Activities For Seniors And Children

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

There are many activities that multiple generations can take part in and still have a great time. For example, a high school student could accompany a elder grandparent for a ballroom dance, or a group of Girl Scouts could recite their pledge in front of a group of senior housing residents. A student in Brazil can converse with an elderly professor over webcam. There are a multitude of events and activities that can bring the old and the young together. Often, these moments help to bring joy to seniors while helping the youth learn more about the world and about life experiences, plus they can provide tangible health benefits to everyone involved.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Setting Boundaries For Elderly Parents Moving In

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Aging places many unforeseen limitations and constraints on the way we live. Sometimes, we are forced to decide whether it is time to move an aging parent into your home. This decision can be born out of necessity, or it can be something that you’ve long considered. Either way, this decision is not something to take likely. Moving in a senior could be a short-term solution for when they need time to recuperate from an illness, or it can be a long-term decision for when they are no longer able to take care of themselves within their residence.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Traveling Tips For Family Members With Memory Loss

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Traveling can be difficult when you are actively taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses. This can happen due to the worries that accompany traveling, as well as possibly disrupting the daily routine or agitating them. It may also to enjoy your vacation or travels when you have to worry about the well-being of your loved one constantly. It can be difficult, but with careful and thoughtful planning it can become more comfortable to take a family member with dementia along for as many trips as possible. Here are some tips to keep in mind when attempting to travel with someone suffering from memory care.

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Topics: Memory Care

Volunteering In Your Retirement

Posted by Matt Boyle on Sep 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

One of the most looming questions people have in retirement is what to do with their oodles of newfound time. With careers in the rear-view mirror, seniors commonly waste their golden years away. Finding purpose in retirement can be difficult, however finding fulfilling work isn’t impossible. Volunteering is a wonderful senior activity for individuals to get out in the community and find purpose in what they do. Whether it be volunteering at a 5k or a soup kitchen, there’s a multitude of ways for seniors to participate in the community and positively impact those around them.

 

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Topics: Senior Activities

Tips For Living Longer

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

No matter what age you are, you have the power to make lifestyle changes that extend your life and can make you feel more active and vital into old age. Most of us know many of the variables that can influence our health, yet we engage in unhealthy behaviors because it is the easier thing to do. Here are some of the simplest actions you can take at any age to immediately affect your lifespan.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Voice Assistants Helping Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 3, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Although it seems like a while ago, there was a time when Siri couldn’t understand a thing we said, and voice assistants seemed like a passing silicon valley fad. Amazon’s Alexa would call the wrong person, play the wrong song, and give you directions to the McDonalds in two states over. Over the years, however, our smartphone assistants have considerably improved in capability and listening skills. Through the power of machine learning, Siri and other voice assistants have improved their answers and honed in on their directions.

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Topics: Senior Tips

New Alzheimer's Law passes in Massachusetts

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Aug 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

A new law passed in August 14th in Massachusetts is going to change the way that healthcare professionals treat Alzheimer’s disease. The law, which was officially signed by Governor Charlie Baker, is called the Mass Alzheimer’s and Dementia Act. Proponents of the act at the Alzheimer’s Association call Alzheimer’s the most under-recognized threat to public health in the 21st century, costing the nation upwards of $277 billion annually in Medicare, Medicaid, and other care-giving expenses.

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Topics: Alzheimers

How To Avoid Common Senior Scams

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

It is an unfortunate truth that senior citizens are often the most targeted demographic for identity theft, scams, and fraud. One study published in 2017 estimated that scammers steal more than $2.9 billion from senior citizens worldwide every year. Scammers target seniors because they are more likely to have significant savings accounts tucked away, either for their retirement or their children and grand-kids.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Grandson Creates Solution for Dehydration in alzheimer's patients

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Aug 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

Those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia often have difficulties with getting enough hydration during the day. This is due to a variety of reasons related to the aging process, but is also brought on by the fact that some dementia patients simply forget to drink enough water or misplace their water container. Others may not find water necessary at the moment or not feel thirsty, yet because the body gets worse at transmitting signals in old age, they may be dehydrated and not even realize it. Some may even have difficulty swallowing, a condition known dysphagia, that many dementia patients suffer from. Caretakers are often needed to monitor and help dementia patients to get the water they need.

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Topics: Alzheimers

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