Senior Living Care Blog

How To Find The Perfect Assisted Living Facility

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Many people want to and will try to live independently, and avoid an assisted living facility for as long as possible. But eventually, age-related issues and living alone can become too much of an obstacle and some seniors and children of seniors eventually look into how a caregiver or an assisted living facility can help their loved one.

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Topics: Assisted Living

What Seniors Need to Know About Medicare

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As the next presidential elections begin to roll around, expect Medicare to become one of the most highly contentious issues debated amongst candidates. From Bernie Sander’s proposal of “Medicare for all” to Donald Trump’s campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Alternative Forms of Therapy For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

There are a number of age-related illnesses, disorders, and diseases. While there are many treatment options for some of these, others, such as Alzheimer’s do not have a known cure. However, there are some types of alternative forms of care that can potentially alleviate some symptoms and be complementary to primary care treatment.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Benefits of Yoga For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Yoga is an increasingly popular form of exercise and meditation in today’s society, learning more about the benefits of yoga will help you understand why it may be a good option for your loved one. For many, including seniors, yoga provides a retreat and an escape for those with busy lives. Yoga is a mind and body practice that combines physical and breathing exercises and relaxation.

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Topics: Senior Health

What Is Anticipatory Grief?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Death is a difficult thing to deal with and individuals often times will experience anticipatory grief before a loved one passes. The death of a loved one generally leads to a period of sadness, depression, and mourning. However, this can even occur before death actually happens. Anticipatory grief is a common occurrence for people who are expecting their loved one to pass sometime soon.

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Topics: Grief Support

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Getting a good night’s sleep can become more difficult as we age as many face problems like sleep apnea and insomnia. Luckily, there are ways to alleviate these issues and wake up well rested.

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Topics: Senior Health

How Technology Can Help Non-Driving Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Seniors are currently the fastest growing age group in the state of California, and the amount of non-driving seniors is rising too. In fact, their numbers are expected to nearly double to 9 million over the next decade, with many counties in rural and suburban areas that rely on cars to get around. The issue is, what happens when these seniors can no longer drive around? Fatal car crashes rates nearly double every 5 years after the age of 70, with the 85+ age demographic having the highest fatal crash rate of any age demographic.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Music Therapy For Alzheimer's

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Music is not just a form of entertainment, music therapy is an option that can and should be used for dementia patients. One study that examined the neurological benefits of music found that music therapy can reinforce social cohesion, family ties, self-esteem, and a better quality of life.

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Topics: Alzheimers

Great Farmers Market Foods For Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Many times it can be difficult to tell what kind of fruits, vegetables and other foods for seniors are required for proper nutrition. After all, we hear so many different recommendations and opinions from online video bloggers, news channels, and our own friends and family. A good place to start whenever searching for a healthy and nutritious meal for your senior is local farmers markets.

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Topics: Brain health food

Finding Caregiver Support Groups

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

If you are a current caregiver for a family member or loved one, you know just how hard caregiving can be, for some people it even requires the help of a caregiver support groups to deal with the problems associated with the task.

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Topics: Caregiving

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