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January 31, 2020

Levels of Care in Assisted Living

 

Assisted living communities often refer to “levels of care” when talking about the care needs of their residents. While these levels are important to understand how best to meet the needs of community members and their families, it can be...

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January 29, 2020

The Best Winter Vacation Spots for Traveling Seniors

Winter in the Midwest is beautiful, but it’s also chilly, and icy conditions can make outings dangerous. Many Midwesterners take a vacation during winter months to trade ice and snow for sunshine and greenery. Taking a winter vacation is a great...

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January 23, 2020

What is a Plant-Based Diet?

 

Do you remember the times when a vegetarian diet was the only commonly-discussed alternative eating method? Nowadays there are new diet buzzwords, phrases, and trends that are constantly thrown around. With everything from vegan to keto diets...

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January 17, 2020

7 Benefits of Respite Care at an Assisted Living Community

 

Being a full-time caregiver is a challenging and strenuous activity that takes a lot out of us. However, many of us still take on this task to provide care for our loved ones. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take advantage of respite care...

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December 23, 2019

How to Keep Seniors Warm: 8 Solutions for Cold Midwest Winters

 

Winter in the midwest is no joke! Sudden storms and freezing temperatures can make life difficult for anyone who lives here—especially for seniors. It’s important for seniors to have a steady internal temperature, as their bodies aren’t able to...

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December 18, 2019

Tips for Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

 

The holidays are notorious for overindulgence, whether it’s from eating too much at the family dinner table or from having too much rich and sugary food that isn’t healthy for us. But what can you do over the holidays to avoid packing on the...

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December 13, 2019

5 Ways to Celebrate Holiday Traditions in Assisted Living

 

Many of our most treasured holiday memories take place at Mom and Dad’s house. So after a loved one has moved into a senior living facility such as an assisted living community, it may feel like you can’t celebrate the usual holiday traditions....

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December 3, 2019

Understanding Senior Loneliness and Depression

 

It’s important to be involved with your loved one’s health as they age so you can best assist them with medications, doctor’s visits, and other care needs. While being aware of the physical needs of your family members is essential, it’s...

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November 27, 2019

The 7 Best Retirement Hobbies for Creative Types

 

After retirement, you might discover that you have more time on your hands than originally expected. In order to fill that time, many seniors start exploring new hobbies and activities. But many common activities like golfing, traveling, and...

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