December 2, 2020

How to Start Practicing Mindfulness as a Senior

Considering the benefits of mindfulness as you age?

You might be surprised to learn that data suggests that we naturally become more mindful as we age, and that this increase in mindfulness leads older adults to experience more happiness than...

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November 23, 2020

Easy & Hearty Soups for Winter

Few things are better on a blustery winter afternoon or evening than a steaming bowl of homemade soup. However, most people associate winter soups with spending hours in the kitchen, and many simply can't spare the time from their busy schedules...

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November 11, 2020

Does My Loved One Need Help? 9 Signs to Watch For

The need for additional help as your loved one ages can be a sensitive subject, and it's common for others to notice the signs before your loved one expresses concern. One of the most common questions we hear at Vista Springs is, "How do I know...

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October 5, 2020

What Is a Patient Advocate and How Do They Help Seniors

Helping senior loved ones out with their healthcare often includes assisting them with understanding medical costs, billing, and similar information or finding the right type of healthcare provider. Handling these healthcare tasks can be...

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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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November 20, 2019

How to Recognize Early Signs of Dementia in Seniors


As a sizable percentage of the population reaches old age, many families worry about the health of their loved ones. A common fear is that a senior family member will be diagnosed with dementia. Dementia, which is a name given to describe a...

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September 24, 2019

ADLs vs. IADLs: Understanding Daily Care in Assisted Living


The phrase “activities of daily living” is often thrown around within discussions about senior living options and different care services. But what exactly are ADLs, and how do they differ from IADLs—another common term used in senior care?  

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August 14, 2019

What is Holistic Care for Seniors?


There are new advancements being made in medical fields everyday, which can mean great things for seniors who are in need of medical treatment. Even as these scientific progresses continue to make a significant impact, it’s just as important to...

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April 8, 2019

Hospice and Palliative Care in Assisted Living

End-of-life care options like hospice and palliative care are often associated with nursing homes or specialty houses and hospitals. Contrary to this common thought, many assisted living communities partner with these care services as the high...

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