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How Often Should You Visit a Parent in Assisted Living

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Moving your parent to an assisted living community is a significant step for both of you. You may wonder how frequently you should visit to support their independence while providing necessary assistance. To establish an ideal visit schedule, consider your parent’s specific needs and external factors that might influence them. Balancing their independence with flexibility […]

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7 Ways to Help When Aging Parents Expect Too Much

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As our parents age, they naturally need more assistance and support from their loved ones. However, these expectations can sometimes become overwhelming, leaving us feeling frustrated, guilty, and unsure of how to proceed.  If you are in this situation, know you’re not alone. It’s important to consider these 7 practical ways to help when aging […]

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Do Nursing Homes Provide Transportation to Doctor’s Appointments?

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A senior living community or nursing home offers many essential services to support your loved one. However, many residents still require other services to meet their unique physical, mental, emotional, and social needs. Senior living communities provide exceptional support, but even the best in-house care cannot replace the doctor’s expertise—their knowledge can help inform your […]

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Personal Care for Seniors: Keeping Loved Ones Healthy

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Aging can make it physically difficult for older adults to perform basic personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming.  Providing thoughtful and comprehensive personal care becomes increasingly important. It’s a way to ensure their well-being and happiness during the golden years of their lives. Aspects of personal care to keep in mind when […]

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Seniors and Low Appetite: How to Increase Appetite

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Seniors often experience a decrease in appetite as they age, which can lead to a variety of health issues.  Low appetite can be caused by a number of factors, including physical and mental health issues, medications, and lifestyle changes. Many senior living communities offer services, such as physical activities and healthy diets, that can help […]

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Downsizing for Assisted Living: Everything to Know

A senior couple downsizing by putting extra cooking utensils in a cardboard box.

As your loved one ages, many will eventually consider moving them to assisted living communities. Whether for better access to medical care or more active social lives, assisted living communities offer a lot to seniors who need additional support. However, you’ll likely need to downsize before moving to an assisted living community. Downsizing can feel […]

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Is Parkinson’s a Disability?

A senior with trembling hands is trying to reach a glass of water.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle control, and balance. It’s considered a disability.  As the disease advances, it can significantly impact an individual’s ability to perform daily activities and maintain independence. Assisted living communities can provide lifestyle options tailored to the unique needs of individuals with Parkinson’s, helping them receive […]

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When to Move from Assisted Living to Memory Care

A senior woman suffering from back pain is sitting at the side of her bed having a hard time standing.

Deciding to transfer a loved one from assisted living into memory care is never easy, but sometimes it becomes necessary due to changes in behavior or physical abilities caused by Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, or other forms of cognitive decline. We can help you understand why and when to transfer your loved ones from […]

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