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Touring Checklist - Senior Living Communities &Raquo; File

Touring Checklist – Senior Living Communities

When touring senior living communities, here are some questions you may want to consider asking: What types of housing options do you offer for seniors? Some communities offer a continuum of care: independent living, assisted living and memory care. What amenities and services are included? What is the monthly cost and what does it cover? […]

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5 Signs It'S Time To Move To Assisted Living &Raquo; File 1

5 Signs it’s time to move to Assisted Living

Is it Time to Make the Transition to Assisted Living? Making decisions about aging loved ones and their living arrangements can be challenging and emotionally charged. It’s important to recognize the signs that it may be time to make the transition to assisted living. While every individual and situation is unique, there are five signs […]

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Baby, It'S Cold Outside - 5 Tips To Keep Older Adults Warm &Raquo; File 36

Baby, it’s COLD Outside – 5 Tips to Keep Older Adults Warm

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), data consistently shows that cold weather kills more people then hot weather. This may be surprising to most Texans, however, during the Texas winter storm in February 2021, 246 people lost their lives, many to hypothermia. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), states that older adults are […]

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Senior Housing & Tools To Help Seniors Remain Independent &Raquo; File 92

Senior Housing & Tools to Help Seniors Remain Independent

In my last blog post, I shared ,Red Flags to be aware of when visiting aging family members over the holidays. It’s important to look for changes in their general health and well-being, as well as the safety of their home environment. If you noticed red flags, what comes next? Having an open and respectful […]

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5 Red Flags When Visiting Aging Family Members &Raquo; File 94

5 Red Flags When Visiting Aging Family Members

Many of us live hours or even states away from our aging family members, which can make it difficult to pick up on clues or red flags that they may need help. During the holidays, families come together for in person visits and are often shocked to see how much a loved one has declined […]

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Why Searching For Senior Housing Requires A Local Expert. &Raquo; File 96

Why Searching for Senior Housing Requires a Local Expert.

I personally search google for lots of things, but a google search for senior housing or care options is NOT advised. You truly require the knowledge of a local senior living expert and here’s a perfect example why. A concerned daughter called me a couple of months ago to find a memory care community for […]

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Is It Dementia Or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (Nph)? &Raquo; File 63

Is it Dementia or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)?

Did you know that some people diagnosed with dementia may not have dementia at all? Surprisingly, it’s estimated that 5 percent of people institutionalized for dementia actually have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). NPH is caused when the normal production of spinal fluid goes awry and builds up in brain ventricles, which cushion and nourish the […]

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Residential care homes explained

Residential homes are great alternatives to large senior living facilities. They feel like a home because they actually are houses rather than a resort or hotel atmosphere, and there’s often a better ratio of caregivers to residents. There are many reasons why you might choose a residential home over another type of senior living, but […]

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