Common Questions About Assisted Living, Answered

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Common Questions About Assisted Living, Answered

By madwire / March 4, 2020

As we go through the natural aging process, sometimes we need a little help. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain from assisted living, especially for older adults who may be dealing with dementia or other age-related conditions. However, making the decision to move into an assisted living facility is not an easy task.…

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Avoiding Depression As You Age

By madwire / February 7, 2020

Depression knows no discrimination when it comes to background, social status, or age. Increasingly, older adults and senior citizens are reporting higher rates of depression, and it’s estimated that this statistic is still a gross underrepresentation of the affected demographic. Despite advances that have been made in mitigating misconceptions, there are lingering stigmas surrounding this…

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What a Balanced Exercise Plan Looks Like for Seniors

By madwire / September 30, 2018

Most of us know that staying active can help us live longer, healthier lives. But once you get older and your body doesn’t hop out of bed pain-free, how do you stay active? In our last blog, we discussed several misconceptions that keep people from rewarding, active lifestyles, but once you’re ready to be active,…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Kids and Pets to Visit Assisted Living Residents

By madwire / September 10, 2018

There is a reason that senior living communities open their doors and arms to animal and children visitors — it makes the facility feel more like home! Many retirement community activities directors will schedule visits from local animal therapy groups and partner with local schools to host choir practice or let the drama students perform.…

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Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

By madwire / August 30, 2018

As we get older, our bodies gave a bit more trouble absorbing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Additionally, it can become more and more difficult to manage grocery shopping and cooking. As a result, it is quite common for many elderly people to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies right when their bodies need proper nourishing…

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Health Considerations for Older Adults

By madwire / August 5, 2018

Eating well always makes life better, and it’s important no matter what age you are. At The Heritage, we keep the dietary needs of our community members front-and-center. Getting older usually does include a variety of health issues, and by making good diet choices, you can mitigate discomfort and other troubles. Though we have dietary…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 2

By madwire / June 15, 2018

Now that June has arrived, we’re fully into the warmth of summer! Though summer can be a great time for the elderly, who tend to struggle with cold temperatures, the season can be dangerous as well. An elderly person’s body has a harder time adjusting, and heat can be just as threatening as cold. However,…

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Vision Problems the Elderly Should Not Ignore

By madwire / April 15, 2018

Eye problems are pretty common for people of all ages. It can be something as simple as an irritating allergy or strain from staring at a computer screen for hours on end. However, when seniors have drastic vision changes, there is often something more serious going on. Eyesight changes aren’t just unnerving and inconvenient, they…

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The Disadvantages of Home Care

By madwire / March 5, 2018

When your loved one needs care, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Many people will ignore the issue or attempt band-aid solutions that just make things worse. For instance, busy people will try to split their precious time between their children and their own parents. They want to save money, but they…

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Tips for Protecting Your Loved Ones from Scams

By madwire / February 20, 2018

If you have an elderly parent or two, you may be keeping an eye on them for several different reasons. Physical safety, emotional wellbeing, and health are all important factors that play in the anyone’s quality of life, and ensuring that an older loved one is living well can be a lot of work. One…

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