• How To Spread Holiday Cheer For Your Senior Living-Bound Loved One

    If your senior loved one resides in a senior living facility, you probably feel better in knowing that he or she is getting proper care and that he or she is in a safe place. However, you might worry that your loved one does not enjoy his or her new home, particularly during times like the holiday season. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can spread holiday cheer for your loved one during this exciting time of the year, so try these tips to put a smile on your loved one's face all season long.
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  • Creating Comfort: 5 Things To Send With A Loved One To The Nursing Home

    When you are faced with no longer being able to personally care for an aging loved one, it can be difficult to transition to placing them in the care of a nursing home. Even though this transition is likely hard on you, it can be even more difficult for your loved one. The key to helping everything go a bit smoother is to help your family member feel comfortable with their surroundings.
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  • Retirement Home Planning Tips

    Living in the American northeast can take a toll on your body, especially with its long, cold winters. As a result, more people are considering purchasing a home in the south for when they get older. The homes that they are purchasing are designed for aging bodies, with minimal stairs and stable areas where people can navigate slowly even when using a walker. However, getting that retirement home in the warmth takes a decent amount of planning.
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  • Tips On Encouraging Family Participation In Elderly Care

    When it comes to caring for seniors, all of the services and equipment a high quality nursing home can offer cannot replace the loving care of family members. The quality of life of a nursing home resident suffers enormously if he or she never has family members like children and grandchildren visiting.  If you're caring for the elderly, you should do what you can to encourage family members to visit as much as possible.
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  • How To Adjust To Retirement

    You may feel that your work is the biggest aspect of your life that defines you, but it can be challenging to use your job as a sole source of your identity, especially when you eventually retire. Therefore, as you retire to a retirement home, it is time to make sure that you do not experience any adverse side effects to retirement. Maintain Your Relationships Many of your friendships have likely come from your place of work and it isn't as difficult to remain in-touch with your fellow workers when you see them everyday.
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  • 5 Benefits Of Retirement Communities

    The decision to move into a retirement community is sometimes a difficult one. Giving up independent living in your own home may be something you've wanted to avoid if at all possible. When making such an important decision, it's a good idea to remember that there are many benefits to moving into a retirement community that may make it the best option for you. Here are five benefits of retirement communities to keep in mind:
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  • Four Ways Physical Therapy Is Useful For Nursing Home Patients

    When people hear "physical therapy", they often think it's only something people do to recover from a major injury like a car accident or a broken hip. In truth, physical therapy is not just for recovery. It can also be used to increase the quality of life, provide drug-free pain relief, and prevent future falls or injuries. Improve Flexibility – Physical therapy includes teaching, and encouraging regular stretching exercises. As people age, they become less active, which reduces flexibility.
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  • Relieving a Loved One's Anxiety When Entering a Memory Care Facility

    Alzheimer's is classified as the condition in which the brain begins to degenerate causing a person to lose their memory. This can be frightening for both the person experiencing the condition and their close family and friends. At times, the disease can get so severe that it hinders the person from living their normal life and performing routine tasks. In an effort to keep the person safe, oftentimes it is recommended that they go to live in a memory care facility, such as Valley View Retirement Community.
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  • Fostering Independence: Helping Your Loved One Adjust To An Assisted Living Facility

    Unlike a nursing home that will provide all the care one needs, an assisted living facility refrains from providing a level of care that coincides with a nursing home. An assisted living facility is designed to assist individuals in caring for themselves, and the goal is to foster as much independence as possible. This type of environment is perfect for one who is still mobile, capable of getting dressed on their own, but one who needs reminders to take their medications on a daily basis.
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  • The Rise Of Assisted Living

    The baby boomer generation has created a new wave of real estate adjustments. When the generation first started retiring, the real estate in warmer climates, like Florida, increased substantially. Now that baby boomers are needing more assistance for daily care and medical help, the need for facilities to treat them has also increased. With so many looking for this care, assisted living has become a top option for many individuals because of independence, cost, and ease of transition.
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