Exercise, Independence and Alzheimer’s

We all know that exercise is good for your body and brain, but a new study indicates that it also helps maintains independence in people with Alzheimer’s. How so? An article from the Assisted Living Federation of America shares ...

 
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Who’s Who in Assisted Living (and Why It Matters)

When you’re a caregiver, your responsibilities don’t end after the person (or couple) moves to assisted living. Your daily grind may look different, but now you can be involved in a new way: getting to know the rest ...

 
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Who Make the Best Senior Living Salespeople?

Of course every senior living community needs marketing and sales staff, but in this new post blogger Steve Moran suggests that some of the best salespeople are family members, vendors, and the direct care staff who have daily interactions with ...

 
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Caregiver Presents Grandmother as Superhero

We often think of the caregiver as the superhero, which is certainly an accurate point of view in most cases. This New York Times article offers a different, though equally valuable, perspective: the senior as the superhero, literally. The photographs ...

 
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Occupational Therapy in Assisted Living: Help for Daily Tasks

We chose assisted living for Dad so he could get the help he needed. Why would he also need therapy?

It’s a perfectly legitimate question, but the thing about assisted living is this: the more assistance your Dad needs ...

 
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What the Katz Scale Has to Do with Assisted Living

Feeding, continence, and transferring are in the late loss category, while toileting, dressing and bathing fall in the early loss category of ADLs, or activities of daily living. In a series of recent posts on her blog, Cathy Cress, an ...

 
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CDC Says More Seniors Struggle with Daily Activities

Brushing your teeth. Getting out of bed. Taking a shower. Yes, on days when you’re exhausted, it’s hard to muster up the energy to complete these basic life tasks. However, most of us don’t regularly experience pain, ...

 
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What Kind of Care Is Provided in Assisted Living?

Mom’s dementia is getting worse. Grandpa has had one too many falls in the past year; living at home alone is no longer a safe option. Your sister had another mini stroke, affecting her mobility; your husband needs more ...

 
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Coffee, Tea and Keeping a Routine in Assisted Living

A steaming hot cup of coffee or tea and the morning paper. A brisk walk. A few minutes of stretching and deep breathing. Letting the dog out. Everyone has their own routine, a unique way of starting the day. That ...

 
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New to Assisted Living? Get to Know the Caregiving Staff

After a senior transitions to assisted living, the primary caregiver still has an important role. Most likely, this individual will be the point of contact should any medical emergencies or other care needs arise. Given this position, the caregiver should ...

 
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