Simple Ways to Enjoy Life in Assisted Living

Assisted living is not always the first choice for some seniors, so you may have to encourage an older parent, friend or relative to embrace their new living situation.

Here are a few ways to change their perspective and help ...

 
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Acceptance Influences Happiness in Later Life

Most people are aware of The Serenity Prayer, which is one of the guiding principles of Alcoholic Anonymous. Even if you aren’t an AA participant, the basic tenets of the prayer are helpful for navigating life. Attributed to Reinhold ...

 
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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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Tips for Spring Cleaning with Seniors

It’s the first day of spring, making this CaregiverStress.com post quite timely, Spring Cleaning a Senior’s Home: 5 Tips to Get It Done. As a caregiver, you may be overwhelmed by the thought of spring cleaning both your ...

 
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The Best Therapy in Assisted Living

Pet therapy is wonderful. Intergenerational interactions -- from infants to young adults -- are therapeutic too. However, there may be residents in assisted living with allergies, or a fear of/aversion to animals. There may also be residents who don’...

 
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How to Visit in Assisted Living (and Enjoy Yourself)

Feeling guilty about Mom being in assisted living? Hate seeing Dad in the assisted living apartment instead of his home, where you know he wants to be? Angry at your siblings for pushing a move when you know your parents ...

 
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How to Start an Oral History Project in Assisted Living

In this EldercareABC blog post, Sarah Jennings tells us why oral history projects are of value, both for seniors at home and in assisted living. Jennings, a caregiver who writes for Brookdale Senior Living and works on the Veterans History ...

 
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How Pet Therapy Makes a Difference for Seniors

Pet therapy programs have expanded all over the country, reaching people in all age groups and meeting a wider variety of health needs. Though seeing eye dogs are still an option, now there are therapy llamas for hospice patients, monkeys ...

 
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How to Prevent Falls In Assisted Living, At Home

Seniors experience an increased risk of falling for a number of reasons: a decline in cognitive function or coordination, decreased vision, loss of balance or mobility, depth perception issues resulting from dementia, and more. Whether you’re concerned about an ...

 
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