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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Why Senior Living Meals Are About More Than the Food

Dining alone is no fun. True, some people enjoy a little solitude now and then, but we’re primarily social creatures -- particularly when it comes to food.

That’s one of the best parts of life in assisted living ...

 
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Meals for Seniors At Home Make a Difference

A recent article from New York Times’ New Old Age blog speaks to the simplicity and value of Meals on Wheels, a program which started in the 1960s and has served millions of seniors since.

Per the article, the program’...

 
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The Assisted Living ABCs: Part 2

In yesterday’s Part 1 post, we covered Assessment, Bathing and Community, three important aspects of assisted living care. Today, we’ll cover three more:

Assistance with medication: When it comes to the care provided, assisted living communities are typically non-medical ...

 
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Why Sharing Meals in Senior Living Is Key to Wellness

Food is more than fuel. The enjoyment of dining with friends and family offers social benefits that are essential for holistic health. Sharing meals is an especially important aspect of wellness for seniors, because loneliness is “one of the most ...

 
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Why Meals Matter in Assisted Living

The fact is, you need more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away, but wellness is closely tied to what we eat. The old saying is more about making wise choices for good health and nutrition (i....

 
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Eating Out While Staying In: Dining in Independent Living

If you move to independent living, you may never have to cook again.

Every place is different, and your options usually hinge on what you can afford, but in general, independent living communities offer a variety of meal plans to ...

 
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Independent Living: An Overview of Settings & Services

Senior apartments. Retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Subsidized senior housing. Independent living is not limited to one setting only: there are small and large apartment complexes (with studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units), high-rise buildings comprised of efficiency apartments, ...

 
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Dining Options in Assisted & Independent Living

Food is a central component of our lives. We need it to survive, but it also enhances our existence, a la family traditions around the table and social gatherings centered on food (what’s a party without it?).

A search ...

 
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Choosing Between Home Care & Assisted Living

Making a senior care decision for yourself or a loved one is not an easy task. Thankfully, there are more options available than in years past, when a nursing home or a hospital were about the only venues for senior ...

 
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