Assisted Living Activities for the Gents

The “typical” assisted living resident is an 83-year-old woman and assisted living communities are home to an average of 74% women and 26% men, according to figures from the National Center for Assisted Living. Though men are clearly outnumbered in these communities, ...

 
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Visiting Assisted Living This Weekend? How to Do It Right

It’s a holiday weekend, so you may be planning to visit a parent, friend or relative in assisted living. Maybe it’s your first time doing so, maybe you’re a regular. Either way, do you know how to ...

 
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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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Heart Health: Caregivers Should Know the Signs

Stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrest: these conditions often appear suddenly and without warning. Every second counts. Consequently, we should all know the signs and what do if we see them, because we never know when we might encounter a person ...

 
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Senior Living Visit Checklist for Long Distance Caregivers

Your mother recently moved to an assisted living community, and you haven’t visited yet. Now that flights are considerably cheaper and the holiday rush is over, you’re thinking of getting tickets and heading out to see her. Although ...

 
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Age-Friendly Living 101

For seniors residing at home or in a residential community, this quiz from AARP is a helpful tool to evaluate the safety of the living space. There are 10 questions covering issues like lighting and how to improve it, fall prevention ...

 
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Confronting the Holiday Blues in Assisted Living

When you strip away all the hype and commercialism, the holiday season is really about sharing gifts and time with the people you love. It’s no wonder then why some seniors in assisted living dread this time of year.

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What To Do With Post-Holiday Concerns About Older Relatives

After visiting your family for the holidays, you noticed a change in your parents. Your grandfather. Your sister-in-law. Whomever your concerns are related to, you join the ranks of countless other individuals who are getting back to the daily grind ...

 
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Activities for Men in Assisted Living

When it’s time to visit a friend or relative in assisted living, do you find yourself putting it off or getting anxious about what to do and say when you arrive?

Your emotions about visiting in the new setting ...

 
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