Top 10 Medical Emergency Alert Devices for Seniors

If you have an elderly parent, you know how difficult it is to successfully monitor their safety especially if they are not living with you.  There is the constant possibility of falls and medical emergencies.  Sure you might be able to call in and check on them on occasion, but emergencies don’t usually happen in convenient moments.  We wanted to help distinguish an almost necessary

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What is Sundowning?

What is Sundowners Syndrome? Sundowner’s Syndrome, also known as Sundowning, is a pattern of behavioral changes that can occur in people with dementia. The symptoms typically begin in the late afternoon or early evening and may include increased confusion, agitation, and sleep problems. This can be a challenge for caregivers, especially if it leads to disruptive behaviors at night. Explanations for Sundowner’s Syndrome There are

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Food Delivery Options for Seniors

Food Delivery for Options for Older Adults There are many different food delivery services for older adults, which is excellent news for those who want to continue living in their own homes. For example, in-home meal preparation services can deliver hot, nutritious meals right to your door, a boon for those who don’t have the time or energy to cook. Many of these services also

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Senior Living Dining Services

Senior Living Dining Services When it comes to senior living dining, delicious food is only part of the equation. Great dining experiences are also about providing residents with a sense of community and helping them to stay socially connected. Most senior living communities feature private dining rooms, which help residents feel comfortable and relaxed while they eat. Communities also often host special events in their

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Seven Meaningful Activities for Seniors

Meaningful Activities for Seniors Reading Clubs Community Gardens Animal Shelters or Rescue Organizations Knitting, Crocheting, or Sewing Circles Sports Teams or Leagues Poker Nights or Game Nights Art Classes As people grow older, they often look for meaningful activities to keep them busy and engaged. While some seniors might enjoy spending their days playing golf or bingo, others may prefer more interactive activities that allow

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Making Meals Simpler for Seniors and Caregivers

Prepping Meals for Seniors Caregivers often find it challenging to prepare healthy and easy meals. But with a little bit of planning, it’s possible to make healthy and delicious meals that are quick and easy to prepare. One option is to use a slow cooker. This allows you to put all ingredients in at once and have a healthy meal ready hours later. Another option

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When Do You and Your Family Know It Is Time for Assisted Living?

When is Time for Assisted Living? Most people don’t want to think about the day they’ll need assisted living, but the fact is, many of us will need some form of assistance as we get older. It’s a hard truth that most people won’t want to think about, but it is inevitable – assisted living will be required for many as they age. So how

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7 Ideas for Activities in Assisted Living Facilities

Keeping Seniors Engaged If you’re looking for ways to keep your loved one active and engaged, look no further. These seven activities are perfect for seniors living in assisted living communities. Classic Board Games Classic board games like checkers, chess, and backgammon can help improve mental skills like strategy and problem-solving. An excellent way for senior citizens to keep their brains active is by playing

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Top 10 Deadliest Battles of World War II

From 1939 to 1945, the largest conflict the world has ever known raged on relentlessly. Beginning in Europe, before taking in Asia, Africa, America and the Pacific, World War 2 saw over 60 million deaths and countless lives blighted. Bloodshed had never been seen on such a scale before. Even World War I, whose fatalities numbered 35 million, did not witness the same level of

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New York Repeals Nursing Home Immunity; Further Protects Seniors from Nursing Home Abuse

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that revokes nursing home liability immunity. This repeal comes after more than 15,000 residents and staff of New York State’s nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities have died of Covid-19. This legislation is a silent recognition of prior missteps taken by New York’s lawmakers. In a knee jerk reaction to the

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Music Therapy for Seniors: Nostalgia as a Stress Reducer

The Older Americans Act of 1992 listed music therapy as “the use of musical or rhythmic interventions specifically selected by a music therapist to accomplish the restoration, maintenance, or improvement of social or emotional functioning, mental processing, or physical health of an older individual.” Ever since we opened our music therapy and meditations series playlist on youtube, we’ve received numerous questions about the true benefits.

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