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How Hospice Bereavement Programs Help Families Through Grief

January 28
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The period following the passing of a loved one can be a trying time for the families and friends of the departed. Everyone reacts to grief differently and what may work for one individual may not be effective for another.

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Top 5 FAQs about Depression in Seniors

January 14
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Depression is a serious condition that affects an individual’s mental health and wellbeing as well as their ability to carry out daily activities. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), “Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating and working.”

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The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect and How Memory Care Can Help

November 19, 2019
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Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia and a progressive disease that slowly impairs an individual’s ability to think clearly, remember information, communicate with others and eventually, care for themselves independently. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease this year.

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5 Signs Your Senior Loved One May Need Memory Care

September 27, 2019
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For someone with a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis who is experiencing memory loss, confusion or disorientation, routine tasks may become increasingly difficult and require more hands-on daily help. As a caregiver of someone with dementia, you may start to notice certain behaviors that reveal your loved one would benefit from professional caregiving assistance.

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Fall Prevention Awareness: Tips to Prevent Injury and Safely Age in Place

September 17, 2019
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Did you know that September 23, 2019 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day? For many of us, fall prevention becomes increasingly important as we age. According to the CDC, over 3 million senior adults in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each year. Of that figure, one in five seniors will have a serious injury resulting in increased health problems later on.

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A Family Caregiver’s Guide To Adult Day Services

September 10, 2019
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Adult Day Services provide compassionate daily care to adults who need caregiver support and assistance. National Adult Day Services Week, the third week in September, is set aside as a time to recognize adult day services across the U.S. and the impact they have on the lives of individuals and their families. Below is a guide to help family caregivers choose an adult day center that meets the needs of a loved one.

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Hospice Support Services For Family Caregivers

August 27, 2019
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Offering support, comfort and care to someone at the end of life’s journey requires selflessness and compassion. However, caring for the physical, emotional, spiritual and financial needs of a loved one in hospice care  may begin to feel overwhelming. To help caregivers  manage some of the difficult tasks associated with providing for a loved one, resources offered through hospice care programs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization  are available to alleviate caregiver stress.

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Five Valuable Personal Care Services That Assist Seniors Living in Personal Care Communities

August 13, 2019
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According to the National Institute on Aging, over half of seniors 65 and older will need some form of healthcare service in their lifetime. For individuals who need additional assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, eating, dressing, and mobility - personal care communities offer services and amenities to assist with these tasks as well as with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) which include activities that require more complex cognitive and motor skills. Instrumental activities of daily living may include preparing meals, shopping, housework, taking medication and more. Ensuring that your senior loved one is receiving quality care in an environment suited to their needs is important when searching for the right personal care community. Below are five services available to seniors in personal care communities that are invaluable in assisting with the activities of daily living.  

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Your Guide to Choosing a Short-Term Rehab Facility After a Hospitalization

July 23, 2019
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After a major surgery, accident or hospitalization due to an illness, your doctor may recommend seeking additional treatment at a short-term rehabilitation center . Most centers that offer post-operative care, including physical, speech and occupational therapy, are part of skilled nursing facilities (SNF). And many of these facilities offer comprehensive accommodations, amenities and treatment plans to ensure you receive quality care and a simple-as-possible transition back to a home environment.

If you are searching for the best short-term rehabilitation center to accommodate your needs, or the needs of a loved one, we hope the following information will help guide you through the process.

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3 Wellness Benefits of Retirement Community Living | Infographic

July 16, 2019
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For many seniors, moving to a retirement living community means increased independence, more flexible living options and the worry-free lifestyle that comes with not having to maintain a home. However, for many individuals, community activities that provide opportunities for physical fitness, socialization, learning and spiritual wellness are also significant benefits of moving to a senior living community.

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