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Caretaker vs. Caregiver - Know The Different Options For Senior Care

Caring for an aging parent is incredibly rewarding. It also can be stressful, expensive, and time-consuming. So we've put together a checklist to...

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October 09, 2019

5 Downsizing Tips Before You Move Into Senior Living

Senior Living| Assisted Living| Downsizing tips| Article

 

Leaving a lifetime worth of possessions to go live in a smaller home, particularly an assisted living facility, is not easy. The fact is, though, that life may reach a point where one should transition into a professional care environment. These spaces have dedicated individuals who can care for them besides their family members. These communities are also designed to facilitate an environment that encourages freedom and fuller enjoyment of life, even with the limitations they may encounter as they age. Often, this is done through downsizing.

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July 25, 2019

Staying Fit: The 5 Best Aerobics for Seniors

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Aerobic classes are a fun and important part of any exercise program for older adults. Participating in aerobics for seniors can provide health benefits like increasing your range of motion, reducing blood pressure and stress, and aiding in weight loss.

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July 11, 2019

The Best Activities and Games for People with Dementia

Memory Care| Senior Living| Article

Caring for an aging family member or loved one can be challenging, especially when memory loss becomes a part of the equation. As time passes, it can become more and more difficult to interact with your loved one, and greater assistance may be required. As challenging as these transitions can be, older adults facing Alzheimer’s disease or undergoing dementia care can still experience joy, meaning and fun with the help of their family and friends through stimulating games and activities. In this post, we’ll share the best group activities and memory games for people with dementia in order to help you better care for the people in your life dealing with memory loss.

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July 01, 2019

Weatherly Inn: Assisted Living in Tacoma

Senior Living| Article

Assisted living for a family member or loved one can be a difficult reality to consider, let alone research and decide on. “Am I looking for independent living? Senior living? A retirement community? What’s the difference? What services am I looking for? Does Medicaid help with this?,” are just some of the questions you’ll have to navigate. If this process seems overwhelming, we get it, and we’re here to help you learn the basics so you can make the best decisions for you and the people you love.

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April 24, 2019

What's the Cost of Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care?

Senior Living| Article

For those with a loved one who might need some extra help and living alone no longer seems like the best option, it can be difficult to evaluate whether assisted living or in-home care would be the best option. Whether the need is high, such as assistance with bathing, eating, medication, or the need is low, such as companionship, daily check-ups, or help preparing meals, either care option may be best. Many considerations impact the decision. From access to medical professionals to opportunities for meaningful social interactions, there’s a lot to take into account.

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April 02, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing?

Senior Living| Article

All the options for senior living can be overwhelming for those trying to decide what’s best for a loved one. Each option has unique benefits designed for those with particular needs. Rest assured, from independent living to skilled nursing, there will be ideal services and amenities for your loved one.

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October 24, 2018

Find Peace While Giving Care During the Holidays

Senior Living| Article

A caregiver’s work is never done. This is true year-round, but especially during the holiday season. You have your own traditions and events to work into the schedule — the decorating, card-sending, baking, religious services, holiday performances, the grandkids’ school programs . . . . The list is nearly endless. Additionally, you have all the holiday activities that your loved one wants to maintain and will need help. Schedules can become overly-full, and your energy can run low.

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September 27, 2018

Bringing Home into Assisted Living: A Guided Exercise

Senior Living| Article

Planning for a move into an assisted living community | A guided exercise through the three phases of transition.

Author William Bridges describes transition in his book, The Way of Transition, as first letting go of how things used to be, and then taking hold of the new. He describes that “in between the letting go and the taking hold again, there is a chaotic but potentially creative “neutral zone” when things aren’t the old way, but aren’t really a new way yet either. This three-phase process—ending, neutral zone, beginning again—is transition.”

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July 19, 2018

Budgeting For Your Senior Parents | Tips and Apps for Planning

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Managing your own budget can be hard enough, but managing a parent’s budget as well can begin to feel like a full-time job. In this post, we’ll share tips and recommended tools to help you simplify the process for everyone, from getting organized and exploring options to keeping your parents informed and with agency. We’ll cover the basics to get you started on managing budgets and planning together for their future financial health.

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