Downsizing Tips for Moving into Assisted Living

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Transitioning your loved one from their long-term home to an assisted living facility or memory care unit can be difficult. It’s understandable that many older adults find this transition scary and overwhelming—not only are they moving out of their familiar home, but assisted living or memory care apartments are typically smaller than their previous home. Downsizing is an essential part

Easing the Transition to Assisted Living or Memory Care

For aging adults, fear and anxiety often surround the transition to assisted living, especially memory care. While memory care offers distinct benefits for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, older adults often worry about making friends, adjusting to their new living space, and not seeing their family as often. After you’ve had the conversation about your loved one moving to an

The Importance of Occupational Therapy

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Whether you’re recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain, or adjusting to life with a disability, resuming daily activities can be difficult. In these cases, an occupational therapist can help you adapt to new routines and make it easier to perform tasks related to your job, school, housework, and more. Depending on the patient’s condition, pain level, or disability,

How to Plan for Long Term Care

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As we reach older adulthood, we may begin to struggle with daily activities and chores that used to be second nature. Some people may only need long-term care for a few months, while others may need it for a few years, or longer. Although long-term care can be provided at home by family and friends, there are other options, too,

Mental Health for Older Adults

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Mental health awareness is important for people of every age. However, it’s especially important to spread awareness about mental health problems in older adults. As we age, we have an increased risk of developing neurological disorders, mental disorders, substance use problems, or other significant health issues, like diabetes and osteoarthritis. As we get older, it’s possible we may develop several

Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults

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Sure, being outside in the hot summer sun feels great, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t practice sun safety. Around 600 Americans die each year from heat-related problems. Heat-related illnesses include dehydration and heat stroke. Due to physical changes in older adulthood, older adults are at risk of developing heat-related illnesses. Extra precautions are necessary the next

Now, then, and the future

We all have had the experience of living in the now and the then, but what keeps questions before us is the future.  This is probably truer today than in the past.  The speed of change in the technical world leaves many questions before us. Where we live in the United States and our occupation has much to do with

Prepare for the Big Move into Assisted Living

As we age, it gets harder to accomplish our daily tasks like bathing, getting dressed, and managing medications. For many older adults, this opens the door to moving to an assisted living home. There is no “right age” to move into assisted living. Some people move in just above 65, while others come at 84. Regardless of your age, there

The challenge of change

We are presently living through a new challenge. One that is more demanding of our physical and mental strength. Many changes in our lives have already occurred and more to come. You have washed or sanitized your hands more than ever in your life. Your facial expressions, when meeting other people, have been limited to above the nose. You have

Finding Independence in Older Adulthood

February is National Senior Independence Month! Older adulthood is often associated with loss of independence, but with a few preparatory tips, it doesn’t have to. The key to maintaining your independence is to show your family and those who may be worried about you that you are safe. Embrace Technology Embracing technology is a great way to maintain your independence