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Fun Fourth of July Activities for Seniors

No holiday inspires patriotism and good old-fashioned summer fun like the Fourth of July. The anticipation to celebrate America’s birthday does not end at childhood—seniors look forward to the Fourth of July as well, and not just to celebrate the country they love but also to get a bit nostalgic. Celebrating Independence Day with a […]

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Is it Safe to Move to An Assisted Living During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

  Is it safe to move to an assisted living during covid-19? Transitioning to an Assisted Living facility requires careful planning. It can be very stressful, especially if you need to move your aging loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number one priority is always to keep your loved ones safe and protected against the […]

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Coronavirus: Why Is It Affecting Seniors?

CORONAVIRUS Why Is It Affecting Seniors? Dr. Jacqueline DuPont, PhD (Gerontologist / Aging Expert)   During the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing about how the Coronavirus has been affecting the senior population the most.   Why are seniors more susceptible to the coronavirus? Seniors already have chronic illness. Their immune system is not as […]

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How Sensory Rooms Can Help Those With Dementia

Many Americans—in fact, nearly 16 million—are currently caring for a loved one with dementia such as Alzheimer’s in their home. Of these care providers, all of whom are unpaid, all would like to see their loved ones live as calm and comfortable a life as possible, especially when confronted with the disorienting and often devastating […]

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What Can Happen After A Fall?

Did you know that per CDC, over 800,000 patients each year are hospitalized because of a fall injury? At least 1 out of 4 older adults aged 65 and over fall each year. If the fall death rates in the US continue to rise, we can anticipate about 7 fall deaths every hour by 2030. […]

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How Technology Helps Seniors & Their Loved Ones Stay Connected

    Over the past few years, you may have noticed that there has been a shift in who uses social media most  often. Facebook, in particular, is not just for young people anymore. In fact, more senior users than ever  before are logging onto the social media platform on a daily basis. Overall, technology […]

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Coronavirus: Are Senior Care Facilities Prepared for the Coronavirus?

CORONAVIRUS Are Senior Care Facilities Prepared for the Coronavirus?   Dr. Jacqueline DuPont, PhD (Gerontologist and Aging Expert) explains the Best Practices for Senior Care Facilities and how to deal with the Coronavirus.    In this video: Are Assisted Living Facilities and Long-Term Care Facilities Prepared for Coronavirus? What should assisted living facilities do to […]

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How To Make The Assisted Living Move Easier

  Perhaps one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make will involve moving your aging parents into an assisted living community.  The Assisted Living move can be a very emotional time for the family, especially for your aging parents in so many levels. During this process, try to be very patient and understanding. Remember, your […]

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How Assisted Living Promotes Independence in Seniors

When considering assisted living, one of the first things seniors and their loved ones discuss is what kind of everyday changes they should expect. Many seniors fear that life in an assisted living community will somehow limit their freedom—but this could not be further from the case. Seniors thinking about assisted living can rest assured […]

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How Senior Couples Benefit from Moving to a Senior Living Community

  Did you know that the number of elderly couples moving into Senior Living Communities has been increasing over the past several years?  One of the most common misconceptions today is that Senior Living Communities are ONLY for seniors who are sick and can’t take care of themselves. The truth is more and more elderly […]

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Does Medicare or Medicaid Pay for Assisted Living or Memory Care?

  The cost of long-term care is getting higher and higher every year. The average cost of Assisted Living in the U.S is $4,300 per month (Source: Genworth). Generally, Health Insurance policies, including Medicare, do not cover the cost of Assisted Living or Memory Care. However, Medicare may pay for short-term rehab after a hospital […]

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Dos and Don’ts for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month—what better time for seniors to get serious about eating healthy? A health-conscious diet can help stave off the effects of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other ailments that hamper the quality of life for seniors. Follow these dos and don’ts to help kick-start a new, healthier you. Do eat more […]

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Coronavirus: Be Aware, Not Anxious

CORONAVIRUS Be Aware, Not Anxious   Dr. Jacqueline DuPont, PhD (Gerontologist and Aging Expert) explains why it is important to “Be Aware, But Not Anxious” when discussing the Coronavirus. Viruses, Flu, Infections have been affecting Seniors for years. Get Informed and Be Calm.   Coronavirus has now been confirmed as pandemic by The World Health Organization. […]

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Assisted Living Moving Checklist: What To Pack

  Moving your elderly parents into an Assisted Living facility can be a very emotional time for your family. That’s why it is important to take time preparing and packing all the items they will need to help make them feel comfortable and at home in their new place. You’ve already done the most important […]

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How Assisted Living Will Benefit from the Internet of Things

As America’s senior population grows, the role of technology in caregiving will continue to grow alongside it. Family members are the main source of care for many seniors, but as care becomes more intensive and complicated, seniors and their family members often opt for the care of an assisted living community. While assisted living communities […]

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Helping Seniors Stay Connected and Engaged

  We all have a need to be connected to others. It’s just a fact of life. We’re all social creatures – some more than others, but our social connections keep us healthier in our minds and in our bodies.   Gerontologists have studied the effects of social connection and found that seniors who disengage, […]

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Overcoming Mealtime Challenges for Dementia Patients

Mealtime for patients with dementia care can be a challenge. This may be due to several reasons like confusion, lack of taste, or maybe unable to recognize the signs of hunger. Forcing the elderly to eat or punishing them for not eating shouldn’t be an option. Try to find the reason why your loved one […]

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Coronavirus: 5 Steps to Proper Hand Washing

CORONAVIRUS 5 Steps: Proper Hand Washing   Dr. Jacqueline DuPont, PhD (Gerontologist and Aging Expert) shares what are the 5 Steps to Proper Hand Washing. Your hands can be exposed to lots of dirt, bacteria and even viruses. Learn how you and your loved ones can stay protected from the Coronavirus. Washing your hands is key […]

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Medical Alert Systems

What are Medical Alert Systems? Medical Alert Systems allows individuals to have protection in the comfort of their own home. They are electronic devices designed to send a signal to an Emergency Response Center at the push of a button. An emergency response personnel will then determine the severity of the situation and if first […]

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

Finding the right time to retire can be difficult to pin down. Sometimes emotional needs do not exactly match financial needs; other times, factors such as an employer moving to another state or even certain body, health and mental factors may tell us when it is time to start a new chapter. No matter how […]

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Residential Care Home vs Assisted Living Community

  Residential Care Home vs Assisted Living Community Being in the Senior Care Industry for over 20 years now, I would say that one of the most common questions I get from families is: “Will it be better to move mom/dad to a Residential Care Home or an Assisted Living Community?”  It’s not a simple […]

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How Stroke Affects Communication Skills and How to Recover

According to the Center for Disease Control, 795,000 Americans suffer from strokes every year, making it the most common disability seen among adults. With 160,000 deaths in the United States linked to these attacks on the brain, strokes are one of the leading causes of death in Americans. For those fortunate enough to survive a […]

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Coronavirus: 5 Tips To Stay Connected With Seniors In Assisted Living

  We are currently experiencing a global pandemic. Everyone is worried. One of the greatest challenges we are facing is the uncertainty about the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. No one really knows how deadly the coronavirus is. There have been lots of efforts to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. Unfortunately, as […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer’s Disease Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Fortanasce, Neurologist / Alzheimer’s Expert Why is Alzheimer’s such a huge concern? Alzheimer’s disease is a big concern because this mind destroying epidemic is a growing national crisis. The toll is personal, financial and medical. The current cost of Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to be 110 billion dollars and that cost […]

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Electronic Caregiver Premier

The “Next Level” Medical Alert System FACT: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that a person 65+ that experiences a fall is not found or attended to for an average of 18 hours. An individual can be lying helpless on the floor unconscious or bleeding (God forbid) and it could take hours before […]

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The Challenges of Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients

Caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a challenge a growing number of Americans are forced to accept. The more than five million Alzheimer’s sufferers are at least partially cared for by 15 million brave family members and loved ones — many of whom provide this service unpaid. The emotional and health toll […]

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Assisted Living Costs – The Hidden Fees Families Should Know

  Assisted living costs are getting more and more expensive. In fact, the average annual increase for assisted living is about 5%. Families should know that the monthly assisted living cost will basically depend on the senior’s care needs and the type of room they select. Before you sign the Assisted Living move-in contract, be […]

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Understanding Mental Illness in the Elderly

As people age, their personal state of health and well-being should take a larger role in life. Through diet and exercise, the physical side of health is often the prime focus of the aging rather than mental health. Perhaps due to the stigma surrounding it, mental health is often overlooked. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Coronavirus: How to Keep Seniors Sanitized and Feeling Good

CORONAVIRUS How to Keep Seniors Sanitized and Feeling Good Dr. Jacqueline DuPont, PhD (Gerontologist and Aging Expert) shares how to keep our older loved ones sanitized, feeling good and safe from the Novel Coronavirus.   Here’s What You Can Do   1) Spread Awareness – Text or Email this to other Loved Ones, Family or Friends that may benefit  Link: https://seniorcarehomes.com/senior-living-videos/coronavirus-5-steps-to-proper-hand-washing/ […]

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12 Tips for Traveling With Seniors

For a lot of seniors, retirement is an opportunity to explore several lovely sights around the world. They worked for many, many years and have saved enough so during their retirement years, seniors enjoy the luxury of traveling around the world to discover different cities and landmarks. They enjoy traveling with friend and families, especially […]

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