Making the transition to assisted living can be challenging for seniors. It is common for older adults to feel sad about leaving their family homes and belongings behind, even if an illness or health issue prompted the move.
Senior living is a broad term that includes a range of residential options and services designed to meet the ever-changing needs of older adults. Senior communities can include independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehab and skilled nursing facilities.
Topics: Life in Assisted Living
For many of us, music is a meaningful form of entertainment and relaxation. But did you know that it can also provide powerful therapeutic benefits as well? Music therapy for aging adults has become increasingly popular in recent years. It’s no wonder that many senior living communities have included this type of therapy as a part of their holistic wellness plan to help residents restore and maintain their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
Topics: Senior Health
Summer is a wonderful time to get outside, be active and socialize with the ones you love—no matter what your age. From soaking up the sun’s rays to exploring nature and spending time with friends, embracing summertime activities in your senior years can significantly enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
As you or your senior loved one think about how to spend the summer months, consider these fun, warm weather activities.
Grandparents and grandkids share a special bond. Your grandkids will forever cherish the memories you make with them, but it can sometimes be challenging to think of meaningful ways to spend time together. Fortunately, bridging the generation gap doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or over-the-top. Even small activities can be fun and encourage quality time.
Summer is in full swing, and the 4th of July is the perfect time to relax and reconnect with family and friends of all ages! Wondering how to celebrate the fourth of July with an older loved one? There are many ways seniors can enjoy a safe and fun 4th of July celebration.
If you or a senior in your life has fallen, you’re not alone. In fact, more than one in four people 65 years or older fall each year in the U.S., and the risk of serious fall-related injuries rises with age. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented. Here’s a look at the most common causes of falls and what you can do to reduce your loved one’s risk of injury from falling.
Thinking about moving yourself or a loved one into assisted living? This decision can be difficult and emotional, not only for seniors, but also for close friends and family members. Today’s assisted living communities are great options for seniors who need a little extra support with daily tasks in a safe, caring environment.
As we get older, our bodies experience many physical changes, and our vision is no exception. Age-related eye problems can affect a senior’s quality of life, lead to loss of independence and increase the risk of injuries and falls. In honor of Vision Health Month this May, here are some simple precautions older adults can take to maintain optimum eye health in their senior years.