Senior Housing Blog: "The Race"

Lakewood & River Oaks Place Have Vacancies for 2015

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jan 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As you start this new year, have you thought about the possibility of helping Mom or Dad make the transition to assisted living or a dementia care facility? If this has been weighing on your mind, it may be time to take the first steps by talking to your loved one and scheduling visits to possible communities. At Senior Solutions, we understand how difficult this entire process can be and will work with you to find the perfect one of our Georgia, Tennessee or Florida community's for your loved one.  

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Topics: Assisted Living Communities

What to Look for in Evaluating Assisted Living Options in Georgia

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jan 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

"Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind." This line, from the famous song "Georgia", was made popular by the legendary Ray Charles. It's the official state song of Georgia, and represents the view’s of millions of people who choose to live in this beautiful state. Georgia is known for its sunny, subtropical climate, mild winters, many lakes and rivers, beautiful forests, and world-class healthcare and other amenities available in the city of Atlanta. It's an increasingly popular choice for those seeking an ideal assisted living environment.

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Topics: Georgia Assisted Living, assisted living

6 Steps to Take When Finding Assisted Living in Tennessee

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jan 13, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Tennessee is a highly desirable state for people of all ages and incomes. It's filled with interesting historical sites, beautiful rivers, lakes and of course, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tennessee is home to Nashville, the country music capitol of the world, and many famous musicians such as  Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Nashville's legendary Grand Ole Opry was founded in 1925 and hosts a weekly concert which has been broadcast on the radio since the 1920s.

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Topics: Assisted Living Communities

Why You Should Choose Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jan 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The decision to transition into a senior living community should not be made hastily. Whenever possible, work with your loved one in researching and identifying which senior living option is the best choice. It's also a good idea to plan ahead before immediate health problems intervene and force a decision on everyone. As you embark on this research, keep in mind that moving to an assisted living community is not a sad outcome. Even seniors who are mentally and physically active can become isolated and depressed as they age and lose spouses, close friends and neighbors. A vibrant senior assisted living community provides the social contact and stimulation that is essential for happiness and health.

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Topics: Assisted Living Communities

Winter Exercise Tips for Seniors

Posted by Christina Trentham

Dec 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM

"Though the weather outside is frightful," exercise can still be delightful. When it's cold and slippery outside, stay safe and take the exercise routine indoors. Regular activity is important to keep joints limber and flexible, maintain good blood flow and preserve strong muscles.  So, even as the winter wind howls outside, follow these winter exercise tips for seniors and stay warm and healthy.

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Topics: exercise

How to Evaluate Senior Care Options Providers

Posted by Christina Trentham

Dec 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

There’s no place like home, said Dorothy in the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our elderly loved ones could stay in their beloved family home for their entire natural lifetime? It’s an understandable wish for adult children of aging parents, but unfortunately it’s sometimes not possible. Maybe you’ve noticed that dad is having a harder time keeping up with the maintenance demands of his home, or maybe mom doesn’t look as clean and well-groomed as she used to, and her refrigerator is full of moldy food. These, and other signs of aging, are triggers for you to embark on a very important and loving task – finding out what senior care options exist for your loved one so you make the best possible choice.

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Topics: senior care

Staying Active - 4 Exercise Tips for Seniors

Posted by Christina Trentham

Dec 9, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Staying active is very important for seniors. An active senior lifestyle brings measurable health benefits, including stronger heart and lungs, lower cholesterol levels, and increased energy. Exercising regularly reduces the risk of falls and hospitalization, one of the biggest health dangers for senior citizens. Active seniors more easily perform everyday activities, which improves their quality of life.

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Topics: exercise, activities

The Truth about the Flu Vaccine & Recent Deaths at Hope Memory Center

Posted by Christina Trentham

Dec 1, 2014 9:37:33 AM

Recently, Senior Solutions has been scrutinized by publications that deceptively use media to exploit their anti-flu vaccine belief. Recent articles published by Health Impact News and Natural News reported that 5-6 (each article reports a different number) residents of Hope Memory Center, a Senior Solutions community, died after receiving the flu shot. These articles posted outrageous claims including a statement claiming that the number of deaths were unusual for the time period, that residents were manipulated into receiving the flu vaccine, and that all deaths were a result of the flu vaccine.

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The Importance of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Posted by Christina Trentham

Dec 1, 2014 9:37:00 AM

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a common and often serious disease that can cause many unpleasant symptoms, hospitalization or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates, flu deaths in the United States over a 31-year seasonal period have ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of 49,000 people. And here's a fact that seniors really need to take note of - during a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths due to influenza occur in people who are 65 years and older. Additionally, between 50 and 60 percent of seasonal flu hospitalizations occur in those 65 years and older.

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Topics: senior living, nutrition, hospice care

Introducing the Guest House at Alexander Inn Senior Living

Posted by Chris Sides

Nov 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Located in the heart of the community of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and in close proximity to the neighboring City of Knoxville, the Guest House at Alexander Inn is Senior Solution's newest assisted living community that will offer residents all-inclusive, affordably priced, spacious accommodations. Residents will receive personalized care, fine dining, and entertainment in an inviting and elegant home-like environment.  The Guest House will begin accepting residents in early 2015.

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Topics: community tours

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