Senior Housing Blog: "The Race"

4 Available Vaccines for Seniors to Beat the Flu Season

Posted by Christina Trentham

Oct 31, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: medication, senior care, safety

Senior Solutions Gives Back to the Community

Posted by Chris Sides

Oct 30, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Community involvement is something we believe in strongly as it benefits our residents, their families and the communities we touch. With that in mind, and in the spirit of giving to organizations that matter to us and our residents, we wanted to share our most recent community contributions.

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Topics: assisted living, dementia care, activities, senior care

Take a Tour of The Palms of Punta Gorda in Southwestern Florida

Posted by Chris Sides

Oct 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM

 

the-palms-sidebarThe Palms of Punta Gorda is one of Senior Solutions Management Group's newest communities offering affordable Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our Resident Centered program at the Palms of Punta Gorda in Sourthwest Florida provides for the most complete care of residents with a carefully planned, thoughtfully considered, and lovingly administered care services while promoting participation in both mental and physical exercises to engage the mind, body, heart and soul. To join The Palms of Punta Gorda family, contact us today.

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Topics: assisted living, dementia care, activities, senior care

What Are the Differences in Senior Medicare Health Care Plans?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Oct 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: senior health care plans

6 Steps to Handling Assisted Living Costs

Posted by Christina Trentham

Oct 7, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Is it time for your loved one to consider an assisted living community? If so, then you're understandably concerned about the costs associated with this decision. While assisted living costs can be high, there are a range of options to help mom or dad pay for the care they need. Do some upfront research and educate yourself on the different ways to handle assisted living costs.

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Topics: finances, financial options, financial planning

Assisted Living vs Nursing Home - What Are the Pros & Cons

Posted by Christina Trentham

Sep 30, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Making the decision to move into a senior housing community can be challenging and confusing. Finding the best facility for your living situation can be downright overwhelming. The first step in making your decision less overwhelming is to narrow down your options to the two main types of facilities: assisted living vs. nursing home (aka skilled nursing facility).

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Topics: assisted living, skilled nursing

How Affordable Are Assisted Living Costs Compared to Home Care?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Sep 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: finances, financial options, financial planning

What Do Assisted Living Communities Offer that Senior Home Care Services Can't?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Sep 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

 

As the adult child of an aging parent, you know how important it is to keep tabs on mom or dad so you know whether the time has come for more intensive daily care and supervision. For example, have you seen changes in dad's ability to get around his home safely? Has he fallen recently? Is mom's normally-impeccable dress habits and hygiene starting to slip? Are you or other caregivers becoming exhausted and burned out by the stress of watching over mom and dad? If you answer 'yes', then it may be time to investigate senior care options.

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Topics: assisted living

6 Senior Care Options for Your Loved One & How to Choose the Right One

Posted by Christina Trentham

Sep 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Once you and your loved ones decide that mom or dad needs a higher level of daily assistance than can be provided by family caregivers, then the next step is to look at various senior care options. Which best suits mom or dad depends on a variety of factors. So, if you're considering outside senior care, then one of the most important factors to first consider is whether mom or dad needs help with the activities of daily living (ADLs). These are defined as basic self-care tasks that we learn early in life. ADLs include:

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Topics: Senior Housing Decisions, senior care

How to Talk to Your Parent About Joining an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Christina Trentham

Sep 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Making the decision to move from the family home to an assisted living community is a difficult and emotional event for your parent. This is a significant transition point, and there is likely to be sadness over leaving the home. But it's a decision that many families successfully make, especially those who prepare for this day. Here are a few tips from senior care experts, who often provide guidance to families on how to talk to mom and/or dad about joining an assisted living community.

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Topics: caregiving, assisted living decisions

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All About Alzheimers: The Power of Chocolate, the Wonder of Walnuts and the Down Syndrome Connection

Chocolate lovers rejoice a new study found that a natural compound found in cocoa could reverse agerelated memory loss. The study in Nature Neuroscience revealed that flavanoids improved neural...Read more

Life Expectancy at Record High in United States

The National Center for Health Statistics has released its latest data for mortality in the United States in 2012, revealing that life expectancy has reached a record high and the 10 leading causes...Read more

Call for Participation in National Study of LongTerm Care Providers

The National Center for Health Statistics is still conducting the 2014 National Study of LongTerm Care Providers (NSLTCP), which includes a sample of residential care communities in the United...Read more

All About Alzheimers: Senior Moments, Insomnia Drug Risks, Down Syndrome and Effective Tests

Age is the biggest risk factor for forgetfulness and this can be perfectly normal, says Dr. Thomas Loepfe, a geriatrician with the Mayo Clinic Health System. But a new study in the American Academy...Read more

CDC Urges LongTerm Care Workers to Prepare for Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is embarking on a vigorous campaign this flu season, specifically focusing on increasing the number of flu vaccinations for staff at longterm care...Read more