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What Wearable Technology Can Do for the Health of Seniors

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jun 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you haven't heard much about "wearable technology" yet, you soon will. As the tech-savvy baby boomers are beginning to reach retirement/elderly status (but don’t tell them!), they are likely to embrace this technology. Briefly, wearable technology is a broad term describing devices that can monitor key health functions; they are typically worn on your body and are intended to enhance the health of seniors by improving their safety and monitoring chronic health conditions remotely so that their physicians can take faster action.

These innovative products offer a number of potential benefits for seniors, their family members and caregivers. For example, if family members don't live near their elderly loved ones, some of these products can help you to check in on them remotely and assess whether their daily routines have significantly changed. Seniors who use a caregiver, perhaps a family member or a paid health care worker, may see a reduced need for caregiver time with the use of a remote health monitor; this can provide peace of mind to both the caregiver and the care receiver and can help save money on outside caregiving costs. Even within a senior living community, when your loved one wears a sensor, health emergencies may be caught and acted upon sooner.

Here are a few promising wearable technology products:

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Topics: health of seniors

What Activities Can You Expect at a Senior Solutions Community?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jun 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

At Senior Solutions communities, our staff works very hard to customize activity programs based on what residents enjoy. We strive to provide an environment that gives residents an opportunity to feel engaged and maintain a sense of purpose.

If you and your loved one are considering one of Senior Solution’s communities, here are some activities you can look forward to:

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Topics: activities for assisted living residents

Where to Start When Finding Senior Living

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jun 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Decisions, decisions. When the time comes to search for a senior living community suited to your elder loved one's needs, you'll have lots of questions and many senior living options to consider. Here are a few pointers to help you on your search:

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Topics: senior living

3 Unique and Effective Therapies Used in Assisted Living

Posted by Christina Trentham

May 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: assisted living

What to Do When Caregiver Stress Reaches Its Limits

Posted by Christina Trentham

May 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

As the number of aging adults in the U.S. increases, so too does the number of individuals looking after their aging loved one, most typically a spouse or parent. These caregivers are not usually health care professionals and are known as informal caregivers. The Mayo Clinic estimates that today, informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term care.

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Topics: senior care

How to Look for Senior Living Communities in Georgia

Posted by Christina Trentham

May 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Georgia’s moderate climate, reasonable cost of living and friendly residents are just a few of the reasons why it’s an increasingly popular choice for those looking for high-quality senior living communities for their aging loved ones. We understand that choosing the right senior living community can be emotionally challenging, and we believe it’s very important for loved ones and their families to be well-informed about the available types of senior living communities in Georgia.

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Topics: Georgia Assisted Living

Antebellum Grove Hosts 2015 Springo

Posted by Christina Trentham

May 5, 2015 7:00:00 AM

At Senior Solutions, we believe in the importance of senior care in a stimulating environment. At each of our communities, we host a wide range of activities for residents to enjoy. Last month, the staff at Antebellum Grove in Warner Robins, Georgia teamed up with a group of sponsors for their annual spring Bingo event, "Springo". For residents and friends who stopped by to join, the 2015 Springo event was filled with fun, great food, and wonderful prizes to those lucky winners who were quick to yell, "Springo". Check out all the fun below!

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Topics: The BBQ Doctor, activity planning

6 Answers to Common Memory Care Center Questions

Posted by Christina Trentham

Apr 28, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Are you or other family members feeling overwhelmed by the increasingly difficult needs of a loved one who is suffering from dementia/Alzheimer's? You're not alone. As dementia progresses, round-the-clock care is often necessary, which can be very challenging for caregivers. Family caregiving also might not be the safest solution for your loved one.

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Topics: memory care

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living in Georgia

Posted by Christina Trentham

Apr 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

"I never knew assisted living could be so comfortable and so much fun!" Comments like this are common when residents make the move to assisted living in Georgia. Mom or dad may need more help with the activities of daily living, which is a good reason to consider an assisted living community. But, expect to find many more benefits and advantages to assisted living than you anticipated.

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Topics: Georgia Assisted Living, Assisted Living Communities

5 Meaningful Senior Living Activities You'll Find in Assisted Living

Posted by Christina Trentham

Apr 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Senior living communities come in many configurations, each designed to suit the varying needs of today's seniors. Options include independent living only, a mix of independent and assisted living, assisted living only, or all-inclusive arrangements that provide independent living through memory care/skilled nursing care. 

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Topics: activities, activities for assisted living residents

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