Care Perspectives From Senior Solutions

3 Fun Ways to Promote Your Loved One's Mental Health

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Nov 16, 2015 10:31:59 AM

You can find our family of senior living communities in Tennessee, Georgia, and even Florida. In each community, we are proud of our Activities Directors who strive to make sure our residents have quality entertainment and plenty of things to do. 

While this can give you a reassuring feeling, have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do to help  your loved one participate in quality activities? Many families of our residents wonder what they can do to help keep Mom or Dad's mind sharp as they age. 

Today, we've put together three ways you can promote mentally stimulating activities with your loved one. With cold weather quickly coming our way, now is a perfect time to try these out!

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Topics: Assisted living, Memory Care, Activities, Resources, Our Communities, Alzheimer's and Dementia

November Awareness at Senior Solutions

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Nov 9, 2015 11:47:59 AM

November is a big month for awareness in the senior living world. It's Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, and even National Family Caregivers Month. Many of our residents and their families face challenges with one or more of these every day. 

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Topics: Assisted living, Holidays, Our Communities, Alzheimer's and Dementia

Preserving Memories at The Alexander Guest House

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Oct 26, 2015 10:04:32 AM


Oak Ridge, Tennessee: also know as "The Secret City," among other nicknames. Established in 1942, Oak Ridge was used primarily as a construction site for the Manhattan Project:  the massive operation in World War II that built the atomic bomb. 

This is interesting, but how does it relate to senior living?

First, some more history. The Manhattan Project, being the secretive and massive undertaking that it was, required a lot of attention from the government. This attention required an important place for officials and scientists to lodge while they were in town. The Alexander Inn would primarily house important visitors to Oak Ridge and was later used as a hotel. 
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Topics: Tennessee, Assisted living, Memory Care, Our Communities

3 Ways Technology Can Improve the Lives of Seniors

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Oct 14, 2015 12:21:14 PM

Recently, we came across an article that had an interesting take on seniors and social media. "Social networking," the article stated, was a more personal experience for seniors because it meant interacting with others via clubs and groups rather than creating a Facebook or Twitter account. 

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Topics: Activities, Resources, Our Communities, Life in Assisted Living

The Role of Pet Therapy in our Senior Living Communities

Posted by Chad Youngblood

Sep 30, 2015 9:35:43 AM

Recently, we have published many articles about the quality activities our residents have access to in our communities. Most of these activities have been specifically geared toward our assisted living residents, who have a level of care that sits at different points (depending on the person) on the scale between nursing home care and independent living.

One approach many of our communities take to providing emotional support to our residents is through pet or animal therapy. Interacting with pets or other tame animals in a supervised environment is widely believed to improve the mood and overall well being of seniors, especially those suffering from dementia or other memory-loss diseases.

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Topics: Assisted living, Caregiving, Activities, Florida, Our Communities, Life in Assisted Living

Volunteer in a Senior Living Community

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Sep 21, 2015 3:44:03 PM

Throughout the year, our staff and residents are blessed by the amazing amount of support they receive by the greater community. If you follow our blog, you might remember one of our recent posts about a local Chick-fil-A in Fayetteville, Georgia that brought food to their local Hope Memory Care Center in honor of Cow Appreciation Day. This meant a lot to us because the residents were unable to leave the community to celebrate in the restaurant.

A lot of times, even small gestures have a huge impact in our communities, which brings us to today’s blog post. What are some ways that someone in the greater community can give back by supporting senior living communities? We realize that this question might be daunting to some, so we have come up with a few ideas to help!

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Topics: Assisted living, Activities, Our Communities, Life in Assisted Living

A Senior Solutions Approach to Quality Activities

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Sep 10, 2015 4:46:33 PM

Our family of senior living communities can be found in locations all over the southern United States. Each community takes on its own unique personality because of the wonderful, caring, and fun people who give it life.

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Topics: Tennessee, Assisted living, Caregiving, Memory Care, Activities, Our Communities, Life in Assisted Living

Understanding The Facts About Senior Living Communities

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Aug 25, 2015 10:59:00 PM


As our parents and other loved ones age, sometimes we realize that a daunting question keeps creeping to the front of our minds:  What am I going to do when this person needs more help than I can provide? 

Some people have a lot of worries about choosing the quality of life and care received in a senior living community. Maybe some people have heard negative stories from a friend or relative. Maybe pop culture references have played a part in their perception. Maybe a loved one has even said, "Please don't put me in a nursing home." 

No matter what reason you have to be worried about putting your loved one's care in to the hands of someone else, it is important to be able to separate facts from fiction so you can make an informed decision. 

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Topics: Assisted living, Resources, Senior Living Decisions, Our Communities, Life in Assisted Living

Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Aug 16, 2015 2:39:07 PM

As our parents age, the logistics of their day-to-day care become a realistic concern that many of us face. How do you start making primary caregiving decisions for the one who has loved, cared for, and supported you your entire life? 

Many of us struggle with the day-in-day-out needs of our elderly loved ones, which can increasingly pile up over time. It is never too early to start considering the signs that your loved one would benefit from around-the-clock support that a senior living community can provide. Luckily, we can help! Our professional and trained staff care for our residents every day while providing a fun and supportive environment. 

One of the best ways to find out what a senior living community can offer is by taking a tour.  We would be happy to walk you through any of our facilities and give you a first hand look at the benefits of choosing assisted living.  You can find out more about our communities and schedule a tour here.


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Topics: Assisted living, Caregiving, Resources, Safety, Senior Living Decisions

Social Activities: Senior Solution's Active Approach to Senior Living

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Aug 3, 2015 3:23:35 PM

At Senior Solutions, we strive to make sure every day is overflowing with fun activities for our residents. Our activities are specifically designed to inspire our residents to remain active, and at the same time encourage and promote a strong sense of community.

Our Activities Directors are always looking for creative and entertaining ways to help our residents come together, and every day we work hard to ensure our activities are well-rounded. Our apprach to actitivites is just one of the ways Senior Solutions provides comprehensive and compassionate care for our residents.  

Below are just a few examples of how we integrate activities into everyday life in our communities.

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Topics: Tennessee, Assisted living, Activities, Our Communities, Life in Assisted Living

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