Senior Housing Blog: "The Race"

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

How to Financially Plan for Assisted Living Costs

Posted by Christina Trentham

Nov 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

The right assisted living community provides your loved one with a wonderful, enriching lifestyle in a safe and secure environment. Such communities provide help, as needed, with the activities of daily living (ADLs) and offer a wide range of stimulating social and recreational activities. These benefits help to make assisted living a popular choice for seniors all around the country. If assisted living seems like a good fit for your mom and/or dad, then there are several steps you need to take to make sure you and your loved one have a solid plan to handle assisted living costs.

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Topics: finances, financial options, financial planning

What to Expect with Senior Care Cost Options

Posted by Christina Trentham

Nov 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

One of the best gifts you can give your aging loved ones is the gift of knowledge and preparedness.  This is surely true when it comes to understanding the various senior care options and their associated costs. By doing research in advance, you rest easier, knowing you’re prepared financially and emotionally when the time comes for mom or dad to access senior care.  

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Topics: senior care

Is Your Loved One a Good Fit for Senior Home Care Services?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Nov 4, 2014 10:00:00 AM

There are many things to consider when deciding if senior home care services (aka in-home care) are a good fit for your aging loved one. First and foremost you need to consider if it’s safe for him or her to remain in his or her home, taking into consideration both the mental and physical health of your parent and the location and condition of the home itself -- in the short term and the long term.

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Topics: Senior Housing Decisions, senior care

4 Available Vaccines for Seniors to Beat the Flu Season

Posted by Christina Trentham

Oct 31, 2014 10:00:00 AM

It's that time of year again - time to get your annual flu shot. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a seasonal flu shot for nearly everyone. The CDC emphasizes how important this shot is for seniors. Why? Because seniors (people aged 65 and older) have an elevated risk of developing more serious forms of the flu, with more severe complications. The flu, or influenza as it's properly known, causes over 200,000 people to be hospitalized each year, and is fatal for about 24,000 people. Sadly, 90 percent of those fatalities from the flu are senior citizens. Don't become an unnecessary victim of flu, when there are a variety of good vaccines for seniors. There's even one that has been designed especially for seniors.

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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

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