Senior Housing Blog: "The Race"

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

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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

What Are the Differences in Senior Medicare Health Care Plans?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Oct 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Health insurance is confusing to everyone, regardless of age.  But as you get older and experience more health issues, it’s even more important to understand your options so as not to go bankrupt. Senior Medicare health care plans, for starters, are important to understand because they offer a lot of benefits to all US citizens 65 and over. Understanding the different senior Medicare health care plans can help protect your health, and your wallet.

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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

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