Senior Housing Blog: "The Race"

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

5 Dietary Benefits of Assisted Living

Posted by Christina Trentham

Apr 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

When your loved one needs the daily care and safety offered by a good assisted living community, it's important to help them make a successful move. One of the keys to success is to focus on quality-of-life issues that are most important to mom or dad. Oftentimes, one of the top concerns is good food. If dad is used to home-cooked meals, he may balk at the idea of meals prepared by people he doesn't know in a kitchen he can't see. 

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Topics: healthy balanced diet

Oakwood Senior Living Helps Raise 6K for Knox County Mobile Meals

Posted by Christina Trentham

Mar 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Last Thursday, Senior Solutions, the BBQ Doctor, and the staff at Oakwood Senior Living teamed up to help raise more than $6,000 to benefit Knox County Mobile Meals. To say this event was a success is an understatement, as there were over 700 "Doc in a Box" meals sold to help feed 1,714 seniors. Check out all the fun photos captured at the fundraiser below!

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Topics: The BBQ Doctor

Are You at Risk for Caregiver Role Strain?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Mar 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Caregivers often become victims of their own compassion when caring for loved ones who can no longer look after themselves. Because caregiving can be an all-encompassing, 24/7 responsibility, caregivers can easily lose sight of their needs and risk their own good health.

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Topics: caregiving

What Will Dining Be Like at a Senior Solution's Community?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Mar 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Senior living can be a rewarding and positive experience, and a first-rate dining experience is a key component to resident happiness. Dining is not only important to nutrition and health, but it is also important to social well being. 

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Topics: assisted living nutrition, community tours, healthy balanced diet

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Study: Assisted Living Remains CostEffective Option for LongTerm Care

Genworth Financial has released its longterm care 2015 Cost of Care survey, revealing that the median cost of living in a private room in an assisted living community in the United States is $43,200...Read more

Alzheimers Association: One in Three Seniors Dies of the Disease

The Alzheimers Association has released its 2015 Alzheimers Disease facts and figures report including startling statistics such as one in three seniors dies with the disease or another dementia. By...Read more

Study: Baby Boomers Not Healthier Than Other Generations

Baby boomers are not necessarily healthier than previous generations, according to a new study published in the health policy journal Milbank Quarterly. While the generation overall has better...Read more

The Largest Providers List in 2015

Pick any metric occupancy, acquisition, inventory, new investments and the end result is that senior living was hot in 2014, according to an analysis of the largest senior living providers from...Read more

All About Alzheimers: Dementia Friendly Communities, MIND Diet, and Genetics

Alzheimers Disease International has released a new report Dementia Friendly Communities, focusing on global examples of neighborhoods, towns, cities and countries that seek to preserve the safety...Read more