Top 5 Physical Activities for Seniors for the New Year

January 10, 2023

With the New Year comes new resolutions to get physically fit. Aging makes it even more important to keep our bodies active and healthy. According to the National Institute on Aging, physical activity can help seniors stay independent and actually prevent many health problems. Here are the top five physical activities seniors can do to maintain their health. 1. Walking Walking is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. It’s low-impact ...

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Tips for a successful visit with someone living with dementia

December 2, 2022

Tips for a successful visit with someone living with dementia

For many of us, holiday time may be the first time in many months or even years that we are seeing our family members. Changes in cognition in someone who lives with dementia can be a game changer for family gatherings. We want to offer you some suggestions to make your holiday visits as successful and loving as they can be! When preparing, consider: More than one or two visitors at a time can be ...

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Does Your Loved One Need Some Help?

December 2, 2022

The holiday season is officially upon us, which often means visits to loved ones we may not see frequently.  With the Covid restrictions over the past couple of years, it may have been even longer than normal for you to have visited a loved one.  As you spend some time together, you may notice things that cause concern about their safety or well-being, such as: Spoiled or out of date food, or a lack of ...

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Over the Counter Hearing Aids a Potential Game-Changer for Millions

December 1, 2022

Big news arrived this week that can potentially affect millions of older adults.  If you or someone you know suffers from mild to moderate hearing loss, hearing aids can now be purchased over the counter without a prescription or medical exam.  Regulators are hoping that this change, approved by the Food & Drug Administration, will allow broader access and more affordable options.  A federal study found that while nearly 29 million Americans could benefit from a ...

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Caregiver Self Help

December 1, 2022

In a recent conversation with the wife and caregiver of a man with advanced Alzheimer’s, she commented to me about her husband’s “relentless need.”  She said she was exhausted from constantly having to keep an eye on him, entertain him, and at the same time respect his dignity and his desire for independence.  She was doing her best to care for him, but her physical and mental health was suffering. Many caregivers are ...

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Burying Your Head in the Sand Isn’t the Answer

December 1, 2022

For many of us, we’ve been taught since we were children to plan ahead & not procrastinate.  It started when we were in school with “get your homework finished before you go out and play,” or “put your clothes out the night before,” or “have your lunch packed ahead of time.”  As we get older, the advice is a little different but the concept is the same: “By failing to prepare, you are planning to ...

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Lessons Learned

December 1, 2022

I’ve learned a lot about senior care and working with families since opening Senior Care Authority in 2017.  Below are a few things that stand out: Planning Ahead is Critical-unless we’re not around anymore, all of us are aging every day.  People who look ahead & think about their preferences for care, make provision for paying for that care, & share their wishes with a loved one are well on their way to living out ...

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Five Benefits of Assisted Living for Seniors

November 4, 2022

As we age, it can become more and more challenging to maintain independence. Simple tasks we once took for granted, like cooking and cleaning, can become obstacles. Add a few physical challenges, like arthritis or difficulty showering, and things can seem insurmountable. That's where assisted living comes in. Assisted living is designed specifically for seniors who need help with activities of daily living. It is also a situation where social engagement becomes possible and ...

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Webinar: Senior Care Authority, Empowering the CommunityWebinar: Senior Care Authority, Empowering the Community

October 22, 2022

Webinar: Senior Care Authority, Empowering the CommunityWebinar: Senior Care Authority, Empowering the Community

What sets Senior Care Authority (SCA) apart from other senior care companies? How does the Senior Care Authority franchise leverage its franchisees to provide exemplary care? How does Senior Care Authority empower the elderly and serve their community? Franchise Business Review spoke with the Senior Care Authority team to discuss their unique business model and community enrichment programs. SCA is a professional senior placement and elder care management organization. Their national network of advisors helps ...

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Four Signs It May Be Time To Consider Assisted Living For Your Senior Loved One

October 5, 2022

Four Signs It May Be Time To Consider Assisted Living For Your Senior Loved One

It's a difficult decision to make, but sometimes it becomes clear that our older loved ones need more care than we can provide at home. If you're struggling with the decision of whether or not to place your parent or spouse in an assisted living facility, this blog post is for you. Here are some signs that it might be time to start considering assisted living. Are Simple Activities Becoming Difficult? Assisted living ...

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