Living Wills and Directives - What Families Need to Know

March 4, 2023

As our loved ones age, the need to plan for their future is an essential step in their well-being. One of the most important decisions that can be made is to have a conversation with your senior family member about living wills and directives. Having these conversations can be uncomfortable, but they are necessary for providing peace of mind and ensuring that wishes are honored when it matters most. In this blog post, we will ...

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Taking Care of Your Heart: Tips for Seniors

February 17, 2023

As we age, it is important to take extra care of our hearts. Exercise, diet, and supplements can all contribute to a healthier heart. This blog post will provide seniors with information on how to improve their heart health and live a longer, healthier life. Exercise Benefits for Seniors Regular exercise is essential for seniors looking to maintain their heart health. Even low-intensity exercises such as walking or swimming can provide many benefits, including improved ...

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Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

January 28, 2023

Studies show that pet ownership can have positive effects on physical and mental health, especially in seniors. Depression and loneliness can happen at any age, but seniors are particularly at risk due to limited mobility, illness, isolation, and the loss of friends or family members. Taking care of a pet can help ease feelings of loneliness through companionship, connection and unconditional love. Let’s take a look at three key benefits of pet ownership: Physical ...

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Six Memory-Boosting Activities for Seniors

January 14, 2023

As we age, it's normal to experience some decline in memory. However, there are things we can do to help keep our minds sharp and our memories strong. Here are six memory-boosting activities for aging adults to keep their minds active and healthy. Brain Games One great way to boost memory is to play brain games. There are many different kinds of brain games available online and as apps for smartphones or tablets. These ...

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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

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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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

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

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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8 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

September 14, 2022

One out of four older adults will fall this year, and some falls result in serious injury. According to the CDC, the number one cause of injuries in adults over 65 is falling. These accidents may result in hip fractures, cuts, and even severe head and brain injuries that can be fatal. While many times there is no serious injury, repeated falls can prevent someone from participating in certain activities out of fear they’ll ...

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