Monthly Archives: September 2017

Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior LivingWherever two or more seniors gather, there’s a good chance that games will ensue. There’s nothing like a good card or board game to get the mind working, the competitive juices flowing, and the conversation going. (more…)

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What Happens After Rehab?

What happens after rehab

What happens after rehabYour parent has spent several days or weeks in a rehabilitation facility after an illness or an injury. Now that the rehab period is ending, what happens next? If your parent is returning home, what kind of in-home care and lifestyle adjustments will be required? Is it advisable for your parent to return home? Would it be better to consider an independent retirement community, …Read more ›

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Join the October 4, 2017 #ElderCareChat: Boosting Brain Health

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET, with guest panelists from Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living, and hospice services. …Read more ›

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How to Make the Culinary Aspect of Senior Living More Palatable

How to make the culinary aspect of senior living more palatable

How to make the culinary aspect of senior living more palatableThere’s a trend in senior living toward offering high-quality cuisine. But one person’s steak tartare is another person’s raw hamburger. Taste buds vary, and sometimes the taste buds of older adults are not what they used to be. But if your parent is regularly complaining about the food in senior …Read more ›

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Pain Relief for Seniors: Is Marijuana the Answer?

Pain Relief for Seniors: Marijuana

Pain Relief for Seniors: MarijuanaWhen Daniel Reingold’s father was dying of cancer in 1999, the options for pain management were limited at best. So, after reading about the benefits of medical marijuana, Reingold decided to give the plant a try. He boiled marijuana leaves into a tea for his father in his last few weeks of life, and the results were incredible—increased appetite, boosted spirits, and relief …Read more ›

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In Honor of Healthy Aging Month: 5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness ProgramsSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, which makes it the perfect time to recommit to your health and wellness.

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How to Attack Ageism at Its Core

How to Attack Ageism at Its Core

How to Attack Ageism at Its CoreAging is a fact of life, but ageism doesn’t have to be. LeadingAge, an organization whose membership is composed of not-for-profit aging service providers, has undertaken the task of ending ageism by educating the population about the strengths of older adults and the value they bring to society. LeadingAge’s efforts entail changing the perceptions of aging and …Read more ›

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How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and DepressionSeniors living on their own are susceptible to social isolation, which in turn can bring on feelings of depression. Those who move into assisted living have the opportunity to overcome social isolation by interacting with other residents and by participating in group activities.

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Conflict Resolution at Assisted Living: Strategies to Use

Conflict Resolution at Assisted Living:

Conflict Resolution at Assisted Living:All throughout life, we encounter difficult people—difficult classmates, difficult co-workers, difficult clients or customers, and even difficult family members. So, it should come as no surprise that there might also be difficult people at your parent’s senior living community as well. (more…)

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