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A Man’s World? Not in Senior Living

In Senior Living, It’s Not a

In Senior Living, It’s Not aVisit an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility, and one observation may immediately strike you—there are a lot more women than men. In fact, Argentum reports that women outnumber men in assisted living by a ratio of 7 to 1, and the ratio is even higher at nursing homes. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 10/4/17 Recap: Boosting Brain Health

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat analytics 10/4/17We were pleased to welcome Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care, and hospice services, as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Silverado engaged participants in an exciting Twitter conversation on the importance of brain health as we age, and ways to keep the brain in optimum condition. (more…)

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Should You Write an Ethical Will?

Should You Write an Ethical Will-

Should You Write an Ethical Will-As we age, we understand the importance of creating a legal will in order to leave our worldly possessions to the ones we love. Similarly, an ethical will (or legacy letter) enables us to communicate the values we hold most dear and pass them down through the generations.

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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 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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How to Rightsize for Senior Living

How to rightsize for senior living

Choosing a senior living communityHow to rightsize for senior living is a big decision—but when families put all their energy into that one choice, they may fail to consider the mechanics of moving itself. And it’s clear that when it comes to managing a lifetime of accumulated possessions, preparing for a senior living move is no small feat.

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Your Senior Living Search: Finding the Right Cultural Fit

Finding the right cultural fit for your senior living search

Finding the right cultural fit for your senior living searchCaring staff, homey atmosphere, and good food are critical factors in the senior living search, but there’s another element that’s not as easily defined—and it can make a tremendous difference in your level of contentment. That factor is cultural fit. In essence, you must find a senior living community where you fit in …Read more ›

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