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12 Best 55+ Communities in Minnesota For Seniors To Call Home

Having trouble knowing where to move when you retire? How about finding the perfect place for mom and dad where they don’t have to mow the lawn anymore? It can be a daunting process, and in Minnesota, there is no shortage of beautiful 55+ senior communities to choose from. So we’ve made it easy for you by listing some of the best communities for adults 55 years of age and …

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What To Do When Dementia Patients Get Evicted: Finding A Dementia Care Community

Many qualities can accompany a patient with dementia, leading to them being asked to leave their memory care community for many reasons. People with dementia can show aggressive behaviors, bursts of anger, and combative responses as an unfortunate result of progressing dementia, for example. This can become a lot to handle in certain care communities and distract from other patient care. Unfortunately, some places end up having to ask those …

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Understanding & Dealing With Dementia: A Practical Guide For Caregivers

With the onset of dementia in a loved one, you may quickly take on the caregiver role (especially adult children of elderly parents). This disease can come on gradually over time, with signs showing quite early. In other instances, it can progress very rapidly. But either way, no one is ever prepared to handle the challenges brought on by a dementia diagnosis.  However, getting a good understanding of the disease …

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6 Tips For Moving Your Parents Into Assisted Living

Families and caregivers of their elderly parents often turn to assisted living as a good option for their parents as they age and need assistance with daily care. Assisted living is great for those capable of some independent living but could use some help to get around and prepare meals and other day-to-day tasks. When that time comes, you want to make sure you take the right steps to find …

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Looking Into Assisted Living Communities? Here is an Assisted Living Checklist.

When it comes time to look for an assisted living community, either for yourself or your loved one, it can be very overwhelming. Where do you even begin to look for an assisted living community? We’ve come up with a handy checklist and questions that can help alleviate the stress of finding a place. It’s important to layout your must-haves and deal-breakers early on so you can eliminate any places …

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Pros & Cons of Assisted Living Placement Agencies

There are a few ways to place your parent or family member into an assisted living community. You can find the closest one, at the best price, and place them there. You can diligently research and tour various assisted living facilities until you find the right place.  You can also use an assisted living placement agency, or referral agency, that aids in finding a place for your parent. They can …

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Senior Cooperative Housing vs. Sunflower Communities

Sunflower Communities offers community-style senior living, which is only one of many options for seniors to live post-retirement. There are also assisted living facilities, senior apartment complexes, condominiums, and senior cooperative housing options. Senior cooperatives are one form of “homeownership” that allows residents to have stock in where they live but not own the property outright. This means that residents living in a co-op own a share in the community …

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28 Questions for Assisted Living Interviews Everyone Should Ask

If your parent has reached a stage in their life where they can no longer manage to live alone, assisted living can be the next step in providing them with the proper care they need. Assisted living can be very hands-on, or a situation where they get check-ins and customized assistance based on their physical or mental capabilities. These communities are a branch of long-term care that provides a combination …

Proven Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Elderly Patients

As people age, basic daily tasks can become somewhat difficult—whether it be delayed reactions or just physical aches from getting older. But there are some things you can do about it! Physical therapy can help you recover from injuries and surgery when you’re older, maintain that functionality in your limbs, and keep some flexibility. Occupational therapy is a more comprehensive therapy that helps with physical, mental, and cognitive well-being. We …

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16 Tips For How To Move A Parent With Dementia To Assisted Living

Moving a parent with dementia into the right living setting can be a daunting process. Depending on their disease’s severity, you may find yourself feeling very frustrated and scared and a slew of other emotions. But that’s ok! You’re not alone.  We have some tips that may help you manage that transition of moving your parent with dementia into a place that will help them and care for them the …

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