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Minnesota’s TBI Waiver: Everything You Need To Know

What is Minnesota’s TBI Waiver? Simply put, it is a program that provides long-term care to people with traumatic brain injuries. The waiver was created and funded by the state of Minnesota. This article goes over everything you need to know about the waiver. We will cover how it started, who qualifies for coverage, and its benefits and limitations. What is Considered a Traumatic Brain Injury? The CDC defines a …

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8 Safe (And Effective) Workouts To Keep Seniors Active & Healthy

As you get older, a lot of things change, including your biology and physical make-up. This makes it crucial to ensure a healthy diet and physical activity remain a priority during those later years. Exercise has many health benefits for seniors, such as preventing injury, increasing recovery time, staying limber and mobile, and helping joint and nerve pain. However, everyone’s body is different, and exercises are not a one-size-fits-all for …

14 Best Gifts For Seniors Living In A Senior Community (Buying Guide)

Purchasing a gift for someone living in a senior community can be difficult. Of course, you want to get something that they will enjoy, but you also have to consider their health, safety, and abilities. Plus, you want to make sure it’s something allowed in their senior community. However, there are many great gifts for seniors in your life to enjoy, and here’s a helpful list to narrow them down! …

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6 Tips For Moving Parents Into Assisted Living

Wondering how to move your parents into an assisted living community? Families and caregivers of their elderly parents often turn to assisted living as a good option for their parents as they age and need more assistance with daily care. Assisted living is great for those capable of some independent living but could use some help to get around, prepare meals and other day-to-day tasks. When that time comes, you …

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16 Easy To Care For Plants Perfect For Senior Communities

If you are looking for a good way to brighten up your senior living community, plants are an excellent option! Unfortunately, many seniors may not have the energy or mobility they once had. This can make gardening and taking care of plants difficult. Luckily, there are many very easy to care for plants that are perfect for people who live in senior communities. Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants If your senior facility …

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Assisted Living Checklist: Find the Right Home for Your Loved Ones

Are you trying to find the right assisted living facility for your loved ones? 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 put together a handy assisted living checklist with all of the questions you should be asking to ensure you find …

Sensory Activities For Dementia Patients (2021 Update)

Dementia patients are often prescribed medication to help manage their symptoms. However, many other therapies for seniors with dementia don’t involve medication and can still help aid in their disease management. Therefore, we have compiled a list of sensory activities for dementia patients that will stimulate their senses and give them something to look forward to each day. Ideas include painting, gardening, cooking, and more! How Does Dementia Affect the …

40 Of Our Favorite Meals For Seniors (Senior Nutrition Guide)

If you’re looking for some good and healthy meals for seniors, then this article is just what you need! Here are our favorite dishes that we recommend to anyone who’s over the age of 50, where nutrition and variety are vital in day-to-day meals. Here you’ll find recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks in between. The Importance of Nutritious Meals for Seniors There are numerous benefits to eating …

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Finding A Long Term Care Program For A Loved One With A Brain Injury [Guide]

Having a loved one with a brain injury is hard. It can be difficult to find the right long-term care program for them. In this guide, we will provide you with the resources and knowledge to help your loved one with their recovery process and make sure they are in good hands when it comes time to leave the hospital. We’ll help you navigate the complex process of finding traumatic …

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6 Common Problems Seniors Face & How You Can Help

If you have a loved one in their golden years, they are likely to deal with some complex challenges. Unfortunately, this is a natural part of the aging process; issues like loneliness and health problems can affect anyone, no matter how old they are. In this blog post, we will explore common problems the elderly face and offer solutions for helping them overcome these challenges. 6 Problems the Elderly Face …

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