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8 Assisted Living Options For Seniors (2023 Update)

A time may come when your aging loved one will need to move to a more supportive environment, such as an assisted living community. These types of communities are often the best way to ensure that your loved one is able to enter this next chapter in their lives with access to quality care and more importantly, the necessary supervision. The question is which types of assisted living communities are …

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8 Questions To Ask A Prospective Assisted Living Facility

There’s a lot to think about when choosing an assisted living community for an aging loved one that requires a certain level of daily support. You want to ensure they not only get the medical care and attention they need, but you also want to ensure they enjoy the environment they’re in. That’s why you or a loved one may be considering a move into an assisted living facility. When …

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Average Age of Nursing Home Residents and What Age to Consider Care

Nursing homes have come a long way from what they used to be. The facilities for aging adults today are highly regulated, more sophisticated, and high quality. The care and treatments offered are held to a high standard to ensure that loved ones everywhere can continue living their best lives with the support they need. Of course, the biggest concern is knowing when it’s time to move your loved one …

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Memory Care Services: What to Expect From Your Memory Care Facility

Memory care facilities are there to address the needs of individuals that have varying types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Their professional caregivers are specially trained to provide residents with the support they need to reduce instances of confusion and other dementia-related health issues.  If you are researching memory care facilities for a loved one, it’s important to understand what each one has to offer in terms of memory …

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How Long (On Average) Does the Aggressive Stage of Dementia Last?

When most people find out that their loved one has dementia, the two most commonly asked questions are: How long until their memory is completely gone, and how long does the aggressive state of dementia last? However, it’s important to understand that dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that does more than cause memory loss. Additionally, aggression only occurs in about half of the individuals experiencing it, as it’s considered a …

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5 Key Differences Between Memory Care & Assisted Living Homes

Looking for a long-term care solution for an aging loved one can be challenging. Senior living communities vary greatly when it comes to levels of care, staff training, amenities, and cost. What’s more, many aging adults who require long-term care often have some form of cognitive decline or memory loss, which can make choosing among senior living communities that much more difficult. Ultimately, your choice will come down to two …

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Assisted Living Levels of Care: Levels 1-3 Explained

Assisted living facilities are versatile communities in which aging adult residents can live their lives with varying levels of care based on what their needs are. They get to live independently in their own apartments — but with a care plan that addresses their ever-changing needs. Essentially, there are three assisted living levels of care. The more help your loved one needs, the higher the level of care they’ll be …

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Nursing Homes vs. Memory Care: What’s The Difference?

For many older adults, maintaining independence as they age is a huge priority. They want to have autonomy in their day-to-day life while still getting their health and wellness needs met. For many folks, staying at home and relying on the support of adult children, part-time nursing staff, and other support people is enough in the beginning. Over time, though, many people begin to experience: Forgetfulness Decreasing mobility Difficulty cooking, …

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6 Types Of Dementia Explained (Ultimate Guide)

Dementia is a group of symptoms affecting cognitive abilities, such as memory and understanding. It’s devastating for the affected individual and their families, often leading to changes in behavior and a decline in the quality of life. While dementia has no known cure, it’s vital to know what it is and the different types associated with it. It’s also important to understand how we can better care for those living …

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Getting Power Of Attorney for Parent With Dementia (How-To Guide)

When your parent first receives a dementia diagnosis, it can be an overwhelming time to navigate. Of course, you’ll want to take space to emotionally support your loved one while also taking care of yourself. But you should also take this time to put together long-term legal and financial plans, including figuring out how to get power of attorney for a parent with dementia if you need to. Things can …

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