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Memory Care: What Is It, How Much Does It Cost, & When To Get It (2022 Guide)

Memory care is a form of assisted living service for those with memory loss and other disabilities. It’s an option many people think about as they age, but not everyone knows what it entails or how much it costs. In this article, we will answer these questions and more! Knowing what to expect can make the process much easier to navigate when the time comes to find a reputable memory …

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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, and can be important when considering a memory care facility. This article goes over everything you need to know about the waiver. We will cover: How it started Who qualifies for coverage Benefits Limitations What Is a Traumatic …

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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 …

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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 or assisted living community. However, there are many great gifts for seniors in your life to enjoy, and here’s a helpful list to …

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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

So you or a loved one is enjoying the benefits of moving into an assisted living community. But you’re looking for easy and fun hobbies or tactics to make your new home homier. Well, 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 …

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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 but don’t know where to start? You need an assisted living checklist to check off your top must-haves and avoid your biggest deal-breakers. 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 …

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Sensory Activities For Dementia Patients (2022 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 while in memory care. Ideas include painting, gardening, cooking, and more! How …

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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! As a reputable assisted living facility, we’re here to offer our two cents. 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. …

Older residents who have suffered brain injury work on stuff at table in memory care facility with staff.

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. And it can be difficult to find the right long-term care program for them. There are plenty of things to consider when transitioning a loved one into a suitable care facility, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re looking for the best memory-care facilities, we’re here to help. In this guide, we will provide you with the …

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