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6 Common Problems Seniors Face & How You Can Help

Trying to find the most common problems seniors face? Getting older can be scary, whether it’s still far off in the distance or notably getting closer. And 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. …

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Care Homes For Aggressive Dementia Patients: Things To Consider In Case Of Eviction

People with dementia can show signs of aggressive behavior, bursts of anger, and combative responses as an unfortunate result of progressing dementia. This can become a lot to handle in certain care communities and distract from other patient care. Dementia can lead to loved ones developing fairly aggressive behaviors which can be problematic when finding a quality memory care community. Unfortunately, some places end up having to ask those patients …

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9 Simple Games for Seniors That Exercise Their Memory

Physical activity and regular exercise are well-known ways to aid in living a long and healthy life. This becomes even more necessary as we get older and our bodies lose muscle and bone mass. Regular workouts can help, but that’s just our physical body.  Exercising our brains can go a long way in preserving our memory and fighting cognitive decline. Luckily, brain activities can help strengthen the brain as a …

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Minnesota’s CADI Waiver: The Ultimate Guide For Approval in 2022

Let’s be honest: Getting the proper medical care for people with disabilities is costly in both time and money, and difficult to locate and access. When your loved one requires the level of care provided to individuals in a nursing facility but wants to hold on to their independence, it can be hard to find and afford the proper services to help maintain independence. That’s where the CADI waiver comes …

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Common (And Effective) Senior Behavioral Health Programs For 2022

Behavioral health is defined as the total well-being of one’s body, mind, and soul. To be healthy doesn’t just mean to be physically healthy; it also encapsulates mental and spiritual health and well-being. And symptoms of poor behavioral health can plague people at any age, particularly those 55 and older. Are you or a loved one looking for assisted living options? Or other senior communities? We’ll outline different considerations below! …

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How to Become a Nursing Home Volunteer (And Make a Big Impact)

If you have an interest in volunteering, but don’t know where to start, consider getting involved with your community nursing home. A great way to expand your horizons, socialize, and make a real, tangible difference in other people’s lives is by offering much-needed support to your community’s elders. Whether you want to get involved with the staff, organize fun activities, or spend time with the residents, your contribution will make …

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Physical Therapy For Elderly: 4 Types That Improve Mobility & Quality Of Life

As people age, their bodies lose a lot of the flexibility and mobility that they once had. This makes it difficult to walk, move, and do all of the physical activities they once could. This is especially detrimental when recovering from an injury or accident. It may even impact the need for an assisted living facility. Recovery from bodily injuries can take much longer to bounce back from, if ever, …

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8 Downsizing Tips For Seniors (During A Retirement Move)

When it comes time to retire, many people choose to simplify their lives so they can kick back and relax during the third act of their life. Wether you’re helping a loved one transition into a senior living community, making a move into a smaller home, or anything else, it may be time to downsize! But like most seniors, you probably have a house filled with memories, furniture, and stuff—lots …

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(8 Of The Best) 55+ Communities in Minnesota For Seniors To Call Home

Are you having trouble finding the best 55+ communities in Minnesota to move to when you retire? How about finding the perfect place for mom and dad where they don’t have to mow the lawn anymore? Where your loved ones don’t have to keep track of a million little things? Maybe it’s time to find the perfect assisted living facility. It can be a daunting process, and there is no …

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Understanding & Dealing With Dementia: A Practical Guide For Caregivers in 2022

With the onset of dementia in a loved one, you may quickly take on the caregiver role, if not look for a memory care community for longer-term care. 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 …

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