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Pros & Cons of Assisted Living Placement Agencies in 2023

Thinking about working with an assisted living placement agency? 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 agencies, or referral agency, that aids …

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3 Key Differences Between Senior Cooperative Housing & Other Retirement Communities

Thinking about senior cooperative housing for retirement?  Senior cooperative housing is one of the many styles of retirement communities to consider. While it can be a great option for some, it has some key differences from places like Sunflower Communities which offers more of a community-style senior and assisted living. Finding a quality home that fits your needs is one of the most important factors of retirement and aging. While this …

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28 Questions for Assisted Living Interviews Everyone Should Ask

Assisted living interviews can give you a bit more context on the facilities that you are considering, and they can provide you with a bit more peace of mind. 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, …

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4 Proven Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Elderly Patients in 2022

Did you know there are many proven benefits of occupational therapy for the elderly? 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 …

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

A dementia diagnosis is a blessing and a curse. It can answer a lot of questions regarding a loved one, but it can also mean a long road ahead. Part of that long road means finding the best memory care community for your family member. 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 …

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Top 15 Low-Income Senior Living Options In Minnesota

Compared to owning a home, low-income senior living options are a great alternative that can save people tons of money. When you look at the cost of living, meals, lawn care—you name it—in the end, it adds up. It’s essential to find quality affordable housing for yourself or your loved ones that suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for assisted living options, memory care, etc., we’ll lay out reliable low-income …

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16 Fun Things to Do in Waconia, MN For Any Season

With our Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care Community being located in Waconia, MN, we’re always looking for fun activities for residents and their families to do around the area. With the COVID-19 pandemic winding down, we’ve sought out the most family-friendly things (plus a few wineries for mom and dad) to do in Waconia for every season. Top Food & Drink In Waconia to Grab Some Grub Cooking at …

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Minnesota Senior Living: How To Choose The Best Community in 2022

When it comes to finding Minnesota senior living for yourself or a relative, it’s critical to weigh all your options so you find a community that checks all of your boxes. Data shows that the population of Minnesota residents over 65 years old will grow in the next 10 years by nearly 300,000. This is more growth for that age group than in the last 4 years combined. Choosing an …

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Indoor Fitness Ideas for Seniors

Working out is hard enough as is, but working out when the weather is bad or you are having trouble leaving the house is an even bigger challenge. There are so many factors that contribute to possibly dangerous situations such as the snow, icy sidewalks & bad road conditions. While it is a good idea to work out for your mental and physical health, going to the gym might not …

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3 Valuable Tips for Adjusting to Retirement in 2022: How to Relax During Retirement

Think you’re ready for a stress-free retirement? While many older adults are looking forward to retirement, it isn’t exactly a walk in the park. This is a major lifestyle change from going to work every day to having a fairly light schedule. Aside from having enough money saved to stretch your funds through your golden years, it’s important to consider the many other things that can cause stress. Some of …

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