For seniors, the companionship that a dog or cat can provide is obvious. There is nothing like returning home to a joyful welcome that you get from a dog or cat that says you are the best person in the world! As you age, there are far less opportunities for this type of approval.
Walking is a low impact and gentle way of ensuring you stay strong and independent longer. These 5 walking tips to maximize your efforts will help you get the most out of your experience, such as improved balance and posture, plus bragging rights about the amount of steps you get in each day!
Anyone who’s caring for or supporting a loved one whose health is challenged have common threads in their stories. Adele Lund, Director Community and Business Relations at Laureate Group Senior Communities, tells a loving story about her friend Susan’s journey.
What is creative aging? It is a term that has now grown into a meaningful movement for millions of baby boomers. Thanks to artist Angela Swan, the creative aging movement will be an integral part of Laurel Oaks Senior Community’s Lifestyle Programming throughout the year. Learn more.
Pharmacists are an integral member of your healthcare team. They look for interactions between the medications you’re taking, assess for correct dosages, and provide counsel to you on properly taking and storing medications. Pharmacists are also a resource for questions pertaining to insurances and payment options for medications. It pays to get to know your pharmacist and understand what to share with your pharmacist.
Fall prevention can be done. If you are over 65 and think it can’t happen to you, about one-third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. Here are 7 simple tips to prevent falls:
If you or your spouse have an IRA and are struggling Medicaid planning and spousal retirement accounts, seek advice prior to taking any drastic measures. Good thorough planning provides protection, and it is more important than ever to plan before the crisis.
Staffing is not just about the number of people working in the facility at any given time. It’s about the credentials of the people who make up the staffing plan on a daily basis. Full time RNs in assisted living is a key element to consider when choosing a senior living facility. You want to have the assurance that quality care is directed and provided under the direct supervision of qualified professionals such as Registered Nurses.