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How to Choose the Best Rehabilitation Care

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Sep 6, 2018 11:24:49 AM

It is not uncommon that a parent, loved one, or close elder will have been in the hospital due to injury, chronic illness or surgery, and while that is an experience of carefully considered options and choices, so is what happens next: rehab. There are a couple different choices when it comes to that next step. We discuss the contrast between them and how to make the best choice for each individual situation.

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Topics: skilled nursing, rehab-to-home, rehabilitation, americare senior living, americare

Communication and Dementia: 7 Strategies for Success

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Aug 23, 2018 1:18:09 PM

It’s difficult to witness a loved one progressing through memory loss, most often seen in the form of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as it gets worse over time. Forgetfulness strikes imposing severe ailments not only in their life, but the lives of those around them.

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Topics: caregivers, memory care, dementia, early dementia, alzheimers, memory loss, emotions, communication, nonverbal communication, americare senior living, americare, progressive

How to Safely Dispose of Old Medications

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Jun 20, 2018 10:16:30 AM

A recently discussed topic on downsizing might bring up other concerns. In decluttering or simply cleaning out a kitchen or bathroom medicine cabinet, we might wonder, what do I do with these old medications? There are proper and relatively specific precautions one should take to safely dispose of prescription drugs.

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Topics: medication, prescription drugs, fda, dea, declutter, medicine cabinet, americare senior living, senior living, americare

Parkinson's and Assisted Living: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Jun 1, 2018 9:46:49 AM

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s can be rewarding and feel like the right thing to do, but sometimes as the disease progresses, we have to start considering other options like senior care and assisted living.

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Topics: memory care, parkinson's, parkinson's disease, assisted living, americare, americare senior living, elderly, aging care, finances, senior living, financial planning, memory loss, care tips, plans for elders

How to Spot Early Signs of Dementia

Posted by Carly Blanchett on May 22, 2018 10:14:34 AM

It’s important to pay attention to our loved ones as they age, as many age-related diseases can cause significant changes to their well-being and overall state. There are signs and symptoms that can help you gauge whether your loved one is developing dementia.

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Topics: dementia, memory loss, early dementia, americare, americare senior living, reading, writing, Alzheimer's Association, alzheimers, memory care

"Am I Too Old to Start Exercising?"

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Apr 13, 2018 11:32:03 AM

“I’m too old for that” may be a true statement for a night out on the town, but when it comes to exercise and staying active, there is no age that deems us “too old” to begin an exercise program. The truth is, in almost all cases, it would be better fit to say, “better late than never.”

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Topics: exercise, physical activity, americare senior living, americare, wellness, health, aerobic exercise, sarcopenia, bodybuilding, weightlifting, cardio, aerobic

5 Types of Senior Living and Why You Should Know Them

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Apr 6, 2018 12:16:28 PM

Not all senior living facilities are created equal, nor should they be. The senior living options are growing and becoming more specialized to fit the upcoming baby boomer needs, but the options that currently exist are important to consider, as they vary from type-to-type with specific design and amenity options to fit the many and unique needs of the aging population.

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Topics: Alzheimer's Association, assisted living, memory care, memory loss, dementia, americare senior living, americare, rehab, rehab-to-home, skilled nursing

3 Simple and Fun Ways for Seniors to Stay Healthy

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Mar 14, 2018 11:52:19 AM

We know that good eating habits supplemented with daily activity is necessary for a healthy life, especially as we age, but there are some surprising and fun activities that are also beneficial to living our best lives.

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Topics: seniors, americare senior living, americare, gardening, active lifestyle, cards, games, arts and crafts

Trends in Senior Living Design and Amenities

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Mar 9, 2018 11:36:54 AM

Senior living design and amenities just keep getting better and better. What’s in store as engaged architectural and design firms look to the future preferences and needs of Baby Boomers?

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Topics: retirement home, americare senior living, americare, senior living, architecture, design, amenities, baby boomers

Tips for Scouting Out Independent Living Communities

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 30, 2018 11:22:20 AM

The decision has been made. “We’re moving on out! No more lawn maintenance, no more worrying about the furnace, air conditioner, or hot water heater kicking the bucket, and no more cleaning all this extra space we don’t even use. We’re ready to move to an independent living community.”

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Topics: independent living community, continuing care retirement community, AARP, forbes, americare senior living, senior living, americare, cottages, retirement home

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