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Celebrating the Holiday Season with Our Elderly Loved Ones

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Oct 10, 2018 11:46:55 AM

With the Holiday season well on it’s way, most of us see times of mayhem on our horizon. Planning get-togethers and parties, cooking and preparing meals, shopping, but most importantly, time with our loved ones.

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Topics: americare senior living, senior living, holidays, christmas, thanksgiving, halloween, assisted living

How Caregivers of Seniors Can Provide Emotional Support to Patients and Their Families

Posted by Amy Chance on Sep 19, 2018 11:11:57 AM

The job of a caregiver is never easy or glamorous. Whether you’re a family member or professional caregiver, providing care for a senior comes with a complex set of responsibilities and challenges. We mentioned recently how caregivers can neglect their own lives and health when providing care for seniors. Providing the right emotional support to a senior citizen and their families is in itself emotionally demanding, and requires that the caregiver be physically and mentally healthy.

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Topics: caregiving, americare senior living, senior living, seniors, healthy, support, family, assisted living, skilled nursing, independent living community, caregivers, communication

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

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

Important Considerations When Evaluating Assisted Living Communities

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Feb 7, 2018 12:33:54 PM

The “Bridge” Option

For many, assisted living communities are a sort of “bridge” option for seniors who are experiencing difficulties maintaining a healthy, safe, and involved lifestyle when living independently. There may be some mobility issues, problems taking prescription medications correctly, lessened abilities and/or interest in cleaning and/or cooking, or maybe some assistance with personal care is now needed. If such seniors live alone, there is also the risk of depression and loneliness due to isolation. These folks do not have ongoing medical conditions requiring skilled nursing; thus, the assisted living community is a viable option.

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Topics: assisted living, americare senior living, AARP, PBS Frontline, plans for elders

Meet Our Featured Friend: Reed H.

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 23, 2018 11:15:47 AM

How do we show that we care about others? For Reed H. this comes naturally and from the heart.

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Topics: Churchill Terrace, americare senior living, Central Missouri Honor Flights, Mid-Missouri Patriot Guard Riders, assisted living, Veterans United Home Loans, Sterling Wyatt Memorial Park, featured friend

The "Silver Tsunami":  Implications for All of Us

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 18, 2018 12:30:30 PM

If you think you are seeing more “old people” out and about these days, just wait.  North America and most of the developed world are bracing for what is being called the “silver tsunami.” 

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Topics: Silver Tsunami, AARP, Alzheimer's caregiver, planning for elder care, Medicare, americare senior living, National Institute of Health, Medicaid, assisted living, senior living, aging

Meet Our Featured Friend: Paula P.

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 15, 2018 9:43:48 AM

Paula has been living at Sugar Creek Assisted Living for about three years, where she sports the title of Hometown Hospitality Resident Activity Assistant.

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Topics: assisted living, americare senior living, Sugar Creek Assisted Living Troy, MO, sugar creek, featured friend, baking

Active Listening:  An Important Tool When Communicating with Elders

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 8, 2018 10:57:27 AM

If you are around elderly loved ones regularly, you know that communicating with them is often difficult.  Sometimes it feels impossible.  A useful communication tool many of us need to be reminded of...or introduced to...is “active listening.”

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Topics: communicating with elders, nonverbal communication, eye contact, americare senior living, listening, active listening,, assisted living, independent living, memory care, best friends approach, americare

2018 Resolution:  Start Talking About Plans with Your Aging Loved Ones

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 4, 2018 11:12:38 AM

Believe it or not, there are some families that perpetually skirt around necessary topics with their aging loved ones.  Sound familiar?   

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Topics: financial planning, plans for elders, AARP, communicating with elders, senior living, finances, assisted living, independent living, memory care, retirement, forbes, google, proactive, americare, americare senior living

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