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Things To Look For When You Tour A Senior Living Facility

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If your elderly parents have a hard time taking care of themselves and are isolated at home, it may be time to move them into a senior living facility, like Crimson Ridge Meadows. Although they may not want to leave the home they've lived in for many years, you have to consider their safety and well-being. It's even possible your parents will be happier once they've adjusted, since they will have a more active social life and their meals and medications will be monitored.

17 November 2015

All In The Family: Find The Right Facility For Your LGBT Parents

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It is a fact of life that parents will need more attention and care as they grow older. It is likely that you will have to go through the process of helping your parents select and settle in to their next phase of life. If you were raised by lesbian mothers or gay fathers, you know that your family unit often looks or will be perceived differently than opposite sex family units.

17 November 2015

Making The Transition To An Assisted Living Facility Easier For Your Loved One

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For many older people moving out their homes, the transition can be tough, especially if they have lived in the same home for many years. Some elderly people move into assisted living facilities because their spouses have passed away and they are tired of living alone. Others choose to live in assisted living facility because they can no longer handle the daily tasks of cooking and caring for a house. Follow these tips for helping your elderly loved one make the transition to an assisted living home easier and a positive change.

13 November 2015

What To Consider Before Choosing An Independent Living Community

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If you are considering a move to an independent living community, you need to consider a few factors before you pick a specific location. In many cases, these factors can help you choose between the different locations around your area.  Size The first thing you should consider is the size of the living area of each residence. Each community will usually offer different types living areas, so you want to choose one that best suits your personal needs.

12 November 2015

4 Reasons To Move To An Assisted Living Facility

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Getting older can require more care and caution. If you live alone and feel you should rely on the assistance of others to help have a higher quality of life, you may want to consider an assisted living facility. This will allow you to have some benefits that others who live solo simply don't have. Knowing the reasons to move to a facility of this type may motivate you to do so.

11 November 2015

3 Important Healthcare Tips For Flu Season

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When it comes to the flu, there's no such thing as being too prepared. While some lucky people never seem to get sick, most people are susceptible to illnesses like the flu, and being cooped up indoors during the cold winter months makes it easier to spread a contagious illness than it is at other times of the year. Take a look at some tips to help you can your family get through the upcoming flu season.

10 November 2015

Independent Living Or Assisted Living: Knowing Which One Is Right For Your Loved One

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When you have a loved one who is a senior living alone, you begin to find yourself quite preoccupied with their safety and health. As such, you may be looking into options to help them transition into a different living arrangement that is safer, more of a community, and better monitored. Because this is your first experience in dealing with such transitions, you may be wondering whether independent living or assisted living is best for your loved one.

10 November 2015

Finding Your Place In A New Neighborhood

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When researching retirement communities in your area to move to from your home, consider it a move to a new neighborhood. There will be new faces and expectations from the people who already live there. You'll want to establish yourself as a responsible part of the community. Here are a few ways to help you learn about and become integrated into this new neighborhood. Attend the Residence Meetings If the facility sponsors a residents' association, attend these meetings to get a sense of what the important issues are to the people living there.

6 November 2015

Worried About Your Aging Parents? 4 Signs It Might Be Time For A Senior Living Facility

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If you're concerned about your parent's well-being, it may be time to consider a senior living facility for them. Here are four signs that will help you decide if it's time to make some changes to your parents living arrangements. They're Losing Weight Are your parents suddenly losing weight? The first thing you should do is take them for a physical to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing the weight loss.

6 November 2015

Three Signs That It Is Time To Consider A Senior Living Facility For Your Parent

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As your parent enters their senior years, you might start to wonder if they would benefit from moving to a nursing home or an assisted living community tailored to senior citizens. Here are some signs that it could be time to talk to your parent about relocating to a senior living facility. They Have Greater Medical Care Needs When your parent has a new medical diagnosis that requires a great deal of additional care or has a worsening chronic health condition, they may need more care than you can provide on your own.

4 November 2015