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How to Help Residents Adjust to Life in a Senior Living Home

Life in a senior living home is often a tough adjustment for families and residents.

It’s a tough topic. Most people aren’t sure when they should begin to explore a senior living home as an option for their loved one. Assisted living and senior care facilities are often viewed with a certain stigma and fear. It’s important that facility owners and staff members learn to guide the family with empathy and care as they help their loved ones adjust to life in a senior living home. It’s possible to help residents, and their families, view this life change as an opportunity and a new beginning. Care facility staff members and owners can take steps to ease the transition for all involved.

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Intergenerational Programs: Great for Seniors and Community

Intergenerational programs encourage kids to spend quality time with older generations, with fun, hands-on activities.

These engaging visits with seniors in assisted living are the foundation of a mutually beneficial relationship promoting learning and growth for both parties. There are endless ways to implement effective intergenerational programs and activities to enhance the lives of the residents at your senior care facility.

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Holistic Health and Wellness for Senior Care

You’re already running a healthcare center staffed with medical professionals.

Your caregivers and team members assist residents above and beyond the call of duty. So, how can you take the next step in healthcare excellence? To attract more residents, consider incorporating holistic health activities and programs to improve what’s already available at your facility.

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Recruiting Retired Renters: Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities

Renting is no longer just for college kids and young executives.

Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age and drawn to the convenience of renting. Here’s what every building owner needs to know.The face of the senior market is changing rapidly. As Baby Boomers hit retirement age, many are seeking the convenience and sense of community found in rental properties.

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What Do The Best Retirement Homes Offer?

Finding a community that meets your expectations or fits your loved one’s lifestyle means taking the first step to get informed.

When the time comes to choose a retirement home for your loved one, you want nothing but the best. There are many options for senior care these days, each providing different advantages for people who value different things. Talking to your loved ones about what they want is an excellent first step. Discussing the options presented here is a good way to start the conversation.

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Integrating Mobile Apps with Healthcare

Mobile healthcare apps offer flexibility to both families and caregivers who want fast results and information.

Families want caregivers to provide the best support possible. Every day, advances in medical technology allow caregivers to do their jobs more efficiently. These advances often come in the form of better machines in hospitals and facilities, but the mobile revolution offered up new options to help caregivers keep families up to date with the status of a loved one’s health. Email, instant messaging and other communications are an obvious choice, but the field of mobile healthcare apps is growing just as fast as any other part of the app store.

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5 Key Qualities People Look for in Assisted Living Facilities

If you work in an assisted living facility, review these five qualities to determine how well your facility stacks up.

Seeking out a quality assisted living facility for a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Whether the loved one requires additional care for safety or medical reasons, when the time comes, choosing the right facility can be difficult. Figuring out where to even start can be daunting. The more information that can be pulled together will ensure an informed decision. These five elements make up an assisted living checklist that will ease the process of deciding on the right facility to meet the family’s needs. Alternately, if you work in an assisted living facility, it’s equally important to be familiar with these five qualities and how well your facility stacks up.

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3 Myths About Senior Living Facilities

Congratulations! How do you keep things rolling forward once the novelty wears off?

When the time comes to decide whether or not you or a loved one should move into a senior living facility, having all the facts can make a big difference. A lot of myths surround senior living facilities—and fear of the unknown can cause a lot of anxiety. Making a decision between senior living, assisted living or in-home care should be a decision made with as much information as possible. Researching ahead of time most definitely helps. The first steps involve busting some of the myths that surround senior living facilities.

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The Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living Facilities

There are many things to consider when choosing a future for your loved ones. Take the time to do some research!

The traditional idea of elderly persons moving into nursing homes toward the end of their lives is fading fast. Seniors live longer these days and they want more options for how to spend their twilight years. Nursing homes have evolved into assisted care facilities, while in-home care has made a comeback thanks to specialized training and advances in technology. Choosing the best option for yourself or your loved ones requires taking some time to ask questions, to talk about difficult things, and to consider your options.

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Current Research Suggests Future Lack of Housing For Seniors

How do we keep up with senior living trends to meet the demands for housing in the growing senior community?

Over 75 million people were born during the Baby Boom—the post World War II generation that stretches from 1946 through 1964. Many Baby Boomers are already starting to look into their options for assisted healthcare, and many more will be within the next decade. More potential customers means that healthcare centers that act now can prepare to capitalize on the rise in eligible customers. A recent study suggests that, very soon, demand for senior housing will severely exceed the supply.

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