What Is Aging in Place?

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What is aging in place? Here, we'll look at some expert definitions of the term, cover some considerations for aging in place and detail the in-home care services older adults…

Guide to Memory Care

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Memory care facilities offer 24-hour assistance and deliver more comprehensive, personalized care than most other forms of senior living. Larger residential care communities — those offering multiple levels of care…

Home Modifications for Seniors

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As seniors age, they may struggle with many aspects of daily life. These struggles can present themselves in many ways, and oftentimes seniors feel frustrated with their newfound impairments. In…

Senior Medication Management

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Medications are a critical part of maintaining a high-quality life for many seniors. Seniors may take multiple medications for their chronic (expected to last a long time) or acute (sudden onset) conditions. They may…

All About Senior Care

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Senior care is a broad term used to describe a variety of specialized services and supports designed to assist elderly individuals (usually defined as those aged 65 and older) with their…

About Respite Care

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Respite care provides temporary support for families who care for a loved one. Some services offer in-home caregiver visits, while others offer stays at assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Respite care stays vary in length, from…

About Nursing Home Care

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A nursing home is a residence for seniors who don't need ongoing medical care like in a hospital or skilled nursing facility but can't live independently because they need help available at…

What is Independent Living?

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Senior independent living communities are full-service accommodations for elderly individuals who want to live on their own with minimal upkeep. Although these facilities are marketed toward healthy and mobile seniors enough to…

Memory Care in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

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Recent estimates suggest that half of all adults over the age of 85 years likely have some form of dementia, though it's common for the disease to go undiagnosed. Despite a high…

Activities of Daily Living

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Every day, individuals need to do certain tasks in order to stay safe, clean, and healthy. These tasks are referred to as the activities of daily living (ADLs). This guide covers…

Palliative Care

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The aging process can be difficult and complex. In addition to the usual symptoms associated with getting older, many seniors suffer from serious medical conditions which, if left untreated, may…

What are Geriatric Care Management Services?

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The process of working through care options for seniors is often overwhelming for families. It may be difficult to know what the best choices are. It may be especially stressful…