Falls are the main cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in people age 65 and older. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in four older Americans falls each year, often suffering dislocations, bone fractures, or head injuries. As seniors age, they become increasingly prone to falls for a number of reasons: … Continue reading Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls
The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s a good time to discuss dental health. Vibrant cheer and merriment hangs high in the air in senior living, along with acts of giving, spending time with loved ones, and yes—the promise of lots of sweets and treats. According to the National Center of Health Statistics, … Continue reading Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities
The growing population of today’s seniors is more active, healthier, and will live longer than any generation in history according to a 2019 Forbes magazine article, “A New Snapshot of Older Adults in the U.S.” But there are times when life brings change to active, healthy seniors requiring them to look for support in an … Continue reading When is the right time to consider personal care?
Have you ever had your keys one moment, only to misplace them the next? “I had them just a minute ago!” Have you struggled to remember what’s-his-name? “Oh, come on, it’s on the tip of my tongue!” Most people have experienced those slips of memory and absentminded moments, and not just in their senior years. … Continue reading Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory support
When Don Roland was a kid growing up in the city of Lancaster, he loved listening to music and longed to play the accordion. The odds were stacked against him as those were the years of the Great Depression, and family finances wouldn’t allow the luxury of a musical instrument and lessons.
As we age, we may experience some degree of change in our memory. That’s common and isn’t necessarily cause for concern. It’s part of the aging process, and we learn to adapt to and accommodate these changes—and even make light of them in conversation with friends.
Rehabilitation services assist older adults in improving their quality of life by helping them recover from the effects of injury, illness or surgery and regain their independence. Rehabilitation is focused on making the daily activities of life easier—getting out of bed, bathing, walking, going up and down stairs, and shopping. “Rehab” can have significant value as part of an ongoing wellness program as well.
We often hear from seniors and their families that they feel relieved following the move to a personal care residence at our continuing care retirement community (CCRC). We get comments like “I’ll never have to move again,” “This feels like home” and “Everything I need is right here.”
The comedian George Burns practiced what he preached when he said, “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” At the age of 96, he signed a lifetime contract to perform stand-up comedy at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. While few of us are as funny as Burns was, or would … Continue reading Retirees find joy and meaning at vibrant senior living communities
The demand for CCRCs continues to increase and is expected to grow as baby boomers decide how to spend their retirement years.