Each generation of seniors is faced with an abundance of choices when it comes to retirement planning. All of those choices have one common factor: future care needs. It can … Continue reading What Is a CCRC? How Brethren Village Helps Seniors Live Life Fully
Personal Care Articles
The best Senior living is in Lancaster, PA at a CCRC like Brethren Village!By Tara Ober / January 17, 2020 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Independent Living, Personal Care, Retirement Community in Lancaster, Senior Living
Featured Photo: Brethren Village Campus When you dream of retirement do you picture beautiful white sandy beaches, deep blue waters and the feel of a warm, sea breeze? For years, … Continue reading The best Senior living is in Lancaster, PA at a CCRC like Brethren Village!
Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent fallsBy Diane Gergal, LPN, PCA / December 12, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Residential Living, Senior Living, Skilled Care, Uncategorized, Wellness
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 … Continue reading Stay safe during senior living by following these 6 steps to prevent falls
Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communitiesBy Diane Gergal, LPN, PCA / November 25, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Senior Living, Wellness
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 … Continue reading Quality dental care is essential for those in senior living communities
When is the right time to consider personal care?By Erik Dering / November 22, 2019 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Senior Living
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 … Continue reading When is the right time to consider personal care?
Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory supportBy Erik Dering / April 30, 2019 Health Care, Personal Care, Skilled 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, … Continue reading Help for “mature” brains: from practical tips to memory support
Piano man Don Roland says “there’s always something to do”By Tara Ober / October 24, 2017 Community, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Residential Living
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.
Seniors with dementia benefit from professional memory support programsBy Erik Dering / September 11, 2017 Continuing Care Retirement Community, Personal Care
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 improve physical functioning and wellness for seniorsBy Michelle Schlegelmilch, B.S., NHA / May 22, 2017 Caregivers, Health Care, Personal Care
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.
Personal care services = security, privacy, fellowship and contentmentBy Debbie Fillmore / February 14, 2017 Caregivers, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Health Care, Personal Care, Skilled Care
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.”