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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

May 16, 2019

Assisted living facilities exist to provide a safe and caring environment for those who can no longer care for themselves due to old age, disability, or disease. Both palliative and hospice care aim to provide comfort and relaxation to people suffering from serious illness, but are distinctive in that they provide their services at different […]

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Getting Ready for Hospice Care

May 7, 2019

The end of one’s life is often challenging for everyone involved. It is a time of reflection and, inevitably, of anxiety. Though no one wants to think about the prospect of leaving this life behind, it is essential to plan to ensure that one’s end-of-life care is handled with respect and dignity. Today we’re going […]

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What is Sundowner’s Syndrome?

May 2, 2019

Up to 66% of older adults with mid-to-late stage Alzheiner’s or other forms of dementia have a set of neuropsychiatric symptoms that we call Sundown Syndrome. These symptoms include repeated walking during the night and wandering, which can be very dangerous for people with dementia. It can get stressful as a caretaker to deal with […]

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Reading Regularly Has Huge Benefits for Seniors

April 26, 2019

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as cracking open a book and enjoying the journey. Whether you’re reading the true story of historical event or a thrilling mystery, reading is more than just fun. It’s also good for you. Reading regularly can improve and impact many aspects of your life, particularly for seniors. Let’s take a […]

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Spring Activities for Seniors

April 17, 2019

It’s finally spring, and the weather is finally nice again. Your loved one in an assisted living home may want to enjoy this nice springtime too, but they are no spring chicken anymore, so it might be harder for them to find something they might enjoy. As you get older, the less you’re able to […]

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Making the Most of Your Assisted Living Home Visit

April 10, 2019

Moving in to an assisted living home is a hard transition to make, and you want to be sure you’ve found the right home in the first place. When you’re touring assisted living homes and seeing which one best fits the needs of your loved one, there are certain things you should be on the […]

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Communicating Through Dementia

April 4, 2019

Communicating with someone who has dementia can be tough. They might keep forgetting things, repeating things, asking the same questions, they might even be having dramatic mood swings or their entire personality could change. There are lots of different ways dementia affects communication between you and your loved one. Here are some ways that you […]

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3 Reasons Why Seniors Benefit from Assisted Living

March 27, 2019

Many seniors are hesitant to go in to assisted living. After so many years of being independent, it’s hard to admit that maybe it’s time to think about assisted living in Laurel, MD. There are many concerns that arise in a senior’s mind when someone mentions moving in to assisted living, but there are many […]

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How Can Music Therapy Benefit Dementia Patients?

March 19, 2019

Dementia is a hard thing to cope with. It’s a scary when someone you love can’t remember things well, but there are things you can do to help them remember. One way studies have found is effective in benefiting dementia patients is music. Music can help a dementia patient relive a moment in their lives […]

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Navigating the Early Stages of Dementia

March 12, 2019

Dementia is scary, no matter what stage it’s at. We can allow for those “senior moments,” but what happens when senior moments simply become “moments”? The early stages of dementia are a lot like senior moments, but more frequent and obvious. Today, we’re going to talk about the signs and symptoms of Dementia, and how […]

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