9 Things You Need to Know About Aging Alone

9 Things You Need to Know About Aging Alone

by Kyla Dewar  •  July 31, 2019
When we're young, we all tend to have big hopes and dreams for how our lives will end up when we reach our golden years. But whether it's thoughts of being surrounded by all of your children and grandchildren or just aging alongside a few close friends, unfortunately, life doesn't always turn out the way we'd hope. Sometimes the dreams of marriage and kids don't work out, and sadly, not everyone you befriend in your youth remains a lifelong companion. People move, people die, and circumsta...
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How to Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

How to Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

by Kyla Dewar  •  July 11, 2019
Regardless of who you are or where you come from, one of the only sure things we can count on in life is that we all age. However, while some people may only age physically, others also age in unseen ways that can affect their mental health and memory. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, nearly 40 percent of people over the age of 65 will experience some form of memory loss in their lifetime. But before you get too worried, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re destined to develop...
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How to Choose the Right Elder Care Option Based on Cost

How to Choose the Right Elder Care Option Based on Cost

by Cedric Jackson  •  June 27, 2019
Though we don’t like to think about it, for many seniors there will come a time when they’re no longer able to take care of themselves. When that time comes, there are a lot of big decisions that will need to be made, and one of the most important factors to consider is cost. As we age, we often incur more health deficits, some of which may require further care that we can provide for ourselves. So depending on the level of care needed, there can be a rather stark contrast in price. Bef...
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How to Spot the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

by Rachel Abitan  •  June 13, 2019
Though it’s hard to think about, our older generations are often the most vulnerable. Many are put into the care of others whose job it is to take care of them when family and friends may no longer be able to. A sad fact is that many older adults suffer abuse at the hands of those that care for them. This is backed up by the thousands of search results you can find by simply typing a simple search for “elder abuse” into Google. It’s an unfortunate reality that leaves many wondering how the...
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Stay Healthy With These Proactive Aging Tips

Stay Healthy With These Proactive Aging Tips

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 14, 2019
Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it should be something to dread. Though getting older can be a scary thought for some, taking the right steps while you age can make your experience a positive one. If your back starts aching or your vision gets a little blurred, chalking it up to aging is not always the best medicine. The best way to prevent common issues as you edge into your senior years is to know what to expect and be prepared. According to a report from the World Health O...
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Why Is Senior Housing So Expensive? And What Can We Do About It?

by Martha Scully  •  June 20, 2018
One of the most common complaints I hear about senior housing today is this: it’s too expensive. As part of a company that invests in private-pay senior housing facilities, I hear this complaint often. With monthly rents ranging between $1,500 and $6,000 per month, it’s clear today’s senior housing rents may present a significant burden to aging Americans and their families. Still, what I’d like to focus on in this article is not affordability but cost. While it may seem like an issue of ...
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What to consider before selecting an elder care provider?

by Martha Scully  •  June 13, 2018
According to the National Council on Ageing, more than 92% of seniors usually suffer from one chronic disease and 77% of them even suffer from two. The deteriorating health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes in elders are totally taking the toll! Isn’t it scary? It indicates that our old parents who loved us with all their heart for the entire life need our attention. Along with the development of medical science, they definitely need utmost care. However, unfortunatel...
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Starting A Mentorship Program In Your Facility

by Martha Scully  •  June 08, 2018
The healthcare worker shortage is at the forefront of the issues plaguing the healthcare industry, so it’s no surprise that many physicians, nurses and other health professionals are looking for ways to recruit, retain, and educate the new generation of healthcare workers. While it’s important to focus on your hiring process, job advertising, and company culture, there’s another often forgot about way to promote an environment that will create a close bond between your staff. Starting a mento...
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