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Safety and Security in Senior Living

If you’re worried about your aging parent’s safety, you may be trying to convince them to move to a senior living community. At the same time, you may be wondering just how much safer they’d be after such a move. Senior living communities have specific features to keep their residents safe. Here’s what to look for as you begin your…

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Independent Living vs Assisted Living

A common question we receive  is about the difference between independent living and assisted living. Four tenants of AL are freedom of choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life. Assisted living communities like Bel Aire, support those who need assistance with activities of daily living, while allowing residents to live as independently as possible.  Here are some other ways independent…

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What Causes Anxiety in the Elderly: Treatment Options

Medication When addressing the issue of anxiety in older adults, it is important to consider proper nutrition, hydration, and regular activity as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Minor adjustments with small, measurable goals can make a large impact on the quality of life. It is time to consider medication when anxiety interferes with activities of daily living and general…

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What Causes Anxiety in the Elderly?

What Causes Anxiety in the Elderly? Loss of a Spouse Companionship is an essential part of a fulfilling life. When a spouse dies, the loved one left behind loses more than a life partner. Family roles become redefined, daily routines are interrupted by the absence of a primary member. While life continues at the same hectic pace, a grieving spouse…

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Loneliness in Seniors

Social interaction is very important for our mental health.  It can help prevent depression, which is widespread among seniors. In fact, some studies show that up to “20 percent of the population over 70 years of age suffer from depression. There are many causes, but it’s often made worse by the fact that people who were once active now spend…

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Smaller menus for more variety? Who Knew?

The kitchen is the heart of the home, this is no different in a senior living community. Good food brings people together, and in senior living communities the dining room is one of the few places where everyone gathers. Staff and residents sit down together to eat, mingle, and enjoy each other’s company. Extensive menus claiming variety are always a…

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Scams targeting the Elderly

As our dependence on technology increases, so does the number of scam calls we receive. Every other call seems to be from a shady ‘insurance company’ or ‘credit card company asking for our social security, credit card info,  or bank account numbers. Unfortunately for seniors, many of these scams are targeted at the elderly; often taking advantage of their compassion…

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We Move Based on Need

Over the course of our ever changing lives, we move approximately 3 to 5 times due to the circumstances that arise. These moves are based on our need to accommodate things at specific times in our life. So what pushes us to make this move? We may be starting a family, relocating for work, or settling down to retire. For…

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The CNAs at Bel Aire

A Certified Nursing Assistant works alongside every aspect of an assisted living community. They are the backbone in everything that happens 24 hours a day when it comes to the residents that rely on their service. You may have a general idea of their job description but we want to enlighten you as to what goes on at Bel Aire…

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Tips on Talking to Your Parents about Assisted Living

It can be difficult to communicate to your parents about assisted living and how it will benefit their quality of life. This conversation varies between families, for some, it can be an easy and accepting transition, but for others, it can be emotional and even scary. You may not know where to start or how to keep the idea positive.…

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Common Causes of Memory Loss

You may begin to wonder what causes minor or significant memory loss as you reach a specific age. We notice cognitive limitations in older family members or friends and hope that we don’t have the same outcome as we get older. fortuna zakłady bukmacherskie online As for preventing memory loss, there are many things you can change in your daily…

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A Population at Risk

We make the assumption that our own family members can take better care of us than those at an assisted living community. What happens when family members reach their burn out point or where their own health prohibits them providing this needed care? Family Caregiver Alliance presents evidence that, “one-third of caregivers continue to provide intense care to others while…

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Tours

Each assisted living community expects to leave a great first impression on every family that comes to tour their building. So how do you leave such an important impression that helps a family make a big decision on where to move their loved ones? Answer: It’s how well you connect and address the main reasons why they are looking for…

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