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The Long Goodbye

This is a repost of something written awhile back in our blog. I came accross it today and was reminded of how beautiful aging is. Enjoy:)… This week we want to share a story that was presented at our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group this month. You can click here to watch the video and hear the story first hand. When Tony Luciani’s aging…

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Fall Activities For Seniors

As the weather cools, people all over the region retreat from their outdoor fun to the warmth of the indoors. From the safety of their homes they watch as the leaves turn brown, the winds chill, and the clouds thicken. While cooped up in their respective dwellings, people find that the indoors have little to offer in ways of entertainment,…

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Restore Your Role

Caregiving is a big responsibility. Some people fall into the position, others choose to become a caregiver for their loved one. Either way being a caregiver is a responsibility some could not take on due to the demanding requirements. Caregiving can become a 24/7 job, and when it does, sometimes the caregiver can burn out. When a caregiver does become…

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Overcoming Guilt

WHY WE FEEL GUILTY Dealing with guilt when moving a loved one to an assisted living residence is nearly inevitable when it comes to caring for vulnerable people. These feelings are a normal response. You want to ensure that your elderly parents will be cared for in the future, but the demands of acting as the primary caregiver may be…

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The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s

Penn Medicine tells us that there are a few things we need to know when dealing with Dementia. If someone you care about is experiencing signs of Alzheimer’s, knowing the signs of each stage can help you assist in managing the disease. “There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s,’ explains David Wolk, MD, co-director of the Penn Memory Center, “but there are…

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What Is Hospice?

We at Bel Aire Senior Living thought we would take a little time and talk about hospice with you guys! Our friends from Elevation Home Health and Hospice tell us that “hospice care is a special type of care designed to provide comfort and support to clients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments…It…

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What is Home Health?

Here at Bel Aire Senior Living, we have a load of Home Health and Hospice companies that you have chosen to help us take care of your loved ones. We thought it was about time we talked a bit about their service and what it means to be a part of home health and hospice. This time will be mainly…

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Birthday Bash!

    Celebrating a birthday can be such a tender gift in an a assisted living community! Here at Bel Aire Senior Living, we make sure to make that day special for each resident and then we follow it up with a big birthday bash at the end of each month for all of those who had a birthday!  It…

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When Do We Know It’s Time?

We become hesitant when we think about putting our loved one into assisted living. They seem to be doing fine taking care of themselves and when we bring up the idea, we don’t want to face the truth. Our loved ones have cared for us our whole lives and we don’t want the roles reversed. However, it is inevitable to…

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Can Technology Help Us?

Though the pandemic, our society has had to lean into technology for a lot of different things. People of all ages have had to learn how to use technology in order to keep in contact with loved ones, pick up groceries, and have things shipped to their home. This has been overwhelming for a lot of our seniors who have…

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Healthy Aging

Do seniors get enough exercise? Physical activity needs to be a priority in all assisted living residences and here is why. It is so important to keep our blood pumping and our muscles active. If we aren’t moving enough, our muscles can atrophy and eventually we will decline because of it. Physical activity extends vitality and strength. Here at Bel…

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No Need to Fear Aging!

Today we thought we would share some fun statistics and facts about getting older! Usually, the thought of aging scares people and makes them uncomfortable. Instead of fearing it, we should embrace it and expect to enjoy certain perks. Working at Bel Aire Senior Living and talking with all the residents here, it is clear that a lot of them…

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What We Need to Survive – Each Other

Wait a minute. Could it be? A light at the end of the tunnel? We may finally be emerging from the tough times that the Corona virus has put us through. We at Bel Aire Senior Living, thought it would be a good idea to talk about something today that has been so beneficial throughout this whole experience. This has…

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THE DAKIM® BRAINFITNESS™ SYSTEM

As we age, our physical ability declines, and with it, our mental and cognitive abilities may also diminish. Memory is one of the most important parts of our cognitive function that is especially prone to decline. Here at Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork, Utah, we care about all of our residents’ cognitive function, and we want to help our…

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