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Healthy Food is Also Comfort Food

What makes the food service industry a big part of senior living? Well we take a look at our bodies, what we crave, but also what our bodies need to thrive and stay strong. Food service in senior living must be more specific than other non-health care industries in order to meet these needs. Before entering assisted living, many adults…

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The Pillars of Alzheimer’s Care

What sets a memory care community apart from another is their program and design, along with a flow of new ideas to do better. An article that was written by Susan Saldibar mentions the operations within Abe’s Garden Memory Care located in Nashville, Tennessee. They have reached a successful point in residency due to 6 pillars they have developed and…

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Leaving a Legacy

As we look back on our life experiences and belief systems, we start to wonder who else will look back on us and our history. Marelisa Fabrega from Daringtolivefully.com says, “What does it mean to leave a legacy? It means putting a stamp on the future, and making a contribution to future generations. People want to leave a legacy because…

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Annual Family Turkey Dinner

What is a better time of the year than the holidays? Families come together, we see people we haven’t seen in awhile, and we are finally surrounded by our kids and grandkids. At Bel Aire Senior Living we make the holidays a time to remember and we seek to bring family together after a long year. We decorate the halls…

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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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