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5 Ways to Show Love to Those in Assisted Living

Welcome to love month! Here at Bel Aire Senior Living we are very excited to be celebrating Valentine’s day this month. Because we know the importance of making sure our residents feel loved, we wanted to share the importance of showing love to all assisted living facilities.  Make Valentines It doesn’t always need to take much to make someone’s day.…

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Why Respite Care in Assisted Living is Important

Respite stays in assisted living facilities are unfortunately unheard of. That is a devastating fact for those who are full time caregivers. Respite stays play a crucial role in providing temporary relief and support for both caregivers and seniors. Here at Bel Aire Senior Living we provide respite care. Here are some key points highlighting the importance of a respite…

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Caregiver Support Group

To begin this article we would first like to thank all those who are caring for their loved ones. We know the responsibility can be a lot to take on and we applaud you for your service to them. Here at Bel Aire Senior Living we hold a caregiver support group every second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. It…

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We Are Grateful For Assisted Living

During this time of year there are many things to be grateful for. We are grateful for the country we live in, the beauty that surrounds us, our amazing and caring staff, our dear residents, and the opportunity we have to provide a safe and accommodating place for them. We are grateful to be a part of the assisted living…

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Making Assisted Living Feel Like Home

The key to a great Assisted or Senior Living residence is making it feel like home. Nobody wants to feel like they are living in an office or hotel. Creating an environment that feels like home rather than a workplace is essential for the well being and comfort of residents. There are certain things that need to happen in order…

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Decorating Your Loved Ones Assisted Living Room

Oftentimes moving into assisted living can be very difficult. It’s a new and now needed way of living. In order to help your loved one feel at home, and also relaxed about the new environment, we would recommend helping them decorate. Decorating is not often thought of when thinking “How can I make them feel more comfortable here?” However, decorating…

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4 Signs of Sundowning

Does your loved one struggle or act out late in the day? Are you aware if they have dementia? Your loved one could be suffering from Sundown Syndrome. Sundown Syndrome, or sundowning, is common in elderly individuals especially for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Sundowning is when their behavioral and psychological symptoms worsen in the early evening or late…

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Happy & Healthy Aging

Aging happens to everyone. It is 100% inevitable. In today’s world it is looked at as an inconvenient and maybe even a scary thing. Growing out of your youth or young adult days is challenging especially to those who don’t like to slow things down. Aging doesn’t need to be seen as a bad thing. It is a beautiful part…

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National Assisted Living Week

Week of Celebration in the Lives of our Wonderful Seniors   This week we celebrate National Assisted Living Week (NALW)! Every Assisted living center in America is celebrating and raising awareness about the importance of nursing homes and the role they play in caring for the elderly population. NALW was created by The National Center For Assisted Living in 1995 to…

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Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Everyone has those days where they just want to stay home and relax. As we get older, those days seem to roll around a lot more often. There is nothing wrong with wanting those nice do-nothing days. However, it is important to not let that become your way of life. A sedentary lifestyle, especially among elderly people, can have several…

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Senior Safe Activities

What is a fun way that we can activate the brain, get the body moving, and get out of a boring routine? Activities! Even as children we all looked forward to activities. This applies to our elders as well. Everyone wants something to be excited about and to keep them busy for at least a little while. Activities are a…

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5 Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Did you know about 1 in 9 people have Alzheimer’s disease that are age 65 and older? That is more than 6 million Americans. With this disease being so common, it is important that we are able to watch for signs of Alzheimer’s from our loved and aging seniors. Here at Bel Aire we have over 25 years of experience…

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Mental Health of Seniors

Getting older comes with plenty of challenges. There’s health problems that could arise, not being able to get around like you used to, and the possibility of becoming more and more forgetful. Some challenges that people often overlook when considering the challenges of elderly people would be the struggle of loneliness. There are plenty of seniors that have lost spouses…

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency situations can and will happen to everyone. No matter how old you are, you should always have an idea or two of what to do in any kind of emergency situation. Outside the home, older adults may encounter various emergencies, such as medical emergencies, accidents, or even natural disasters. Ensuring that emergency response systems are readily available as well…

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Safety Outside of the Home

There is truly nothing like being outside on a nice summer evening enjoying nature with those you love. We are in a season where most of us are outside for the majority of our week. Whether that’s for yard work, play, or simply just to be outside. Our elderly people should get to enjoy this as well! However, getting outside…

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