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Helping an Aging Loved One Make Healthier Choices

Offer to Make Meals A healthy balanced diet is one that consists of plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats. It may be that the senior in your life is not physically able to cook for themselves anymore, or they may claim to just not like those foods. Whatever the case, instead of constantly trying to convince them about the…

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 Bel Aire Senior Living Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

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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How Seniors Can Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

People ages 65 and older have a higher risk of serious complications from the flu because their immune system defenses weaken somewhat with age. These older adults account for more than one half of all flu-related hospitalizations (50%-70%) and the most flu-related deaths (85%), according to Medscape. Learn more about avoiding the flu and colds and what to do if…

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Debunking 6 Outdated Assisted Living Myths

Debunking 6 Outdated Assisted Living Myths If you or your loved one could use a helping hand with day-to-day activities, there’s no better option than an assisted living community. Unfortunately, outdated misconceptions about assisted living may scare away the seniors who need it most. Being well-informed is vital to making important decisions about your future, so read on and get…

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Being a Good Listener with the Elderly

Senior care professionals understand how seniors can become relatively isolated, and how much value there can be to simply sitting down with them, and listening to their stories. As we begin to enter this holiday season, now will be a good time to just devote a few hours to sit with your senior loved one, to show them you care…

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5 Problems Seniors Can Face From Living Alone

Is your loved one a senior citizen who is living at home by themselves? Are you concerned that they are having problems taking care of their personal needs on a daily basis? Read on to learn the 5 health concerns while living at home, and that are excellent reasons to bring in outside help.   Increased Fall Risk Is your loved…

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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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