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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Housing

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Housing

There are some topics we would rather never have to discuss with our loved ones. We shrivel at the prospect of telling our kids about death and the birds and the bees. Similarly, speaking with our parents about senior housing ranks rather low on our list of ways we'd...

Why It’s Important to Manage Your Diabetes

Why It’s Important to Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious, chronic health condition. There is no known cure for diabetes, yet people living with it may significantly improve their prognoses. This can be achieved by regularly monitoring their blood sugar, losing weight, eating healthful foods, taking...

Why You Are Never too Old to Quit Smoking

Why You Are Never too Old to Quit Smoking

I know perfectly well how good it feels to smoke. Tamping a fresh pack down on the dining room table, tearing off its little cellophane envelope, and sliding the first round out of formation are all immensely satisfying experiences in their own right. Actually taking...

Guide to Assisted Living Team Members

Guide to Assisted Living Team Members

Imagine a baseball team comprised of nothing but pitchers. It would be chaos! Not to mention frustrating for the other team's batter as he tried hitting nine baseballs all thrown at the same time. Specialization of its members is the key to any team's success, and our...

The Role of Stress in Chronic Disease

The Role of Stress in Chronic Disease

Stress is your body's natural response to pressure. That pressure may come from a new and unsettling situation, a threat to your self-image, or a feeling of powerlessness. Those are all unpleasant circumstances, so there is little wonder why you dislike the sensation...

When is it Time for Senior Living?

When is it Time for Senior Living?

You have spent a lifetime making sound decisions. And now, as you have gotten older, you face one of your most important choices to date: Is it time for senior living? This is not a decision to be made hastily. You must consider several personal factors including your...

Forgetfulness vs Dementia

Forgetfulness vs Dementia

Forgetting to Remember It is common to become more forgetful as we age. Occasionally missing a birthday, forgetting someone's name, searching for a word, or misplacing your glasses are normal, age-related gaffs. Stressful situations, being tired and even hunger can...

Searching for a Senior Living Community

Searching for a Senior Living Community

Where Should You Begin? The first step to take in looking for a senior living community to call home is to do research. Arming yourself with information ensures you are making an educated decision, one which is based on your personal goals. Discovering an assisted...