How to Choose Between Assisted Living and In-Home Care

Posted by on September 27th, 2023

If you or a loved one need more care, you may be considering Assisted Living or In-Home Care. But how do you decide? While for some the choice (for either one) is easy, for many it can be difficult to determine what the best option is. Here are some ideas to help you determine the best choice for your family.

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Tips for Choosing a Senior Care Facility

Posted by on August 29th, 2023

So, you and your aging parent have decided that it’s time to find a senior care facility. How do you choose? This process involves a lot of communication, so it’s good to prepare for the process.

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How to Talk To Friends and Family About your Aging Parents

Posted by on July 24th, 2023

Whether you’re gathering at the holidays, just catching up, or regularly spending time together, stigmas about old age can make it difficult to talk about your aging parents with family members and friends. Sometimes you might be looking for advice or support, and in some situations you might just want to keep a family member in the loop about changes in your parent’s life. Here are some tips for talking about it.

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What are the Differences Between Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes?

Posted by on June 19th, 2023

The terms assisted living and nursing home are often used interchangeably, but once you start doing more research, you will start to discover that there are a lot of important differences between the two. Here are some useful distinctions between assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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Protection Against Identity Theft & Fraud

Posted by on May 15th, 2023

Fraud is a looming and growing concern for many consumers, with nearly $6 billion in consumer fraud reported in 2021. Identity theft, too, is a growing concern. As more of our financial lives and identifying information is disseminated online, the risks increase. Aging people are often a prime target for these sorts of scams, as they are less likely to be aware of warning signs. Here are a few tips to help make sure that you are protected.

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More Tips for Managing Your Medications

Posted by on April 20th, 2023

Managing medications can be a challenge for anyone. As we age, we often find ourselves taking more medications, and often on different schedules. To make things more difficult, when aging people struggle with memory loss or cognitive decline, the process can become an even greater struggle.  Assisted living facilities can offer support to keep track of different medications, but what about people living at home? Whether living alone or with family members, here are some tips for helping you to manage your medications. Last year we offered 4 tips for managing medications, and we wanted to add a few more ideas for you!

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Music & Memory

Posted by on March 23rd, 2023

We’ve all been there: a song from your youth comes on the radio and even though you haven’t thought about the song in decades, you find yourself singing every word or humming every note. Music is an important part of how we interact with the world around us. In addition, it doesn’t seem to be impacted by memory loss and dementia the way many other everyday things are.

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Tips for Managing an Aging Parent’s Finances

Posted by on February 28th, 2023

Managing and talking about money can be difficult for people of any age, but as parents get older, many adult children start to take a more active role in their parents’ finances. This can be a stressful process, but also can help ensure that both child and parent feel more financially secure. Here are five tips for helping with financial management for an aging parent.

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Nutrition Tips for Seniors

Posted by on January 31st, 2023

As we age, there are many things that can impact our nutrition. Dementia or cognitive decline can result in struggling to recognize feelings of hunger, as well as make cooking less safe. Medications come with many side effects—nausea and lack of appetite are two of the most common. While our aging family members may need fewer calories as they become less active, eating enough (and well enough) is an important key to staying healthy. It can also be a great way for our aging loved ones to maintain some independence, even if they need assistance with some aspects of preparing food. Here are some tips on maintaining good nutrition for seniors.

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Our residents enjoyed the 2022 holidays!

Posted by on January 12th, 2023

Residents at Beaver Lake Lodge enjoyed a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus this Christmas! There were lots of laughs and plenty of sweets to go around. Look at all those smiles! From all of us at As Life Goes On, we are wishing you happy holidays and success in the New Year.

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