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Social Media and Seniors: Connecting and Staying Safe Online

March 17, 2023

In today’s digital age, social media is a great way for seniors to stay connected to friends and family. With the right guidance, seniors can join platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube to create connections online. Although some may be hesitant to start using social media, it is important that they understand how beneficial it can be for finding new ways to connect with those they care about. Getting Started with ...

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How Families Can Adjust to Caregiving for a Senior Relative

March 11, 2023

Becoming a caregiver for a senior relative can be a difficult transition. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the new roles and expectations that come with being a caregiver. There are strategies, however, that can help your family adjust to this new stage in life. With these tips and resources, you can make sure that everyone in your family is getting the care they need while learning how to become a successful ...

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Living Wills and Directives - What Families Need to Know

March 4, 2023

As our loved ones age, the need to plan for their future is an essential step in their well-being. One of the most important decisions that can be made is to have a conversation with your senior family member about living wills and directives. Having these conversations can be uncomfortable, but they are necessary for providing peace of mind and ensuring that wishes are honored when it matters most. In this blog post, we will ...

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Taking Care of Your Heart: Tips for Seniors

February 17, 2023

As we age, it is important to take extra care of our hearts. Exercise, diet, and supplements can all contribute to a healthier heart. This blog post will provide seniors with information on how to improve their heart health and live a longer, healthier life. Exercise Benefits for Seniors Regular exercise is essential for seniors looking to maintain their heart health. Even low-intensity exercises such as walking or swimming can provide many benefits, including improved ...

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Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors

January 28, 2023

Studies show that pet ownership can have positive effects on physical and mental health, especially in seniors. Depression and loneliness can happen at any age, but seniors are particularly at risk due to limited mobility, illness, isolation, and the loss of friends or family members. Taking care of a pet can help ease feelings of loneliness through companionship, connection and unconditional love. Let’s take a look at three key benefits of pet ownership: Physical ...

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Six Memory-Boosting Activities for Seniors

January 14, 2023

As we age, it's normal to experience some decline in memory. However, there are things we can do to help keep our minds sharp and our memories strong. Here are six memory-boosting activities for aging adults to keep their minds active and healthy. Brain Games One great way to boost memory is to play brain games. There are many different kinds of brain games available online and as apps for smartphones or tablets. These ...

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Top 5 Physical Activities for Seniors for the New Year

January 10, 2023

With the New Year comes new resolutions to get physically fit. Aging makes it even more important to keep our bodies active and healthy. According to the National Institute on Aging, physical activity can help seniors stay independent and actually prevent many health problems. Here are the top five physical activities seniors can do to maintain their health. 1. Walking Walking is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. It’s low-impact ...

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Tips for a successful visit with someone living with dementia

December 2, 2022

For many of us, holiday time may be the first time in many months or even years that we are seeing our family members. Changes in cognition in someone who lives with dementia can be a game changer for family gatherings. We want to offer you some suggestions to make your holiday visits as successful and loving as they can be! When preparing, consider: More than one or two visitors at a time can be ...

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Four Reasons Why a Senior Care Placement Franchise is a Smart Investment

November 10, 2022

The senior care sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. As the baby boomer generation ages, there is an increasing demand for senior care services. A study by Franchise Business Review ranks the senior care industry as the top earning category for franchise owners*. Here are the top reasons why the senior care industry is a great business opportunity: particularly a franchise like Senior Care Authority. Table of Contents Baby Boomers ...

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Five Benefits of Assisted Living for Seniors

November 5, 2022

As we age, it can become more and more difficult to maintain independence. Simple tasks that we once took for granted, like cooking and cleaning, can become obstacles. Add a few physical challenges, like arthritis, or difficulty showering, and things can seem insurmountable. That’s where assisted living comes in. Assisted living is designed specifically for seniors who need help with activities of daily living. It is also a situation where social engagement becomes possible ...

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