7 Things Seniors Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

As we get further into 2021, more senior living communities have received the COVID-19 vaccine. These locations are prioritized in many regions. While we still face distribution challenges, all seniors should prepare to receive the vaccine and protect themselves as we try to move past last year’s pandemic. While this is good news, it also comes with uncertainty. Many people …

9 Signs That Your Senior Loved One Should Visit a Doctor

Senior Health: 9 Signs That It’s Time to Visit Your Doctor The signs of an illness can appear in many ways. In some cases, they may be relatively mild and easy to ignore. Not every tiny ache or pain requires the attention of a doctor. It’s important to know when you should see one in case you miss a symptom …

What Do I Need to Do As My Parent’s Caregiver?

Becoming a caregiver for your parent is a big responsibility. According to a report published by the AARP Public Policy Institute, Arizona caregivers spent 749 million hours taking care of parents, spouses, partners, and other adults in 2013. That time is valued at an estimated $9.4 billion. Adult children who care for a parent are usually doing so for free. …

How Assisted Living Communities Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

Everyone is at risk for COVID-19 infection, but for some, the virus is far more dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the risk increases with age. People who are senior citizens, especially those over age 85, are more likely to experience severe symptoms or lose their lives compared to younger patients. Assisted living communities bring …

What Should I Bring When I Move into an Arizona Assisted Living Community?

Transitioning into an assisted living community can be an intimidating task. It’s a big change for anyone, especially those who have lived in their current home for years. Once you have found the best senior accommodations, you must begin the moving phase. This usually includes downsizing and choosing which items to pack and which to leave behind. The key is …

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10 Budgeting Tips for East Shea Seniors in Assisted Living Communities

Moving into an assisted living community can be beneficial for aging loved ones. They can find comfort, security, safety, and improved quality of life. The problem for many is figuring out how to afford the cost of assisted living. No matter where you live, there are going to be expenses. When you break it down, an assisted living facility often …

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Living with Arthritis: How to Manage Your Condition

One of the hardest parts about being diagnosed with a chronic condition is the knowledge that there is rarely a cure. And, these diseases usually get worse over time. Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting over 54 million Americans. It’s also the leading cause of disability. And, although arthritis is associated with age, …

Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are common topics in the assisted living community. Millions of seniors receive a dementia diagnosis every year – and hundreds of thousands of non-seniors. It can be difficult to recognize the signs of dementia, though, since many of them closely resemble the common signs of age. If your loved one struggles to find …