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Fostering Social Connections in Assisted Living Facilities

May 15, 2024

For some seniors, the transition from independent living to an assisted living facility can be intimidating, frustrating, and lonely. Not only must they settle into a new living space and routine, but they may fear saying goodbye to family and friends. Though these are valid reactions to moving, there are strategies to encourage social connections […]

Debunking Myths About Assisted Living

March 20, 2024

Transitioning to assisted living is an impactful life change for seniors and their loved ones that can naturally cause anxiety and uncertainty. Moreover, families may hesitate to use senior care when they hear misconceptions about life at elder nursing homes (including unappetizing food and dull activities). In reality, senior living communities encourage seniors to embrace […]

The Role of Nutrition for Seniors with Chronic Conditions

February 22, 2024

Diet has a substantial impact on everyone’s day-to-day health as the supply of energy we need for activities and nourishment. Yet its importance is further heightened for seniors with chronic conditions. Balanced nourishment can mitigate adverse symptoms of their chronic conditions and allow them to maintain well-being. Still, advancing age complicates nutrition management and places […]

What to Expect When Sending Your Loved One to an Elder Care Facility

November 15, 2023

Transitioning a loved one to an elder assisted living facility is an emotionally charged and challenging decision for families. Therefore, you must approach the topic with sensitivity, understanding, and thorough preparation. By having honest conversations, preparing financially, and providing continual support, seniors and their families can facilitate their elder’s shift into assisted living.  At Tysons […]

Making the Switch to Hospice Care

October 18, 2023

If you’ve already moved a senior loved one into assisted living, the prospect of shifting them again probably sounds taxing. However, mounting health problems and life-limiting symptoms may demand professional hospice support services. Many assisted living facilities offer this option; nevertheless, hospice or palliative care support services are distinct from daily elder care in that […]

Personal Senior Care: What Is It and What Does It Entail?

July 19, 2023

When your senior frequently relies on family and friends for assistance, it might signal the need to explore support options. And though understanding the nature of personal senior care can appear complicated, it need not be. Within assisted living facilities, skilled caregivers help your elderly family member regain the ability to accomplish the activities they […]

How to Make the Transition to Assisted Living

June 14, 2023

Transitioning from independent to elder assisted living is challenging for the seniors who undergo it and their loved ones who facilitate it. Indeed, identifying the right community and overcoming old lifestyle habits can feel impossible. While this process differs for everyone, you can help your elder by conducting careful facility research, connecting them with their […]

Assisted Living vs. Independent Living

March 15, 2023

Over 800,000 people reside in assisted living facilities in the United States, a statistic that highlights the critical role they play for seniors in modern society. Yet when they investigate such housing options, seniors’ loved ones struggle to differentiate between assisted living from independent living. Each comes with distinct costs, medical support, family involvement, and […]

How to Exercise While Dealing with Chronic Conditions

January 31, 2023

Living with a chronic condition presents numerous challenges for anyone who wishes to remain physically active and fit, particularly seniors. Yet all-inclusive elder care centers offer an avenue—including medical advisement and recovery time—for residents with chronic conditions to maintain an active lifestyle. Additionally, these facilities provide specialized programs tailored to each individual’s needs and goals […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November 28, 2022

Treatment costs for Alzheimer’s disease are projected to reach $1 trillion by 2050. This disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases worldwide, affecting over 5 million Americans. As National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, now is a time to reflect and seek out opportunities to educate ourselves further and advocate for those who cannot. Get familiarized […]