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5 Steps To Take To Avoid Falling

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If you are an older adult, a fall can be terrifying because of the severe injuries likely to result. Approximately 300,000 seniors in the United States are hospitalized for hip fractures every year and falls cause 95% of those fractures. Most traumatic brain injuries result from falls as well. On a broad scale, elderly fall prevention can prevent thousands of…
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Elder Orphans: How to Plan For Aging Alone Without A Family

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A significant portion of the population is faced with the prospect of growing old alone, that is, not having family or friends around for support in times of trouble or when independent living is no longer practical. Moreover, as the baby boomer generation continues to age, the number of people aging without a family is likely to increase. The prospect…
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Days of Decisions: Moving Your Loved One During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on so many people, from business owners to various employee groups, but an often unseen and overlooked population segment is the caregiver. Taking care of an aging senior or disabled loved one is already stressful outside of the strangleholds of lockdowns and contagion worries; trying to find an already-elusive sense of balance is…
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When living alone becomes too difficult for seniors, assisted living may be the best solution.

The Downside of Living Alone and How Assisted Living Can Help

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Seniors often overlook the benefits of assisted living communities to pursue elderly aging in place. This is especially common among people who have lived in their homes for decades and prefer their own company. However, over time, seniors face obstacles that make living alone worrisome. The Risk of Seniors Living Alone Some people live out their entire lives in their…
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Recognize the signs in your loved ones to know when it's time to move them into assisted living.

How to Recognize Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

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Knowing when it’s time to move into an assisted living community plays a crucial role in how people keep senior family members safe. The last thing anyone wants to experience is finding out too late that their loved ones needed more assistance than they provided or could provide. Moving into assisted living depends not only on how well a senior…
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The Vaccine is Here… What Next?

Our Caring Places Management team is thrilled that the COVI-19 vaccination is now available to all of our residents and staff, at each of our 20 communities. The vaccination for the COVID-19 virus has been long awaited and brings a new sense of hope and light to the difficult days we have been facing over this past year. We understand…
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As seniors age they start to show signs of dementia such as repetition.

Seniors With Alzheimer’s May Repeat Stories Often

There is a common misunderstanding that older people are somehow not as wise or quick-witted as they once were. While some level of mental decline is undeniable, most seniors remain well-equipped and intelligent. While age and genetics can lead to potential risks with degenerative conditions, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, those affected by such conditions do not represent the whole.…
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A Year Unlike Any Other

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An unprecedented year.  That phrase became a common refrain this year.  Unprecedented applied to everything, from the spread of novel coronavirus; to schools, businesses, and nations being locked down for the sake of preventing a public health crisis.  Many of us added new words to our vocabularies that outside the medical industry no one knew, pandemic, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment),…
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Caring Places Provide Small Home-Like Communities

Since 1991 Caring Places have prided themselves in owning and operating small home-like assisted living and memory care communities.  We feel there are a number of advantages our smaller community size offers; stronger connections between residents and caregivers, closer relationships between residents, the ability to provide individualized care plans to meet the individual needs of each resident and many more.…
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