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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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Taking loved ones to nursing homes during COVID

Is it Safe to Move a Loved One Into Assisted Living or Memory Care During COVID?

Despite the great strides the healthcare community and medical professionals have made against COVID-19, there are still many uncertainties for those most vulnerable to the virus. The challenges are more than just physical for family members who are tasked with providing full-time home care to aging adults struggling with dementia or memory loss. It is a serious and stressful job…
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Communities Rally Together

As the wildfires spread throughout our state we knew that there would be a chance that we would have to evacuate any community that might be threatened.  We were prepared with an evacuation plan for those communities possibly impacted by the wildfires.  Unfortunately, as the wildfires continued to spread two of our communities decided, out of an abundance of caution,…
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National Assisted Living Week

“Established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and local communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year, COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every…
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