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Does Your Loved One Need Assisted Living? How Can You Tell?


There is no one thing that determines the need for Assisted Living. It’s a combination of things. Some things may be obvious, others more subtle. Hopefully, this overview may help identify concerns to discuss with your family member’s physician and help discover, with proper assessment, if Assisted Living is the right option. Commonly overlooked things might...
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Caregiver Burnout


Being a caregiver is not an easy job. It requires stamina and patience. It is important to know one’s limits and recognize when fatigue takes over. After all, the well being of a person is in your hands. The following is a checklist to help recognize when a caregiver has reached his/her limits:...
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Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease


By: Dr. Kate Glywasky Normal aging doesn’t necessarily equate to significant memory problems down the road, although aging is a major factor. Overall, Alzheimer’s disease occurs in approximately 1 in 9 people aged 65 and over, and 1 in 3 people aged 85 and older. Approximately half of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease have never been...
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Understanding the Benefits for You and Your Loved One


By: Grace Newton We’ve all heard the term “Continuing Care Retirement Community,” or CCRC, but what exactly does that mean? A CCRC is a retirement community that offers its residents a continuum of care within one community. They are designed to provide safe and comfortable “aging in place” by offering Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing...
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