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Spread Your Cheer: How to Celebrate the Holidays in an Assisted Living Facility

The holidays are a special time for families. Unfortunately, not all families live together. If you have elderly relatives, it is likely you will be spending part of your holidays in an assisted living facility. In 2010, about 688,500 elderly persons were living in assisted living facilities. That means there were a lot of families looking for unique ways to celebrate the holidays in these residential care units. For these …Read More

5 Fun Summer Activities for Seniors in Assisted Living

More than 47 million seniors live in the United States. A large portion of these individuals live in assisted living residences. Most of these residences provide multiple activities for residents to foster a fun and nurturing community. If you have a loved one currently in an assisted living facility, you may find yourself wanting to do more than merely drop by for a visit. Having options is particularly important during …Read More

7 Brain-Boosting Memory Exercises for Seniors

Did you know that your brain is a muscle? In some elderly people, memory loss is simply a symptom of not exercising that muscle. Just as weight training builds up muscles within your body, you can use brain-building exercises to improve your (or your elderly loved ones) memory and cognitive function. A 2013 study found that people who engage in multiple healthy activities significantly reduce their risk for dementia later …Read More

Does Medicare or Medicaid Cover Residential Assisted Care Costs?

There is a lot of thought put into finding an assisted care facility for your loved one. It can be scary to relinquish the care of your family member to someone else that you don’t know. On top of making sure they will continue to be happy and healthy, you need to be sure that they will be well taken care of and comfortable in their new environment. Finding a …Read More

5 Ways to Cheer Up Residents in an Assisted Living Facility

Over a million seniors currently live in some form of an assisted living facility. Despite that large number, many of these seniors end up lonely and uninspired during the day. If you have a loved one in an assisted living facility, you may find yourself struggling with these problems. However, there are some things you can do to cheer your loved one up. Take a look at these five ideas …Read More

Useful Gifts for Loved Ones in an Assisted Living Facility

As our loved ones age, it can become more and more difficult to buy presents for them. What do you get for someone who has lived a full life and who is now downsizing their possessions to live in a smaller, shared space? Useful gifts are the name of the game, even if the use isn’t immediately obvious. Think less about long-arm grabber tools and more about gifts whose token …Read More

What to Look for in an Assisted Living Facility for an Alzheimer’s Patient

Struggling with the decision to find a place to care for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s? With so many things to consider, it’s understandable that finding the best care for a family member can seem overwhelming. With November being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, it brings to the forefront the importance of the critical care and compassion that patientsmust receive. To help you in your search, read below for a list …Read More

10 Fun and Healthy Activities for Nursing Home Residents

Studies show that the health risks of loneliness in the elderly are just as damaging as smoking and obesity. It’s up to you to make sure that your loved ones are placed in a nursing home that banishes feelings of isolation. A daily program will ensure that they experience a sense of engagement and achievement every day. Here are examples of activities for nursing home residents that everyone can enjoy. …Read More

Why Mary Katherine’s Homes is the Best Option for your Elderly Parent

Growing old is the natural order of things in which nobody can skip except those who passed before their prime. After all the sacrifices and the loving care that our parents have given us when we were growing up, it is time to pay back and care for them in their advanced years. When our work and own family affairs keep us from care giving, it is how senior assisted …Read More

The Right Questions for Your Loved One

Moving into an assisted living facility in San Marcos is a choice that many families and seniors choose for their loved one when the time comes that they or family members are unable to adequately care for them.  There are a number of benefits when choosing this type of service. Assisted living facilities give a senior the independence that they need, while ensuring that they are closely looked after. The …Read More