Senior Living 101: What Can I Expect From an Assisted Living Community?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 28, 2016 11:12:29 AM

Perhaps you or a loved one is considering a move to a senior living community but don’t quite know where to begin. If so, you’re not alone. Making the move to a senior living community is a major decision, many times made by the entire family. The Goodman Group realizes that the amount of information out there can be overwhelming. We want to help you understand what to expect from an assisted living community, so you can make the decision that is best for your family. 

What Is An Assisted Living Community?

An assisted living community provides support services such as meals, medical supervision and medication management, personal care, transportation, and much more.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Preventing Falls: 4 Ways to Support Your Loved Ones' Safety

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 27, 2016 9:34:56 AM

As our loved ones (and we) get older, the risk of falling tends to increase. But many falls can be prevented with small yet effective actions. Taking those actions helps empower and reassure your loved ones. Here are four things you can do to help guard against falls.

Stay Current with Health and Wellness Checkups

Medical history and medications can affect risk factors for falling. Knowing that can help you take the right steps to safeguard your loved one. Regular checkups can include: 

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Topics: Fall Prevention

What Can Be Expected from a Memory Care Community?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 25, 2016 2:57:13 PM

Memories may fade, but that doesn’t mean life has to lose its meaning. There may be a day when you may have to take on a new role in your relationship with your parents as the caregiver. As foreign as this new responsibility may feel, it's a wonderful opportunity to ensure their life story takes on new, beautiful meaning.

When a loved one experiences Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, this can bring unique challenges. It is important to understand that they can still enjoy a fulfilling life in an environment that nurtures and cherishes their wellbeing.

In our more than 50 years of experience, we have learned that quality of life can always be achieved. Memory loss is no different. We have not only seen, but experienced first-hand, the extraordinary ways in which memory care can provide comfort to loved ones and their families.

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Topics: Memory Care

How Can Functional Fitness Improve Quality of Life?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 21, 2016 12:49:49 PM

Physical fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially as we age. Regular exercise can tone muscles, increase circulation, and even slow the effects of aging. Yet it can be challenging for older adults to find exercises that feel appropriate. That's why functional fitness is so exciting!

Functional fitness isn't about heavy lifting, it's about improving quality of life while encouraging physical activity. And it's a great way to have some fun!

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Topics: Functional Fitness

What Does Exceptional Senior Care Mean to The Goodman Group? [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Oct 17, 2016 10:20:23 AM

Exceptional senior care means that we care for the whole person. At The Goodman Group managed communities, our goal is to provide a nurturing environment where residents feel comfortable and have many opportunities to promote their wellbeing.

Kristi Carlson, a Health Services team member with The Goodman Group talks about what exceptional senior care means to her.

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Topics: Insider, Videos

Moments Matter: Our Senior Care Residents Surprise Us Everyday [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Oct 10, 2016 9:31:24 AM

Our job, first and foremost, is to serve and care for our residents' needs. A specific encounter with one resident living in memory care has left a strong impression on Kristi.

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos

Senior Living Communities: What to Look For

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 7, 2016 11:10:24 AM

At The Goodman Group, we understand that transitioning an aging loved one from one home to another can be an intensive process. You want to find a place that meets all of their needs, a place that helps them feel safe and well cared for, and a staff who can make it feel like home. It’s important to learn what the community is really like, and not just what appears in the brochure. So, what should you look for when deciding on a senior living community?

Different Kinds of Communities

For starters, there are many types of senior living communities. Some are for those with various medical conditions, and specialize in assisted living, nursing care, or specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Check out all the types of communities managed by The Goodman Group.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Benefits of Finding the Right Senior Community With Continuum of Care

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 6, 2016 10:28:59 AM

Have you ever wondered whether to move yourself or a family member into a senior living community? If so, rest assured there are many excellent options available, including communities that offer continuum of care. By choosing one of these, you can ensure that no matter how your needs may change in the future, they will be met by a full range of care and support services. Just knowing that can make a move easier and stress-free for you and your whole family.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

What is FIT Functional Fitness®? [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Oct 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

FIT Functional Fitness® is a fun way to exercise. It was developed in partnership with a board certified exercise physiologist, and truly has all of the components of a functional fitness program.

Katie Westberg, National Director of Life Enrichment for The Goodman Group, walks you through the elements within the FIT Functional Fitness® program.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Videos