A Beginner's Guide to Senior Living Terminology

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 31, 2017 7:57:59 AM

If you’re just beginning to explore the vast array of options available for senior living, you’re likely to run across some terminology that isn’t familiar. There are many concepts, and some seem to overlap. Frankly, it can be a bit confusing, so we're here to help with a list of common terms, phrases, and acronyms you’re likely to run across.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

What Is Respite Care and Is It Right for My Loved One?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 27, 2017 9:11:43 AM

The dictionary definition for the word “respite” is an “interval of relief.” It shares origins with the word “respect.” The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) defines respite care as “services that provide caregivers with temporary relief from tasks associated with caregiving.”

When considering the best interests of the entire family, it’s important to ask if respite care is right for those family members who also serve as caretakers. While circumstances vary from family to family, here are some of the most common situations where respite care may be the best option.

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Topics: Skilled Nursing, Transitional Care

4 Effective Functional Fitness Exercises for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 26, 2017 1:46:43 PM

It’s the New Year and a great time to review and re-engage in health and fitness exercises. The National Institutes of Health recommend functional fitness exercises that support four fitness goals for seniors: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Senior Living Communities: What Questions Should You Prepare? [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Jan 24, 2017 2:38:10 PM

When exploring senior living communities for yourself or your loved ones, there are certain questions you can ask the Director of Nursing that may help determine if the community is a good fit for your family. An in-person conversation will further help in your decision process.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

What’s the Difference Between a Market Rate Rental and a CCRC?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 20, 2017 10:25:50 AM

When it comes to choosing the best senior living community for yourself or a loved one, there are a lot of options to consider. It’s important to pick a community that is convenient, flexible, and adaptable to your changing needs. Equally important is choosing a community that best fits your financial planning. This article breaks down the payment structures of market rate rentals and CCRC’s to see how they compare.

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Making an Impact in Senior Living [VIDEO]

Posted by Kezia Wicklander on Jan 19, 2017 1:57:34 PM

Every senior living community is unique in it’s own way, whether that be it’s geographical influences, types of care services provided, or countless other factors. One of the common threads that runs through every location managed by The Goodman Group is our mission to continually be innovating and offering ground-breaking programs and amenities.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

What is Aging in Place? Is It Right for Me or My Loved One?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 13, 2017 9:55:53 AM

Aging in Place is all about choosing where and how we want to live as we age. Fundamental to that choice is that we should be able to live comfortably in one place even if our health and care needs change. The philosophy behind this approach is that we'll live a more fulfilled, active, engaged life once we're settled in a safe and secure home. So, is Aging in Place right for your or your loved one? Here are some of its many advantages.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Aging in Place

Memory Care: Discovering the Treasures Within [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Jan 12, 2017 1:30:41 PM

With our Pearls of Life® Program, we are able to show our commitment of truly discovering the treasures, or pearls, within each of our residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. We focus on the things they are able to do despite their diagnosis.

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos

Top 3 Benefits of Senior Living Communities

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 10, 2017 11:51:50 AM

When considering a move to a senior living community, it’s easy to focus on the obvious conveniences — no more worries about home maintenance, lawn care, laundry, or transportation. Still, the benefits of a senior living community go well beyond those daily needs. Many senior living communities also focus on the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of residents.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

How Functional Fitness Can Help Improve Your Independent Living Skills

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jan 6, 2017 9:26:45 AM

One way to measure your success in living independently is how well you can perform activities of daily living (ADLs). But just what are ADLs and why are they important? In essence, ADLs are the needs and activities that must be met to maintain a high quality of life. These independent living skills can range from the most basic to the more complex.

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Assisted Living Community: What to Look For? [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Jan 5, 2017 9:08:16 AM

When looking for an assisted living community for yourself or your loved one, Health Services team member Kristi Carlson says it’s important to do some of your own exploring. When visiting a location, one of the most helpful things you can do is to speak with team members from different areas, such as the Director of Nursing, a care provider, or the dining or life enrichment staff.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos