Elderly Dehydration: Risks and Preventative Measures

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 31, 2017 9:16:24 AM

Proper hydration is a key component of healthy living. However,. according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, one in three older adults may not drink enough fluids each day due to physical and physiological changes common to aging.  

Dehydration can be a very serious condition for anyone, but as one ages, a person grows more susceptible to the condition. For seniors, as well as their families, it’s important to be able to recognize the early symptoms of dehydration and to take the appropriate steps to prevent it.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which is Right for My Loved One?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 29, 2017 9:22:45 AM

As a caregiver, you may have come to the realization that it is time for your loved one to begin the next chapter of their life at a senior living community. While there are a variety of living options available, you will want to find the best match for your loved ones needs. So where do you start? The first step is understanding the different types of communities available and the services they provide.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

How to Approach the Senior Living Community Conversation

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 23, 2017 9:45:39 AM

When important decisions must be made about a loved one’s living situation, family matters. While your family may feel apprehensive about starting the conversation about moving a loved one into a senior living community, it can be a very positive process. Like many important conversations, it's important to be prepared. We’ve put together a few suggestions on both how to begin the conversation and keep it moving forward.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Aging in Place: Choosing Where and How You Want to Live [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Mar 21, 2017 1:20:09 PM

Many people decide to make the move to a senior living community before they require personal care services. Perhaps day-to-day assistance isn’t needed, but the individual is looking for a safer environment, or simply a community where they no longer have to worry about cooking or housekeeping.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos, Aging in Place

Food for Life™: The Importance of Locally-Grown Whole Foods [VIDEO]

Posted by Patrick Conway on Mar 9, 2017 11:20:20 AM

The farm-to-table food movement has gained popularity over the years due to its support of local farmers and using readily available, local high-quality produce. These fresh foods are also an important part of our Food for Life™ Program.

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

The Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors Living with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 3, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Art therapy has long been used as a therapeutic tool in many settings, including rehabilitation, educational, medical, mental health, and even forensics. More recently, it’s been shown to be effective working with seniors, especially those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Topics: Memory Care

Sleep and Aging: The Importance of a Good Night's Rest

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 2, 2017 2:04:50 PM

March is Sleep Awareness Month and a good time to remind ourselves just how important a good night's sleep can be for our health and overall wellbeing. Making sure we’re getting enough quality sleep becomes even more important as we age because the aging process can produce changes in sleep patterns.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips