How Virtual Reality is Connecting Residents in Senior Living

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When Peggy moved into assisted living a year ago, she thought her days of travel were over. Instead, she’s cavorted with penguins in the Antarctic, was wowed by the Northern Lights, and marveled at a Hawaiian volcano. It’s all been made possible by an innovative program at Regal Palms and Royal Palms in Largo, Florida.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Financing the Cost of Assisted Living

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For seniors considering a move to assisted living, some of the first questions they ask involve the costs. We talked with Tracy, Director of Sales and Marketing at Monte Vista Village in Lemon Grove, CA about the most common questions she is asked when talking with seniors and their families. Here are her answers to the top five questions.

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Topics: Insider, Senior Living Communities

Communication Strategies for Speaking to a Loved One with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on May 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When a loved one has dementia, there will likely come a time when your usual way of talking with them isn’t getting the results either of you hoped for. Maybe your loved one is getting frustrated because you don't understand her, or she's upset because it's difficult for her to come up with the words she's thinking of.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways to make communication easier. Dr. Camp, founder of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, and partner for implementing the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle approach at memory care communities managed by The Goodman Group, shared some tried and true communication strategies for speaking to a loved one with dementia.

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Topics: Memory Care