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Tips for Keeping Your Medications Straight

Posted by The Goodman Group on Apr 27, 2017 1:19:34 PM

Often times when organizing, we can overlook our vitamins and pills. Adults 65 and older use more medicine daily than any other age group in the United States, accounting for 34 percent of all prescription medication, according to the National Council on Patient Information and Education. Family members and caregivers can assist their loved ones by helping them keep track of their medications and make sure they're taken at the right time, and in the correct dosage. Between 40 and 75 percent of older people do not take their medications correctly, according to the Council.

Here are six tips for effective medication management, either for yourself or your loved one.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Starting the Senior Living Conversation [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Apr 25, 2017 3:32:00 PM

“Have the conversation early, when your loved ones can still tell you what they want. When they still have their own opinions about what they’re looking for,” said Wendy Wells, daughter of a Terracina Grand resident.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Spring Activities for Seniors and the Family to Enjoy Together

Posted by The Goodman Group on Apr 6, 2017 11:13:24 AM

Spring is the perfect time to shed our warmer clothing and get outside! There is nothing like the beginning of a new season. It’s also the perfect opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. One of the greatest benefits of springtime activities comes from the opportunity to get out in the sunshine, which can help improve cognitive function and increase happiness, according to the National Institutes of Health. So here are seven ideas for getting out and about with the loved ones in your life!

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Topics: Insider

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

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

Making a Successful Move to a Senior Living Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 23, 2017 4:03:30 PM

The move to a senior living community - whether for yourself, aging parents, or another loved one – can be easier and less stressful than many think. The key is taking as much time as possible to plan the transition, giving you time to make the right choices and ease into accepting the new life changes.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Celebrating National Senior Independence Month

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 21, 2017 3:11:41 PM

From a young age, we learn about the value of accomplishing tasks independently. February is National Senior Independence Month - the perfect time to celebrate the way you live life. Here are some ideas on how to maintain independence as we age.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities