Using Meditation and Wellscapes to Improve the Wellbeing of Our Caregivers

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 19, 2017 12:14:05 PM

It’s no surprise that caregivers need care, too. That’s especially true for professional caregivers, as Katie Westberg, National Director of Life Enrichment for The Goodman Group points out. “In senior living and health care, there’s a high percentage of stress and burnout in the workplace," she says. "That can lead to higher turnover, and we don't want to see that. We want to take care of our team members.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing, Caregiving

Experiencing the Care Found in Senior Living Communities [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 17, 2017 2:59:10 PM

“Oh gosh, they are awesome – from the housekeeper to the nurses,” exclaims Wendy Wells, daughter of a resident at Terracina Grand, a senior living community in Naples, Florida. “They really embrace the residents and make them feel at home.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Assisted Living Decisions: Moving in as a Couple

Posted by The Goodman Group on Oct 12, 2017 2:37:19 PM

As life spans continue to increase, more and more seniors are moving into senior living communities as couples — rather than individually. That, of course, is wonderful. At the same time, it can present some logistical questions. Especially for couples moving into assisted living. Some questions may be, “What happens if each person has different care needs?” This is a common occurrence, and there are solutions.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Child Care Within Senior Living: Intergenerational Communities

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 19, 2017 4:13:31 PM

The Learning Center is a pretty special place. The preschool and children's day care center emphasizes experiential learning, complete with a "tree house library" and "tug boat computer lab." The kids say it's "just like Disney World," but that's not just what makes it special. Located at The Palms of Largo senior living campus in Florida, The Learning Center also emphasizes intergenerational learning and friendship.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Tips for Downsizing When Transitioning to a Senior Living Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 1, 2017 1:16:47 PM

The decision has been made. The apartment has been rented, and now it’s time to make the move. While it may be easy for some, it can also be difficult for many to decide what to take with and what to give to family or donate. “I loved the thought of being closer to my church and meeting new friends,” says Joanne, resident at The Palms of Largo, a senior living campus in Largo, Florida. “My real concern was how I was going to get ready to move.” That’s where a program like My Home Connections can help.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

For Betty, There's No Place Like Home [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 31, 2017 2:32:42 PM

Betty Becker has been living at Terracina Grand, a senior living community in Naples, Florida, since 2006. “I can’t find a better way of saying that I am just content here,” says Betty. “I am so happy.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Seniors, Youth and Theatre: A Unique Intergenerational Partnership

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 24, 2017 10:30:22 AM

Picture a popular play, presented by actors younger than eight and older than eighty. Fill the audience with their friends, family and the rest of the community and you have the unique learning experience that is an intergenerational theatre program.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Moments Matter

A Resident’s Story: Finding Purpose Through Building Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 22, 2017 8:21:43 AM

Every day, there are millions of caregivers working hard to take care of the ones they love. Many of these caregivers share similar experiences and struggles and are in search of support and understanding. The sense of community that can be cultivated through caregiver support groups is so important. Many caregivers report that having the support of fellow caregivers  is one of their most valuable assets.a They provide the opportunity to be yourself, share your experiences, and find valuable and helpful resources.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Finding the Right Senior Living Community Fit [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 15, 2017 11:52:22 AM

“It’s just a feeling of knowing that you belong,” says Ginny Sims, a resident at Terracina Grand in Naples, Florida. “I felt like I was going to be able to meet people who I would be comfortable with and who I could relate to here.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Getting Started: Introduction to Senior Care Options

Posted by The Goodman Group on Jul 28, 2017 3:42:18 PM

During the search for a comfortable and safe senior care option for your loved one, it isn’t uncommon to feel confused or overwhelmed. You want to make sure you make the right decision for your loved one, but with so many options — and so many names for them — it can be hard to make sense of it all. You’re not alone.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities