Importance of Folic Acid In The Diet

Posted January 23, 2018
Importance of Folic Acid In The Diet
Folic acid is an integral mineral that many may be deficient in, particularly seniors. Retirement communities stress the importance of folic acid in the diet of their residents and you should, too. Assess your diet during January’s National Folic Acid Awareness Week. It seems that seniors, particularly females, are at risk of developing a dietary deficiency that could impact overall health and well-being. Pay attention to whether you are eating plenty of foods that contain folic acid, as it contributes to many functions and systems in the body. A well-balanced diet is not always adequate to get enough folic acid, ...
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What is Capgras Syndrome and Tips To Cope

Posted December 26, 2017
What is Capgras Syndrome and Tips To Cope
Many consumers and caregivers ask dementia care in Lincoln Park: What is Capgras Syndrome and what are some tips to cope with this debilitating condition? Among advice offered is to use empathy, cues, and patience, as well as any available resources. Imagine what it would be like to believe that everyone around you is an imposter? Those experiencing the mysterious condition known as Capgras Syndrome often feel this way. Many Americans live with the symptoms of Capgras- a delusion disorder- and its impacts stretch widely to include family, friends, and caregivers. If someone you love shows the signs of this ...
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Assisted Living Facilities Benefit from the Hard Work of Patient Transport

Posted November 7, 2017
Assisted Living Facilities Benefit from the Hard Work of Patient Transport
Assisted living facilities benefit from the hard work of patient transport, which contributes to fewer injuries, increased safety, improved comfort, and overall reduced risk factors. Transporting patients is something that requires skill and physical ability; whether transporting a senior safely to an appointment or helping someone with a mobility issue bathe, this is a task that – if not done properly- can lead to serious injury. Caregivers and individuals that transport patients are often referred to as the ‘feet’ of a facility, and this is an accurate misnomer; visit and browse online resources to find transport professionals, qualified caregivers, and ...
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Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted September 6, 2017
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Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients
  Why Patients with Alzheimer’s Benefit from Hospice Care According to the 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures published by the Alzheimer’s Association, out of the 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s dementia, around 96 percent or an estimated 5.3 million are aged 65 and older. The number is expected to continue to grow fast that, by 2050, the figure is projected to rise as high as 16 million. In the meantime, patients with Alzheimer’s have to live with the disease day in and day out. What can you do to make their lives less of a struggle? Consider hospice care, ...
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Five of The Best Times to Use Respite Care

Posted August 22, 2017
Five of The Best Times to Use Respite Care
Five of the best times to use respite care include post-injury, after a hospital-stay, for short-term rehab, during a crisis, and simply when the primary caregiver needs a break. Respite care is something that can benefit both seniors and caregivers by providing a back-up resource to use during times of crisis or emergency. This typically involves short-term stays in assisted living facilities with the main goal of returning home once convalescence is complete.  Senior Living Experts can help make finding the right respite care easier by providing comprehensive information based on distinct needs, which helps to narrow-down the field and ...
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Ideas for Cheering Up the Lonely

Posted July 11, 2017
Ideas for Cheering Up the Lonely
Retirement communities in the Gurnee area offer ideas for cheering up the lonely, in honor of Cheer Up the Lonely Day on July 11th, such as decorating the wheelchairs of seniors. Do something that matters and celebrate Cheer Up the Lonely Day on July 11th this year. Many people, particularly seniors, suffer from chronic loneliness; it is estimated that is one in five Americans are persistently lonely. Further studies show that lonely people have 14% increased risk of premature death. Check with Senior Living Experts to find senior services and resources that may help your loved one feel less-lonely, and ...
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Geriatric Care Managers

Posted May 16, 2017
Geriatric Care Managers
A professional geriatric care manager in assisted living facilities is an invaluable member of a treatment team, well-versed and educated in various fields of human services, including social work, psychology, nursing, and human development, more specifically, aging. Don’t underestimate the value of these holistic practitioners and the invaluable role that they play in supporting seniors in assisted living facilities, under their charge in and around Hinsdale.   Some important skills that a geriatric care manager brings to assisted living settings include: Eclectic expertise. Geriatric care managers bring a breadth of education and a fresh, holistic approach to healthcare for the ...
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Senior Living Facilities in Lincoln Park Can Help Make Health and Fitness Fun

Posted May 9, 2017
Senior Living Facilities in Lincoln Park Can Help Make Health and Fitness Fun
Staff At Lincoln Park Senior Living Facilities Keep Residents Healthy and Happy Most people know that physical activity is good for them. Often, they don’t like exercising but do their best to stick to a routine. Keeping active is an important key to staying healthy and fit. As people age, movement can become painful and sometimes dangerous. Their quality of life decreases and they no longer engage in activities they used to enjoy. They can end up sedentary and depressed. Senior living facilities recognize that their residents need to enjoy physical activities. Their recreational therapists plan stimulating physical and mental ...
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Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors

Posted May 2, 2017
Mental Health Services When Working With Seniors
When seeking assisted living facilities for seniors in the Naperville area, available mental health services should be considered. Senior Living Experts can help you choose the right facility. Choosing The Right Facility Assisted living facilities in Naperville and surrounding areas offer varying levels of care for different physical health needs of their elderly residents. Some, however, also specialize in providing certain types of mental health needs and may be a better fit for family members seeking a safe, welcoming community for their loved one. Finding the right fit is critical for the peace of mind for residents and also for ...
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Seniors with Autism (Assisted Living Helps with their Unique Needs)

Posted April 25, 2017
Seniors with Autism (Assisted Living Helps with their Unique Needs)
As an aging society we are seeing more seniors with autism. One way Senior Living Experts can help families of autistic seniors is by finding the right type of assisted living facilities. We will focus on the special needs they have when dealing with autism. Explaining Autism & Seniors with Autism April is World Autism Month. Most of us are unaware of the statistics related to adults with autism. The number of people who deal with the unique needs of seniors with autism is growing. The first step to finding the right living facility is to get in touch with ...
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