Seniors with Alcohol Abuse Issues – How Assisted Living Provides Special Care

Posted April 18, 2017
Seniors with Alcohol Abuse Issues – How Assisted Living Provides Special Care
It’s important to realize how assisted living provides special care for seniors with alcohol abuse issues. Senior Living Experts can help you find the right living facilities to address senior alcohol abuse. Understanding Seniors with Alcohol Abuse Issues In addition to the typical tasks of a senior social worker, they may be a resource for helping seniors with alcohol abuse issues. Alcohol abuse may be more prominent than you think in the elderly. Heavy Drinking – One study suggests that approximately 13% of men and 2% of senior women were classified as “heavy drinkers.” The term refers to those who ...
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Thyroid Health – Do You Know How Important Your Thyroid Is?

Posted January 17, 2017
Thyroid Health – Do You Know How Important Your Thyroid Is?
Senior Living Experts is celebrating Thyroid Awareness Week with some information about your thyroid health. You may be surprised at how important the thyroid is to your body! How Thyroid Health Affects Your Overall Health Chicago seniors have the advantage of utilizing the services we offer, combined with the knowledge we provide so YOU can be in charge of aging well. Let’s learn more about the thyroid. What Does the Thyroid Do? The thyroid is gland. Located in the throat, it is a butterfly shaped gland that secretes hormones into the blood. These hormones help control nearly every organ in ...
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The Importance of Hand Washing for Seniors

Posted December 27, 2016
The Importance of Hand Washing for Seniors
In December the CDC, along with the health care industry, brings awareness to the importance of hand washing as a way to decrease your risk for getting sick. Senior Living Experts wants to remind you of the importance of clean hands for both you and those you are in contact with daily. Hand Washing is Important to Those in senior living facilities No matter what type of senior living facility you may live in, it's important that everyone there be aware of the importance of washing their hands regularly. Seniors' immune systems weaken with age; even if you are otherwise ...
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Living With GERD

Posted December 20, 2016
Living With GERD
Living with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) isn’t easy. Our lives focus on eating; whether for social functions or simply sustaining life. assisted living can be helpful in facing some of the challenges of GERD. Senior Living Experts hopes that this information is helpful in living a quality filled life while dealing with the symptoms of GERD. Make Living with GERD Easier Because diet and lifestyle changes are one of the biggest ways to change the effects of GERD, Senior Living Experts can help with finding senior living that offers meal preparation, professional dieticians, and other resources to help address living ...
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Ways to Honor Senior Veterans

Posted November 1, 2016
Ways to Honor Senior Veterans
We would like to take the time to help you discover ways to honor senior veterans in your life & community. November 11, 2016 is Veterans Day. It’s a great time to let someone know that their service mattered. How to Honor Senior Veterans Honoring veterans of any age is important. However, to honor senior veterans is especially important because many may not have received the thanks they deserved. The USO – The USO has played a big role in many of our veterans’ lives. Senior vets will be able to tell you about USO dances, USO Shows & more. ...
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Gifts for Assisted Living Residents

Posted September 27, 2016
Gifts for Assisted Living Residents
Do you have trouble finding gifts for assisted living residents that are useful and appreciated? These ideas are helpful for any time of year; the holidays, birthdays, or simply to say “I’m thinking of you.” Affordable Gifts for Assisted Living Residents Photo Calendar – Creating calendars with pictures of friends and family is one way to help your loved one “see” everyone on a daily basis. This can be especially helpful for those with dementia or who have family that lives out of town. Walgreens, Wal-Mart, local photography shops & online photo shops all offer a variety of calendar options. ...
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How often should we visit when our loved ones are in assisted living?

Posted November 12, 2013
How often should we visit when our loved ones are in assisted living?
Thank you to our friend Ryan for another great guest post: How Often Should We Visit Our Loved Ones Who Are In Care? Most individuals realize the difficulty of the decision to choose to send a loved one to an assisted living or care home facility; however, few people understand the ongoing concern after that decision has been made. Even just deciding when to visit and for how long is a heavily weighed choice for most as visiting can provoke a variety of emotions for both parties involved. For individuals visiting, the visit can prompt feelings of sadness or frustration, ...
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Thank you!

Posted April 26, 2013
Instead of a regular post today, I wanted to take this time to say Thank You for following along this past year or so. Since I've recently graduated from design school and will be dedicating more time to work on personal projects, today will be my last post for the Senior Living Information Blog. You can, however, expect more great posts here on this Blog, so definately keep tuning in! I've learned a lot from all the research and reposting I've done for this blog and I think the one thing that I'll take away is how much our Senior ...
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AARP: Nursing Homes & Evacuation Plans

Posted April 25, 2013
AARP: Nursing Homes & Evacuation Plans
[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="724"] Psoriasis can affect anyone, but presents particular health challenges for seniors.[/caption] With the turmoil and sporadic weather our country continues to face, it is imperative to find a home for your loved one that has an evacuation plan in place.  The AARP provides a solid guideline with this article...  An Evacuation Plan at Your Parent’s Nursing Home: 9 Questions to Ask by Sally Abrahms Media images of nursing home residents being evacuated after an explosion this week at a nearby fertility plant in West, Texas, raise an important issue. That is, if your loved one is, or may some ...
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The Week: Why dementia costs the U.S. more than heart disease or cancer

Posted April 24, 2013
Here's an article worth sharing from The Week:  a look at the extensive costs of dementia... A new study says the U.S. could be spending $511 billion on dementia by 2040  By Keith Wagstaff | April 4, 2013  Dementia costs the United States $109 billion in direct care, according to a new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. To put that in perspective, caring for heart disease costs about $102 billion and cancer $77 billion.   To continue reading their article click HERE  SOURCE
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