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When is the Right Time to Move to Senior Living?

When is the right time to move to senior living? Whether you’re considering a senior living community for yourself or a loved one, the decision is highly personal and depends on a number of factors. As your parents or other family members age, you may have the responsibility for initiating a talk with them about […]

Top Things to Look for in Senior Living Communities

If you plan to move to a senior living community, it’s important to know that, like people, all communities have unique personalities. Ideally, you’ll find one that suits you perfectly. The best way to do that is to do your research; there are a myriad of options and many things to consider before making a […]

Benefits of Sensory Stimulation for Dementia Patients

Dementia impacts brain function, and while Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of the condition, there are other types, such as Lewy body and vascular dementia. Regardless of the type, dementia affects a person’s cognitive abilities, such as memory, thinking and social skills. Edgehill offers Mind & Memory Care, which keeps the unique needs of […]

How to Catch the Early Signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dementia is an overarching term used to describe symptoms of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and other types. These diseases cause changes in the brain that can affect emotions, visual perception, thinking, language and problem-solving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), occasionally misplacing keys, struggling to […]

Senior Living Trends: Why Luxurious Independent Living Communities Are Booming

With an increasing number of baby boomers looking for post-retirement housing options, industry experts are noting an uptick in luxury trends in independent living communities. Boomers — who tend to have more-refined and expensive tastes than their frugal parents and grandparents — are more willing than previous generations to spend on services and amenities that make life […]

Staying Healthy as a Family Caregiver

When loved ones become ill or disabled, a family caregiver often steps in to attend to a variety of tasks. From personal care to shopping, cooking, and driving to medical appointments, the requirements of family caregiving can take significant time and resources. If you’re providing care for a spouse or other family member, be sure […]

Why to consider a continuing care retirement community?

Why consider a continuing-care retirement community (CCRC) for yourself or a family member? CCRCs offer welcoming, supportive environments, along with a variety of lifestyle options and enrichment programs to meet a diverse array of needs. What are some of the primary benefits you can expect if you make the decision to move to a CCRC? […]

Caregivers Dealing With Holiday Stress

For many people, the holiday season serves as a recurring source of stress. The frenzy of decorating, buying gifts, cooking and preparing the house for visitors leaves many would-be revelers eager for January to arrive. For individuals who care for loved ones or friends, the holiday season can ratchet up the stress level even higher. […]

Choosing A Rehabilitative Community

If you or a loved one have recently suffered an injury or had a hospital stay, you may benefit from the services provided in a sub-acute rehabilitation community. What factors should you consider in choosing a community that will fit your needs? Overall environment The location of the community you choose is important, since friends and […]

What is Included In The Cost Of Senior Living Communities?

It is easy to look at the cost of senior living communities and get caught up in sticker shock. You may even rule out certain options right away, thinking, “Mom could never afford that!” But you have to think of a senior living community in two parts: It is a place to live, and It […]