Senior Living

4 weeks ago

Why It’s Important to Prepare Elderly Loved Ones for Emergencies

Louisiana officials recently revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes that evacuated patients to a warehouse where seven of them died ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall. Hurricane Katrina should have been the warning shot when it…

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9 months ago

Beyond Bingo: Making Older Adult Activities Meaningful with Live Streams

My friend and colleague Gloria Hoffner, creator of Science for Seniors, is a one-woman crusade against Bingo in senior living. It’s not that there is no place for it in senior living activities, it’s when it becomes the only and all-consuming…

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1 year ago

Covid-19 Report Card for My CCRC

There are seven residential buildings on our 22-acre campus, two of which house people in need of advanced levels of care. Last March, management here applied the State’s Covid-19 directives for nursing homes across…

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1 year ago

How the Chaplain Entertains at My CCRC

There’s a small auditorium – complete with 164 upholstered seats, stage and proscenium, baby grand piano, and green room – at my CCRC. It doubles as a gathering place on weekdays and a chapel on Sundays…

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1 year ago

Designing Your Home for Aging in Place

Most of my boomer friends claim that they want to age in place and not move to a senior community or an assisted living home. That is all well and good – but is it feasible and realistic? To find out, I interviewed Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti…

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1 year ago

30 Facts and Statistics on Aging

The American population is aging rapidly, and this graying of the United States is transforming various sectors of the economy. Below, we’ll explore some important facts and statistics about aging. The United States population…

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1 year ago

Finding a Homecare Worker: Dos and Don’ts Checklist

Hiring a home healthcare worker may be one of the most challenging aspects of the aging process, both for the aging individual and his/her family member. Deciding who to let into your – or a loved one’s –home and life can be a leap of faith!

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1 year ago

When Someone Dies at My CCRC

My husband and I moved into The Terraces last July, joining about 300 other residents living in independent apartments. Since then, three people we came to know and like have passed away. All three were around 90 years old…

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1 year ago

The Downside to CCRC Living? The Money!

A year before my husband and I committed to living in a CCRC, we had dinner with friends who had already done so. The four of us sat around a table in the restaurant in their community, and the couple talked at length…

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1 year ago

5 Ways to Embrace Living Alone

Some of us choose to live alone and others are faced with it due to circumstances such as death of a spouse or partner. It’s what we do after we live alone that matters, and I am going to share 5 ways to get the most out of this situation…

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