Five Zoom-Friendly Events Your Residents Won’t Want to Miss

Posted by Annie Keough on April 19, 2021

A year of virtual operations and isolation has required senior living communities to get creative with ways to engage their residents

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Wellness Practices

Posted by Annie Keough on February 17, 2021

 

A study by the Center for Disease Control showed that an estimated 20% of seniors aged 55 or older experience some form of mental health concern. The most common mental health issues include severe cognitive impairment, anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.

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What Seniors are Reflecting on in Isolation

Posted by Kate Sweeney on August 13, 2020

 

Wellness has been reimagined during this time of quarantine and isolation. As many are adjusting their daily rituals, they are searching for different practices to weave into their lives. Seniors, who are particularly impacted by social isolation, are finding new ways of engaging with technology and wellness. Matthew Russell, MD, of Massachusetts General notes, “Many seniors have learned to adopt evolving technology, which they may not have prior to COVID-19.”

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Your Role in Retirement Planning: Guiding Prospective Senior Living Residents

Posted by Brad Breeding on March 6, 2020

 

If you are a member of the sales and marketing team at your [independent living or life plan] retirement community, did you know that you are in the retirement planning business? You may not think so because, for most people, the phrase “retirement planning” translates to “financial planning." But I would encourage you to broaden your scope of what retirement planning includes.

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What Do Seniors Want Your Retirement Community to Be?

Posted by Jeremiah Treacy on February 25, 2020

 

“What’s old is new again,” or so the saying goes. With senior living or retirement communities, whichever term you prefer, the model is shifting ever so slightly depending on what your community is, or what you offer the senior today. It may even depend on where your senior community is located; after all, geography can often play a part in the senior community profile.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors life plan community senior wellness wellzesta continuing care retirement



The Value of Finding Your Life Purpose

Posted by Patricia Faust, MGS on February 12, 2020

 

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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Benefits of Working with a Senior Care Manager

 

The phone rings - it’s the hospital on the other line. Your mother fell and is injured. They also mention they believe she may have had a stroke. You leave your job and head to the hospital. If you aren’t close by, maybe you head to the airport or embark on a long drive. All of a sudden, you are in the middle of a situation you weren’t prepared for. The hospital staff is asking you what you want to do with your mom. She can’t live alone for awhile, or maybe ever again. Where do you want her to go? Where should she go for rehabilitation therapy? You have no idea where to start.

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Continuing Care at Home by the Numbers: Plan Ahead for Peace of Mind

Posted by Carol Barbour on December 19, 2019

 

It’s no secret that long-term care is expensive, especially as you get older. Whether you’re injured or diagnosed with a serious illness or chronic condition, an unexpected health change can drain your savings. Many people believe that Medicare will pay for long-term care, but that is simply not the case. 

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness senior care home care continuing care at home retirement