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Caregiver helps senior woman with dementia at mealtime

Mealtime Tips for People With Dementia

  On average, Americans spend more than an hour each day eating. And while mealtimes are necessary for getting the nutrients we need, they’re also important social and cultural occasions. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, mealtimes can be difficult due to physical and mental changes. But it’s vital to make…

Two seniors looking at Medicare options together

What You Need to Know About the New Medicare Changes

You may have heard a lot about the new Medicare changes taking place this coming October. PDPM? LOS? Per diem adjustment? NTA? What does it all mean? Break It Down In layman’s terms, skilled nursing providers are being incentivized to cut the average length of a resident’s stay (“Length of Stay” or “LOS”) to 20…

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See How Music Can Improve the Lives of People with Dementia

No matter what stage of life you’re in, you most likely enjoy music. But have you ever thought about the value music brings to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? In fact, music may be the best medicine. Back to the Beginning According to Today’s Geriatric Medicine, therapists have long been using music therapy to…

Senior woman in memory care laughs with caregiver

Explore Memory Care at Residences Senior Living

Like any disease, dementia is intensely personal. It never plays out the same way in different people – and that’s why Residences Senior Living’s memory care program isn’t one-size-fits-all. 

Senior Adult Couple Packing or Unpacking Moving Boxes.

Preserving Memories When Making a Move

Moving is a part of life. At one season or another in our lives, most people have moved out of their homes and created a new home elsewhere. What is always astounding is no matter how long you have lived somewhere it is easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. Clothing, trinkets, boxes and books…

Senior woman and adult daughter pose for photo

How to Choose Between At-Home Care and Assisted Living

Is your senior loved one living at home, but beginning to show signs they might need more help with daily activities? Or are you concerned that they could be healthier physically, emotionally or socially? It might be time to explore care options.

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Is a Career in Senior Living Right for You?

By 2025, the senior living industry will employ 1.2 million workers. And it’s not only doctors and nurses – there are career opportunities in business and management, recreation, dining and more. Read on to learn more about careers in senior living, and see if one could be right for you.

Grandma and granddaughter eating ice cream

Staying Young at Heart as We Age

Things can certainly change as we age, and with each change comes a new norm. Children grow up and have children of their own. Health can change and sometimes downsizing or moves take place, as well as social circles becoming smaller. Socialization and meaningful interactions are so important as we age. Keeping our minds stimulated…

Deek Creek resident Betty Burks shares her late husband's role in the Ruby Bridges story.

Deer Creek Resident Shares Personal Story of Iconic Civil Rights Event

A Norman Rockwell painting hangs on the wall of Betty Burks’ Residences at Deer Creek apartment. The painting shows four U.S. marshals walking a little girl to school amidst a scrawled slur and thrown tomatoes. The little girl is Ruby Bridges, one of the first students to attend a desegregated school in New Orleans after…

Female caregiver holds mug and sits with male loved one.

Caregiving Stress is Normal. Here’s How to Help Prevent It

Being a caregiver can be difficult. Although you care deeply for your loved one, the physical and mental challenges of helping someone with all the activities of daily life can become stressful at times. That’s why it’s so important to keep a clear head and take care of your own mental health. After all, if…