Signing up for Medicare isn’t as simple as checking a box on your 65th birthday. Seniors who want to maximize their health coverage and avoid late enrollment penalties need to do their research before enrolling in Medicare. If you’ve read all the brochures and still feel bewildered by your Medicare options, this guide is for you.
Dementia is frustrating for seniors and caregivers alike. It makes daily activities more challenging and can slowly erode communication skills, relationships and even personalities. Dementia doesn’t mean that a person loses interest in connecting with others, doing simple hobbies or mastering new skills. It just makes these tasks a little more difficult. The good news is that staying mentally active may actually slow the progression of dementia. Activities such as listening to music can also improve quality of life and reduce emotional challenges such as anxiety and depression.
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be both frightening and heart-wrenching. A senior who initially struggled with mundane tasks like remembering keys may eventually forget family members’ names and need extensive help with daily tasks such as bathing and getting dressed. Rest assured, your loved one is still in there. They just need some help to identify and assert their needs, occupy their minds and cope with the stress of living with dementia. A memory care community offers dementia care for people who need extensive help.
The new year is a time to turn inward, to reflect on where you have been and where you are going. The changes you make this year can catapult you into better health, protect your future, and help you live a more meaningful life. So ditch bland resolutions about weight loss and eating fewer cookies. Make 2019 a year of transformation and joy with these New Year’s resolutions.
The engaged lifestyle often runs counter to the stereotypes many seniors have about senior living communities. Arbor’s Atlanta locations boast a wide range of activities, opportunities for continued learning, a chance to volunteer in the community, and a place to make and nurture friendships that last a lifetime. We’re proud of the deeply connected communities we have built and the way these communities continue to undermine stereotypes about what it means to grow older or to move to senior living.
Seniors are just as diverse as any other demographic group, with different goals, different passions, and different concerns about the future. Yet as a society, we’ve long talked about seniors as if they’re all the same. This ageist notion rightly triggers a number of fears in seniors. They worry about being put away, about being abandoned, about being treated like an “old person.” And when it comes to senior living decisions, many seniors operate from a place of fear rather than one of hope.
About 25 percent of seniors are veterans, which means that many seniors are entitled to veterans’ benefits that can make senior living more accessible and affordable. The right senior living community honors veterans with excellent care, compelling activities, and acknowledgment of their service. If you need help funding the costs of an excellent senior living community, here’s what you need to know.
With 18.7 percent of its population over the age of 65, Tampa, Florida, is the nation’s most popular large metropolitan landing spot for seniors. Seniors choose Tampa because of its year-round warmth, its active social life, and its commitment to quality care for its senior residents. If you live in Tampa and are exploring senior living options, you’ll find an embarrassment of riches. This is one of the best places in the country to grow older. Here’s how to sort through your options to find the best senior living in Tampa.
Visiting with seniors over the holidays? Here are some helpful tips.
One of my favorite things about working in senior living at The Arbor Company is that we put our focus on helping people—seniors, families, caregivers. Of course, we’re here for our residents and their families every day, but we also try to help the people who don’t live in our communities. Whether it be answering your questions about senior health and wellbeing or helping you understand the senior living options out there, our goal is to help you navigate this aging process (whether you move into one of our communities or not).