Are you considering downsizing to move to a senior living community, but are on the fence about whether it is the right decision? It isn’t an easy decision to make, and considering moving to a senior living community can be emotionally charged. If you find yourself toying with the idea of moving, or if you are wondering if a senior living community would be a good fit for an aging parent, here are a few ways to know if the time is right to begin exploring the possibilities.
Although there’s nothing like being outside on a crispy, cold day, playing in the snow with the grandkids, cold weather can be hard on you if you are over 65. So, to keep you outside as much and as safely as possible, we’ve prepared this handy senior wellness guide on how to hold your own in winter weather.
Choosing the right senior living community is a major life decision that should never be taken lightly if you want to be safe, comfortable and engaged in your later years. To help you make a wise and informed decision, we’ve put together a list of things to consider when evaluating a senior living community.
How often have you heard someone lament about a lost relative whose stories died with them? It's human nature to think there will be time, but all too often people slip out of this life without their stories being recorded. Don't let this regret be part of your grief.
Summer is a great time of year. Travel, outdoor activities, picnics, summer festivals and visiting with grandchildren are popular summer pastimes. However, seniors need to be careful to avoid the health risks that come along with these fun activities.
Many of us have experienced a situation in which an aging parent doesn’t want to believe that they’re getting older and can no longer live alone. There are many reasons a parent becomes obstinate … pride, fear, unwillingness to accept the realities of aging, and being uncomfortable with change are some of the reasons. Making the decision to help a parent move out of a current home is a complex one — both emotionally and practically. Most importantly, you want your loved one to be safe and well.
Ponte Vedra will soon be home to specialized memory care living when Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra opens in summer 2015. Located at 5125 Palm Valley Rd., Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra will differ from many memory care programs, which typically offer memory care as part of a larger assisted living program, by focusing solely on serving residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.