There comes a time in everyone's life when they begin to notice that they are in need of a little extra help with their day-to-day activities. This can be an emotional and stressful experience, with many big decisions to make, and much change with this new period in your life. At HarborChase, we want you to feel that you are in confident and capable hands. The professional staff is well equipped and compassionate, we have well-maintained communities, and beautiful amenities that make our residents feel right at home. With this huge transition in life, HarborChase assisted living services ensure that our residents can maintain their independence, enjoy exciting community activities, and maintain an excellent quality of life.
As we get older, it is difficult to remember the little things in life. It’s easy to joke about, ‘Oh, I can’t find my keys again, I must be getting old!’ but when it comes to those in their elder years, it can become a serious concern, because memory loss can be signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. You and your loved ones may wonder what can to do to help prevent these debilitating memory illnesses.
At HarborChase, we value health and fitness. We know that as a senior, exercising and staying healthy isn’t exactly easy. There are many exercises that seniors may have done earlier in their lives that they are unable to do once they grow older. Exercises for older adults can vary in difficulty and effectiveness because the capabilities of each senior can be different from one another. Although the specific exercises may vary, there are clear categories that each activity falls into.
As we grow older, our needs and wants change. One thing that changes more than others is our dietary needs. As a senior, it's important to eat foods that are healthy to maintain strength and a healthy weight. Today, our society makes it easy to eat quick, unhealthy foods for the sake of convenience. This can pose a severe health risk to older adults over a long period. Senior nutrition is often studied by experts to learn what exactly older adults should be eating. Here are some tips for you and your family!
HarborChase would like to commemorate the grand opening of our new community by sharing the story of a historically prominent figure in the community, Dr. Phillips.
The new community will be named after Dr. Phillips to celebrate his contributions to the state of Florida and the local communities that he has worked to help. By making revolutionary strides to go beyond his duties, Dr. Phillips has made lasting impacts in the Central Florida area, and HarborChase is proud to recognize him for his efforts.
There comes a time when many people will require help to live their lives, and this is an unfortunate and unavoidable fact. The ASHA-sponsored website, whereyoulivematters.org, states almost half of the US adults ages 65 and older either need or currently receive help already. While you may want to help your loved ones yourself, this can become a difficult and a trying issue to manage. Despite how much you may care for your elderly loved ones, you may need help, but where might you get it? You are looking for a solution that meets the needs of your loved ones while still providing them with the freedom to live their life.
Try out these recipes in your diet to add some healthy meals to your routine. If you’re currently living in an assisted living community, make sure to request to have these recipes included in your diet! The New Year brings changes for the better, so make sure to stick to your resolutions!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “depressive disorders are an under-recognized condition and often are untreated or under-treated among older adults.” Because depressive disorders are not diagnosed in older adults, many seniors can suffer from anxiety and depression without their families or physicians being aware of the issue at all.
Whether you're downsizing because you’re moving into a smaller home or you’re moving into an assisted living community, we know that it can be difficult to get rid of so many things that you cherish. Giving up the home that you’ve lived in for years or the furniture your children gave you isn’t easy.
Do you have difficulty drifting into a restful slumber? If you do, you are not alone. According to John Hopkins Medicine, “more than 60 million Americans suffer from poor sleep quality.” For a significant portion of older adults, sleep issues result in prescription medications. No one wants to add more to his or her medicinal intake if it is not 100% necessary. Fortunately, there are natural sleep aids that can benefit older adults in senior living.