Technology has enhanced our lives in countless ways; we can order groceries from the comfort of our homes, watch movies anywhere, anytime, and stay connected with friends and family during a time of unprecedented distancing. Technology makes our lives more convenient, but it also has the ability to enrich our lives and, in some cases, improve our health.
Since the first reports of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in the United States, all HarborChase communities have taken special, proactive precautions to protect those in our communities from the virus and we continue to do so. Those measures are based upon the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other leading health organizations, and our own task force.
It’s common knowledge that living a healthy lifestyle can prevent health issues from developing further down the road. Everyone knows that eating well, sleeping well, and getting enough exercise are key elements in promoting longevity and preventing chronic illness.
In the United States alone, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As the aging population grows, this number is expected to nearly triple by 2060. Because of this, the need for high-quality, effective memory care programs is crucial now more than ever.
There may come a time when one or both of your parents require additional care. This realization may bring up emotions, complex planning, and conflicts amongst siblings, and these feelings can intensify should your parents have differing care needs.
At Harbor Retirement Associates, we believe in Celebrating Senior Living. This would not be possible without dedicated, professional leaders who selflessly and tirelessly apply their God-given talents in pursuit of that elevated standard.
Staying active and adventurous is a great way to explore new places and create memories while staying energetic, sharp, and healthy. Whether it’s joining a fitness class, taking a short road trip, or going on an international vacation—leading an active and fulfilling lifestyle can do wonders for your overall health and wellness.
As a parent or family member ages, it’s not uncommon for families to experience some form of conflict while navigating senior care. These situations require numerous responsibilities, decisions, and concerns, and when multiple people are involved, it can lead to different opinions and disagreements. In addition, as heightened emotions are at play during this time, conflicts can arise more easily and quickly.
Summer is full of warm weather and countless outdoor activities. As the temperatures rise, however, so does the risk for dehydration. People of all ages are at risk for dehydration, but this risk becomes even more significant with age.
As a family caregiver, even with the help of family, friends, and respite care, trying to keep everything organized and prepared can get complicated. There’s a lot on your plate—managing medication, scheduling appointments, tracking health information, organizing documents, and more—all while caring for your parent or family member.