If you’re familiar at all with senior health and wellness, you’ll know that—in addition to a good diet—physical activity and mental stimulation are two of the top-recommended practices to enhance longevity and overall wellness. What you may not know, though, is that the two are heavily intertwined.
People consider senior living for various reasons. Whether it’s due to a health condition that requires daily support or the want to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle, senior living communities enhance the lives of their residents.
Moving is never fun or easy, especially if moving from a longtime home to a new and unfamiliar place like a senior living community. This transition is even harder for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, moving into a memory care community. While this is often the best place possible for these individuals, the transition can be challenging and distressing.
Many older adults live in the same house where they raised their family. While this can be a cherished and sentimental home, many people begin to realize that it’s no longer the most convenient living situation if the kids have all moved out. There might be three or four bedrooms that lay unused, excess space that needs to be heated and cooled, and endless clutter filling the rooms. As cherished as this house is, it’s most likely much larger than you need and potentially causing unwanted stress and effort.
From the first emergence of the coronavirus in the United States, HarborChase Senior Living communities have prioritized the health and safety of our residents, families, and associates. We know that 2020 was a stressful year full of fears, questions, and uncertainties, and we’ve done our best to face these challenges together to ensure safety and peace of mind for all involved.
As the population ages, more and more individuals are moving out of their homes and taking advantage of all the opportunities available to improve their quality of life, including assisted living communities. Today, more than 800,000 Americans live in some type of assisted living community, and this number is only expected to grow.
In our blogs and resources, we regularly mention ADLs: “Our communities support residents with ADLs,” “If an individual needs assistance with ADLs, it could be time to consider assisted living,” etc. Rarely do we take the time to explain what exactly ADLs are and how they are crucial in understanding senior health and wellness.
VERO BEACH, Florida - March 22, 2021 | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provide guidelines to senior living communities that will allow for safe visitation amid COVID-19 pandemic at HarborChase assisted & independent living and memory care communities effective immediately.
Caring for a family member with dementia can be an overwhelming and challenging experience. In addition to requiring daily care and engagement, you may have noticed that your family member becomes more irritable and confused during the late afternoon. This isn’t just a coincidence; sundowning is a phenomenon that affects many individuals with dementia and memory conditions when the day becomes evening.