Author: Blakeford

Want a Doctor who Knows You Inside Out? Try Concierge Medicine

Now that restrictions on medical visits are being lifted, you may eagerly await an eye-to-eye visit with your doctor where you can discuss everything from managing your diabetes and cholesterol to getting better sleep. The trouble is your primary care physician may be so rushed they can only address a few of your concerns–after all,… Read more »

How to Thank Senior Living Living Staff

An attentive and compassionate staff makes all the difference to a senior living community and your loved one’s quality of life. Many times these superstars go unnoticed–don’t let that happen! If you’re looking for a way to praise and say thanks to the staff that cares for your loved one, there are several creative and… Read more »

Five Ways to Stay Emotionally Well While Staying at Home

Smiling middle aged woman

In these extraordinary times, when we are being urged to “go home and stay home,” it can be easy to slide into a gloomy mood. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks you can take to help you stay serene and even upbeat while you socially distance. Look for Inspirational Stories Every day we’re bombarded… Read more »

Five Ways Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy While Self-Isolating

Senior woman on laptop

Everyone has a part to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the most vulnerable from the disease—which is why we must practice social distancing right now. Just because you have to stay home for your own good doesn’t mean you can’t have a front-row seat to life’s pleasures and inspirations. Here are… Read more »

Remote Medical Visits Can Protect Your Health and Help Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States like wildfire, sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with other patients—some of whom may be infected with this novel coronavirus—can be dangerous to your health. Luckily, in this era of social distancing, you can get treated for mild and most moderate symptoms of COVID-19 without having to step… Read more »

Winter Activities Popular at Blakeford

senior woman in winter clothing in car

Winter is often a challenging time of year for people of all ages, but it can be particularly difficult for seniors. With limited daylight, colder temperatures and gray skies, winter is downright gloomy. Unfortunately, for people who suffer from depression, or those who are more susceptible to it – like seniors – this time of… Read more »

Functional Fitness: Keeping Independent as You Age

senior fitness

Although exercise is no panacea for some of the challenging conditions associated with aging, it’s far and away the best tool we have. Regular physical activity can slow down the loss of muscle mass, help you lose weight, manage your pain, reduce the risk of falls, and help stave off heart disease. Exercise can also… Read more »

The Joys Grandchildren Bring to Seniors

grandchild and grandfather holding hands

One of the great joys of a grandparent’s life is spending time with their grandchildren. As children get older and family schedules become more complicated to balance, it’s important to carve out time and include the younger generation in family visits, whether grandparents live at home or in a senior living community. You may be… Read more »

Did You Notice a Decline in Your Parents Over the Holidays?

Grandmother and grandchildren enjoying sparklers

During the holidays, many families may have visited their aging loved ones, seeing them in-person for the first time in months, possibly even since last year. These visits are important because they provide families with time to reconnect and share in the joys of the season, but they also provide adult children with a valuable… Read more »