Caregiving & Relationships: How to Be at Your Best

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As someone who spent time as a caregiver, I know how personal it is. I know how life-changing it can be for everyone involved. All you want is to make sure your family member or loved one is safe and cared for. Because at the heart of family caregiving are relationships. In a caregiving environment,… Read more »

How to Shed Light on the Holiday Blues

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The holidays are a time of joy, bright lights, and celebrations. Family and friends gather for meals, shopping, religious observations and other meaningful traditions. Yet, for many, these same activities can be painful reminders of grief and loss or illicit feelings of what is often referred to as the holiday blues. Good news! There are… Read more »

How Assisted Living Addresses the Challenges of the Disabled

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Lakecia Harper, Healthcare Administrator at Blakeford at Green Hills, recently spoke with OurParents.com about how Assisted Living communities are able to meet the needs of the disabled. In an Assisted Living environment, older adults get the support they need with the activities of daily living (ADLs). As a result, they can spend their days enjoying… Read more »

Decluttering 101: Tips to Make it Easier

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Have you ever made plans to clean out the garage or set aside a weekend for Spring cleaning? Then, you became overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you’ve collected over the years and just gave up? Decluttering can be quite a chore. Debbie Keller, founder and president of Home and Office Transitions, answers common questions about… Read more »

Blakeford’s Administrative Team: Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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It takes so many people each to day to help us provide exemplary service. Some of those people are part of our administrative team. We took some time to take a look at how they create a spirit of belonging for our entire community. FREE guide – Is a Life Plan Community Right for You?

After the Move: Transitioning into a Senior Community

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At some point in the last several months, you decided to move into a senior community. You signed the contract, put your home on the market, hired movers, and, possibly had a garage sale. You took advice on how to plan your move so as to have as little stress as possible. Now, you’re sitting in a… Read more »

Our Front Desk Team: Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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There are so many people who make up the team at Blakeford. Each day they help us a create a spirit of belonging where everyone feels at home. One such group of people is our front desk team. It’s more than just answering the phones. It’s providing a true sense of community through everything they do. We… Read more »

Redefining the Senior Living Industry

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Van Cluck, president and CEO of Blakeford, takes a look at the changes he’s witnessed in our industry over the years. Twenty years ago when Blakeford was opening its doors for its first residents, I was just getting my feet wet in the senior living industry. It was 1996, and for about a year I had… Read more »

Six Keys to Long-Term Care Planning

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Inevitably, there is a group of people we meet who don’t want to or don’t see the need to plan ahead for long-term care. Yes, I know, it may seem “depressing” to spend time on imagining what life would be like when you actually need someone to help you take a bath. But I’ve seen… Read more »

An Example of Dedication – Spotlight on Team Member Ron Samuel

Trying to imagine Blakeford without Ron Samuel is nearly impossible. His connection to us started even before the building was complete when he was working in construction clean up. “I came here about a year before Blakeford opened. They were still doing construction,” says Ron. Soon after Blakeford opened its doors, Ron was hired as… Read more »