Tag: activities

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 »

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 »

Getting the Most Out of the Summer While Staying Safe

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Summer is on its way and with the temperatures getting warmer, people enjoy getting outdoors. As a nurse, I am frequently asked how to stay safe while participating in outdoor summer activities. This question is especially important for the aging population because they are more susceptible to heat related illnesses. As we age, the ability… Read more »

Why Are the Arts Key to Dementia Care?

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When you receive a serious medical diagnosis, it can feel as though that diagnosis replaces your identity. I am no longer myself — instead, now I am cancer, or heart attack or dementia. But even when we carry a diagnosis, we also continue to live our lives. We are more than our diseases and care… Read more »

Our Life Enrichment and Wellness Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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Every day, the members of our Life Enrichment and Wellness team work to promote a positive and healthy wellbeing and belonging for each Blakeford resident. The team is made up of creative and compassionate people who love what they do and value the importance of our residents. From outings and events to games and music, the… Read more »

How To Create Meaning in Dementia Care

One of the most important things to a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s is to know their loved one is happy. However, they are often so overwhelmed by the responsibility of caregiving, that the fun of being together is lost. All engagement tends to be for survival and not for enrichment. This often results in… Read more »