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How Did You Sleep Last Night? Understanding the Sleep Needs of Older Adults
Did you know that circadian rhythms change as we age? This is one of the reasons why we can encounter disrupted sleep patterns and find it harder to get a good night’s rest as we get older. Since sleep is vital for many essential functions of the body, finding ways to ensure a better quality of sleep can lead to enhanced well being.
The Powerful Work of Social Workers
Did you know that March is Social Work Month? Social workers take on some of the most challenging issues that face families and communities. They bring a unique skill set, education and hands-on experience to change the lives of many people. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments as well as Empower Social Workers, which is the theme of this special month. Read More
Loneliness and Older Adults
Although feeling down in the dumps is a common feeling that people of any age may experience from time to time, about half of adults over the age of 60 are at risk for social isolation and about 30% could face loneliness later in life. Read More
Tips for Keeping Your Heart Healthy
February evokes thoughts of chocolate and cupid as Valentine’s Day comes to mind. But there is another reason to focus on hearts, and we’re not talking about the candy variety. It is American Heart Month, the opportunity to focus on cardiovascular health. Small lifestyle considerations can make a world of difference to our health and hearts. Read More
Opening Up the Lines of Communication About Senior Living
Family dynamics are unique and they can shift over time. If you’ve noticed that a parent or other loved one may be experiencing challenges living at home safely, it can be difficult to find the words to start a conversation about senior care. Especially for adult children of aging parents, feeling comfortable in having this discussion is rough as you may feel like you’re pushing boundaries. Even for people who normally have open lines of communication about most topics, this talk can leave you feeling like you’re walking on eggshells. We have ways to simplify this scenario and put everyone involved at ease. Read More
Falls Are Not a Normal Part of Aging
According to the CDC, each year about 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments because of an injury from a fall. Falls can end in trauma, with one out of every five falls results in an injury like a broken bone or head injury. Read More
Three Cheers for Activity Professionals!
Keeping older adults who reside in communities inspired, energized and engaged takes a truly special professional. This profoundly important responsibility is one that is tackled each and every day by Activity Professionals. As National Activity Professionals Week is approaching, we want to say a heartfelt thank you for everything you do! Read More
Preserving Family Stories
Sharing family stories is a powerful way to keep our personal history alive. By narrating both the best and most challenging life experiences, we can get the whole picture of how a family becomes a collective unit. Read More
Are You Suffering From Caregiver Burnout? Know the Signs.
As caregivers struggle with the demands of their everyday lives including jobs, kids and the tasks that accompany running a household in addition to the worry of caring for an aging or sick loved one, caregiver burnout can become a reality. These feelings can creep up over time so you may not even realize that you’re dealing with caregiver burnout. Read More
Dream Big and Embrace Hobbies
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Play the piano? Paint a sunset? Now is the perfect time to pick up some art supplies or grab an instrument. September is Self-Improvement Month! Read More
A Season of Reflection for National Assisted Living Week
There is a very good chance that someone you know has worked or resided in an assisted living environment. According to the American Health Care Association, there are over 30,000 assisted living communities in the United States today. Read More
Cheers to the Baby Boomers
If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you belong to an esteemed group called “baby boomers.” The nickname came as there was a baby boom after World War II, with an increased number of births than generations prior. There was a two year span after World War I with an elevated number of babies coming into the world, but the baby boomer generation stretched over an 18 year period, with 76.4 million babies being born, accounting for 40% of the US population at the time. Read More
Concord, CA - Steps to Finding an Assisted Living Community from a Senior Care Advisor
Navigating the numerous options of assisted living communities can be overwhelming. It's a significant decision that involves careful evaluation of various factors, including location, services, staff, activities, and cost. With the expert guidance of a Senior Care Advisor, this process can become more straightforward. Read More
Flowers Forever – The Healing Power of Plants
The tradition of giving someone a plant or flowers has been practiced around the world and in various cultures for millennia. The reasons for this are many and rooted in various cultural beliefs and practices. Flowers have been regarded as symbols of healing, comfort, and well-wishes, making them timeless and thoughtful gifts for those in need of support and encouragement. Read More
Pleasant Hill, CA - Importance of Hiring a Senior Care Advisor / Consultant
Choosing the perfect living situation for a senior loved one is a responsibility that can weigh heavily on families. Thankfully, Senior Care Advisors are professionals who can help make this task easier and stress-free. Read More
Stay Social
July is Social Wellness Month. Staying engaged to a network of supportive friends and family members carries many benefits, especially to help mitigate loneliness. With life changes, illness, and loss as universal themes of aging, many seniors find themselves struggling with depression and anxiety. According to the World Health Organization, over 20% of adults over the age of 60 are dealing with a mental or neurological disorder. Read More
Understanding Caregiver Burnout
You may have heard the term “caregiver burnout" but do you know what it means? According to WebMD, it is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion. Unpaid caregivers devote an average of 20 hours a week to providing physical, financial, and emotional support for an older loved one or friend. Though caregivers enjoy helping a loved one to age in place at home, there is a toll that is taken, resulting in stress, depression, and anxiety. Read More
Strategies to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver
Caring for a family member or loved one is a common occurrence here in the United States and with our population aging, those numbers are on the rise. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 1 in 3 American adults are considered informal caregivers, not paid for these responsibilities but juggling them among working, raising kids, and taking care of everyday tasks. This scenario may hit close to home if you’re a caregiver or someone you love holds down this role. Read More
Father’s Day Gift Guide
Dads are the rock of the family and are our first and most powerful male role model. You may have inherited your dad’s sense of humor, work ethic or love of a sports team. This Father’s Day, explore the ways that tech devices can help make your dad’s life easier and even more fun. Read More
Happy Pride Month!
June is Pride Month, the opportunity for you to find ways to become an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. This is the perfect time to show support, start a dialogue with friends and family of all generations and raise awareness of inclusivity for all. Read More

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