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What Are Nursing Home Costs and How Are They Determined?

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At some point, most people will eventually need extra care as they grow older. Nursing homes are one option that give seniors the supervision and company they need, and surveys show that around 40% of people will use nursing homes at some point during their life. Here’s what you need to know about the costs involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Social and Active: Assisted Living Activities

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For seniors who can no longer live on their own, there are plenty of ways they can continue to be active after making a move to an assisted living facility. Many seniors enjoy being active and independent long after retirement, which is why assisted living facilities are offering more and more activities that residents can take advantage of. Read the rest of this entry »

Red Flags to Look for to Avoid Bad Nursing Homes

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When the time comes to move your loved one into a nursing home, the most important thing is that they find a place where they can be happy and well cared for. Visiting prospective nursing homes in person is the best way to determine whether they’ll be a good fit. Here are 3 red flags to pay attention to during your visit. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Maintain Independence in Old Age

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While you can’t always control the curveballs life throws your way, there are certain steps you can take to make aging a more graceful process. For many aging adults, maintaining their independence is a major priority, so read on for tips and suggestions that can help along the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Nursing Homes Aren’t Scary Places

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Sending your aging loved one off to live at a nursing home can be a scary thought. What if they aren’t cared for properly? What if they don’t get everything they need? But, if they live in a well-established nursing home with licensed and qualified nurses and caregivers, you really have nothing to worry about. Your loved one’s quality of life can be greatly improved after the transition. Check out a couple of big reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid of nursing homes. Read the rest of this entry »

Assisted Living or Nursing Home: How to Decide

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If you have a parent, spouse, or other loved one in your life who has come to the point of needing extra day-to-day care, it can be a difficult decision choosing between assisted living or nursing home care. While both are great care options, one may be better for your personal situation, so it’s important to make an informed decision. Learn about what kind of care each one entails and how that can help you make the best choice for your loved one. Read the rest of this entry »

What Should You Bring When Moving into a Nursing Home?

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Making big life changes can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and even a bit frightening, but a little bit of preparation can be tremendously helpful. Knowing what to bring into the nursing home can diminish some of your anxiety. Continue reading below for more information about what you should bring when moving into a nursing home. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobile Apps that Can Help with Memory and Retention

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In today’s tech-savvy era, devices like smartphones and tablets are improving nearly every aspect of daily life. Several apps on the Android and Apple networks can actually help improve your memory. Keep reading to learn more about these popular apps from LakePoint Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Read the rest of this entry »

The Benefits of a Private Room

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One of the big decisions when making the move to a nursing home is whether to choose a private or semi-private (shared) room. For most people, the benefits of a private room help make the transition easier. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Making the Move to Assisted Living Easier

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Moving your loved one into assisted living is a difficult decision, and the first few months are often especially hard on the person making the move. Communication during this time is essential: it helps if your loved one understands why the move is necessary and can have as much input into the process as possible. Here are 3 more tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Read the rest of this entry »