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5 Reasons To See A Physical Therapist Today

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If you have been injured for any reason, whether it be from a car accident or from participating in a sport, you may have some pain that could result in you needing to see a physical therapist. Many people avoid going to a physical therapist believing that instead they can get better on their own. However, this is not the case. A physical therapist can easily help reduce pain and get you back on your feet before you know it.

14 March 2016

Three Ways To Help Your Parent Settle In To Their New Assisted Living Community

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Moving into an assisted living facility can make life a lot easier for your elderly parent. But, while he or she will likely be happy to be rid of the burden of keeping up with a home, your parent may struggle to adapt to this new way of life in a new community. During your parent's first few weeks in the senior living facilities, there are some things you can do to help them settle in.

11 March 2016

3 Features To Look For In An Assisted Living Center If You Have Arthritis

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If you suffer from arthritis and are having trouble living alone at home, moving to an assisted living facility could be highly beneficial. Assisted living facilities offer independence along with the necessary assistance for your situation. As you look for an assisted living facility to move to, look for one that offers the following benefits. Healthy meals Your weight, as well as the food you eat, can either help or hurt the symptoms you experience from arthritis.

9 March 2016

Three Things To Watch For When Touring A Retirement Home

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When you make the decision that you'd like to move to a retirement home in the near future, it's advantageous to spend some time researching homes around you and even talking to some of your peers who have already made the move. While this research is beneficial, there's nothing like actually visiting a few different retirement homes for a tour and a discussion with staff. Retirement communities commonly invite prospective residents to tour the facility, eat a meal with current residents and even take part in a group activity, if desired.

8 March 2016

Helping Your Parents Move To Assisted Living

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The time comes in many adult children's lives when the roles become reversed, and it is suddenly the responsibility of the child to take care of their aging parents. However, more often then not, adult children are too overwhelmed with their own lives to take on this added responsibility, which is one reason why downsizing to an assisted living facility is such a popular option. Making the decision to move your parents into an assisted living facility or memory care facility is one of the most difficult ones a person can make, but by following these tips, you will be able to make the transition as painless as possible for all parties involved.

3 March 2016

4 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Caregiver

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Becoming someone's caregiver is one of the most difficult jobs you can have. About 65 million people in the United States are caregivers to someone who is chronically ill or disabled. If you are thinking about becoming someone's caregiver, here is some information you should know before you begin. You duties might change If you are preparing to care for someone who doesn't need much help, you need to understand that it might not stay that way.

3 March 2016

Three Fears Of Assisted Living To Discuss With Your Loved One

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When the time comes to start talking about assisted living with your loved one, you may find that he or she is less receptive than you expected. The transition into an assisted living facility can be an emotional one, and if your family member has some reservations, it can be difficult to talk about. Helping him or her to understand the facts about those fears may make the transition easier. Here are a few of the most common concerns expressed when considering assisted living.

1 March 2016

Three Tips For Ensuring You Have A Great Visit With Your Loved One At A Retirement Home

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When you go to visit a loved one in a retirement home, make sure you do everything you can to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. There are many times when someone living in a retirement home cannot get out and about as much as they would like because they do not have a car to drive or are simply not able to drive safely anymore. The following guide provides you with a few ways to make your next visit to a retirement home as enjoyable as possible.

22 February 2016