Senior Living Tips

What To Expect Celebrating The Holidays At A Senior Living Community

December 9th, 2018

If you or your family member are new to a senior living community, here’s what you can expect this holiday season.

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Things You Might Not Know About Senior Living

November 20th, 2018

Senior living communities have taken multiple steps to rid themselves of false stereotypes. Nowadays, senior living caters to people in a similar fashion as high-end hotels.

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What Not To Bring To Senior Living

October 28th, 2018

Deciding what to pack before moving into senior living can be a bit daunting for seniors. These tips will make the process feel much smoother and allow peace of mind.

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How To Prevent Falls: Room-By-Room Guide

October 15th, 2018

An aging senior falling in their home when they are alone is one of the biggest fears a family can have. There are multiple preventative measures you can take in order to lower the risk of a loved one falling.

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Navigating Later Life Legal Matters

October 10th, 2018

Before enjoying carefree retirement, there are a lot of elder law questions that you’ll need answered. Here is how we suggest you navigate elder care legal matters.

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Tips For Transitioning Into Independent Living

October 4th, 2018

Are you thinking about moving into an independent senior living community? When considering moving into a new home, knowing where to start can be difficult. Here’s a convenient overview to help you know where to begin.

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Older Adult Kitchen Safety Checklist

September 28th, 2018

The kitchen is the most well-trafficked room in the home, but it is also the place where we are particularly susceptible to accident and injury. Here are a few quick points to help be cautious in the kitchen.

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The Quality Of Senior Dining In Senior Living Communities

September 24th, 2018

Dining used to be an overlooked aspect for many senior communities, but over the past couple of decades, the quality of food and dining within a senior community has greatly improved.

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Helpful Ways To Combat Caregiver Burnout

August 9th, 2018

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel like you can’t control the situation. If you leave your stress unchecked, your health can be at risk.

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How Is Technology Changing Senior Living?

July 30th, 2018

We all know that technology seems to be a large driving force in the world we live in because of its ever-evolving nature.

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Senior Nutrition: How To Make It Both Fun And Engaging

July 23rd, 2018

Does your parent or loved one struggle to maintain a nutritious diet?

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Budgeting For Retirement

July 17th, 2018

Studies show that as time goes on, more adults continue to work into “retirement years.”

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How To Afford Senior Living: Understanding The Costs

July 6th, 2018

Are you worried the cost of senior living may not fit into your budget? While the monthly cost may seem high, it is important to remember all that is included in the community rental fees. Understand the costs of senior living with this helpful breakdown.

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How To Care For A Loved One Remotely

June 29th, 2018

It isn’t easy being away from your loved one, but sometimes our careers or families dictate where we need to live.

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A Helping Family Is A Happy Family

June 26th, 2018

A transition into senior living can be a bit taxing and hectic.

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Questions to Ask in Assisted Living Interviews

May 12th, 2018

Assisted living communities seem to be everywhere these days. However, not all communities are created equal.

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Staying Active While Having Fun

March 15th, 2018

Staying active in older age is not only good for your body, but it also does wonders for your attitude and mind.

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What to Ask When Moving into Assisted Living

February 20th, 2018

As your senior parent or loved one begins to age, it may become increasingly difficult for him or her to manage being at home alone. Assisted living communities are specially designed to help your senior with day to day activities while promoting independence and privacy.

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Signs It’s Time to Move

January 18th, 2018

It is always difficult to admit when we need more help or support. As we age, we require more help from those around us, but when living alone, sometimes it is difficult for us to get the assistance we need. Here are three signs that a move into a senior living community may be the best choice:

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6 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Senior Living

January 6th, 2018

As your parent or senior loved one begins to age, you may have growing concerns about him or her staying at home. While you know it’s time to move your loved one into a senior care community, it may be difficult to open up the discussion.

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Top Three Tips for Caregivers

October 7th, 2017

There’s no doubt being a caregiver requires a multitude of knowledge and experience. Being able to establish trust with both the person you’re caring for relies on a lot of important factors. With these useful tips, you as a caregiver can help guide your caregiving in the right direction.

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When to Transition from Assisted Living to Memory Care

May 18th, 2017

As your parent or loved one begins to progress in age, it may be time for them to go through the senior care spectrum. While assisted living communities offer great services and amenities, they may not be equipped to handle the growing needs of your loved one. Here’s how to tell if your loved one should transition from assisted living into memory care.

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What to Look for in a Senior Living Community

April 3rd, 2017

As your loved one begins to age, it may be necessary to make the transition into senior care. With so many options available, choosing the right community can be difficult. Here are a few things to look for in a senior living community to help make the decision a bit easier.

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Downsizing: Moving into Senior Living

March 24th, 2017

With spacious apartments and ample storage space, it may seem as if you could take everything to your new senior living community. However, while your apartment may be large, there’s just no way you can bring all the contents of your home into your new space. Check out these tips to help downsize your belongings.

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Moving Parents Into Assisted Living: Full Checklist

February 13th, 2017

Have your parents decided to move into an assisted living community? Before they make the move, make sure they know what to bring. Check out this full checklist from Independence Village to make sure your parents have everything they need.

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Independent Senior Living: What to Bring With You

January 23rd, 2017

Once you’ve found a community to call home, it is important to bring what means the most to you, with you. Independence Village knows that moving can be stressful but we are here to help relieve the burden of that process. See our four tips on what you should bring to your new senior living community.

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Tips to Transitioning into Independent & Assisted Living

January 18th, 2017

Transitioning into an independent or assisted living community can be intimidating. With a new home, new community and new schedule to adjust to, it is completely understandable for your loved one to be a bit nervous. Which is why we’ve put together a few tips to help make it easier. Check out these tips on transitioning into senior living.

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