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Planning Ahead for Your Parents’ Future, Part 2

In the first article in this series, we shared a few techniques to help adult children more effectively start a conversation with their parents about the sensitive topic of aging. In this article, we’ll take a step further and talk about what to do once the discussion progresses beyond those early startup stages. We’ll look at some options families consider, share the positive and potentially challenging …

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Planning Ahead for Your Parents’ Future, Part 1

While aging gracefully is a goal most of us share, having frank and honest discussions about aging and how it can change our lifestyle isn’t always easy. It’s even more challenging for children to begin the process of thinking about what their parents might want and need as they move deeper into their retirement years. …

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Home Front Heroes Day

May 9th, 2020 Watch our Home Front Heroes Day Celebration Video! You may recall the festivities surrounding the inaugural Home Front Heroes Day event last year. A large group made up of teammates, residents, families and supporters filed into the Auditorium to participate in a very patriotic celebration spearheaded by WWII veteran, John “Lucky” Luckadoo and …

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What Is Post-Stroke Rehabilitation and How Does It Help?

Dealing with the aftermath of a stroke can be frustrating for both the survivor and caregiver. Recovering from a stroke requires intense physical, mental and emotional demands. To regain independence, stroke survivors must be patient and consistently push themselves beyond their expectations. While post-stroke rehabilitation doesn’t cure the effects of a stroke, it’s the best …

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What Are the Activities of Daily Living?

ADLs. BADLs. IADLs. DADLs. These activities of daily living acronyms may look like alphabet soup, but in reality, they’re essential ways to assess how seniors function so they can remain independent longer, with just the right amount of support when they need it. Activities of daily living definition There are three categories of everyday tasks …

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9 Questions to Consider When Looking at Senior Apartments and Homes

The time has come to downsize your home and make a move to an independent living community where you can enjoy genuine friendships, opportunities for personal fulfillment and a purpose-filled retirement. When touring senior apartments and considering apartment floor plans, you’ll want to choose one that best complements your lifestyle and personality. You may be …

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How to Create a Blooming Container Garden with Native Texas Plants

No space? No problem! Living in a senior apartment doesn’t mean your dirt-digging days are behind you or that it’s too late to discover your inner green thumb. Whether you’re new to planting or a seasoned expert, container gardening is ideal for seniors who have little or no garden space. While planting a garden takes …

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Weight Machine Workouts for Seniors

For seniors, getting older doesn’t have to mean getting weaker. These days, 70 is the new 50 with more older adults living healthier and longer thanks to exercise programs centered on weight training for seniors. In addition to building strength, weight training exercises for seniors help maintain bone density; fight the loss of muscle mass; …

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