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When to Move from Assisted Living to Memory Care

There’s no one perfect road map for aging. It looks different for everyone. And because of that, it’s hard to know when the right time is to do things. When should you retire? If and when should you consider moving to a senior living community? What should you do if you or one of your …

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5 Best Independent Living Amenities and Services You Should Know About

Goals are as different as the people who make them. Some aspire to learn the guitar. Others might want to improve their overall health and wellness. And who doesn’t want to just enjoy life more? As many seniors consider their living options, some are looking at retirement communities and the independent living amenities they provide …

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How Much Does Independent Living Cost in Houston, TX?

If you’re exploring your senior living options, you know there are a lot of choices out there, and each choice seems to have a different price tag. When it comes to fully understanding how much independent living costs in Houston, TX, how do you know which senior living community is a good value for you?  …

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Benefits of Social Engagement for Assisted Living

There are some well-known ways to stay healthy: eat right, be physically active and get the proper amount of rest. But over the last few years, being social has been shown to have a positive impact on seniors’ overall well-being. It’s true. The benefits of social interaction in the elderly can improve mind, body and …

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5 Best Autumn Activities for Seniors

Fall in Houston isn’t like other parts of the U.S. (But then what about Texas is?) While this area might not get the colorful leaf changes like northern parts of the country, we don’t need a heavy coat and hat either. As the heat and mosquitos take a break, it’s a great time to get …

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Benefits of Being Outdoors for Seniors

During the late spring and summer in Texas, being outside of the comforting reach of air conditioning can be almost unthinkable. But as the calendar turns to fall and early winter, it’s the perfect time to start enjoying the weather the rest of the country wishes it had.  But what makes the great outdoors so …

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Questions to Ask While Touring a Senior Living Facility

Selecting a senior living community is arguably one of life’s most important decisions. You’re not only choosing what kind of lifestyle you want today — you’re also deciding on the senior care environment you may need one day.  So in addition to understanding the types of contracts available and examining the costs, knowing what types of …

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Wearable Technology for Seniors

Wearable technology isn’t just for millennials or the Gen Z set. Adult children, for example, are employing wearable technology specifically for seniors to help their parents age in place in their own homes.  The devices do everything from tracking seniors’ heart rates and blood pressure to sending fall detection alerts if the wearer falls. They’re …

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6 Things You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Here are a couple quick facts about assisted living: There are 28,900 assisted living communities in the U.S. today. Texas accounts for 1,300 of those communities. One more fact: Many people don’t fully understand how assisted living is defined or how it serves residents, whether it’s a stand-alone community or one of the levels of …

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5 Brain-Boosting Foods to Improve Memory in Seniors

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” This saying is attributed to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and dates from 400 B.C. Even thousands of years ago, humans acknowledged the importance of nutrition and its vital role in maintaining health and preventing disease. Top Brain Foods for Seniors Around 50 million people …

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