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Everything You Need to Know About Memory Care

It’s not unusual to experience a little forgetfulness — misplacing car keys, forgetting someone’s name — as we age. But if you start to notice more profound memory loss in a loved one, how do you know if it’s normal aging or the early signs of dementia? This blog post will discuss the forms of …

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How Do Life Care Communities Work?

An ideal retirement is one that takes away responsibilities and replaces them with possibilities. That’s exactly what you’ll find in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). A CCRC is a comprehensive senior living community that provides independent living and a continuum of care that usually includes  assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.Some CCRCs offer a …

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Downsizing for Seniors: When Is the Right Time?

One important aspect of planning your next chapter of life is evaluating your current living situation. Should you stay where you are, or should you move? Should you downsize – and when is the right time for seniors to downsize? Downsizing for seniors can be beneficial in several ways, including lower living costs and for …

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Importance of Vaccinations for Older Adults

Age affects our ability to fight off infection. Our immune response slows down and becomes weaker, leaving us more susceptible to diseases that can have an impact on  our continuing health and well-being. The term for this reduced immune response is “immunosenescence,” and there’s evidence to suggest it’s responsible for the reduced efficacy of vaccines …

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Top Signs Your Aging Parent Might Need Help

Many children or friends want to know when they should look for extra support for their senior loved one. While the signs aging parents need help may be different for each individual, there are some fairly universal indicators. 7 Signs Aging Parents Need Help 1. Their House Looks Disheveled If your loved one seems to …

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5 Best Social Distancing Activities for Seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed many of us of the trips, experiences and activities we planned for. While this time has been a challenge, it’s also provided an opportunity to engage in things we might not have considered before. Just because we can’t gather with friends and family as  we normally would doesn’t mean there …

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15 Reasons to Love The Buckingham

To celebrate 15 years of providing top-quality care, promoting engaging lifestyles, and giving Houston seniors the opportunity to live retirement their way, we want to share the top 15 reasons to love life at The Buckingham in Houston, TX. 1. An Active Social Life If you want to share your retirement with peers who have …

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Healthy Holiday Dessert Ideas for Senior Diets

During the holiday season, it’s all too easy to lose track of our health. For seniors, indulging over the holidays can be more impactful than you might think. Older adults need specific nutrients in their diets to keep their health in tip-top shape and increase their longevity. The best diet for seniors includes these essentials: …

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10 Tips for Choosing a Skilled Nursing Community

With more senior care options available today than ever before, choosing the right care community is more complex. If you’re looking for high-quality care for yourself or your loved one who needs long-term or short-term skilled nursing care, there are a variety of factors to consider. First, exactly what is a skilled nursing facility? Skilled …

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20+ Fun Things to See & Do in Houston in the Fall

Autumn is typically awesome in Houston, with mild temperatures and just a few days of rain each month. The comfortable forecast makes it the perfect time for seniors to discover all the great things to do in Houston. In fact, Houston’s active events scene is one of the reasons the city is such a popular …

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