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Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021

Top Questions to Ask when Considering an Independent Living Community

If you or an older loved one are considering the independence of an independent living community, you’re probably asking yourself: which one? Well, the best way to find an answer is to ask questions, the more the better, but also the right ones. Because every senior has their own desires and needs in a senior living community, it’s best to consider what their ideal living situation is. Here are a few questions to get you started:

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Creating a memory box and other Alzheimer’s activities to share with a loved one

Losing the ability to communicate with words can be one of the most difficult experiences for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Not being able to express their feelings can understandably be frustrating and may lead to anger, anxiety and isolation.

But for family members and friends, it’s important not to avoid spending time with your loved one. Although conversations can become more difficult or even impossible as the disease progresses, there are ways you can continue to communicate.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

7 ways to improve your emotional health as you grow older

As you grow older, the relevance of maintaining good physical and mental health become even more important. The impact of both can greatly influence your quality of life and ability to age well.

Most everyone is aware of the benefits of exercising and the negative impacts if they don’t. But many people overlook the advantages of keeping themselves emotionally fit.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How assisted living can improve quality of life: 4 of the top advantages

As we grow older, quality of life can make all the difference. It can influence our physical and emotional health and may even play a positive role in our longevity.

Where we live can play a role as well. Seniors who live alone and might be isolated from others may suffer from negative consequences. If you lose out on the opportunities to participate and engage in life, your health can be affected. But studies have found that assisted living can actually improve your quality of life.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Discover the best features that a memory care community can offer

Many families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s arrive at a familiar crossroads. As the illness progresses, they are no longer able to provide the needed level of care that is now required.

Making the decision that it is time for memory care is not easy. But it can be the most compassionate decision you can make. Your focus will turn to finding the next best home for your loved one. But how?

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Feeling lonely? How moving to a senior living community can change that

The occurrence of loneliness and isolation generally increases as we grow older. It can also lead to a higher risk of dementia and other serious health conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While being isolated results from having no or few social connections, a person can also feel alone even if there is social contact.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

5 suggestions for making your home safer when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s

One of the most crucial steps a family can take when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is to make sure their environment is safe.

Most individuals in the earlier stages of the illness are able to continue living at home. By creating a safe space, you’re helping your loved one remain at home as long and as safely as possible.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Making and reaching your New Year’s resolutions to age well: 10 tips

If you’re like many people, as the calendar changes from the last day of December to the first of January, you may be making promises to yourself. Usually referred to as New Year’s resolutions, some of the more common ones include:

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tips for telling a loved one about the move to a memory care community

If your loved one now needs more care than you can provide at home, you may have chosen to take advantage of the benefits and specialized attention that a memory care community can offer.

Once you found the right community, next on the list was likely choosing the room and scheduling a move-in date.

While your loved one may have been able to visit the community, depending on where they are in the progression of the illness, they may still not be clear that they’ll be moving soon.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The benefits of exercise for seniors: aerobics, weight and flexibility training

We all know the benefits of exercise, especially as we grow older. It’s one action we can take that directly impacts our overall health and longevity. It can also play an influential role in helping us remain independent.

And the good news is that we can start at any age. Because it’s never too late.

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