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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Ingleside Difference

Are you considering if senior living might be the right answer for everything you or your family is looking for? 

Whether it’s an -

Independent living community to support your desire for a maintenance-free and active lifestyle…

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Caregiver Burnout? How Assisted Living Can Help

If you’re the primary caregiver for your spouse, parent or other family member, it can be gratifying to provide these services. But there is another side that families often don’t talk about.

Caregiver burnout.

This occurs when the caregiver has been performing these duties for too long of a period and without any real relief.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Independent Living vs Assisted Living? Tips to Help You Decide

Have you been considering making a change in your living arrangements to simplify life? Maybe you are tired of home maintenance and upkeep, shopping and cooking meals. Or are you finding it harder to attend the activities and social events that you always enjoyed?

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IRC Blog
Posted: Monday, May 24, 2021

Recently Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s? First Steps to Take

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may find yourself  understandably unsettled and unsure of what to do next.

It is a life-changing diagnosis and it’s common to find yourself feeling numb, unable to make sense of what has happened or as though your mind is racing with everything that needs to be done.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Spring Forward: Ideas for Decorating Indoors and Out

After a long and cold winter, is there anything more uplifting than the promise of spring. Even if you live where the season arrives on the calendar before the warm weather does, it feels better just knowing that the cold and snow will be left behind and spring and summer are on their way.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Help Your Parent Thrive in Today’s Assisted Living

Have your parents recently moved into an assisted living community or will be soon and you’re looking for ways to help them make the transition? Most people require an adjustment period. Yet there are steps you can take to not only help them become comfortable - but to thrive in their new home.

You may see your parents express a range of emotions during the weeks and days ahead. Remember, this is a big change for everyone and at times the feelings can range from excitement, apprehension, frustration, becoming fearful and even a little exhaustion.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Discover the Secrets to Aging Well

Have you heard about the Blue Zones? These are areas that are home to some of the world’s longest living people. Although in different geographic areas, residents do share similar traits of their daily lives including healthy diets, staying active, strong ties to families and communities, and having a purpose in life.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

Social Interaction and Alzheimer’s: Tips for Family and Friends

Connecting with others is a basic necessity that we all share. It’s been shown to greatly influence both our physical and cognitive health. Yet people often mistake the vital role it plays for the individual who has Alzheimer’s or another cognitive illness.

There is a false assumption that those living with dementia lose their capacity or appreciation for engaging with others or the world. But like all of us, having a social relationship with others is critical to their quality of life.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Monday, April 19, 2021

Looking for Ways to Increase Your Longevity? Try These Ideas

When it comes to longevity, one of the most beneficial discoveries may be that genetics actually play only a small role. Which means we control the majority of factors that could lead to living a long life.

Yet if we want to give ourselves the best chance to boost our number of years, it also suggests that we need to proactively take the right steps to stay healthy and fit.

Tips to increase longevity

These ideas can help you age well, live longer and feel better.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How Assisted Living Can Help Maintain Independence

If you or a parent needs help with a few of the basic tasks of daily life, you may be considering all the available options. Two of those might be - to remain at home and rely on family members or friends to provide more help, or to bring in an outside home care service company.

But for many families, the best alternative to getting the help that’s needed might be assisted living. For all of the additional benefits you will find, there is one element that won’t be missing - and that is any loss of independence.

Assisted living benefits

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