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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Tips to Help a Loved One Adjust to a Memory Care Community

The day you may have worried about finally came. Both you and your loved one needed more help than could be provided at home. Accepting this the best you could, you researched and asked friends and family for referrals. But now that you’re beginning to visit communities, you may wonder how to make the transition from home.

Start by preparing yourself the best you can to help your loved one make this move. Depending on the triggers that day, it may be a challenge for both of you.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Homecare versus Memory Care

Time may seem to stand still after receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s. But your mind can soon be flooded with so many questions you may find it hard to think clearly. Among those will likely be how and where care should be provided. 

You may not know if it’s possible to provide care at home or if it is, what will be your role. You might wonder if you should bring in outside caregivers or if your loved one will need to move into a community. Although it’s normal to feel confusion, and it may take some time, remember that answers can be found.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019

What is Memory Care?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, we can help your family navigate the complicated memory care journey. Although a common emotion expressed is one of feeling alone, please know that you’re not. In fact, every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s.

At Ingleside Memory Support Assisted Living, we’d like to reassure you that we’re here as a resource for you and your family - every step of the way.

One of the most empowering actions you can take is to start educating yourself about the disease and all of the options that may be available.

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Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ingleside Well Being Philosophy – Autonomy

In our last issue we introduced Ingleside’s Well Being Philosophy and it’s six elements:

  • Autonomy
  • Wellness
  • Purposeful Living
  • Connection
  • Being Seen
  • Authentic Living
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Pamela Mills, Director of Memory Care Programs
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019

Insuring Well Being in those living with neurocognitive disorders

What is well-being and why does it matter? Is it possible for a person with a neurocognitive disorder, living in a life plan community, to be genuinely happy? Yes! Increasingly, within the past century, neuropsychologists and geriatricians have begun to ask questions about what circumstances or contributions assist a person with neurocognitive impairment to live well along with their diagnosis.

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By Donna Fuller, Ingleside Director of Outreach
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2019

What do CCRCs really offer in the way of tangible and intangible benefits

When it comes to senior housing and lifestyle options, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), also known as life plan communities, offer a great option for those looking for engaged living and peace of mind.  There are a lot of misconceptions about what CCRC/Life Plan communities offer, so let’s uncover the facts and benefits of this type of full-service senior living community:

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Retirement Living Rightsizing Tips

What exactly does “rightsizing” mean? According to Dictionary.com, it means “to adjust to an appropriate size.” For those looking to move into a Life Plan Community, rightsizing means making important decisions about what items from your current home will make you happiest in your new home.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019

Working Toward Equal Access in LGBT Senior Living

There are an estimated 3 million openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors in the United States…and that number is growing as the Baby Boomers enter retirement. It’s a large market of prospective residents for the senior living industry. However, a 2013 study conducted by Erin Fitzgerald, MPA, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force examined the compounding negative effect a lifetime’s worth of healthcare and economic discrimination has had on LGBT seniors–the end-result being fewer senior living options, either because of poor health or insufficient retirement savings.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019

When Memory Issues Are Cause for Concern

A concern that is commonly voiced by adult children is that their aging parent is beginning to get forgetful. Maybe they are losing their keys more frequently. Perhaps they uncharacteristically failed to pay some bills on time. Such changes can seem especially pronounced for those who only see their parents occasionally (such as around the holiday season that is fast-approaching).

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wellness Programs: Good for CCRC Residents & The Bottom Line

“Wellness” is a term that gets used a lot in senior living, and depending on the context, it can have many different meanings. But when it comes to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities) and other styles of senior living options, “wellness” usually refers to any service or amenity that contributes to the residents’ quality-of-life. Additionally, CCRCs also provide wellness services in the form of nursing or medical care, if and when their residents need it.

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