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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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IRC Blog
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Ideas to Make Your New Home “Home” in Independent Living

Are you moving into an independent living community and considering your to-do list to make it happen?

It’s a busy time. You’ve researched and found the right community, chosen your perfect floorplan and now may be arranging for the sale of your home and deciding what to take.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

10 Benefits of Assisted Living

If you or a parent is finding it more difficult to live at home, you no doubt are considering all the alternatives. Although it depends on everyone’s specific circumstances, the following tend to be the most common options:

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Why Independent Living? 5 Top Reasons

Are you ready to realize the retirement lifestyle you’ve always wanted?

If you’ve long imagined freedom and fulfillment waiting ahead, have you ever wondered if you could find maintenance-free and healthy living, all with the convenience of having everything in one place?

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Travel Tips for a Smooth Trip with a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments may bring about anxiety and uncertainty during a trip, and while it may be harder to travel with people who are affected by them, it isn’t impossible. Preparing for the unique challenges that are brought about by these memory conditions can help both you and your loved one. Here are a few travel tips for the next trip with a loved one with Alzheimer’s: 

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IRC Blog
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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