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Tips for Touring Assisted Living

When touring assisted living homes and communities, it is important to pay attention to a few things and be alert to any red flags. Before scheduling a tour, do some research on assisted living options in your area. Part of your research should include checking reviews, services available, staff turnover, resident to caregiver ratio, and any other factors that might be important to you. Then, make a list of top choices and schedule a tour with the locations you initially select. Going into your tour with a good idea of what you want, will help you find the right assisted living facility. Keep in mind, there are many options for assisted living so it is important to learn about the

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5 signs that assisted living may be the best option for your loved one

How can you tell if your elderly loved one may need assisted living care? This question can spark an overwhelming sense of confusion for all involved. However, it is an important question to consider. As we age, it is normal for mental and physical abilities to decline. Fortunately, assisted living homes provide an excellent option to give your loved one the care and support they may need. It is common for people to wait until there is an emergency to realize that their loved one is in need care. To help avoid this situation, we recommend taking a proactive approach by regularly visiting and assessing your loved one to help recognize changes and determine their care needs as they age.

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Protecting seniors from elderly scams

We’ve seen it on the news and heard stories of it time and time again – scammers pretending to be someone else and taking thousands of dollars from the elderly. Many seniors may not be aware of the possible danger of scammers and can easily get caught in a web of deceit. This 87-year-old woman from Phoenix lost $17,000 when a criminal, who was pretending to be a police captain, convinced her to withdraw money from her bank account and give it to him. It can be difficult for anyone to tell the difference between a scammer and the real deal. A Sedona business owner was recently cheated out of $1,200 by someone pretending to work at a local utility.

Key differences between assisted living and nursing homes

Key Differences Between Assisted Living And Nursing Homes

Do you have a loved one in need of assisted living? Are you looking for an affordable, yet luxury assisted living option for yourself? Whether you stumbled across this article intentionally or by accident, you’ve come to the right place for information about nursing home care options. As one of the leading assisted living care homes in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Paradise Living Centers is dedicated to helping residents and their loved ones feel at home in a safe, yet welcoming environment. We understand there is a growing concern for the safety and well-being of loved ones who may be at risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s, which is why we stress the importance of part-time or full-time care early


The Myths and Facts Surrounding Cognitive Aging

You leave the house to buy groceries, or to head to work – but you’ve forgotten your wallet. Or your keys. Or phone. Mental missteps are commonplace – everyone has gone through this scenario. Substitute the destination and forgotten item with different factors but the situation is the same. As these forgetful instances become more and more frequent while we age, the stigma and personal worry that results can be especially damaging. However – it is important to note that while cognitive aging can be somewhat distressing, there is nothing abnormal about it. Though less frequent, we experience the same forgetfulness in our youth as we do in our elder years. From the moment we are born, we progress through


Keeping up With Paradise Living Centers

Greetings, friends and family! It’s been a fun and busy summer for us and, believe it or not, we’re just getting started. We know sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all of the exciting things happening at Paradise Living Centers, so here are the highlights from the past few weeks, plus some of the events and projects we’re looking forward to in the future: Butterfly Wonderland On June 24, we had the pleasure of visiting Butterfly Wonderland, America’s largest butterfly atrium. Our residents and volunteers loved it, and it was a wonderful way to cap off our “spring fling” events program! July 3 Barbecue To officially kick off the summer celebrations, we held an Independence Day barbecue

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Independent vs. Assisted Living

When it comes down to where a person will be living in one’s older years, a single question is asked more than any other – Will it be more beneficial to live at home, or move to a community or home that provides care and assistance?   The answer always comes down to the individual, of course, based on their lifestyle and goals for their sunset years, their family situation and their health. Has this person always lived comfortably in independence and solitary pursuits? Or, would they prefer the more consistent surrounding of peers and activities?   A large factor that must be brought into account is financial ability. How the elder has prepared for retirement and their later years

Saving Money after Retirement

The cost of living during retirement is a serious concern for many older adults. Financial experts warn of the cost of retirement, but we don’t need as much as the experts would make us believe. After retiring expenses often decrease, as retirees can actually eliminate many costs they had while working. Here are just some of the ways to save money after retirement, without affecting lifestyle choices: Commuting costs/transportation: If you are no longer commuting it is a good opportunity to sell off that second or third car you own. If you were previously driving to work every day the money you spent on gas is greatly reduced and you are likely saving more than $5,000 a year. Also if you


Get Into the Act: Older Americans Month

  In 1963, May was given the label of Senior Citizens Month, which was later changed to Older Americans Month. According to the Administration for Community Living (ACL), at the time that President Kennedy made the determination, “only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday.” With that, however, nearly a third of older Americans lived in poverty, and all faced a dismal shortage of social programs and government assistance. That began to change with Older Americans Month. People were encouraged to value the contributions of their community’s current and past senior citizens, and each year May plays host to a different theme. This year’s Older Americans Month has been given the theme: Get Into The Act. The purpose,


May is National Arthritis Month

    Arthritis affects one in five adults, and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Since May is National Arthritis Awareness Month we wanted to share a few things to help manage arthritis. Unfortunately it’s not always possible to prevent arthritis, but it is possible to still live an active and healthy life with it. Exercise – Gentle exercise is a great way to keep joints moving and avoid the stiffness many arthritis sufferers complain of. Exercise also builds muscle strength, which can help build muscle that surrounds joints and protects them. It is valuable to incorporate stretching into your exercise plan too, as it will also help keep joints flexible. Diet – A well balanced

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