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What Do You Need to Know About Scottsdale Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care

What Do You Need to Know About Scottsdale Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care

by juliet

The Valley of the Sun is a hub for senior living services, which includes a variety of options in Scottsdale assisted living communities. When considering the best living situation for an elderly parent, families often compare assisted living to home care.  With so many options available, it can often be difficult to choose what the best solution is for your loved one. Here is what you need to know about in-home care and assisted living to make an informed decision:   What is Assisted Living As you might expect, assisted living is housing for the elderly that provides round the clock...
5 Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love During American Heart Month:

5 Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love During American Heart Month:

by juliet

Your heart takes care of you every day, but are you taking care of your heart? Cardiovascular diseases cause more deaths than any other illness. In fact, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that one in four American deaths is linked to heart disease. February is American Heart Month. In honor of American Heart Month, take some time to incorporate healthier habits. Here are 5 ways to show your heart some love during American Heart Month: Eat heart- healthy foods: Your diet plays a huge role in your heart health. Start by controlling portion size, including more whole grains,...
5 Myths About Senior Nutrition

5 Myths About Senior Nutrition

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There are many myths about senior nutrition. Most people think that the importance of nutrition diminishes as a person ages. However, it is quite the opposite. At Paradise Living Centers, we cater to the nutritional and dietary needs of each resident. Our cook  who prepares meals daily for our residents living at each of our homes, works closely with the caregivers and our nurse to address any changes or preferences. Mealtime can be a social time for our seniors, which is also important for their health.  In this blog, we will dispel 5 of the most common senior nutrition myths:...
Tips for Touring Assisted Living

Tips for Touring Assisted Living

by Paradise Living Center

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...
Celebrating the holidays with someone who has dementia

Celebrating the holidays with someone who has dementia

by Paradise Living Center

Celebrating the holidays with a loved one who has dementia presents some challenges, especially if your family member resides in an assisted living home. It is natural to want to recreate those holiday memories you have shared together and get in touch with the feelings those shared experiences gave each of you. But how do you recreate something that dementia may have changed or faded for your loved one? This loss of shared history never hurts quite as much as it does during the holidays, when so many memories were made. Talk to your loved one’s caregiver Before you make...
5 signs that assisted living may be the best option for your loved one

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

by Paradise Living Center

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...
What are the signs and symptoms of vascular dementia?

What are the signs and symptoms of vascular dementia?

by Paradise Living Center

You may have never heard of vascular dementia until you or someone you know is diagnosed with it. Second to Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia is one of the most common types of dementia. Vascular dementia is caused by problems with the blood supply to the brain. This lack of blood flow to the brain can cause severe blood vessel damage and lead to dementia. Similar to other forms of dementia, it is important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of vascular dementia in order to assess the severity of the damage and proper care needed. What are the...
Things to know when looking for assisted living in Phoenix

Things to know when looking for assisted living in Phoenix

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As aging progresses, many people start to need help with daily tasks such as bathing, cooking food, taking medications, etc. Moving to a home where assistance with these tasks is provided can be a great option to consider. An assisted living will have trained caregivers on staff to provide 24 hour care. This level of care is beneficial for those that may struggle with cognitive or physical challenge and are no longer able to live independently. Looking for assisted living in Phoenix can seem overwhelming, given all the choices available. To simplify the research process, here are some helpful tips:...
Things to remember when choosing activities for seniors with cognitive issues

Things to remember when choosing activities for seniors with cognitive issues

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Seniors that develop cognitive issues, often experience an inability to do the activities they were good at or once loved. It is extremely frustrating and a reality that can be discouraging for all involved, including family members and friends. To avoid this frustration, it is important to recognize the situation when choosing activities for seniors with cognitive issues. Muscles tend to remember things that the mind has forgotten. Because of this, it is better to appeal to the senses when choosing activities for seniors with cognitive issues. Your loved one may be losing their memory, but they still have the...
4  things to learn during bone and joint action week

4 things to learn during bone and joint action week

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The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health of the Bone and Joint Decade, has declared October 12 – 20, Bone & Joint Action Week. As we age, we begin to feel the wear and tear in our bones and joints. Bone & Joint Action week was established to help increase awareness on health issues specifically related to bones and joints and to provide access to education and tips for prevention. To help get you started, we’ve outlined 4 valuable questions and answers to explore during bone and joint action week: Why is bone health important? Your bones are always changing; as old...