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5 Superfoods All Seniors Should Be Eating

by Paradise Living Center

    Getting proper nutrition as you age is essential to living a long and healthy life. While basic nutrition needs remain fairly stable throughout your lifetime, the need for certain nutrients may increase or decrease with age. By keeping a nutritious diet and knowing how to obtain the proper nutrients, seniors can work to prevent certain age-related diseases and even help to counteract the aging process.   Every senior’s diet should include these superfoods:   Olive Oil Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat that helps lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by lowering the...

How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Seniors

by Paradise Living Center

A recent University of Chicago Medical Center study discovered that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. Out of all heat related illnesses, heat stroke is the most serious. It can cause brain damage and even death if the body isn’t cooled quickly. The elderly are more vulnerable to heat stroke because possible medical conditions make adapting to heat more difficult and prescription medications can cause dehydration. Fortunately, a few simple precautions can keep seniors safe during periods of extreme heat: Stay hydrated Dehydration is the main cause of heat-related illnesses. Make sure your loved ones...

5 Signs it’s time for your loved one to move into assisted living

by Paradise Living Center

Has mom stopped gardening? Is dad struggling to get out of his favorite chair? These changes may seem like the natural progression of aging, but they may also be signs it’s time for your loved one to move into assisted living. Pay attention to little things. As parents age, their mobility and flexibility will change, and as a result their safety can be at risk. Often times, they will keep quiet about some of the changes, as they don’t want to admit to needing help and they are comfortable at home. As our parents become older, it is important to...

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

by Paradise Living Center

Choosing an assisted living community for your mom or dad will be one of the most important decisions you make. There are several options available for senior care, the key is finding the right fit for your family. Assisted living communities offer a variety of benefits. Before you begin the search, it is important to evaluate your loved one’s financial, physical, and lifestyle needs. Once you have narrowed your list to the assisted living communities you would like to tour, ask to talk to the care manager and caregivers to learn more about the community and the people. Here are...

Warning signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

by Paradise Living Center

A popular misconception about aging is that senior moments are common and considered a normal part of getting older. While an occasional senior moment can be expected, if your loved one is frequently having difficulty with his or her memory it may be a warning sign of dementia or the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect mental tasks like memory and reasoning. This impairment interferes with a person’s ability to do things which he or she was previously able to do. Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, is a progressive disease of the brain that...

Meet Kristie Chadwick

by Paradise Living Center

Paradise Living Centers warmly welcomes, Kristie Chadwick, our new Care Manager. Kristie joined our team in May. Q: What made you choose a career in senior care? A: I actually started out training horses and spent many years in Europe and the U.S, training with Olympians. Training horses takes a toll the body, so as I got older, I began thinking about what else I may want to do. My experience as a trainer gave me an opportunity to get involved in pet therapy. My passion for working with others and providing care led me to make the career change....

Paradise Living Centers Open House Welcomes the Community

by Paradise Living Center

On Thursday, May 15, Paradise Living Centers opened its doors to those interested in learning more about residential assisted living and touring our beautifully remodeled home. We had a great turnout at the Open House and Meet the Team event. Kristie Chadwick, our new director welcomed guests and was warmly welcomed by Memory Care professionals, representatives from the Paradise Valley police station, and others in the senior care industry. Kristie greeted guests and gave them a tour of our newly decorated house. The tour ended on our new backyard patio. Landscaping will be finished in the next few months. Cocktails...

New Beginnings Start with a New Look

by Paradise Living Center

Set in scenic Paradise Valley, Paradise Living Centers has a beautiful 5,200 square foot assisted living home with space for 10 residents. We recently finished a complete remodel and added a couple’s suite to our interior. Work is now underway in our front and back yard landscaping and patios. Plans include a new patio, garden, outdoor seating areas, and a barbeque. Our bright spacious rooms feature crown modeling, new paint and flooring, 10 foot ceilings, large windows and new furniture. Each room is elegantly furnished, offering a variety of inviting gathering places for residents to enjoy. A large entertainment room...