Paradise Living Center Blog

Top 5 Memory Care Activities To Practice With Seniors

by Paradise Living Center

Seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease often withdraw from their favorite activities with family members and friends because it’s too difficult to remember or stay focused. While witnessing such behavior can be devastating, it’s imperative you, their caregiver, family member, or friend, work hard to maintain their relationships and interests. Various research studies have found physical and mental activities can help stimulate memories and emotional connections while reducing the severe cognitive effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s important you encourage your loved one to participate in meaningful activities that help them feel connected to their surroundings. There are many...

Key Differences Between Assisted Living And Nursing Homes

by Paradise Living Center

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...

The 5 Stages of Dementia Explained

by Paradise Living Center

Dementia is a complex condition that interferes with a loved one’s memory, communication, language, judgment, and overall brain function. Dissimilar from memory slips that can occur with old age, dementia is a progressive malady that can be caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and it impairs parts of the brain that are vital in processing speech and spatial awareness. It is very common for people to confuse dementia with old age. After all, it’s normal for people to forget things as they get older; however, dementia and age-related memory loss are two entirely different things. While it may be frustrating to watch...

Respite Care, and Maintaining Your Loved One’s Independence

by Paradise Living Center

If you’re the primary caregiver to a family member, it’s likely that you are also the first line of support in all facets of your loved one’s life. Most caregivers, do a great deal to ensure their loved one’s independence so they can go about their daily activities without the support of a long-term care facility. However, in trying to maintain this independence, it’s especially important that caregivers recognize their own personal limits – which is where respite care can be helpful. This short-term care is an excellent option or solution and it can be invaluable to a primary caregiver...

Ways to keep cognitive skills in the early stages of memory decline

by Paradise Living Center

Cognitive aging is, put simply, a process that all people must go through as they grow older. While we typecast and stereotype the effects of memory decline as an ailment of the elderly, brains age at different rates, depending on the individual. Truthfully, there are many different factors that can affect cognitive abilities at all points in our lifetime. These factors can include medications that can impact our mental abilities or conditions like anxiety or depression, which can lower our drive to consume more information. Fortunately, there are certain steps that can help prevent premature cognitive aging and actually sharpen...

National Seniors Fitness and Health Day

by Paradise Living Center

Wednesday, May 25th is National Seniors Fitness and Health Day and approximately 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. This year’s theme is “Improve Your Health for a Better Self,” which encourages older Americans to get healthy and fit and focus on becoming the best they can be.   Living in the desert it can begin to heat up by the end of May, making it more difficult to be active outside, especially if you’re elderly. Staying fit in Phoenix during the summer can be daunting to anyone looking to improve or...

Happy National Nurses Day

by Paradise Living Center

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6. This day also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, ending on May 12 – the birthday of the most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. Today, we’d like to pay tribute and special thanks to our nurse, Tracy Strand. Tracy joined the Paradise Living Centers team in March, 2016 and brings more than 30 years of industry experience with her. As Health Care Manager, LPN Tracy is focused on keeping our residents well and regularly checking on them for signs of illness or changes in their health to prevent decline and hospitalization....

Why assisted living is the best option for seniors with dementia

by Paradise Living Center

If you’re reading this, you probably know a senior(s) with dementia or you’ve probably heard about the effects of dementia. However, you may not yet realize that once the disease progresses, memory loss diminishes the minds ability to make safe decisions. There are several different types of dementia, but they all affect the brain’s ability to absorb information and weigh options. As a result, there are a number of concerns you may have, if you have a loved one with dementia that is still living at home.   Safety issues can arise from insufficient supervision: More than 60 percent of...

Open House: Take a look inside our new home!

by Paradise Living Center

March 31st marked a very important milestone for Paradise Living Centers – the public unveiling of our second assisted care home located in the heart of North Central Phoenix! More than one hundred guests turned out for the open house, which included neighbors, care advocates, health care professionals, many of our vendors and friends and family. The celebration included a midday lunch of sandwiches and sides and guests were able to meet the team and take a tour. We opened the doors again for the evening where our resident chef Luis prepared a variety of delicious h’ordeuvres that were paired...

3 Tips for Preventing Sitting Disease

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More and more research is being conducted with results showing negative outcomes from an overly sedentary lifestyle. One study found a strong correlation between stagnation and a shorter life expectancy, stating “If Americans would cut their sitting time in half, their life expectancy would increase by roughly 2 years, by reducing sitting to less than 3 hours a day, or 1.4 years, by reducing TV time to less than 2 hours a day.” Staying stationary is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple changes to existing habits that can...