Paradise Living Center Blog

Brain Awareness Week

by Paradise Living Center

Mark your calendars – March 14 – 20 is Brain Awareness Week. , According to The Dana Foundation, Brain Awareness Week “is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.” Many of the conditions benefiting from further research continue to ail our elderly population. Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease both deal with complications related to the brain – and more analysis is needed to better combat and minimize their negative effects. Our brain is our connection to the world around us – our memory, mind, and ability to learn how to shape the foundations...

Helping Your Loved One Transition to Assisted Living

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When the time comes to consider the move of an aging family member from their relatively independent environment into an assisted living facility or group home, it is rarely an easy decision or transition. The reality is that as our population is aging it’s a choice that more and more families have to make. We do, however, have some tips to help make the move to an assisted living home that much easier:   Do your research: Be sure that the group home or community you’re considering for your loved one is the right fit for their personality. Do they...

5 signs your parent is suffering hearing loss

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As we age, our sensory cells and nerves of the inner ear progressively decline. Surgery is not always a treatable option, and in most cases using hearing aids can minimize the condition’s symptoms. Hearing loss manifests in many different ways and ranges from mild to severe.  Below are five signs your parent may be suffering hearing loss: Disengaging from conversation Are Mom or Dad becoming increasingly quiet at the dinner or during family gatherings?  Withdrawing from conversations and avoiding social settings, it can be a sign of of hearing loss. Complaints of distorted or mumbled speech Understanding certain words can...

Paradise Living Centers to open second home in Central Phoenix

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Exciting news from Paradise Living Centers – An announcement of a second home! That’s right, we’ll soon be opening up a brand new assisted living facility. This latest residence will operate in conjunction with our Paradise Valley home, but is located in Central Phoenix. However, the new home will provide the same level of exceptional service that has set Paradise Living Centers apart.   Construction on the ten-bedroom, ten-bathroom classic ranch style home located on the corner of 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue and targeted to be complete in March. In addition to each resident having their own private bedroom and...

Top Alzheimer’s and Dementia books for Caregivers

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Although a cure has not yet been found for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the exponential increase of technology has helped researcher’s find ways to slow the onset of memory loss. We have complied a list of top Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiver books to help guide you through the process of caring for a loved one with the disease, be it in the home or if you are a caregiver working in a specialized facility. These books are invaluable resources that look at treatment through diet, exercise and various other caring techniques.   Eating healthy The Alzheimer’s diet: a step-by-step nutritional approach for...

The most common dangers of seniors living alone

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A study by Genworth Financial shows more than 55 percent of Americans over the age of 65 admit their biggest fear lies in needing long term care, and being a burden to their family. To avoid becoming a burden, more and more seniors are remaining in their homes without assistance. Unfortunately, avoidance adds risks that leave seniors living alone more likely to die earlier than those living with others. Here are just some the ways the most common dangers of seniors living alone manifest. At home tasks Seniors living alone can find difficulty in daily tasks.  Many of which also...

Happy Holidays from Paradise Living Centers

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Happy holidays! Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you happiness… May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Warm wishes for a healthy and happy 2016. From your extended family at Paradise Living Centers.

Tips for Defeating Loneliness This Holiday Season

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Social isolation is a health concern that can increase the risk of premature death by 14 percent. This is because people who feel lonely have a poor immune response and more bodily inflammation than those who are sociable. A study conducted by Harvard Medical School showed how loneliness could increase the risk of early death by as much as 24 percent. Other health issues like depression can stem from loneliness and lead to a decline in heart health.   The holidays are traditionally a time to get together with family, friends and to meet new people. For those more inclined...

What are you Thankful for?

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It’s that time of year again! The temperature is finally falling below 70 degrees, and we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving in less than a week. It’s so important these days that we remember to stay grateful for the ones we love, our health, and our dreams for the future. Here are a few things that our Paradise Living Center team wants to say as we approach the holidays:   “I am grateful for the wonderful people that live at the home where I work everyday, because everything happens for a reason and everything we have to learn from each other....

Why should seniors vaccinate against the flu?

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months and older should vaccinate against the flu yearly, and as soon as the shot becomes available. Contracting influenza over the age of 65 can be extremely serious. According to the CDC, it is estimated that between 80 to 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths happen to people aged 65 years and older. The CDC also noted that between 50 and 70 percent of seasonal flu hospitalizations occur among the same age group. Due to the high risk of complications in seniors it is paramount...