Senior Care

9 Proven New Year's Resolutions for Healthy Aging

9 Proven New Year's Resolutions for Healthy Aging

Happy New Year! The new year is a great time for older Americans to take stock of their lives and consider how they can live healthier and happier – or as the saying goes, “Add years to your life and life to your years!”

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

Today, requiring care in a senior living community no longer means giving up a full and enriching lifestyle for older Americans. In fact, forward-thinking senior living communities now place a major emphasis on ensuring that their residents have an active, purposeful lifestyle that enhances their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

How Often Should You Visit an Aging Parent in Memory Care?

Two younger women kissing an older woman on the cheek

Not surprisingly, adult children with aging parents in memory care frequently have anxiety and questions about visiting their loved ones. Common concerns include: Will mom/dad even know who I am? What should I say? Do my visits have any value? How often should I visit mom/dad in memory care?

7 Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

7 Things You Need to Know About Long-Term Care

Recent research by the US Department of Health & Human Services projects that most seniors age 65 or older will need long-term care at some point in their lives. As noted by the long-term care experts at the Mayo Clinic®, “If

How to Coordinate Care for an Aging Parent With Your Siblings

Sons Gathered with Father

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village,” with regard to raising children. Similarly, it could be said that “it takes a family” to care for an aging parent.

“As an adult child, having siblings can be a blessing when it comes to caring for a parent who needs ongoing care,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. 

7 Ways You Can Proactively Plan for Long-Term Care as You Age

Planning for Long-Term Care

None of us has a crystal ball. Illness, injury or disability can occur at any time during our retirement years. Healthcare, legal and financial authorities agree that planning for the long-term care needs of yourself, or an older loved one, is extremely important.

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts: How to Keep the Bulge at Bay

Exercising Around Holiday Feasts

“The holidays are fast approaching and that means family gatherings, parties with friends and great food and drink – all of which can contribute to adding some unhealthy pounds over a short period of time,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

“Registered dietitians tell us that moderation is the key during the holidays. But if your sweet tooth and your love of holiday feasts are more than your willpower can handle, there is another helpful solution – exercise!”

Healthy Aging Insights: The Link Between Sleep and Dementia

We’ve always known that a good night’s sleep is good for our physical and emotional health. Getting enough “zzzzz”s makes us feel refreshed, alert and ready for the day.  

“Recent research studies also suggest that there is a dangerous downside to not getting sufficient sleep,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Recovery After Stroke: Regaining the Gift of Speech

Stroke Recovery: Speech Therapy

According to the American Stroke Association®, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. After a stroke, it is very common to have communication problems.

Tips for Dealing with Delusions and Paranoia in Memory Care

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