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Happily Ever Aging
...a UMH Senior Living Blog

Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  infographic

5 Questions Family Members Have About Assisted Living [Infographic]

Mature Media Award Winner.  If you are a caregiver looking for senior living options for an aging loved one, you probably have lots of questions, the first being: how do I convince my loved one to give assisted living a try? Many older adults love the idea of a maintenance-free lifestyle but are afraid of the changes that come with making a move. Find some valuable tips on how to broach the subject of senior living with your loved one, learn more about the move-in transition process, and explore some benefits that may be available to help cover the cost of care. Check out our infographic that includes a few of the most common questions family members have about assisted living.   

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Questioning Your Caregiving Skills? Here’s What to Do....

If you’re wondering whether you’re up to the task of caregiving, you’re not alone: self-doubt goes with the territory. The next time you’re feeling inferior about your caregiving skills, focus on what you’re doing right: providing essential help and support for your aging loved one.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes While Caring for an Aging Loved One?

There’s no foolproof formula for optimal caregiving. Rather, it’s a learn-as-you go experience.However, many caregivers do stumble at similar points along the way.  Take a moment to consider these five common caregiving mistakes, along with steps you can take to fix them.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

How to Handle the Challenges of Caregiving With 5 Easy Steps

Unpaid caregivers provide a whopping 90 percent of long-term care in the United States.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

The Benefits of Volunteering with Older Adults

Finding time to volunteer can be difficult in today’s busy society, but the benefits are profound. If you’re thinking about volunteering but don’t know where to begin, consider your local senior living community or senior center.  

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

5 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help Your Aging Loved One

Occupational therapists offer valuable treatment for increasing independence and productivity, whether an older adult is affected by illness, experiencing memory loss, or has sustained an injury.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Meeting A Care Receiver On His Own Turf

After knocking on his door and asking permission to come in, I introduced myself to a new resident at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, where I serve as the Director of Spiritual Life.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Humor and Your Aging Loved One

Charles Dickens wrote, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” 

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Ease the Stress of Moving to Assisted Living

Change is often necessary, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy especially when it comes to helping your aging loved one transition to an assisted living community. Read on to learn some ways to help seniors manage anxiety and embrace the many benefits of this maintenance-free lifestyle.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Shining the Spotlight on Stress and Seniors for Stress Awareness Month

Stress is a natural part of life; we all experience it at one point or another. However, chronic stress can have serious health implications -- particularly for older adults.  

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Laughing, Healing, and Your Aging Loved One

Some years ago we took our nearly teenaged son to the doctor. We did so because he was complaining of aches and pains all over his body.  

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