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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  |  caregiver tips  |  health tips for seniors

Sleeping Pills for Seniors: Healthy or A Hazard?

Sleep can be elusive at any stage of life, but seniors are commonly afflicted by sleep problems, such as insomnia and night waking.

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

September 7th is Grandparents Day! Here are Five Ways to Celebrate

Grandparents play a special role in the lives of children, families and our society as a whole. While it’s important to honor our aging loved ones every day, September 7th offers a special opportunity to show your love with the arrival of National Grandparents Day. Observed every year on the first Sunday following Labor Day, Grandparents Day is all about celebrating your cherished loved ones and creating even more happy memories together. 1. Flower Power

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Hit the Road: Traveling Tips for Seniors

Just because we get older doesn’t mean hobbies and interests diminish. If your aging loved one has always heeded the call of the open road, there’s no reason to stop now. As a caregiver, while you may feel uncertainty about helping your loved one prepare for a trip, the following traveling tips can help ensure happy trails. Plan Ahead

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

Mobility Matters: Helping Your Aging Loved One Remain Mobile

While loss of mobility is a common part of the aging process, it also represents a significant threat to the wellbeing of aging parents.

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

It's Family Reunion Month! Three Ways to Include Your Aging Loved One

There’s nothing like some good time spent with family to lift the spirits and restore the soul. Family reunions are beneficial to both the young and young at heart because they offer the critical opportunity to connect. But just because your parent has limited mobility doesn’t mean he or she can't join in on the fun. There’s no better time than now to start planning your next familial fete than during the summer months.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  Health Tips for Senior Citizens  |  assisted living  |  caregiver information  |  caregiver tips  |  healthy living  |  senior nutrition

Quick, Nutritious and Easy-to-Prepare Meals for Seniors

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition; in fact, many diseases common among older adults are a direct result of dietary insufficiencies. Making sure that your aging loved has access to balanced meals can be a real challenge for caregivers, especially if mom or dad is living alone.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  Alzheimer's Disease  |  alzheimer's care  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips  |  falling

The Link Between Falling and Alzheimer’s Disease

While there is presently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, doctors have found effective treatments that may be useful in helping to slow the progression of this devastating disease. Pinpointing Alzheimer's disease early is one of the most important things you can do for your loved one. This allows for earlier treatment of the disease, which may help preserve cognitive abilities for a longer length of time.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  Balancing life  |  aging parents  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips  |  caring for aging parents  |  tips for caregivers

Balancing Your Life and Your Loved Ones

Balancing the responsibilities of work, finances, family life, and caring for an aging loved one can leave many caregivers feeling stressed and in need of support. It is no secret that finding balance in one’s life can be difficult if you are coordinating care for a loved one. Driving to doctor’s appointments, filling prescriptions, planning and preparing meals, and assisting with household chores are only some of the many items on any caregiver’s to-do list.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips

The Benefits of Being a Social Senior

If you have an aging loved one in your life, it is important to look for ways to help them stay socially active and engaged. Well into their retirement years, life for an aging parent or loved one can become lonely and dull.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver information  |  caregiver tips  |  communication  |  senior care

The Importance of Communication in Assisted Living

Communication is an important part of everyday life in an assisted living community. In each UMH community, we recognize that communication needs dialogue. Learn more about this dialogue in our newest ebook "The ABC's of Assisted Living".

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver tips  |  dealing with loss

The Real Gifts of Aging

By Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life for UMH

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