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

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Assisted Living New Year's Resolutions

As the year comes to an end, it is a time to reflect on the all of the successes and memories of the past year. Bringing in another new year allows us the opportunity to make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. It is especially important for seniors to continue to make resolutions each year. Making resolutions can create something to look forward to and a sense of confidence and excitement.

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Flu and Pneumonia Shots for Seniors - Is it Too Late?

Although it might seem like the year is winding down to it's cold conclusion and already deep into the annual flu season, it is not too late to go get vaccinated for the flu and pneumonia if you have not done so already. October and November are the usual months during which flu shots are made available to interested individual in public places, though you can also approach your healthcare provider if you have missed your local deadlines. As for the pneumococcal vaccine, it can be scheduled anytime during the year when you have the extra time.

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Caring for the Elderly: Dealing with Resistance

When our loved ones reach their older years, it's not uncommon for them to refuse help. It helps to know the main causes of this resistance so you can better understand how you can help them. 

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Common Causes and Cures of Insomnia For Seniors

Whether living on their own or in an independent living community, seniors are more susceptible to insomnia than most people. A range of medical conditions, such as bladder problems, chronic pain, and gastoesophageal reflux can make it hard to sleep at night. Furthermore, seniors remain more prone to other more common causes of insomnia, such as stress and poor sleep habits.

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More Seniors Using Facebook to Connect with Family and Friends

Seniors Using Facebook If you have an elderly family member that lives in an independent living community or an assisted living community away from their family, it is easy for them to miss their loved ones.

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How to Avoid the Flu as a Senior

Avoid the Flu! Although familiarity can lead to contempt, the flu is not a laughing matter. Symptoms of flu include fever, headaches, sore throats, and chills. In more serious cases, complications from flu can include pneumonia, ear infections, and even the exacerbation of preexisting medical conditions. As a senior, you should take particular care to avoid the flu because you are at more risk than most people. Whether you live at home, or at in independent living community in TN, keep these tips in mind!

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A Brief History of United Methodist Homes

United Methodist Homes provides professional assisted and independent living, short term rehab and skilled nursing care in CT, as well as skilled nursing care in IN and dementia and memory care assisted living in TN. As a forerunner in senior living, you will find an established senior community in the network of UMH facilities. Discover the difference in retirement facilities that nearly 125 years of experience can provide.

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Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporisis Prevention If you are an active person who's inclined to sports or outdoor activities, it is important to keep your bones healthy. In America, more than 10 million adults suffer from osteoporosis. Bone loss due to this condition increases the risk of fractures. It prevents you from doing the things you love.

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Crosby Commons: Assisted and Independent Living in Shelton CT

Independent Living in Shelton CT For many, the process of growing older is a rite of passage. Many families struggle when it comes to placing their loved one in a senior community. They worry about the social and emotional well being of their loved one. Crosby Commons offers seniors a way to maintain their independence while having the security of knowing that assistance is there if they need it. When looking for assisted and independent living in Shelton CT, Crosby Commons is here to help.

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Caring for Someone with Diabetes

Managing diabetes means creating and maintaining a system of routines to help address the problem from all angles. This means more than simply taking regular blood sugar tests and taking insulin as necessary; this means a complete change in lifestyle and long-established habits. Doing these things is already difficult if you are the diabetic, and can be even more so if you are taking care of a senior with diabetes. Fortunately, there are simple, concrete steps that you can take to improve the quality of care for your loved one.

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Assisted Living vs. Independent Living in Connecticut

  If you are retired and getting ready to make the most of your retirement, you have a number of housing options designed to cater to people in almost your exact circumstances. Assisted living and independent living are only two of these choices. Although neither one is superior to the other in all cases, it is usually the case that either one or the other is superior in a specific case. You should choose your housing option based on how well you can live independently and what degree of outside assistance is required, if at all.

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