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    Senior Living Blog

    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  |  Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  memory care

    Staying Hydrated - Not Just a Summer Problem

    With warm weather and time in the sun, staying hydrated is challenging for everyone, especially seniors but many don’t realize they can become dehydrated at any time during the year. Dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization, especially in the summer months. Although the warm season is a time to be on guard for dehydration, this could be a potential risk at any time of the year. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye out for signs of dehydration in yourself if you’re a senior, or in a parent or senior loved one, if you’re a caregiver.

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    Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  memory care

    Independent Living vs. Assisted Living vs. Memory Care

    Moving out of your home and into a senior living community comes with a lot of big changes and adjustments. However this can be an exciting time if you choose a community that’s a good fit for your needs.

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    Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  memory care

    Should Your Aging Loved One Move in with You?

     As your loved one gets older, the risks and downsides of them living on their own increase. Your first thought may be to ask them to move into your home, but this isn’t always the best senior care option for every family. Before you make any decisions about moving your parent or senior loved one into your home, consider the pros and cons of this option first.

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    lifestyle transitions  |  memory care

    Senior Memory Care Communities: What to Expect

    You’re overwhelmed and Mom or Dad needs more care than you can provide them as their cognitive health declines. You’re worried for their safety and you’re beginning to think it’s time to get outside help. Does this sound like you? It’s most likely time to start looking into senior care options, especially if your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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    Aging & Caregiving  |  activities for seniors  |  assisted living  |  caregiver  |  memory care

    8 Activities to Help Stimulate Your Aging Loved One's Memory

    As your loved one ages, a reduction in cognitive ability will likely occur. Small declines and short-term memory loss are common, but you can help prevent this. The brain is a muscle, and like any muscle, it needs to be exercised.

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