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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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Values in Action… The Difference a Mission Makes!

United Methodist Homes Recognizes 2013 “Values in Action” Winners! Caring Relationships, Enriching Lives…. those are not just words on a paper. Those words reflect 140 years of developing a mission that defines the integrity of our work. Our staff lives and acts upon those words each day as we care for the residents who live in our assisted and independent living communities and the patients at our short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing homes.

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Evaluating the Cost of an Assisted Living Community

The final decision on a senior living community that’s right for you will come down to two closing points: 1) quality services and 2) affordable cost. To accurately evaluate an assisted living community, you must be willing to compare these services and costs with your unique needs and financial capability. Working from a cost-benefit angle will help steer you in the right direction.

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Celebrating National Parents’ Day in Senior Living Communities

What is National Parents’ Day? Many Americans are still unaware of this commemorative day, signed into law in 1994. Compared with the century’s old Mother’s Day or Father’s Day fanfare, Parents’ Day is but a ”baby” yet its establishment was meant to hold a similar stature of recognition, maybe even more so as it joins the two into a family unit.

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The Secrets to Staying Fit in a Senior Living Community

What’s the secret to staying fit at any age? Motivation! Finding that champion spirit that inspires you—to stay active--regardless of your age or abilities. Senior living communities can offer that extra inspiration and motivation to help you in reaching your fitness goals.

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Price vs. Value for Assisted Living

How do you know if you are getting a good value for the price?  It is not always easy to figure out, especially when it comes to choosing an assisted living community.  When you go grocery shopping you can compare apples to apples but even when you compare assisted living communities by similar amenities and price, it is sometimes as clear as mud.  How do you make the right decision?  Seniors and caregivers have their life savings and financial security at risk.  The first thing you must do is determine if you have enough to live comfortably at the community for at least three years.  Keep in mind that the average length of stay for a resident is two and a half years so you will want to make sure that you can afford the lifestyle.

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How Father’s Day is Celebrated in Assisted Living Communities

  Father’s Day is observed every year on the third Sunday in June. How you choose to celebrate your father’s influence on your life may be based on family traditions and culture. This year, financial planners predict an estimated $13.3 billion will be spent in tribute to dads in the USA; no doubt you’ll find a personalized way to show respect and love-- and for caregivers with aging fathers—that may involve taking a trip over to an assisted living community, perhaps with a carload of family members from various generations to pay tribute.

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What World Blood Donor Day Means for Seniors

Every year in the United States more than 20 million units of red blood cells, platelets and plasma are transfused to treat conditions primarily in the area of: anemia, leukemia and sickle cell disease. Blood saves lives; it cannot be manufactured in a lab that’s why blood donors all over the world are given honorable mention.

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