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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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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  couples senior living  |  independent living  |  senior living  |  senior living for couples

Senior Living Options for Couples

One of the most frequently asked questions about senior living is whether communities cater to couples who have opposing senior care needs; the answer is yes, most do!

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  assisted living ct  |  independent living ct  |  senior living  |  tips for seniors

How Seniors Can Avoid Scams: Internet, Charities, Etc.

A new study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows that senior citizens are one of the most preyed upon users of the internet. Scammers are known to routinely advertise in an effort to fleece older investors. This type of financial fraud can happen over the web, through unscrupulous advertising on the television and in the newspapers, from illegal charity outfits and right within the home.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  global foregiveness day  |  independent living  |  senior living

Global Forgiveness Day – What it Means to Seniors and their Families

Global Forgiveness Day, July 7, began with a Canadian based philanthropic organization, CECA, whose mission is to address local, national and global needs for forgiveness and whose mission can be applied to most people on a personal level. The organization has its own mediation center, where disparate groups meet to hear each other and to come together even when they disagree. Behind the philosophy of mediation is the recognition that disagreements often lead to name-calling and other hurtful and excluding behaviors.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  nurse's assistant  |  senior living  |  skilled nursing

National Nurse’s Assistant Week: What to Expect from a Skilled Nurse

 As National Nurse’s Assistant Week kicks off June 13 – June 23, in recognition of those dedicated to ensuring the well being of our loved ones, we use this opportunity to shine a light on what seniors can expect when in the capable hands of a nurse’s assistant. 

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  health tips for men  |  independent living  |  mens health week  |  prostate health tips  |  senior health tips  |  senior living

Men’s Health Week: Prostate Health Tips For Aging Men

A man’s prostate ages along with him. By the time he reaches his 70’s, he and his prostate would have journeyed through life at a similar rate of change. Because of where this doughnut-shaped gland is located (underneath the bladder), changes are likely to cause mild bladder irritations to severe urinary problems in over 90 per cent of elderly men. This means a caregiver’s dad is almost certain to develop a prostate-related problem, now or in the near future.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  aging parents  |  assisted living  |  assisted living ct  |  independent living ct  |  independent living tn  |  senior living  |  the journey of aging  |  united methodist homes

Choosing the Right Senior Living Community for Aging Parents

For caregivers it’s crunch time. You now realize it is time to hand over your caregiving role to the professionals; so how to you know which senior living community is right for your aging parents? This should be a straightforward process; all you need to do is match your parents’ needs with the community providing the requisite services, right? Yes, however, as this decision will affect all parties as you tread on new emotional and financial grounds, the more prepared you are, the more satisfied you’ll be that you’ve made the right decision.

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5 Tips for Caregivers: How to Reduce Stress for Your Aging Parents

As a caregiver and child of aging parents, one of the most difficult things you must do is confront the fact that at some point you will need to have “the talk” with your loved one about their future.  This is a challenging time for you and your parents as you both begin to acknowledge and discuss their diminishing abilities. Your parents are probably aware of their physical and cognitive changes and they may be anxious and reluctant to speak with you.  Here are five steps to help you make sense of the changes and work with your parents to plan for the future:

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  Senior Living Communities CT  |  assisted living  |  senior living  |  tips for seniors

Celebrate Earth Day - 3 Gardening Tips Seniors will Enjoy

  What can you do to make an impact this Earth Day, April 23 and beyond? Going green at your assisted or independent living home is a great start to saving the planet. This can mean investing in energy-saving fluorescent bulbs, growing a self-sustaining garden, or simply planting flowers outdoors. For seniors, the latter may hold a special appeal in several ways:

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  independent living  |  senior living

Satisfaction Results of Residents and Families of UMH Communities

The Results Are In!  Residents and Families of UMH Communities Are Happy! United Methodist Homes recently conducted a Resident and Family Satisfaction Survey, and were we ever pleased!  On average, 93% of participating residents and families responded they were more than satisfied with the care and services provided at the following communities:

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Living Community  |  assisted living  |  assisted living in ct  |  independent living  |  senior living

10 Things You Should Have in Place for Your Aging Parents

Watching your aging parent’s health decline is heart wrenching, especially when you feel like a helpless bystander. It’s during this time; however, you can show your loved one that you are their greatest fan! Start to ‘clean house’ by overseeing the affairs of your aging parents, ideally with their approval, and before a health crisis develops.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  independent living  |  senior living  |  senior living community  |  senior living tours

The Essential Guide to Touring a Senior Living Community [Free Offer]

As one ages, the thought of moving into a new home can be daunting. This needn’t be the case. These days senior living communities offer activities, trips, transportation, on-site health services and medical staff, nutrition and dining services, and varied design options to cater to one’s needs and much more.

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