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7 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 2nd, 2013

There are many valid reasons to consider assisted living, with each holding a different value depending on your personal journey. Assisted living communities provide a broad range of services and your decision to consider making a move will depend on both your present and future needs and the timeline in which those needs must be met.

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5 Ways Seniors Benefit from Technology

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 23rd, 2013

The amount of seniors using the Internet and social media websites is on the rise. According to the Pew Internet Research Center, as of April 2012 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the Internet or email. Technology does not just end at Internet use. With the amount of mobile phones, tablets and applications available, the use of technology is increasing for those in the 65+ age range. There are several benefits that come from the use of technology by seniors on different technology mediums.

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How to Afford an Assisted Living Home

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 7th, 2013

Assisted living communities typically offer personal care and nursing services; including meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, medication supervision, exercise programs and social activities. When searching for an assisted living home a big factor is often the cost. Since assisted living communities offer different services, amenities and settings there are several different factors that determine the pricing of assisted living communities.

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Caring for the Elderly: Dealing with Resistance

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 31st, 2012

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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The Difference Between Retirement and Independent Living

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 29th, 2012

For retired people who are seeking to change their living environment, or adults exploring living arrangements for their parents, there are a couple of options to consider. Retirement and independent living are terms sometimes used interchangeably. While there are similarities, such as monthly fees charged for certain services, and both are almost always gated communities, there are some fine distinctions between the two.

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What to Look For in a Retirement Community in Connecticut

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 10th, 2012

If you are looking for a retirement community in Connecticut for friends or family, then there are certain services you want to make sure the facility has on-site. These will improve the quality of life for your loved one and ensure that they are getting the most out of their new home. Use these as a checklist when you start narrowing down your search.

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A Brief History of United Methodist Homes

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 24th, 2012

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 Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 21st, 2012

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Caring for a loved one with a progressive neurodegenerative condition such as Alzheimer's Disease can take its toll emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As the world slowly becomes smaller for the person with Alzhemier's, so does the world of that person's caregiver.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hospice Care in CT

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 17th, 2012

Like many topics related to death and dying, families tend to avoid the topic of hospice care until a physician or social worker brings up the subject. This is unfortunate because studies show that people tend to live longer when they receive hospice care in CT. When you and your family know about the services and benefits of hospice, you will feel more comfortable discussing it with your doctor when the time arises. 

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Crosby Commons: Assisted and Independent Living in Shelton CT

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 13th, 2012

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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Do it Yourself Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 11th, 2012

Safety Tips to Remember Most senior citizens feel comfortable in their own homes or senior living communities. However, this comfort can also lead to a reduced awareness of hazards that can lead to a painful injury. By taking the time to increase the safety of your home you will help prevent injuries to yourself and your loved ones. 

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