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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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Fall Prevention - 5 Tips to Help Prevent Falls

As people get older in their 70s, 80s and beyond, they begin to become more physically frail. One of the concerns along with becoming frail is that they might slip and fall. While a fall to a younger person might only result in a bruise, the consequences of a fall to an elderly parent can be severely detrimental. Whether your parents are in assisted living or still in their family home, here are some ways that you can help them avoid falls

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Everything You Need to Know About Hospice Care in CT

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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Helping Your Loved One Maintain Independence with Dementia

Dementia is a progressive disease where the patient slowly loses mental capabilities and cognitive functions over a period of time. Currently, About 4 to 5 million people in the United States suffer from some form of dementia.

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7 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living

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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How to Afford an Assisted Living Home

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

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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What to Look For in a Retirement Community in Connecticut

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

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

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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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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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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