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Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

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Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 12th, 2012

As you age, your immune system becomes weaker and your health can suffer as a result. Here are some tips for seniors to build up their immune systems so that they can enjoy life to its fullest!

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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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How to Avoid the Flu as a Senior

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 26th, 2012

Avoid the Flu! Although familiarity can lead to contempt, the flu is not a laughing matter. Symptoms of flu include fever, headaches, sore throats, and chills. In more serious cases, complications from flu can include pneumonia, ear infections, and even the exacerbation of preexisting medical conditions. As a senior, you should take particular care to avoid the flu because you are at more risk than most people. Whether you live at home, or at in independent living community in TN, keep these tips in mind!

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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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Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 19th, 2012

Osteoporisis Prevention If you are an active person who's inclined to sports or outdoor activities, it is important to keep your bones healthy. In America, more than 10 million adults suffer from osteoporosis. Bone loss due to this condition increases the risk of fractures. It prevents you from doing the things you love.

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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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Caring for Someone with Diabetes

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 7th, 2012

Managing diabetes means creating and maintaining a system of routines to help address the problem from all angles. This means more than simply taking regular blood sugar tests and taking insulin as necessary; this means a complete change in lifestyle and long-established habits. Doing these things is already difficult if you are the diabetic, and can be even more so if you are taking care of a senior with diabetes. Fortunately, there are simple, concrete steps that you can take to improve the quality of care for your loved one.

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Assisted Living vs. Independent Living in Connecticut

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 5th, 2012

  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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Caring for Someone with Arthritis

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 21st, 2012

If a loved one, like a parent, has recently been diagnosed with arthritis, you may be unsure of what to do next. Luckily, arthritis is not a life-threatening illness, but it can still be painful and impact someone's quality of life.

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Tips for Elderly Nutrition Needs

By: Elizabeth Bemis
August 16th, 2012

As people age, their nutritional needs vary. A 2-year-old does not need the same things as a 20-year-old, and a 20-year-old does not need the same things as an 80-year-old. It is important to understand that the elderly have very specific nutritional needs.

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