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What You Need to Know Before Moving in With Your Elderly Parents

20 February 2020 Assisted Living

Your parents are in the twilight of their years, and they need an increasing amount of assistance due to their failing health. Sometimes, there is also the issue of lack of finances due to inadequate retirement planning, so moving in with elderly parents is a must. Like a dutiful child, you are thinking of allowing your parents to move in your home, or you are toying with the idea of moving back in your old family house, especially if they don’t want to leave the home and its memories behind.

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The Best Laptop for Senior Citizens

20 February 2020 Assisted Living

In this modern, digital, and high-tech world, everyone enjoys having access to technology like mobile devices and laptops. If you're on the lookout for the best laptop for seniors, then you must find a simple tool that is user-friendly, easy to troubleshoot, and suitable for their physical limitations.

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The Sticky Truth: The Best Denture Adhesives for 2020

20 February 2020 Assisted Living

You want to have a great set of pearly white teeth when you smile. The last thing you want is a fallen denture, so you must find the best dental adhesive to make sure that you are always camera ready.

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Walk-In Shower Options for Your Elderly Loved Ones

28 January 2020 Assisted Living

We’ve all seen the advertisements for walk-in showers for seniors on TV. You might find the idea of a walk-in shower or tub extravagant or downright silly. If you’re still in the prime of life, it’s difficult to imagine having problems just stepping over the side of the bathtub. But, for seniors who have lost mobility, strength, and balance, taking a shower or bath is an accident waiting to happen.

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The Top 20 Walkers for Seniors

28 January 2020 Assisted Living

For the elderly, especially for those struggling with balance and mobility problems but who do not require the use of wheelchairs, walkers for seniors are a godsend. These are not only flexible and come in various models designed to address specific needs, they are also a safe and cost-effective solution for seniors who wish to stay healthy and fit. Aside from these benefits, walkers for seniors also give users a sense of independence and help them lead a relatively active lifestyle.

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Learn How to get a FREE Mobility Scooter

28 January 2020 Assisted Living

Are you, or is someone you know, suffering from mobility issues? Have you ever come across an ad saying you can actually get a free mobility scooter? Doesn't it seem a little too good to be true?

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Hearing Amplifiers vs Hearing Aids - What's Better?

28 January 2020 Assisted Living

When it comes to hearing aids and amplifiers, many online sources can be misleading as to how these devices can actually help or hurt you long term. Of course, choosing between hearing amplifiers and hearing aids is one of many on a long list of questions that the elderly and their loved ones face across the country. Considering how overwhelming these questions can be, it's important to have access to all the information you need to make an educated decision.

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The Best Foods for Healthy Elderly Nutrition

20 November 2019 Assisted Living

Elderly nutrition can be a difficult topic for many families or caregivers to take on. Generally, senior adults don't eat as much, and this can make sure they get their nutritional needs met difficult.

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Senior Driving Test Information

20 November 2019 Assisted Living

Any senior driver who is told they have to take a senior driving test could be afraid that they're about to lose their license and independence. However, this isn't necessarily true. The DMV's licensing standards for seniors and everyone else is the same.

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How to Increase Appetite in Older Adults

20 November 2019 Assisted Living

A lot of things change as you age, many of which can lead to a loss of appetite. It’s often necessary to find ways to increase appetite in seniors so they get the nutrients they need.

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How to Care for Someone with Dementia

20 November 2019 Assisted Living

Dementia care can be a daunting task to take on, but with the right knowledge, there is a lot you can do to ease the burden. Whether you're taking on the care for a senior loved one or a parent with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, knowing your role is essential. The right attitude is also critical for your success.

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The Proper Vitamin B12 Dosage for Seniors

21 October 2019 Assisted Living

Experts keep learning more about the importance of getting enough vitamin B12 in your diet, especially for seniors. But what is the right vitamin B12 dosage for seniors who want to enjoy the health benefits of this important vitamin? Read more to learn what vitamin B12 does and whether you should start taking supplements to improve your health.

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How to Get Power of Attorney

21 October 2019 Assisted Living

It’s something very few people ever think about, but there will come a time when your senior parent will be unable to make decisions for themselves and may need to grant a family member or someone they trust power of attorney. This is especially true if your senior parent suffers from dementia or some other medical condition that can affect their decision-making abilities.

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Look Out for These Early Signs of Glaucoma

21 October 2019 Assisted Living

The early signs of glaucoma are sometimes so subtle that they go unnoticed. Since the damage from glaucoma occurs gradually over time, it often affects seniors over the age of 60. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for aging adults and there is no cure. Early diagnosis and treatment are the only options for slowing or preventing vision loss.

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What Causes Bruising in Elderly

21 October 2019 Assisted Living

Have you noticed that an older member of your family is bruising more than usual? Elderly bruising is quite common, and a number of risk factors make it more likely to happen. If you're here, you may be worried about the number of bruises you're seeing on someone you care about. By learning more about how elderly bruising happens and the factors that make bruises common, you may be able to put your mind at ease.

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Essential Vitamins for Aging

25 September 2019 Assisted Living

You need more vitamins as you age because not getting enough can make you more prone to injuries or illnesses, but it can be hard to get an idea on just which ones you need. There is a list of essential vitamins for aging, and we want to outline them for you. We'll tell you why you need them as well so you can decide if it's a good idea to add them to your daily routine.

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How Do Hearing Aids Work?

25 September 2019 Assisted Living

People all around us wear hearing aids all the time, yet most of us don’t really know exactly how they work. You know that they are electronic devices that fit in or behind a person’s ear to help them hear better. Although the idea has remained the same, technology has advanced to make these essential devices more convenient and effective than ever.

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Common Causes, Symptoms, Treatments for Pulsatile Tinnitus

25 September 2019 Assisted Living

If you constantly hear a whooshing or thumping sound that beats in a steady stucco in either one or both of your ears, you may have a more rare form of tinnitus called pulsatile tinnitus.

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What is Assisted Living?

25 September 2019 Assisted Living

The number of adults aged 65 and older in the U.S. is unprecedented and it’s expected to continue growing in the future. One way that this growing population is changing the face of the country is through the demand for assisted living services. Baby Boomers are becoming senior citizens, and seniors are living longer, too.

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Assisted Living versus Board and Care Homes

14 April 2015 Assisted Living

Bethany Home is a state-licensed Elderly Assisted Living Facility. As the elderly care industry has many names and categories under which our services fall, here is a brief overview so that you understand what Bethany Homes can provide for your loved-one.

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