Due to advances in modern medicine, people are living longer. Whether it’s independent living, assisted living, short or long-term at-home care, or skilled-nursing care, seniors have the freedom and a plethora of opportunities to live as they choose. Senior centers are a great option for seniors that live independently. They are able to go there for a short time during the day, or for the majority of the day, to spend time doing activities and receiving social interaction. More and more assisted living facilities have opened in recent years. They offer a variety of amenities. In-home care is an option for those that need regular medical care, but want to remain at home.
What Can I Expect with Senior Living Facilities & Services?
Senior living has become a big business, so seniors and their families can expect to be a bit overwhelmed with the amount of options available. It is encouraged to explore them all for cost benefits, what is the best care for your loved one and what they feel the most comfortable with.
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Many residents say being part of an independent living community has encouraged them to become more outgoing and active, says Gloria Burkmier, community manager of Summerville Estates. Residents often organize get-togethers such as shopping... Continue Reading
Caring for an elderly family member can feel overwhelming, especially when that family member has a medical condition. Although it may be difficult, sometimes the best thing that can be done for a loved one is to turn to the trained... Continue Reading
The Bridge to Rediscovery is a program used at Sweetgrass Court, a memory care community located in Mount Pleasant, that puts a great deal of focus on the theories of Montessori education among its residents. Montessori is defined as a... Continue Reading
"Friends and couples can stay close without having to drive to visit each other," noted Jennifer Smith of South Bay at Mount Pleasant. In addition, many continuing care retirement communities boast robust programming,... Continue Reading
The transition to assisted living for a senior citizen can be challenging enough, for the individual as well as the family. When additional care needs arise, being able to accommodate those needs at one facility eases additional stress that... Continue Reading
"Hello" Chris S., a patient with Savannah Grace at the Palms' Rehab to Home program, had taken a pretty bad fall and fractured his leg. "He was immobilized and was non-weight-bearing for quite some time," said Janean... Continue Reading
The good news is that according to a study published in January 2017 by Dr. Kenneth M. Langa in the Journal of the American Medical Association, dementia in Americans 65 and older is on the decline. The bad news is that despite the drop in... Continue Reading
Growing older comes with the hope for a relaxing retirement, enjoying friends, children and grandchildren and perhaps even a few memorable destination trips. But behind the wall of aging is a web of complexities that must be prepared for... Continue Reading
It happens more often than not: A serious life event happens – a fall, a stroke, the death of a spouse – and then the injured or bereaved senior and their family start looking into options for a senior living community. The major decision then becomes a... Continue Reading
Employee turnover is a natural part of doing business in any industry. But when it comes to senior care, the rate of turnover can be as high as 60 percent. With statistics like this, it's crucial for senior care providers to find the very best employees... Continue Reading
At Wellmore, we offer a lifestyle that is designed to help our members maintain important relationships with friends and family as they age. We figure that if their life is enhanced by the choice to move to Wellmore, they will be happier and you... Continue Reading
Situated in Mount Pleasant amid beautiful lagoons and ancient oaks draped with Spanish moss is Franke at Seaside. In this idyllic setting, the assisted living community offers a wide spectrum of programs for seniors seeking an active, worry-free lifestyle... Continue Reading
We want people to know that when they can no longer live in their home, it does not mean they stop living and that quality of life continues – emotionally, spiritually and physically. In some cases, it's actually better. While the decision to move... Continue Reading
Savannah Grace at The Palms of Mount Pleasant is a name most Lowcountry residents already associate with quality nursing and rehabilitation care. But that's not the whole story. In addition to being a part of the acclaimed assisted and senior living... Continue Reading