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Ogden Assisted Living to Nursing Home: Basic Differences

Ogden Assisted Living to Nursing Home: Basic Differences

There are varying levels of care available for seniors or anyone else dealing with physical or other health issues as they age, and two of the most well-known are assisted living and the use of nursing services (also often referred to as living in a nursing home). The...

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Senior Holiday Gifts: Memorability, Hobbies, and Nature

Senior Holiday Gifts: Memorability, Hobbies, and Nature

As we cross past Halloween and into the latest parts of 2022, many people are already looking forward to holiday season and gift-giving? If you're purchasing gifts for any senior in your life, whether a loved one, friend, or anyone else, what are some of the top gift...

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. This is a time to celebrate the culture, rich heritage, and contributions of the Indigenous people and communities of the United States.Our Communities on Native Land The Kalapuya tribe are the original inhabitants where...

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Pet Benefits for Seniors: Stress, Mood, Activity

Pet Benefits for Seniors: Stress, Mood, Activity

The presence of animals in our lives is often a great way to promote happiness and general well-being, and a great example of this is for seniors and people approaching senior age ranges. There are several ways pets may benefit those in older age groups, and also a...

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Senior Future Discussions: Solutions, Listening, Next Steps

Senior Future Discussions: Solutions, Listening, Next Steps

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the simple concepts to consider when speaking to a parent or any other senior loved one about the future. Especially when this future may involve changes to daily life to bring some much-needed assistance...

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Happy Assisted Living Week

Happy Assisted Living Week

Sarah Silva, President of Arete Living Arete Living is a senior living management organization proudly managing Avamere Communities. Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year’s theme is Joyful Moments. I love this focus, as it perfectly encapsulates the heart of...

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Seniors and volunteering: how to get started

Seniors and volunteering: how to get started

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the major benefits of volunteering for seniors, plus formats for doing so. Many seniors really enjoy giving some of their time to others, a process that also helps foster social connections and improve...

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Seniors and Volunteering: Benefits and Methods Available

Seniors and Volunteering: Benefits and Methods Available

There are many areas people look to as they attempt to stay active and purposeful in their lives with age, and one of these is the realm of volunteering. Volunteering your time to help others is often one of the most rewarding pursuits a person can take, and many...

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Helping Ogden Seniors Downsize: Donations and Timeliness

Helping Ogden Seniors Downsize: Donations and Timeliness

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic tips on how to help a senior loved one during the process of downsizing their home. Whether you're helping them move to a senior living community or any other location, there may be a number of...

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Senior Vision Loss Signs and Prevention Methods

Senior Vision Loss Signs and Prevention Methods

There are a number of conditions that become more likely and common as we get older, and one of these is vision loss. Vision issues tend to become more common and significant with age, but there are also ways to prepare for and even prevent certain forms of vision...

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Managing Anosognosia in Alzheimer’s Patients

Managing Anosognosia in Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia are difficult conditions for both the sufferer and family members to deal with, both due to their initial complications and others that may arise. One additional complication involved with this and other disease -- particularly...

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Comparing Assisted Living and Senior Home Care Services

Comparing Assisted Living and Senior Home Care Services

For many seniors who need some help in their daily lives as they age -- but who are also independent in several areas -- choosing between the types of assistance available can be a complex decision. Two of the most common options in this situation are assisted living...

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General Staff Roles for South Ogden Senior Living

General Staff Roles for South Ogden Senior Living

If you’re a senior or a caregiver considering senior living community services in the near future, there are several important areas you’ll be considering. One of these will be the numbers and types of staff on-hand in any assisted living community, which are vital to...

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