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10 Great Gift Ideas for Seniors

Buying a present for your senior can be difficult. Your loved one might already have the things they need or they simply say they don’t want anything at all. However, we know that you still would like to give them a gift that they would actually use! Check out these ten great gift ideas for the senior in your life, whether they are living at home or in a senior living facility.

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What Is the Sundown Effect?

Scientists and doctors are discovering more of the symptoms and nuances of Alzheimer’s disease every year. One of those symptoms that is receiving an increasing amount of attention is sudden mood changes, and erratic changes in behavior. The sundown effect, part of sundown syndrome, is the term used by Alzheimer’s disease researchers and senior living specialities for a particular constellation of symptoms, including but not limited to:

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COVID-19 Era Creates Changes in Senior Living

The COVID pandemic has disrupted senior care living due to the social distancing limitations that exist in any area where mass numbers of people congregate. While smaller senior facilities must still overcome obstacles in licensing, financing, and development, these facilities are actually ideal for the above distancing issue. In today’s COVID environment, a small-housing senior care home could be a strong consideration for any senior or senior caregiver seeking assisted living arrangements.

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A New Growing Option for Senior Living

Are you considering a residential care home for yourself or an aging parent? If so, there’s a growing trend in senior living that you should definitely explore before committing to a big-box assisted living or independent living facility. These non-traditional senior care residences still offer all the perks, but the environment is tailored to resemble in-home care by balancing privacy verses companionship and help verses autonomy to your specific desire within any given moment. Read on to learn more about this exciting option for seniors.

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How Is Assisted Living Different From Independent Living

When people have decided to move into a senior living community, they should have many different options available to them. There are various types of care options offered by American Senior Communities. This includes Skilled Nursing, Wellness, Memory Care and others. Two important options many people like to discuss are Assisted Living and Independent Living. The goal and mission with each of these options are social engagement and more. Residents also are provided opportunities for mental as well as physical well-being. Someone who has never before thought about the world of senior communities may find these terms confusing. This is a chance for us to clarify what all this means.

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Retirement Housing Is Going Through a Great Change

Change can go either way, but thankfully, it is going in a good direction for retirement housing and those who use these types of homes. High-ranking members of this industry like Robert Kramer are talking about how the industry is attempting to change to appeal to a new generation of senior Americans.

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29 States Are Changing Assisted Living Regulations

Last year, the National Center for Assisted Living reported in its yearly “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review” that the United States experienced an increase of policy, regulation and statute changes related to assisted living facilities and communities as compared to previous years. Although the number of states decreased from 2016 to 2017 from 23 the previous year to 17, a study of regulation changes by state from June 2017 to June 2018 revealed that 29 states were involved in the process of changing existing rules related to assisted living.

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The Real Question Baby Boomers Should Be Asking

Despite the existence of ready-made transportation like Uber and the promise of futuristic self-driving cars on the horizon expanding how we travel in vehicles, there remains a fundamental problem with building living environments around vehicle transportation. If you guessed our aging population then you’re right on track. Here’s why it’s a problem and what should be done to solve it.

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