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January 26, 2022
What are ADLs and IADLs and What’s the Difference?
A big source of pride for many folks is being able to take care of themselves without assistance. Whether it’s home upkeep, managing medications or personal hygiene, being able to do these tasks independently can be very fulfilling. Yet, as we age and our bodies aren’t able to function like they used to, many of […]
January 11, 2022
The Life-Changing Benefits of Active Senior Living
Many of us, regardless of age, have the same New Year’s resolution every year: to be more “active.” Though often referring to physical activity, being “active” isn’t just about exercise. An “active” lifestyle may also include activities like volunteering, painting or even meeting up regularly with friends for happy hour. Everyone can benefit from an […]
December 29, 2021
Words of Wisdom from Six Inspiring Seniors for 2022 and Beyond
It’s been a difficult and unpredictable year, to say the least. Many of us have experienced pain and loss due to the pandemic that continues to upend life as we know it. Thankfully, history shows us that there is light ahead even in the darkest of times. Just ask a senior. Here’s some sage advice […]
December 8, 2021
Guest Blog: How Hospice Brought My Dad Joy, Independence and Family
To paint a fuller picture of senior living, we at Five Star sometimes invite guest writers to share their unique experiences and perspectives in a blog post. Our guest writer this week is Shari Rivera, Manager of Sales Enablement at Five Star whose ailing father found personalized care, companionship and independence in hospice. Read on […]
December 3, 2021
How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?
Growing old can be a beautiful thing, full of new experiences and joys like finally taking that trip you always planned on or helping raise grandchildren. Yet, there comes a time for many seniors when worsening health conditions make basic daily activities—like bathing or managing medication—require assistance. These may be signs it’s time to consider moving into an assisted living community.
November 23, 2021
Sparking New Holiday Traditions at Five Star Senior Living
Treasure hunts? Indoor snowball fights? At Five Star Senior Living, new traditions make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year. From waking up early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to staying up late on Christmas Eve baking cookies for Santa, holiday traditions are special times for celebrating and reconnecting with loved […]
November 18, 2021
Giving Thanks: Notes of Gratitude from Residents to Five Star Team Members
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s never been a better time to share gratitude for the people in your life. Here at Five Star, we’re grateful for the thousands of residents in our senior living communities across the US and the opportunity to get to know them, hear their stories and do our part […]
November 1, 2021
The Extraordinary Life of One of the Last Living Buffalo Soldiers
Freddie Thompson always wanted to be a part of something greater than himself. As a Black child growing up in segregated South Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s, opportunities to reach for that greatness were seldom available to him. A series of tragedies and hardships early in his life set him back even further. His […]
October 28, 2021
Home Care or Assisted Living: A Comparison
Exploring different senior living options for you or an aging loved one can feel overwhelming. You want to make the right choice for you or your loved one’s health and happiness, while also respecting your family’s desires regarding staying at home or transitioning to a senior living community.
October 21, 2021
When to Move from Assisted Living to Memory Care
It can seem like just another one of those “senior moments” at first. Maybe your dad is starting to have more difficulty with familiar tasks at his assisted living community. A team member calls to tell you he hasn’t been participating in activities due to losing track of time and his way around the community. […]
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