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10 Warning Signs to Look for When You Visit a Senior this Holiday Season

10 Warning Signs to Look for When You Visit a Senior this Holiday Season

If you will be heading home for the holidays to visit an older loved one, there are a few warning signs you should be on the lookout for when you are there.  They are good indicators that the time has come to talk about making a change.

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5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

Wandering is a common and troubling behavior in people with Alzheimer’s. An adult with the disease could get disoriented and lost, endangering their life. Seniors with memory loss may forget their address – or even their name — making it difficult for others to guide them home safely.

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Common Questions about Financing Senior Living

Common Questions about Financing Senior Living

If you or an aging loved one is considering moving to senior living, you probably have questions about how to cover the costs. Keep in mind that when you factor in all the included services and amenities from landscaping and snow removal to transportation, your loved one’s living costs may not increase by much.

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Choosing the Right Type of Senior Living

Choosing the Right Type of Senior Living

Senior lifestyle and care housing vary widely, and the choices can be overwhelming. It’s important to think about what kind of assistance and/or medical care is needed now, and what additional assistance or health care might be needed down the road.

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4 Myths about Senior Living Communities That Need to Go

4 Myths about Senior Living Communities That Need to Go

The words “senior living” may conjure up some outdated images in your mind. We know Hollywood flicks and old nursing homes may have skewed your perception, but we want to change that! We’re here to debunk four persistent myths and show you how incredible senior living truly is.

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7 Winter Survival Tips for Seniors

7 Winter Survival Tips for Seniors

If you are the family caregiver for a senior loved one, you know winter can be a tough season of the year. Taking a proactive approach to winter safety challenges is the best way to prevent an injury or illness. Seniors face different risks during winter months than younger adults. They range from higher rates of seasonal depression to hypothermia from poorer circulation.

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How Much Does a Memory Care Community Cost?

How Much Does a Memory Care Community Cost?

If an aging loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may be planning ahead for the time when your loved one will require a memory care program.

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Discussing Senior Living with Your Loved One

Discussing Senior Living with Your Loved One

Behind closed doors, you talk about and fear “the conversation.” It’s time to gather up your strength, courage, and especially your compassion and have this conversation with your loved one.

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5 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

5 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

The lazy days of summer are anything but lazy if you’re caring for an aging loved one. Instead, you may spend more time worrying if your loved one is cool, hydrated, and out of the sun.

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Five Star's Halloween Party Checklist

Five Star's Halloween Party Checklist

Throwing a Halloween Party?  Let Five Star help you get into spirit with these spooky recipes and party tips.  Download our Halloween Party Checklist here!

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