Over two-thirds, or 13 million, of all veterans are 55 years of age or older; however, only 5% of senior veterans utilize their benefits.
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Even if you are just beginning your search for senior living, you will find that not all senior living communities are created equal. And finding the right community for yourself or someone you love is crucial.
When it comes to Medicare coverage, it can be confusing to figure out what is included. Each part of Medicare covers different aspects of care and provides its own specific benefits.
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If you looked back 40 years ago, senior living was not what it is today. In fact, assisted senior living was not even an option for senior care. It was not until the 1980s that Dr. Keren Brown Wilson established the idea of “assisted living” facilities. In the years that followed, assisted living facilities spread throughout the country and became more widely available. Even so, the idea of an assisted living community has dramatically changed in recent years.
Growing older brings changes to our minds and bodies. These changes are unique to us and may happen at a different rate than those around us. That being said, it is not uncommon for your mom and dad to require different levels of senior care.
Discovering a family member is living with memory impairments can be difficult, and transitioning him or her into memory care can be an overwhelming experience. This is especially true if one is hesitant or resistant to making the transition into a memory care community. Navigating through all of the unknowns is a task by itself, but ensuring that your family member is comfortable with the change adds another layer.
Over the years, many myths about senior living have accrued that paint an unflattering picture of how these communities operate. A majority of these myths stem from the media’s representation of what a senior care community is, as well as from negative experiences a friend or family member may have dealt with.
Although many people may think dementia itself is a disease, it is only a means of describing changes in the brain that are characterized by memory loss and cognitive decline. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly known and diagnosed type of dementia, it is not the only form of the condition.
Moving into a senior living community, like The Pavilion Senior Living, is frequently regarded as a great way to revitalize and redefine our retirement living. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement, senior living communities throughout the country are evolving their services as seniors redefine what it means to retire.
With nearly 50% of people diagnosed with arthritis being 65 years or older, the condition is an increasing pain point amongst the demographic. If you are the caregiver of a senior managing arthritis, you may be looking for ways to reduce their symptoms or alleviate pain.