How to Downsize: A Guide for Seniors

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Having trouble planning your loved one's move? Don't worry, it's common to be stressed when helping your parents downsize. The moving process can be long and complicated, causing you and your loved one frustration.

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4 Exercises That Help Seniors Stay in Shape

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Exercise is an excellent way for older adults to stay healthy and maintain their strength. It is common for many seniors to give up on exercising because it can be difficult and painful if not done correctly. Many of the exercises your parents may have done when they were younger are not as beneficial for them to do now. Whoever knew that going for a run could be a bad thing?

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The Key to Helping Your Loved One with Anxiety

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder in the United States. With so many Americans affected by this disorder, it is common for most people to think that anxiety is easy to treat.

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Home Care for Senior Safety

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Dec 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some seniors may find it emotionally challenging to move from their home to a senior living community. However, strenuous home care and maintenance can have a negative impact on an older loved one’s health. Maintaining a safe, clean home can be tedious work. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage a loved one’s home while helping them stay there.

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Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Senior Care

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you know that feeling you get when you see an excited puppy wagging its tail, rushing to lick you? For most individuals, it is a feeling of excitement and uncontrollable love. Fortunately, even as we age, this feeling never fades. As can be seen in the various forms of service animals, pets such as dogs can help relieve distress and anxiety, much like the symptoms of PTSD. The benefits of therapy dogs can also be useful in the everyday care of seniors.

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Managing Diabetes When Dining Out

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Learning about a diagnosis of diabetes can be very frustrating, and furthermore, frightening. While fear may be your first initial response, questions and concerns may quickly consume you. You might wonder: Do I have to adjust my diet? Can I still go out to eat? If you are in senior care and managing diabetes, this new diagnosis may be very overwhelming. The Pavilion Senior Living is here to let you know that you can still enjoy an exciting culinary life - you just need to be more cautious.

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Mindful Activities when Transitioning a Parent to Memory Care

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Apr 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you are transitioning a parent to a memory care community, we understand it can be difficult time. Here at The Pavilion, we feel compassionately about helping ease the transition with our memory care services. We also want to help educate you that there are activities that can be fun and beneficial for your loved one. These activities consist of, but are not limited to arts & crafts, games, and home-related tasks. Let’s take a look at what these activities can do for you and your parent.

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Senior Living, Memory Care

Tips for Helping A Loved One Transition to Memory Care in Lebanon, TN

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Apr 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Discovering a loved one is dealing with memory impairments can be a challenge. Transitioning a loved one into memory care can be an intense, overwhelming experience. That is why here at The Pavilion, we help make the transition to memory care in Lebanon, TN as smooth as possibly for your loved one. It is important to plan ahead before you choose which community and do your research. Once you have a community in mind, frequent the community at various times to see how a normal day cycles at the community. Also, be friendly with the staff so you have the opportunity to ask them questions about the communities. This will give you a better feel for the employees that will be caring for your loved one. If your loved one has limited cognitive abilities, we suggest not getting them involved in the planning process. Also, try and avoid telling service providers “my loved one needs more help,” in front of your loved one. Although you may be correct, this can be intimidating and insulting news to someone with memory impairments. You can use these responses to respond to your loved one with memory impairments.

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Why Seniors Like You are Redefining Retirement at The Pavilion

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Mar 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Aging is a natural part of life that brings with it a unique set of experiences and challenges. Though all of us have to one day face this, sometimes, it's necessary to get a bit of help with tasks that you could once do easily on your own. As you enter this stage of life, it's important to have support and love from family, friends, and caregivers. Though things in life may be changing, this doesn't have to be something to dread. As you age, certain things may get more difficult, but with the right help and care, you can continue to function independently and enjoy your favorite activities for years to come.

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4 Healthy Recipes to Cook with Your Mom

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Mar 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Here at The Pavilion, we understand it can be a challenge to schedule time with your mom or dad in a senior living community. And that’s why we are here to offer some great suggestions for you. Cooking together can be an amazing way to spend time together without it feeling forced. Sometimes it is easier to open up when your hands are busy. And even if you don’t chat all that much, the time spent together will mean more than you might even realize.

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Tags: Senior Living, Healthy Habits