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How to create a safe, comfortable environment at home after surgery

After a surgical procedure, it is important to provide your loved one with a smooth and comfortable transition back into the home. If your loved one is scheduled for an upcoming surgery, you will want to take the following steps to ensure that he or she will recover fully at home. Assist...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Helping your spouse cope with loss

When your spouse loses a loved one, it’s important to offer support and understanding through the entire grieving process. You will want to find a balance in your words and actions to offer this support without trying to "fix" your loved one’s sadness and grief. While...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Is your elderly loved one prepared for a health emergency?

Accidents and falls are a common cause of health emergencies for seniors. If your loved one still lives at home, it is important to make sure that he or she is prepared for emergencies of this nature. With a few preventative steps, you can help reduce the risk of a serious health emergency at...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

How to express sympathy when you cannot attend a funeral

While you would like to attend a loved one's funeral in person, this may not always be possible with work and family obligations. That does does not mean, however, you can’t pay your respects to a deceased loved one. There are several ways to honor the memory of...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Should young children attend funeral services?

When there is a death in the family, you may wonder if it is appropriate to bring a young child to the funeral service. While there is no definitive right or wrong choice in this situation, you should weigh the decision carefully. Children should recognize that death is a part of life, but...

Lakes at Waterford

Reasons to sell your home after retirement

While most people envision retirement at home, some find that continuing care communities are more convenient and comfortable. If you are considering making the transition to a senior community, you should also think about selling your home sooner rather than later. Here is a look at the...

Lakes at Waterford

Determining the value of your home before it goes on the market

Before you begin your retirement, you might consider selling your home to optimize your retirement savings. Knowing how much your home is worth before it goes on the market will help you sell your home faster and make decisions about your new home designed for simplified senior living. While you...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Mental wellness concerns for seniors

The aging process can have a number of negative health effects without proper wellness management strategies in place for your loved one. Among the most neglected problems in senior citizens is mental health issues, which include the following common concerns. Loneliness and isolation After the...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

What's included in memory care for those with dementia?

When an elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, it can be a challenge to provide the care your relative needs at home. Therefore, you might consider a Memory Support Program like the one provided at Delnor Glen. Below is a closer look at what this program includes for...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Common misconceptions about assisted living

Assisted living communities can offer an improved quality of life with dedicated personal care along with the comforts of home. However, you may have hesitated to consider an assisted living community for yourself or a loved one because of common misconceptions surrounding these communities....

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Ways to get more fresh air this spring

The cold chill of winter air is fading away and the sun is beginning to shine more brightly as spring finally arrives. To celebrate spring and boost your mood this season, take part in these activities close to the comforts of home at Delnor Glen.  Take a walk With a beautifully...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Recognizing early warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a serious health concern for seniors. Alzheimer’s can result in memory loss, a loss in cognitive abilities and a variety of other symptoms. Fortunately, early diagnosis and treatment can help ease the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and ensure a higher...

Assisting Hands Home Care

What are the advantages of hiring a home care agency?

If your elderly loved one is in need of home care, you will have the option of hiring either a single caregiver or a home care agency. While both care options will provide your relative with a full range of services, there are many benefits to choosing a home care agency over a single caregiver....

Lakes at Waterford

What are the advantages of living near your retired parents?

For many years, a trend among retirees was to pack up and move away from their homes to other areas of the country. However, more retirees are now seeking homes closer to the communities that they already know as home. In many cases, this choice is related to the presence of family members who...

Lakes at Waterford

Activities to enjoy with your retired parents

When your parents settle into an independent living community, you may have more opportunities to spend time together and build a new relationship. As you connect with your elderly parents, there are many activities that can help you enjoy time together and encourage good health for your parents....

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Resort-style living for seniors at Delnor Glen

If you are planning to spend your senior years in style, be sure to visit the award-winning community at Delnor Glen. This assisted living community offers luxury resort-style living for seniors in the Chicago area. From its gorgeous residential townhomes to its top-notch features, Delnor Glen is...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Knowing when a loved one should consider assisted living

Moving into an assisted living community is a major step for any senior. If a loved one is having difficulty with daily tasks and activities, this may be the right choice to improve their quality of life. An assisted living community can offer a wide range of physical and emotional benefits for...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

What you need to know about the costs of assisted living

Assisted living is a popular choice for those entering their senior years. If you are considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one, you may be wondering about the associated costs. Assisted living can offer a wide range of services at a reasonable price. Here’s what you need to...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

How the right assisted living community can improve your parents’ quality of life

When your parents enter their senior years, it is important to make sure they maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. If your parents begin having trouble with the activities of daily living, an assisted living community may be an excellent option to remove stress while maintaining an...

Independence Village

A look at the charming qualities of Naperville

The town of Naperville is much more than a typical Chicago suburb. While it is only 40 minutes away from downtown Chicago, Naperville is its own community with vibrant local flair that can offer welcoming surroundings for older individuals exploring retirement living. Read on to discover the...

Independence Village

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your aging parents

A common concern for older folks making the transition to assisted living is that they will lose touch with their families, so it's always a good idea to make a commitment to spend more time with your aging parents. By spending more time with your parents, you will help them build a...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Take time for yourself during the grieving process

If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, it is important to provide yourself with the time and space that you need to heal. While the five stages of grief are common in many people, you may find that your grieving process is different from anyone’s expectations. By acknowledging your...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Tips for planning a catered funeral reception

When planning a funeral reception, there are many factors to consider. A well planned funeral reception will honor the memory of your loved one, while providing a venue for family members and guests for continued fellowship through sharing a meal, memories and starting...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

A look at the process of pre-planning funeral services

Funeral pre-planning can be a popular choice for those wishing to ease the burden on loved ones at the time of their passing. When a funeral is pre-planned, many of the most significant decisions have already been made. In addition, a pre-planned funeral can help to ease the...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Managing grief through the winter season

While the loss of a loved one is difficult during any season, coping with grief can be especially trying during the winter. During the winter months and holidays, you may be reminded of special times that you shared with your loved one. In addition, the chilly weather and busy schedules that are...

Lakes at Waterford

How to maintain high-quality sleep as you get older

As you get older, you may find yourself getting less sleep at night, but it is still important to get enough sleep every night to stay in good health. If you have been trouble sleeping, you might follow these tips to help you improve your nightly rest. Exercise during the day Physical activity is...

Lakes at Waterford

Helpful tips for managing your money in retirement

Living on a fixed income can be challenging for seniors—especially when monthly bills become an overwhelming task. Seniors also have the concern of predatory scams, which target elderly individuals who may be more susceptible to fraud over the phone or email. Modern money management...

Assisting Hands Home Care

What are the leading causes for elderly patients to visit the ER?

Emergency room visits can be highly stressful for elderly patients. If your elderly loved one has recently had a trip to the emergency room, you may want to consider in home care. An in home care professional can provide your elderly loved one with the assistance needed to live a safe and...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Selecting the right type of care for your elderly loved one

When your elderly loved one is in need of care, it is important to select the right form of assistance. To ensure that your loved one has the best quality of life, you may want to choose between an in home care service or a senior care facility. By selecting a highly rated care company that...

Lakes at Waterford

Are you managing your diabetes effectively?

If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk for developing heart disease, kidney failure, and a number of other serious health problems. As you get older, your risk grows, so it is important to know the basics of proper diabetes management. Below is a closer look at the areas you will need to...

Lakes at Waterford

A look at the higher standard of care in the Alden Network

When your elderly loved one is considering assisted living, you may be concerned about the level of attention and medical supervision that he or she will receive. With the residences in the Alden Network such as the Lakes at Waterford, you can feel good knowing that your loved one will be treated...

Independence Village

Common household risks among the elderly

More seniors are opting to live more independently, which can provide more freedom and higher quality of life through retirement. However, there are some household hazards that should be addressed in order to facilitate private, independent living for the elderly. Here is a look at the leading...

Independence Village

Maintaining proper nutrition as you get older

Eating right is important for older individuals, because a balanced diet can keep the body strong and support a healthy immune system as well as a more positive mental outlook. Cooking may be more difficult as you age, but you should still follow these guidelines for healthier eating as you...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Making more memories with your aging loved ones

When your loved one reaches their senior years, it is important to make the most out of the time you have together. By sharing experiences and spending quality time together, you can continue to make important and lasting memories. Here are some tips for making more memories with your aging loved...

Assisting Hands Home Care

How can elderly individuals reduce common health risks?

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is important for people of all ages. While the elderly years are associated with an increase in health issues and complications, there are a number of ways to reduce the health risks that can be common in seniors. Here is an overview of steps that...

Independence Village

How has senior living transitioned among baby boomers?

Recent years have seen a shift in the choices for retirement living, as today’s seniors are looking for more independence and options in their homes amenities. Nursing home living has become less common as assisted living and maintenance-free communities have become more popular options...

Independence Village

Winter health tips for seniors

When the weather is cold outside, elderly individuals face a higher risk for illnesses and injuries that could lead to hospitalization. Therefore, it is important for older people to brush up on winter safety basics so they may stay healthy all season long. Here are some basic tips for...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Delnor Glen offers resort-like amenities for seniors

A beautifully furnished apartment, three meals a day served restaurant-style in an elegant dining room, a choice of activities and entertainment that includes a trip to the pool and health & wellness center, an hour of personal assistance a day…It sounds like a luxury resort or an all...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Why the average age for retirement is on the rise

More American senior citizens are choosing to delay their retirement from their early 60s to their 70s, because this choice can provide a more secure financial future for individuals concerned about living on a fixed income. There are several factors to consider in the trend of late retirement,...

Independence Village

Holidays can be lonely for older adults

The holidays are times for family, friends and food. Time-honored traditions of gathering with loved ones and sharing in the holiday spirit are things to look forward to, but for some, there can be isolation. Elders can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. There are losses that...

Lakes at Waterford

Ways for seniors to improve their memory

Forgetting names, mixing up days of the week, losing your keys—these are all common types of memory lapses experienced by senior citizens, but they do not have to be an inevitable consequence of the aging process. You can keep your mind sharp and improve your memory by following these...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Understanding the challenges of caring for an aging relative

You may want to be the primary caregiver for an aging loved one who is unable to complete daily chores, personal care and medication management. Caregiving is a significant challenge for relatives, however, so consider reaching out to a home health care professional for a helping hand. By...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Helping funeral guests understand cultural traditions

Funeral traditions vary around the world, so there are many ways in which deceased individuals’ lives may be celebrated and remembered. If your family has distinctive cultural traditions that may be unfamiliar to neighbors and colleagues of your lost loved one, it may be helpful to provide...

Friedrich Jones Funeral Home

Creative ways to grieve a lost family member

When you are planning memorial services for a loved one, those services should be anything but common. Plan an event that truly reflects the personality of the deceased. There are a number of ways that you might add more character to your loved one's funeral services. Read on...

Lakes at Waterford

Holiday events to enjoy at The Lakes at Waterford

Whether you are a new resident at The Lakes at Waterford or you have been enjoying the independent living community for years, you can reach out to your neighbors and have a little holiday fun with the exciting events on the season’s schedule. Here is a sneak peek at the events you are...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Signs that your elderly parents need in-home care

As the child of elderly parents, you may be stepping into the role of caregiver and taking on the responsibility of guiding your parents to the right type of assisted living care for their needs and comfort. In-home care is an increasingly popular choice for families, because it allows elderly...

Assisting Hands Home Care

Is your elderly loved one getting adequate nutrition?

Malnutrition is a relatively common problem in elderly individuals living independently at home, because fresh wholesome foods may not be readily available or easy to prepare. If you have an elderly relative living on his or her own, you should look out for these potential signs of malnutrition....

Lakes at Waterford

A look at the growing popularity of social media among seniors

Seniors who remain socially active in their retirement are less likely to develop depression and dementia, as they tend to have a higher quality of life and better connection with the community around them. In the digital age, social media is helping senior citizens connect like never before, and...

Lakes at Waterford

Winter health tips for aging adults

With the weather cooling off outside, there are several health concerns for seniors to be aware of before going out for holiday fun this season. Staying warm and preventing falls are two of the most important aspects of winter healthcare for elderly individuals, and these can be addressed with...

Delnor Glen Assisted Living

Knowing when a loved one needs assisted living or memory support

Making the decision to move an elderly family member to a senior residential community is a difficult one for adult children or other loved ones. Often the aging relative resists the change, or flat-out refuses to move, insisting that they are just fine where they are. The children...

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