Posts by: San Jose Assisted Living

What Is Memory Care and How Does It Help with Alzheimer’s?
April 10, 2020

What Is Memory Care and How Does It Help with Alzheimer’s?

Did you know by 2060, the number of people with Alzheimer’s could double to 13.9 million Americans? If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, consider looking into memory care. Are you asking yourself the question, “What is memory care?” Not to worry! In this guide, we’ll go over memory care and what makes it different. Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out. What Is Memory Care? Memory care is a form of long-term care.[…]
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How to Make Senior Living Feel More Like Home for Your Loved Ones
April 7, 2020

How to Make Senior Living Feel More Like Home for Your Loved Ones

Do you worry that your mom or dad isn’t safe at home alone anymore? Do you find them forgetting to turn off the stove after dinner is made? Are you worried they aren’t taking all their medications correctly? Taking away your parent’s independence can be a tough decision for any family. Here we offer some tips for making the adjustment to their new senior living facility easier. How to know if your parent needs a senior[…]
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Enjoy San Jose! Fun Ideas and Activities for Seniors to Try This Spring
March 29, 2020

Enjoy San Jose! Fun Ideas and Activities for Seniors to Try This Spring

10% of the population in San Jose are seniors. And a brilliant way for everyone to get together is by trying activities and meeting people. Stumped on a list of activities for seniors? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorites. Why Activities for Seniors Are Important? Studies show that senior activities are essential as they reap many benefits. For example, social activities keep you sharp and engaged which helps[…]
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Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Signs It May Be Time to Talk With Mom & Dad About Senior Living
March 20, 2020

Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Signs It May Be Time to Talk With Mom & Dad About Senior Living

When it comes to taking care of elderly parents, there comes a time when the family must consider senior living. Although all generations may protest, eventually certain signs point to the fact that it is time for everyone to ask for much-needed help. It’s hard to know when it is the right time to move Mom and Dad out of their current living situation. Here are a few signs that you should all start thinking[…]
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Elderly Care Facilities: What Are the Different Levels of Senior Care?
March 15, 2020

Elderly Care Facilities: What Are the Different Levels of Senior Care?

There are over 47 million senior citizens in the United States, and that number is projected to double within the next few decades. About 3% of them are finding themselves in full-time residential care. As your loved ones get older, you might be starting to look into some kind of senior care for them to help them along if you’re no longer able to. There are different types of senior care, though, and it’s important[…]
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Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?
March 11, 2020

Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

It’s easy to mistake two terms that have similar meanings. This is especially true when there are overlapping symptoms.  That said, it’s very important to understand the differences between specific ailments. Especially when they have overlapping meanings. That understanding can lead to the ability to understand and help others.  Many people confuse the meanings of Alzheimer’s vs. dementia. It’s understandable,  but there are significant distinctions between both.  We’re going to explore the differences between Alzheimer’s[…]
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8 Benefits of Senior Assisted Living Centers
March 9, 2020

8 Benefits of Senior Assisted Living Centers

You’ve been worried for a while about your loved one living on their own. You’ve been thinking about putting them in a senior assisted living home but you’re worried that they’ll be mad at you over it. Assisted living homes sometimes have a bad reputation with seniors because they’re worried about losing their independence. The truth is that while they’ll have someone helping them with daily tasks, they’ll still have plenty of time to themselves.[…]
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Brain Foods for Seniors: The Healthiest Foods for a Strong Memory
March 8, 2020

Brain Foods for Seniors: The Healthiest Foods for a Strong Memory

The brain is as vital to a senior as it is for a young adult about to turn twenty-five. When people approach seniority, topics about brain health are even more relevant to overall well-being. While most seniors are in good mental health, others are at risk of developing a neurological disorder, especially dementia, and depression. But as lifespans get longer and research gets deeper, doctors, as well as the older population, can better understand the[…]
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What Is a Senior Living Community? 11 Common Misconceptions
March 5, 2020

What Is a Senior Living Community? 11 Common Misconceptions

Are you wondering what is a senior living community or what life would be like living in one? Many people think that senior living communities and nursing homes are the same things. However, while there may be optional access to full-time medical care in a senior living community, health issues are not always the primary reasons people choose to move there. Many people in senior living communities live full, active lives. They turn to these[…]
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Senior Housing: What to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community
March 2, 2020

Senior Housing: What to Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

Across the US, there are over 800,000 people in assisted living facilities. When it’s time for your loved one to join those numbers, it’s often a stressful transition. After all, it’s an impactful decision and you want the best for them. Finding a great situation for your loved one starts with doing your research. After you narrow down your options for assisted living in your area and you schedule a tour for each facility, you[…]
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The 10 Big Benefits of Assisted Living vs. Aging at Home
February 27, 2020

The 10 Big Benefits of Assisted Living vs. Aging at Home

Managing the aging process is all about adapting to changes in your body and mind. As you get older, some of the activities and routines that you’ve gotten used to might start to become more difficult. In some cases, you’ll get to the point where getting groceries and cooking for yourself or going out for a long walk will be more troublesome than enjoyable. When your quality of life starts to take a hit, it[…]
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Fitness Over 60: How Fitness and an Active Lifestyle Play an Important Role in Improving a Senior’s Quality of Life
February 24, 2020

Fitness Over 60: How Fitness and an Active Lifestyle Play an Important Role in Improving a Senior’s Quality of Life

People over the age of 65 make up nearly 17% of the American population and, thanks to advances in modern medicine, this figure is set to rise. In fact, by 2030, there will be more than 20 million over sixties in the US alone. However, living longer does have its downsides. In order to maintain a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle, you have to look after your body. That is why fitness over 60 has never[…]
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8 Things to Look for in a Great Senior Assisted Living Community
February 20, 2020

8 Things to Look for in a Great Senior Assisted Living Community

Watching a loved one get older can be a difficult process, but you’re not alone. By 2030, more than 61 million people will be between the ages of 66 to 84 and will start to need more care and attention than they can get at home. Finding a wonderful senior assisted living community is the best way to give your loved one the care they deserve. So, where do you start? Here are a few[…]
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Home Care Alternatives: Signs Your Beloved Senior May Need More Advanced Senior Care
February 18, 2020

Home Care Alternatives: Signs Your Beloved Senior May Need More Advanced Senior Care

Are you or your family struggling to decide whether it is time to search for alternatives to caring for an elderly loved one at home? You are not alone. This is a highly emotional and challenging choice to make, especially if the senior is not interested in leaving his or her home. The demands of home care for seniors should not be taken lightly, particularly if you are the one providing that care. Being a full-time or[…]
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Seniors Meeting Seniors: 5 Ways Seniors Can Make New Friends
January 21, 2020

Seniors Meeting Seniors: 5 Ways Seniors Can Make New Friends

A third of seniors are lonely. We know that being lonely can reduce our life spans are put us at risk of illnesses such as heart disease or stroke. Chronic loneliness will leave you feeling unenergized, unable to focus, achy, miserable, and anxious. Rather than turning to negative habits, such as overeating, compulsively spending, or drinking or taking drugs, consider facing your loneliness head-on. There are many ways we can tackle loneliness. But, one of[…]
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