SENIOR LIVING BLOG

Hypothermia: A serious risk for the elderly

When the body temperature of older adults drops below 95 degrees it can result in a number of problems, affecting the kidneys, liver, heart and more. Other health concerns, such as arthritis, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as some medications, can...

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Resource Guide for choosing a Memory Care facility

Living with and caring for a loved one with memory loss can be especially difficult. Assisted living can greatly benefit someone with memory loss.  There are many options when it comes to senior living facilities, all with varying considerations and accommodations....

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The Vaccines Every Senior Citizen Should Have

It is a common misconception that vaccines are meant for children. There are some very important vaccines that can save the lives of both children and adults. Senior citizens everywhere should become more aware of these vaccines and what they can do to keep you...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

2019 is almost here! Can you believe it? It seems like yesterday that we were all trying to scheme up our New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Whether you stuck to those last year or not, we have some great ideas on how you can be successful in your resolutions this year!...

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The Importance of Staying Active During the Winter

The temptation to hibernate during the winter is a challenge for all, but especially for older adults who may face more limitations than most people. Maintaining a strong body and mind is an important part of weathering the winter. It’s very common for older adults to...

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Winter Survival Tips for Seniors

Winter weather can cause challenges for everyone, but it can pose especially difficult circumstances for older adults. During the winter seniors face risks that range from higher rates of seasonal depression to hypothermia from poorer circulation. As we enter colder...

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Driving Safely Longer

Most people take driving for granted. As we age, physical changes make certain actions more challenging. Driving safety for seniors is more than just about being able to drive. It is about the sense of mobility and independence that one gains from the ability to...

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Celebrate your Elder Loved Ones this Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. Unfortunately, these days it seems like the holidays are synonymous with stress, and if you have an elderly loved one or loved ones in a care facility, working them into the holiday mix can prove to be a bit of logistical...

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8 Tips to Boast Nutrition for Aging Adults

From healthy fats to fiber, aging adults need certain foods to maintain good health. As we age, our bodies have different needs. Certain nutrients become especially important for good health. Many older adults don't eat enough foods that contain certain vitamins and...

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Community Involvement

At the Inn at Summit Trail we are dedicated to creating a comfortable, safe, and quality home for you or a loved one. More and more seniors have started becoming involved in their community and have reported positive impact on their physical and mental health. A...

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Technology Tips for Seniors

There are numerous benefits for seniors when they understand how to use technology and how it can help improve their lives, but the learning curve can sometimes be challenging. For most technology, more and more people are beginning to embrace the digital...

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Pet Therapy for Seniors

Who doesn't want a fun, furry friend to keep them company every day??? Becoming part of the Inn at Summit Trail can give you or a loved one the opportunity to have one. Pet therapy has become more and more popular as a method of mild therapy for senior citizens. Types...

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Benefits of Senior Living

In many cases there comes a time in life in which adult children might question whether their mother or father is in need of more care than is being provided at their home. Senior living facilities are a great way to provide your senior loved ones with around the...

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