senior care

Grandparents with babies

Senior Assisted Living Communities: A Typical Day

Often times we’re asked about what a typical day might look like at Traditions Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. We’d love to share with you what that looks like.  While nothing is mandatory, our Program and Activities Calendar is filled with something for everyone.  Our focus is total wellness – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and […]
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Heart health and heart disease

Celebrate American Heart Month by Adopting Heart-Healthy Habits!

February is American Heart Month! As many Americans vowed to improve their health at the start of the year, this is an ideal time to remind everyone to focus on their heart and adopt better lifestyle habits to improve their health. Declared by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first American […]
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Flu virus and flu season

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop and everyone seems to be sniffling, coughing or sneezing. Some may only get a mild cold that results in congested sinuses whereas others may come down with more severe illnesses, such as the flu. This year’s flu is the harshest […]
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Senior Couple in Sun Room

The Crisis of Caring for an Aging Loved One

The following data is from AARP (www.AARP.com) and addresses the crisis adult children face in caring for an older relative or friend.  Caring for an older relative or friend is now the “new normal” of family caregiving in the United States. Today, the “average” family caregiver in the United States […]
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Selecting a Senior Community

Determining When Assisted Living is Right for You

Throughout November, we celebrated National Long-term Care Awareness Month.  This holiday shines a light on the various living and care options available to our aging population. Typically, the phrase long-term care is associated with nursing homes.  However, a nursing home is just one example of a senior care community.  Long-term […]
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Senior in community holding railing

6 Steps to Minimize Falls

Injuries resulting from falls in older adults are a major public-health concern. They represent one of the main causes of longstanding pain, functional impairment, disability, and death in this population. The rate of these injuries is steadily increasing as the number of adults 65+ continues to grow. Many recommendations and […]
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Caregiver with parent, stressed

Understanding Caregiver Burnout and How to Address It

In North America, more than 65 million adults are classified as caregivers, taking care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one. Family caretakers average 20 hours of unpaid in-home care per week. This often places a burden on personal lives and finances. Caregiving can also lead to increased stress, […]
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Friends Having Lunch Together

The Nutrition Benefits of Eating in a Social Environment

The Importance of Nutrition for Seniors At every stage of life, adequate nutrition and overall health need to be kept top of mind.  While many focus on eating less and losing weight, the elderly population has different considerations when it comes to food and nutrition.  Throughout the aging process, eating […]
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Grandfather and Granddaughter eating at Traditions

Nutrition: How Assisted Living Addresses the Needs of Aging Adults

There are several nutrition issues to consider in order to maintain optimal health.  Preparing meals to meet optimum health requirement may become more challenging due to the many changes bodies go through as we age. Weight gain Over time, our metabolism slows down and caloric needs decrease.  However, we still […]
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Group of Senior Friends having fun at Traditions Senior Living

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Assisted living is a popular long-term senior living option that provides personal care services such as dressing, transportation, meals and medication management as well as social opportunities.  A new concept just 30 years ago, assisted living is the most popular long-term solution today. Assisted living, with its range of personalized care, provides […]
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