Senior Living

Senior living communities are great at helping residents maintain their independence while aiding with activities of daily living. Whether you or a loved one is considering independent living, assisted living, memory care, or any other senior living arrangement, Miami Jewish Health can help. This section of our blog is full of resources and insights related to senior living – including tips on making the most of the senior living experience, choosing the lifestyle options that work best for you, and more.

July 23, 2024

What Is Memory Care?

Memory care is a specialized form of assisted living for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias that provides 24-hour supervision, cognition-supporting activity programs, and help with activities of daily living within a secure, safe environment. Memory care can help people at any stage of dementia live fuller lives and maintain function for the longest possible time.

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July 18, 2024

How to Set up Your Digital Legacy

The concept of legacy planning often evokes wills and estate management. However, have you considered what will happen to all your online accounts and digital files when you’re no longer around? It’s estimated that only 32% of Americans have a will – and even fewer have outlined instructions for their digital legacy.

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January 23, 2024

New Year, New Connections: Building Friendships in Senior Living

Now that we’ve stepped into a brand-new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to enrich our lives through meaningful connections and friendships. For older adults, social bonds are not just pleasant company; they are an essential part of a fulfilling and healthy life. Numerous studies highlight the positive impact of social connections on mental and emotional well-being. With that in mind, a resolution to socialize more is certainly worth pursuing.
In the spirit of a healthy 2024, let’s explore some practical tips for building friendships within senior living communities.

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November 27, 2023

Benefits of Aging in Place

Nearly 93% of older adults want to age in place, based on a study by the U.S. News & World Report. “Aging in place” is defined as the ability to live in your own home safely, independently, and comfortably. People often want to stay in their current residence because it’s where they feel the most at ease.

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September 18, 2023

4 Signs it Might be Time for Assisted Living

Seven out of 10 people need assisted living facilities at some point in their life, according to Consumer Affairs. But how do you know when it’s time to make the transition from independent living to assisted living? The answer is different for everyone. However, there are signs that may indicate an aging adult needs more support for their own well-being and safety.

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August 29, 2023

What to Look for When Choosing an Independent Living Community

Senior independent living communities vary in the amenities, services, and socialization opportunities they offer, so you’ll want to do your research before choosing where to spend your golden years. To help you find an independent living community that is a good fit, we’ll review some important community features and questions to ask when evaluating them.

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August 22, 2023

What is an Assisted Living Facility

If your aging family member struggles with everyday tasks, medication management, or mobility, it’s time to reevaluate their living situation. An assisted living facility can provide help with activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, personal hygiene, and eating, while also offering opportunities for socialization, assistance with housekeeping, and other benefits.

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August 9, 2023

What to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home

Finding a good nursing home for a loved one is a daunting task with both emotional and practical considerations. As you embark on this journey, know you are not alone in facing this challenge. Many families grapple with the same concerns, seeking a place that will provide the best possible care and comfort for their aging family members.

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June 21, 2023

What to Look for When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

As our loved ones age, ensuring they receive the care and support they need becomes a top priority. Assisted living facilities offer a valuable solution, providing a supportive environment that promotes independence, companionship, and access to necessary care. However, not all facilities are created equal. Choosing the right assisted living facility for your loved one requires careful consideration.

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May 29, 2023

Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft

In an increasingly digital world, it’s essential to protect your personal information from the clutches of fraudsters. Unfortunately, the crime of identity theft is surprisingly common. Just last year, there were more than 1.1 million reports of identity theft received through the FTC’s IdentityTheft.gov website. In this blog post, we will explore the nuances of identity theft, why seniors are often targeted, and most importantly, equip you with effective strategies to safeguard your identity.

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