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June 29, 2022

Is Memory Care Right for Your Loved One?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million people today. The onset of neurocognitive decline in older adults is usually a gradual process. While family members can often manage caring for their loved ones during the early stages, this can become challenging (and in some cases, unsustainable) as the condition progresses […]

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March 22, 2022

Tips on Downsizing When Moving to an Assisted Living Community

Moving from a long-time home into an assisted living facility can be a challenging experience. In addition to adjusting to a brand-new lifestyle, moving to a senior living community usually entails a reduction in living space. Downsizing to fit into smaller accommodations can be tough for anyone, but for older adults with a lifetime of […]

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November 10, 2021

My aging mom needs more care, what should I do?

Dear Miami Jewish Health, My mother is living with me and is, thankfully, an active woman. However, now that she does not drive and is slowing down, she needs more support and socialization than I can provide during the week. She has diabetes and I’ve noticed that it’s getting harder for her to monitor her […]

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August 16, 2021

PACE as an Alternative to Nursing Homes

If you or a loved one is worried about the possibility of needing to move into a nursing home, South Florida’s PACE program, Florida PACE Centers, could be the solution you’re looking for. The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded Medicare and Medicaid benefit that works as an alternative […]

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April 5, 2021

Choosing the Right Senior Living Option

Learn about the many options for senior living. We’ve provided a summary of different senior living facilities and community types to help you find the proper lifestyle and level of assistance for you or your aging parent.

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The Benefits of Physical Activity for Seniors

Explore the many ways that exercise helps us as we age. Exercise increases energy, enhances balance and coordination, and reduces chronic illness impacts, particularly in seniors. The benefits are both physical and emotional.

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Benefits of Music Therapy for the Elderly

Music offers various physical and mental health benefits to older individuals. In a clinical sense, Musical Therapy’s goal for seniors is to maintain or improve physical health, cognitive processing, and social functioning.

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Helping Seniors Build Immunity

A healthy immune system can not only increase longevity, but it can also help aging adults live a better life. For seniors over 65, some steps can be taken to boost the immune system and even reverse some of the weakening signs.

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April 1, 2021

Helping a Parent Adjust and Prepare to Move to a Nursing Home or an Assisted Living Facility

Moving a loved one to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living community is a transition like no other. Caregivers experience guilt, anxiety, and fear. Preparing ahead of time helps you to relax, think positively and realize that senior living facilities and today’s healthy aging lifestyles are often life-changing – in excellent and healthy ways.

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February 23, 2021

Meaningful Visits with an Aging Parent at an Assisted Living Facility

When visiting an aging parent at an assisted living facility, plan your visit. Time spent with family is essential for everyone. Engage in shared activities like memory building exercise games and puzzles. Here are some tips for meaningful visits for caregivers, children and their elderly parents.

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