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Foods for Seniors

4 Heart-Healthy Foods for Seniors

World Heart Day is on the 29th of September, and that means it’s the perfect time for seniors to take charge of their heart health by choosing the right food! The American Heart Association recommends eating a heart-healthy diet to help manage high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, which …

Vascular Dementia

What is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common type of dementia. Even though it’s common, it’s important to note that the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of vascular dementia are somewhat different from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. In this article, our team of memory care specialists in Cape May County will cover …

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Relaxation Day: 3 Ways Seniors Can Unwind

Mark your calendars now: Relaxation Day is on the 15th of this month, and we all deserve some time to unwind. Especially our beloved seniors who have worked hard all their lives to provide for their families! Relaxation Day is a great opportunity to kick back and relax with your senior loved ones and show …

Assisted Living in Cape May County

4 Signs Your Senior Parent Needs Help

No one knows your parents the way you do — something out of character for them may be an everyday occurrence for someone else. Even small changes shouldn’t be brushed under the rug, as they could be a sign of something more serious. Here are some signs to be aware of that may indicate that …

When is Hospice Recommended?

Hospice is about deciding how to live life with the time that’s left. Many of us hope we’ll have more time with our parents or grandparents, even when our loved ones are in the late stages of a chronic illness. However, modern medicine can only do so much, and quality of life should always trump …

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5 Facts You May Not Know About Assisted Living

With so many different senior living options available, it’s easy to get them mixed up. What are assisted living communities really like? Are they all basically the same? Do some communities offer more custom services and levels of care? Can someone with dementia go to an assisted living community? Let’s find out some facts you …

Memory Care Cape May County NJ

How to Help Mom or Dad Transition to Memory Care

The transition to memory care can be tough for families to navigate. Strong emotions, confusion, and relationship shifts may play out when moving  a loved one into a memory care neighborhood. We can confidently say, from years of experience, that it helps not to go into this transition blindly with mom or dad. Keeping an …

Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month: Signs and Treatments for Seniors

The sooner a person having a stroke gets care, the better their outcome is likely to be. For those who may not know, a stroke occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is interrupted, preventing the brain from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die very quickly when this occurs, with …

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5 Senior Yoga Stretches to Improve Balance

Yoga is an often-overlooked tool for helping seniors improve their balance. Performing some simple yoga exercises each day can not only improve balance and muscle mass, but can also build confidence, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and boost reflexes, helping seniors stay mobile and reduce falls. If you or a senior family member is a …