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Skilled Nursing vs. Assisted Living – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to senior living communities, they come in many shapes and sizes. It’s important to understand that there is no universal process or approach when it comes to aging and one’s needs. There is a common misconception that a senior living community (which provides a variety of senior living options) is the same …

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memory care

What Does “Memory Care” Mean?

Memory Care is a program or level of specialized care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dedicated areas of senior living communities provide safe and secure environments where staff can closely monitor the well-being of residents. You’ll also find programs, activities, and events that are designed to help memory care residents …

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Why Senior Living is Beneficial to Happy Aging

When thinking about aging, negative associations often follow – will I have trouble getting around, will I face health issues, will I be alone…That said, a positive attitude can transform the experience of aging.   Decades of research on ‘happy aging’ has confirmed that a positive outlook can improve one’s emotional and physical health throughout the …

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Myths about Senior Living Communities Debunked

There is a tendency to judge groups of people as homogeneous rather a collection of individuals. Seniors, for example, consist of different demographics, pursue different goals, harbor different needs or concerns, and enjoy different hobbies and interests. These generalizations can extend to senior living communities which are as diverse as the people who call them …

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acute care

Post-Acute Care: Why a Holistic Approach Matters

Post acute care takes a holistic approach. In Greek, “Holos” means wholeness. From the Greek root, holism is thus to do with the whole unit rather than as a sum of its individual parts. It follows naturally, then, that holistic care is about caring for the whole human being. When it comes to healthcare, especially rehabilitative …

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Employee Spotlight: Lynn Famiglietti – Putting Wellness First

Lynn Famigletti loves her job.  “I always want to do what I can to help everybody,” says Lynn and as the Wellness Coordinator, she is doing exactly that.  As the Wellness Coordinator, Lynn works with the cottagers and cobble residents, overseeing their health and wellness needs, and during the pandemic, providing a variety of services …

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A Continuum of Care – When Should You Make the Transition?

We all age differently and thereby will face different challenges over the years including a transition of living. Navigating health care decisions later on in life isn’t always a straightforward progression either. Making the decision to move from an independent living environment to one that involves 24-hour care is one that should be carefully thought …

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The Therapeutic Connection between Art and Stroke Victims

Strokes are very common, in fact, they are the leading cause of disability in the US and the fifth leading cause of death. A stroke occurs when oxygen and nutrients are unable to reach the brain because of a blood clot or ruptured artery. When brain cells are starved of oxygen, they die, and the function …

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Spinal Stenosis: A Painful and Frequently Misdiagnosed Condition

For a decade, starting in his early 50s, John Stanton felt as though he was walking on hot, burning coals. His ankles ached and throbbed, his feet were always tingling and, at times, all his toes felt as if they were being cut with glass. “For years doctors told me that these sensations were caused …

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“Noble Horizons saved my life!” Jill Sheffield’s Christmas miracle

As the passionate founder of a leading global advocate for women’s health, Jill Sheffield has spent her career saving lives. One Christmas Eve night, however, it was her own life that was in peril… When knee pain prevented Jill from doing the work she so loved, a double knee replacement seemed the best way to …

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