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What Do You Do When Your Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Your parents have spent decades together – building and enjoying a life with each other. They figured out how to overcome challenges, both big and small, making it through a lifetime together. As they age, their need for care may be different, and it can be hard to understand how to help. Despite what may …

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Recap of EVENT with DR SCOTT SMALL – FORGETTING: THE BENEFITS OF NOT REMEMBERING

Noble Horizons was honored to host Dr. Scott Small as he discussed his latest book and insights into memory loss and Alzheimer’s. You can view the recording by CLICKING HERE. Scott A. Small is a physician specializing in aging and dementia and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, where he is the director of …

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Questions to Ask While Touring a Senior Living Community

Finding the right senior living community for you or a loved one can be intimidating, as we wrote in a recent blog post which you can read here. However, once you’ve gathered all your information and, narrowed down your list of communities that meet your needs, you’ll want to start touring communities to make sure it’s a good fit.  Touring …

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How to Start the Search for a Senior Living Community

Whether you are starting the search for a senior living community for  yourself or a loved one out of curiosity, a need has arisen, or you just want a plan in place, you’ve come to the right place. Reading this article is a great first step as you  begin your search.   Below are some simple tips  to help you prepare for what’s …

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Stroke Awareness – Preventable and Treatable

May is Stoke Awareness Month.  Strokes are the 5th leading cause of disability in America according to the American Stroke Association but they can be prevented and treated once you learn how to control and treat several risk factors.   Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented if you don’t smoke, make healthy …

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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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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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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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