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Depression and COVID: 4 Tips for Managing Emotions

Depression doesn’t end with December, and it’s important to be aware of the potential complications that 2020 brought with it. Whether your loved one has been previously diagnosed with Seasonal Depression, or is showing signs for the first time, handling the blues has become more complicated than ever before. Here is everything you need to know about Seasonal Depression, the …

StoneGate Senior Living Supportive Dining

Supportive Dining: A Fresh Approach

Providing ample dining choices is essential and all StoneGate Senior Living facilities offer a variety of meal options. Printed menus are available for those who can read. For those who no longer have the ability to read, plates of food are displayed for resident selection. Along with regular mealtimes in the dining room, room service is available at any time.

Things My Parents Taught Me

In addition to trying to raise me to be a good person, my parents gave me an example by how they lived their lives.  They also shared these guidelines they wanted me to follow in life. From Mom: Always send thank you notes. Red and purple do not go together. It is important to read to your children. Use Sir …

Assisted Living: Providing Support While Preserving Independence

In the spectrum of senior care, assisted living is an option that falls between independent living and skilled nursing or long-term care. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) offer a viable solution for seniors who can live on their own but may also need some assistance. A new concept just three decades ago, assisted living is the fastest-growing housing option for seniors …

Alzheimer’s disease and the family caregiver: Deciding when to make a move

Consider the statistics. Every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Today, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to more than double, rising to nearly 14 million. Much of the responsibility of caring for people with Alzheimer’s falls on the shoulders of …