The Long and Winding Road: Staying Well in Long-Term Care

The statistics are compelling. In our lifetimes, seven out of 10 of us over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care (LTC) services. “The term ‘long-term care’ covers considerable ground,” says Angela Norris, senior vice president of business development at StoneGate Senior Living – a leading provider of senior living services in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. …

After the Hospital: Recovering in Rehab Versus Returning Home

If you’re recuperating from a hospital stay, the decision may loom large on whether to recover in a rehabilitation, or rehab, facility – or go directly home. Although the eagerness to return to familiar surroundings, and normal routines, is understandable, industry observers note that a rehab stay provides many advantages over at-home recovery. “Returning home is always the goal, but …

Restoring Hope: Supporting Memory Care Patients with the Gift of Music

Music is the universal language. For people with memory issues, it’s often a gift beyond words. Millions of aging Americans in senior care communities are living with memory challenges. Despite the best efforts of caretakers and loved ones, the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) often lack connection. An innovation called Music & Memory™, launched in …

Senior Physical Fitness: Using It, Not Losing It

“Use it or lose it,” the saying goes. These words of wisdom are true in many areas of life, but particularly for our bodies as we age. Staying fit helps to lower blood pressure, decrease the risk of falls and injuries, and slow the body’s loss of muscle tone and bone mass. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends …

The Power of Positive Thinking: Renewing Senior Lives

A time-honored song from the 1940s says it all: “You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.” Studies have found that actively fostering positive emotions can boost the immune system, stave off depression, and enhance health and quality of life overall. Choosing a positive perspective “Every person—no matter what age or health status—has the potential for wellness,” says Callie …