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    Home Safety Tips For Loved Ones With Dementia

    When caring for an individual who has Alzheimer’s, there are many precautionary measures that may be implemented to ensure their personal safety. If you currently live with a loved one who struggles from dementia, it’s crucial that you take proactive steps to minimize their risk of injury or oth…Read More

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    Common Questions About Assisted Living, Answered

    As we go through the natural aging process, sometimes we need a little help. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain from assisted living, especially for older adults who may be dealing with dementia or other age-related conditions. However, making the decision to move into an assisted livi…Read More

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    Avoiding Depression As You Age

    Depression knows no discrimination when it comes to background, social status, or age. Increasingly, older adults and senior citizens are reporting higher rates of depression, and it’s estimated that this statistic is still a gross underrepresentation of the affected demographic. Despite advances …Read More

  4. What a Balanced Exercise Plan Looks Like for Seniors

    Most of us know that staying active can help us live longer, healthier lives. But once you get older and your body doesn't hop out of bed pain-free, how do you stay active? In our last blog, we discussed several misconceptions that keep people from rewarding, active lifestyles, but once you're ready…Read More

  5. Signs of a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    As we get older, our bodies gave a bit more trouble absorbing vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Additionally, it can become more and more difficult to manage grocery shopping and cooking. As a result, it is quite common for many elderly people to have vitamin and mineral deficiencies right wh…Read More

  6. Health Considerations for Older Adults

    Eating well always makes life better, and it's important no matter what age you are. At The Heritage, we keep the dietary needs of our community members front-and-center. Getting older usually does include a variety of health issues, and by making good diet choices, you can mitigate discomfort and o…Read More

  7. Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 2

    Now that June has arrived, we're fully into the warmth of summer! Though summer can be a great time for the elderly, who tend to struggle with cold temperatures, the season can be dangerous as well. An elderly person's body has a harder time adjusting, and heat can be just as threatening as cold. Ho…Read More

  8. Vision Problems the Elderly Should Not Ignore

    Eye problems are pretty common for people of all ages. It can be something as simple as an irritating allergy or strain from staring at a computer screen for hours on end. However, when seniors have drastic vision changes, there is often something more serious going on. Eyesight changes aren't just …Read More

  9. The Disadvantages of Home Care

    When your loved one needs care, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Many people will ignore the issue or attempt band-aid solutions that just make things worse. For instance, busy people will try to split their precious time between their children and their own parents. They want to save mon…Read More

  10. Tips for Protecting Your Loved Ones from Scams

    If you have an elderly parent or two, you may be keeping an eye on them for several different reasons. Physical safety, emotional wellbeing, and health are all important factors that play in the anyone's quality of life, and ensuring that an older loved one is living well can be a lot of work. One a…Read More