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The Benefits of Balance Exercises for Older Adults

Did you know that studies have shown that older adults who engage in balance exercises for just six weeks were able to improve their balance and gain more self-assurance? Here, we’ll discuss why balance is so essential to our well-being—especially for older adults—and share a few simple balance exercises that can help you improve it.  …

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5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer is upon us, bringing with it the warmer nights and longer days that signal an increase in outdoors events and activities. A little summer sun and fresh air can be good for all of us. This is a perfect time of year to get outside and get moving to improve your overall health.  However, …

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Tips for Reducing Loneliness for Seniors During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of fun and festivity for many, but it’s a time of year that can stir up feelings of loneliness for older adults who live alone or don’t have friends and family nearby. If you’re concerned a senior in your life might be having a hard time this year, consider …

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How Edgemere Can Help You Come Back From Caregiver Burnout

Family members serving as caregivers for loved ones is becoming increasingly common. While it can be incredibly rewarding, it also comes with its fair share of stress. When the work starts to outweigh the reward, caregiver burnout becomes a risk. Don’t let yourself get pushed to the brink. With respite care options from Edgemere you …

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What Does Edgemere’s 5-Star Medicare Rating Mean for You?

If you are exploring your senior living community options, you’ve likely read about many awards, ratings and accolades. Every community is going to advertise their achievements, but how much weight should you give them? Edgemere, for example, has been awarded a 5-star Medicare rating. That might sound impressive, but unless you understand how that rating …

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What is Respite Care?

The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report that there are more than 42 million adults caring for someone over the age of 50. The estimated value of that unpaid labor is around $470 billion. Serving as a caregiver, even for someone you love unconditionally, can take a toll mentally, physically and emotionally. Respite care …

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How a Life Care Community Can Support Stroke Recovery

Every year, 800,000 strokes occur in the United States. If you’re an older adult, you are among the most vulnerable, with nearly three-quarters of all strokes occurring in people age 65 or older. And if you have high blood pressure, you’re at even greater risk for stroke and heart attack. Aside from adopting healthy habits …

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Maintain Independence with Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) plays an integral role in recovery following stroke or major surgery, helping individuals resume activities of daily living, but you don’t need to wait for a serious event to see an occupational therapist. In fact, occupational therapy can help prevent more serious issues, like falls, from happening in the first place. At …

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7 Tips for Preventing Caregiver Burnout

It’s becoming very common for people who are not healthcare professionals to provide care services for a loved one at home. The University of Utah Health said that in 2018, there were 65.7 million Americans providing home care for aging family members.  Providing care for your loved one who has a health condition can be …

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