Senior Living Blog

Facebook: Why and How Seniors Should Log On

If you’re looking for a reason to use Facebook, consider a report from All Assisted Living Homes about why seniors are logging on to the social media site: 40 percent connect with family and friends. 30 percent share photos. 20 percent participate in social gaming. 10 percent participate in contests and games. When it comes to … Continue reading “Facebook: Why and How Seniors Should Log On”

Using Skype to Stay Connected with Friends & Family

How long has it been since you’ve read a bedtime story to your precious grandchild in Tampa? When did you last touch base with your favorite, funny fraternity brother on the West Coast? And are you having a tough time keeping up with your Midwest childhood pals and “partners in crime”? These days, there’s no … Continue reading “Using Skype to Stay Connected with Friends & Family”

Aging in Place: Staying Safe at Home

Be it humble or haute, there’s no place like home. A home is a sanctuary filled with history and memories. A home provides just about everything, from shelter to solace. If a home provides even a fraction of those things, it often becomes the ultimate object of affection. Many people find that as they age, … Continue reading “Aging in Place: Staying Safe at Home”

Senior Living: When should you consider a lifestyle change?

Many of us are lucky to inhabit homes filled with treasures and memories that we cherish. We revel in the comfort and joy of our personal surroundings and find it hard to imagine that we’ll ever leave. The reality is that many of us will need to leave our longtime abodes, whether due to illness, … Continue reading “Senior Living: When should you consider a lifestyle change?”

5 Things You Need to Know About Retirement Communities

Remember when you thought retirement communities were strictly for the old and the sickly? You certainly weren’t alone in your thinking. When it comes to senior living, such negative perceptions have been widely accepted for a long time. If you’re in the early stages of a search for a retirement community, don’t be surprised to … Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Know About Retirement Communities”

5 Things You Must Know Before Choosing an In-Home Care Provider

Most people want to recuperate from an illness, injury or medical procedure at home. However, in-home recovery may be a challenge – especially as we age. The solution may be an in-home care provider. Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider whether to utilize a professional in-home care provider: Is the … Continue reading “5 Things You Must Know Before Choosing an In-Home Care Provider”

How to Continue Healing After Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Let’s face it: No one can escape being injured. House cleaning, yard work and other activities that we engage in out of necessity, plus leisure-time pursuits such as ballroom dancing or gardening, increase everyone’s risk of sustaining a life-changing injury. In order to make a full recovery, it may be necessary to complete physical therapy … Continue reading “How to Continue Healing After Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation”

When Should You Consider a Lifestyle Change?

A longtime family residence is not just any old type of shelter. For many people, especially seniors, it’s a unique haven with its own personality and history. Every inch of a family residence becomes a storehouse of one-of-a-kind treasures and vivid memories. Over time, it often becomes more difficult for a senior to function in … Continue reading “When Should You Consider a Lifestyle Change?”

What is a Respite Stay?

Whether unexpected or planned, a respite stay at a qualified community can be the perfect solution when it’s necessary to arrange short-term care for seniors. Many people now realize that a respite stay provides much-needed relief for the growing contingent of caregivers across the country. The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers notes … Continue reading “What is a Respite Stay?”

How Seniors Are Impacted by the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land. Unfortunately, for many seniors that leaves a lot more questions than answers. The act itself is more than 2,000 pages of legislation. In the best of times, that’s a lot of information to absorb. At Lexington Square, we want to help you understand what the … Continue reading “How Seniors Are Impacted by the Affordable Care Act”