Senior Living Blog

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”

Elder Care Decisions You Need to Make

More than one in four elderly people need help making decisions about senior care, according to Kaiser Health News. You might be solely responsible for making decisions regarding your own senior care or the care of a loved one. If you are like most people, you feel a great deal of pressure to make the right choice. … Continue reading “Elder Care Decisions You Need to Make”

Think You Are Too Old to Exercise? Think Again!

A regular exercise plan is an essential part of every senior care plan. Most health experts agree that a certain amount of exercise benefits anyone at any age and regular physical activity is especially important as you grow older. Many senior adults are not getting the recommended amount of physical activity. The truth is, you are never … Continue reading “Think You Are Too Old to Exercise? Think Again!”

Is a CCRC Right for You?

Do you have plans for a dream home after retirement? You’re not alone. Most people plan their retirements based on living near families, close to hobbies or in houses with certain features that they’ve always wanted. Still it’s equally important to ensure that your retirement plans take into account your current and future health status. … Continue reading “Is a CCRC Right for You?”

Benefits of Living in a CCRC

The decision to move yourself or a loved one into a senior living community is never an easy one to make. Most people, though, have a 1980s vision of what a senior care living community is like. Today’s Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a whole new world in retirement living that offers many benefits to the … Continue reading “Benefits of Living in a CCRC”