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Helping Senior Citizens Combat Depression

As social creatures, we strive to live healthily, pursue happiness, and seek out companionship. With all of that, a good balance between physical and mental wellbeing is important. Sometimes, we often see the senior citizens in our life as healthy, but we need to remember that they also can suffer from loneliness and depression, even living within a community.  There are many things that can occur that may cause stress and sadness with senior citizens, and as their friends or family, we need to be Continue reading →

How to Tell When You’re Ready to Transition to a Senior Living Community

  If you’re over 65, you may be ready for retirement. For many, our dreams of retirement have been about an active, independent lifestyle, with less work, no hassle, and a full array of amenities right at your fingertips. If you think you’re ready for a new lifestyle that includes downsizing, here are few signs that you might be ready to transition to a senior living community like Ashbridge Manor. Homeownership no longer appeals to you. Taking care of a home can become more difficult Continue reading →

Planning for Your Retirement: Healthcare Expenses

There are many different stages of retirement planning. While most people think about the financial aspects of planning, your health is also an important consideration, because healthcare costs in your senior years may significantly affect your finances, especially when Medicare alone doesn’t cover those expenses, such as: Hearing aids/hearing devices. Medicare does not cover hearing aids, so you’ll need to do some planning in case hearing issues arise during retirement. Without insurance coverage, hearing devices can cost thousands of dollars. Dental/denture care. Dental care is Continue reading →

How to Overcome Sibling Disagreements about Elder Care

Often, especially when dementia is involved, it falls upon the adult children to make decisions about senior living choices for aging parents. Making the right choice is important, and all options should be considered before making a move. However, these choices become particularly difficult when adult siblings disagree on the right decisions for their parents. Today, we’ll discuss some strategies for reducing those disagreements to make the best decisions for aging parents. Focus on goals. Once you’ve identified that your parents need help making decisions, Continue reading →