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Coping with Rising Drug Costs: Tips for Seniors

Prescription drug prices continue to soar, and for seniors and their caregivers, this can sometimes lead to detrimental effects on their health. Government leaders are trying to come up with solutions, but in the meantime, seniors are left with some tough choices. In one study, 85% of seniors are prescribed medication by their doctors, but one out of every 20 seniors 65 and older can’t afford it. The strategies these seniors used can be costly to their health. Some skip their medication altogether and some 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 →

The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise is for everyone! It goes hand-in-hand with a healthy diet for helping you feel better, fight symptoms of disease, and improve your mobility and overall lifestyle. With all those wonderful benefits, it’s important for seniors to participate in exercise that fits their ability levels. Today, we’ll talk about ways that every senior can find an exercise program that works for them. Exercise is especially important as we age, since it helps improve functions that make disease symptoms more manageable and prevent injury from accidents Continue reading →

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Downsizing is a common practice for seniors. Whether you’re moving into a senior living residence or you just need a smaller house to care for, sorting through those items accumulated over a lifetime can be a difficult experience. Today, we’ll give you some tips on the best way to determine which items to keep and how to choose which things you can live without. Get help. Packing and moving is a huge job for anyone. Enlist family members to help, or use a moving service, Continue reading →

Tips for Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

Living with dementia is a difficult challenge, and it’s especially difficult on the caregivers, many of whom devote hours to care for a loved one with progressing dementia. For family member caregivers, this affects all aspects of our lives, causing many to adjust their employment status or to sacrifice time with their children or grandchildren. Today, we’ll talk about some of these challenges and give you some valuable tips for managing the difficult task of caring for a family member with dementia.  Become empowered through Continue reading →

The Value of Companion Animals in Senior Assisted Living

As we begin to foresee the need for assisted senior living, one of the most devastating thoughts for many is being forced to give up a beloved pet. Pets bring so much to our lives, with unconditional love and constant companionship, that just the thought of being without them can be just terrible. Thankfully, many assisted living facilities today, including Ashbridge Manor, are pet-friendly senior living accommodations, where you or your loved one can make a seamless transition into the new lifestyle without giving up Continue reading →

New Trends in the Assisted Living Lifestyle

Senior care has come a long way over the past few decades. What used to be thought of as a place to sit and while away your years playing bingo is now a center of wellness, active lifestyles, and learning. Today, we’ll talk about a few of the newest trends in assisted living that have shifted the paradigm for senior care. Technology. Although today’s technology might seem a bit alien to many seniors, new technologies are being developed every day that improve the quality of Continue reading →