How to Help Seniors Find Purpose and Meaning in Life

Our middle years are busy with careers, kids, travel, and socializing, and it seems like there’s always something going on. But life tends to slow down after retirement, and for many seniors, it can lose its luster when they no longer have a specific, definable purpose in life.

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Addiction and Seniors: Under-Diagnosed and Under-Treated

The number of aging adults with a substance use disorder is expected to reach 5.7 million by 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, only a fraction of people who need help for an addiction receive treatment, and this is especially true for seniors.

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Keeping Family Close

No matter how far you are from your loved ones, we always bring family together! Whitehall Manor resident Ethel loved video chatting on Skype with her great-granddaughters today!

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring is a time of growth and renewal, and it’s also the time when many of us get the itch to do some serious cleaning and culling of our belongings. While living in a senior living facility makes it difficult to collect too much clutter, things tend to pile up nevertheless, and putting things in order can improve seniors’ state of mind as well as their safety.

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Considerations for Seniors with Autism

We often think of children when we think of autism, and that’s largely because autism is a fairly new condition that’s only been regularly diagnosed since the 1970s. Studies concerning autism in aging adults are few and far between, but the latest research shows that as age increases, the severity of autism may also increase.

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Travel Tips for Older Adults with Special Needs

If your aging loved one struggles with mobility or certain health issues that make traveling difficult, taking a trip can seem like an insurmountable task. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning ahead, you and your loved one can enjoy a wonderful, trouble-free vacay and make some great memories to cherish. These special tips can help.

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Why Aging at a Senior Living Facility is Beneficial for Your Loved One

Today’s seniors are more active and independent than ever before, but many still struggle with meeting the responsibilities that come with continuing to live at home. Family members may worry about whether their loved one is safe, eating properly, and enjoying life, but they often don’t want to bring up the subject of moving to a senior living facility for fear their loved one will feel abandoned. But the reality is that senior living facilities are wonderful places where seniors thrive, and here are five good reasons why.

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Protect Your Aging Loved One from Hypothermia This Winter and Spring

Hypothermia in the winter time is a serious risk for seniors. As we age, our bodies grow less efficient at regulating body temperature, and a number of common diseases and medications make it even more difficult to stay warm. If body temperature dips below 94 degrees, hypothermia can set in and cause confusion, slurred speech, a weak pulse, and a rapid heartbeat, and it can be fatal.

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