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Six Mental Health Tips for Seniors

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 14% of people who are 60 or older have a mental health disorder. Unfortunately, seniors are more likely to experience lifestyle and health struggles that can contribute to such conditions. Keep reading to learn more about mental health issues in the elderly, plus the top…

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Tips for Dealing with Homesickness in Assisted Living

Moving to an assisted living facility can be a big adjustment, and feeling homesick is common for many seniors. It is normal to miss the comfort and familiarity of one’s home and routines. Fortunately, there are effective ways to cope with homesickness while settling into and enjoying one’s new residence. Contact Haven Health to learn…

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How Assisted Living Supports Chronic Disease Management

Aging involves challenges with memory recall and the ability to perform routine tasks. Many also struggle with chronic illness as they age, with over 78% of adults 60 and older coping with at least two chronic diseases. Only 5.1% of those 60 and older do not have one or more chronic diseases. Since chronic diseases…

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How to Cope With the Loss of Independence

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1.3 million seniors in the U.S. were living in a licensed nursing facility in 2020. The assisted living facility industry is expected to serve an ever-increasing number of people in the next two decades. Losing personal independence is one of the most difficult challenges seniors must learn…

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How To Talk With Family About Assisted Living Decisions

Assisted living facilities can be a great source of support for seniors who need help with routine day-to-day tasks but still want a sense of independent living. According to the latest data, over 810,000 Americans, most of whom are over the age of 85, live in assisted living facilities. While assisted living and skilled nursing…

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Senior-Friendly Fitness Programs

As we age, our bodies naturally undergo changes that can take a toll on our vitality and strength, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Senior-friendly fitness programs are the unsung heroes that pave the way toward not just maintaining but thriving in our golden years. If you’ve ever wondered how to turn back…

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Preparing Emotionally for Moving a Parent to Assisted Living

Moving family to assisted living is a significant and emotional transition that many adult children face. It’s a decision often accompanied by a mix of relief, guilt, and sadness. Preparing emotionally for this change is just as important as the practical aspects of the move. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions, and it’s…

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Understanding the Costs of Assisted Living

Assisted living is a popular choice for seniors who require support with daily activities but still want to maintain their independence. However, it is important to understand the costs associated with assisted living to make informed decisions about care options and budgeting. Individuals and families can better plan for their future needs and ensure they…

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What To Consider When Picking a Skilled Nursing Facility

You’ve thought it over, weighed the factors, considered the circumstances, and determined that the best option for your loved one is the transition to a skilled nursing facility. Now, you may be wondering where to go from here. One route is determining what you are looking for in a skilled nursing facility. If you are…

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