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The Importance of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.” As it applies to geriatric patients, physical therapy most often focuses on the treatment of functional problems related to pain, poor endurance, balance issues or difficulty walking, and muscle weakness. This decline in general health associated with the aging process can make day to day tasks for seniors more challenging and increase risk of serious injury.

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How to Choose a Senior Living Community

Choosing a retirement community is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Taking the time to search for the ideal place to spend your retirement years should be an enjoyable one as you start the second half of your life. This is why it’s so important to plan ahead, giving yourself plenty of time to consider all the various options available to seniors today.

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The Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease allows more time for planning for the future, empowering loved ones to make their own decisions about long-term care options. Ensuring the proper care and supportive services are provided improves quality of life for all those involved. This is why it’s vital to be able to recognize the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, so treatment and memory support can begin at once.

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Senior rehabilitation at Franciscan Ministries

What to Expect in Rehabilitation

A senior rehabilitation program is generally comprised of three components: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy. A team of licensed health care professionals helps seniors recover in a comfortable, healing environment to ensure they can return to the highest level of independence possible.

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Importance of Properly Managing Medications

Today, seniors are living longer with a variety of chronic conditions that require medications to help them enjoy the best quality of life possible. In fact, studies show that the average person over the age of 65 takes between two and seven prescriptions daily. Add in supplements like essential vitamins, and managing medications can certainly turn into a challenge for even the most organized senior.

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Assisted Living Decision Guide

Assisted living is defined as a long-term care option that combines housing, health care and supportive services for individuals who need help with daily living activities, such as dressing, bathing and eating.

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Financing and Cost of Living Calculator

If you’re starting to wonder if downsizing to a senior living community is the right choice for you, you might be concerned about some of the costs associated with paying for senior care. Our cost comparison worksheet will allow you to calculate your monthly expenses at your current home or apartment against the cost of moving into a senior community.

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Senior Living Glossary – Part Two

In part two of our senior living glossary series, we define some of the more miscellaneous terms in the senior living industry today.

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Senior Living Glossary – Part One

In part one of our senior living glossary series, we’ve compiled some of the most common terms regarding senior housing and healthcare services to help ensure you are making an educated decision about you or your loved one’s future.

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Independent Living Decision Guide

Seniors are living longer, more active lives thanks to advances in healthcare and overall better knowledge of how to age successfully. When older individuals are still able-bodied and healthy, many feel like there’s no reason to move from their current home and into a senior living community. After all, they are not at a level where they need assistance with activities of daily living, like bathing or dressing, and they enjoy being able to come and go as they please.

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