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From tips on aging successfully to senior living decision guides, our resource section offers helpful information for older adults and their caregivers.

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10 Healthy Aging Tips

Seniors today continually look for ways to age as gracefully as possible. After all, it’s been said that 70 is the new 50! We are living longer, healthier lives these days thanks not only to advances in medicine and technology, but also because we are armed with the knowledge of what a healthy lifestyle really means.

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Senior Fall Prevention Tips

When seniors fall, they often face debilitating consequences. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults, including hip fractures and head trauma. The CDC reports that one out of three people aged 65 or older will experience a fall annually, and 2.8 million seniors are treated in in the emergency room for injuries due to a fall.

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Stay organized and streamline the moving process with our assisted living checklist.

Assisted Living Move-In Checklist

After making the decision to move an aging loved one to an assisted living community, the next step is to plan for the actual move-in day. Planning a move is stressful for most anyone, but for seniors who are also faced with downsizing from a current home, parting with some cherished belongings and adjusting to a new way of life, it’s easy to see how the situation can quickly escalate.

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Occupational Therapy and Activities of Daily Living

Following an illness, injury or surgery it’s vital to take part in a rehabilitation program. Rehab services are generally comprised of three components: physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. While physical therapy focuses on helping you regain strength and mobility, occupational therapy is key in helping you regain independence in everyday tasks

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Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Many seniors today seek ways to remain as independent as possible as they age. You might think that staying in your current home is the best option, plus, the thought of moving may present emotional or stressful feelings. After all, it’s not easy to move from the home where you’ve spent a lifetime making memories...

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The Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

As we age, our bodies start to go through physical changes. We lose flexibility and range of motion, and some older adults start to deal with pain from certain chronic conditions, such as arthritis or osteoporosis. Plus, by the time adults enter their forties, they start losing around three-to-five percent of their muscle mass with each subsequent decade of life...

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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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ASC Choosing the Right Senior Living Community

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

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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