Eating healthy may seem like a simple task, but recent studies have shown that nutrition for older adults is not the same as the nutrition needed for younger generations. In addition, the primary food groups for adults may look the same, but there are a few significant differences between what a younger adult may need in their diet versus what a resident in a senior living community may require.
You have finally had the discussion with your older loved one about the move to affordable senior housing; they will save money, have more opportunities for social engagement, and ultimately, lead a healthier and safer life. They will also be surrounded by like-minded individuals, have access to assistance when needed, and enjoy a more nutritious diet daily. Everything is falling into place for the move, except the actual moving process…
Some may say, there has yet to be a generation in American history as inspiring as the Greatest Generation; a term coined by Tom Brokaw. Many of which, at very young ages, lived through the Great Depression and bravely answered the call of duty to World War II. The turmoil of the times, while difficult, produced one of the most resilient groups of Americans.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe that everyone deserves to be happy and to truly achieve happiness, one must practice self-love. Have you ever heard the phrase, “You have to love yourself before you love somebody else?” Whether or not you believe this statement to be true, it is essential always to remember to remain positive to feel good about yourself.
It was a beautiful, sunny day for a senior care outing. As everyone filed onto the drive-thru safari tour bus, Amelia made her way to the back with her girlfriends and a bag of animal feed in hand. The tour guide told tales and relevant factoids as they traveled down the path into the park. The bus made its way to a stop, and Amelia saw the slender neck of a giraffe bending down to greet them. She couldn’t believe her eyes, as this big, beautiful creature blinked back at her. She extended her trembling arm with feed in hand. Her fear quickly bubbled into joy as the purple tongue greeted the snack. A smile danced across her face, and she felt a meaningful, intrinsic connection with this fantastic, wild creature.
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe that in order to truly experience senior living with value, you should never have to eat bland meals - even when living with diabetes. Our diabetic residents can rely on our talented kitchen staff to please their taste buds while being mindful of their dietary restrictions. However, that only covers meals served in our community. What if you have plans to eat out at a restaurant?
While many people adore traveling and adventure, traveling can be a daunting task with how exhausting baggage claims and security screening can be. The older we become, the more we should enjoy traveling, so it is important to plan accordingly to make your trip a pleasurable one.
When caring for an elder loved one, it can be difficult to realize whether or not they are showing signs of needing medical attention. It is a common misconception a senior may believe that experiencing specific symptoms are common factors of aging. Ignoring certain symptoms, such as loss of balance, memory deterioration, and loss of appetite can pose to be extremely dangerous. Luckily, there are various methods for figuring out if your loved one requires any medical attention.
There is a reason one of the oldest age groups is referred to as the Greatest Generation. They were raised in one of America’s lowest financial points in history, the Great Depression, and had to grow up during a time where nearly no one had a substantial amount of money and there was no hope for a social security check to come in the mail. Not only did the Greatest Generation face this economic hardship, they also had to face World War II. However, the economic turmoil did help them become the greatest generation at saving money. If you have a loved one from this time period and you are in charge of their senior living costs, check out this article for help with payments.
It can be challenging enough to keep ourselves safe while using technology, but when it comes to our older parents, it can be even more nerve wrecking. At Brickmont, we believe your parents should be on social media for advancing their social skills and community engagement. However, it's crucial that they make safe choices online. Here are 4 basic, safety tips for seniors using technology to ensure safety on the internet: