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Assisted Living That’s Designed with You in Mind

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM



At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe all seniors deserve to live where they are loved. This is the philosophy behind all we do, from our passionate hospitality to the layout of our community. Every one of our apartments are designed with our resident’s safety and comfort in mind. By offering spacious one and two-bedroom apartments, residents can easily relax and also visit with guests in their private living area.

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living

Recognizing Memory Impairment in Older Loved Ones

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM



It can be easy to dismiss the early signs of memory impairment in older loved ones as part of the aging process. While aging can have effects on memory, such as forgetfulness, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia exhibits distinguished signs. Essential to the health of your older family members is your ability to differentiate between forgetfulness and something more severe. Fortunately, there are memory care services that are available for those in need of assistance. 

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Preventative Measures for Senior Anxiety

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM



Anxiety disorders are significantly common and impact over 40 million people in America. When these issues go untreated they may worsen with age. Worry about medication expenses, affordable senior living, and mobility restrictions can cause seniors situational anxiety. With these various factors contributing to senior anxiety, the most efficient way of preventing these types of disorders is by being aware of the risk factors.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

Strength Exercises for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM


"Strength is the fountain of youth," states Gavin McHale, a Winnipeg-based certified exercise physiologist, and kinesiologist who works mostly with older adults. Did you know? Strength exercises are not just for bodybuilders and professional athletes! At Brickmont Assisted Living, we want to encourage seniors to participate in strength training that is more suitable for their needs!

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living, Health

Improving Nutrition in Senior Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM


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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

6 Downsizing Tips for Seniors in Your Life

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

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…

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Topics: Senior Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

Words of Wisdom from The Greatest Generation

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Brickmont Assisted Living

Practicing Self-Love with Brickmont Assisted Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Senior Living, Helpful Tips

The Benefits of Animals for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Senior Living, Value

What to Order When Eating Out with Diabetes

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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?

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health