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Tips for Preventing Falls at Home

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

With one in four seniors falling every year, the importance of fall prevention and education is invaluable to ensure the safety and overall well-being of the senior in your life. Reducing the likelihood of a fall can be accomplished with a few precautionary steps in your loved one’s living space.

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living, Health

5 Senior Living Myths Disproved

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The decision to move your loved one to a senior living community is not one to be taken lightly. There are a lot of elements that contribute to this decision, such as the level of care your senior loved one needs, the lifestyle he or she wishes to keep up, and his or her current living situation. A significant part of this choice is finding a senior living community that fits all of you and your loved one’s needs.

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living

Understanding Respite Care: Short-Term Senior Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

A family caregiver also referred to as an informal caregiver, is a person who cares for a parent, spouse, or family member, providing them with assistance in their activities of daily living. It is estimated that over 40 million Americans provide informal care to a loved one in the United States.

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Topics: Brickmont Assisted Living, Respite Care

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that develops over time in different stages. Unfortunately, one risk factor for Parkinson's disease is age. Although most people with Parkinson’s first develop the disease around 60 years old, about 5 to 10 percent of those with Parkinson's have "early-onset" disease, which can begin before the age of 50.

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Topics: Memory Care, Health

5 Tips to Promote Heart Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

It is estimated that over 85 million adults in the United States have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases, with the numbers highest for those 60 years and older. As we age, it becomes even more important to think about our heart health and steps we can take to reduce our risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Brickmont Assisted Living’s Guiding Principles

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

The mission of Brickmont Assisted Living is to honor seniors and cherish them for who they have been, who they are, and who they will become as they reside within our communities. Our purpose is to provide an unparalleled level of care and to make our community a place seniors are proud to call home.

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Topics: Brickmont Assisted Living, Value

Understanding and Managing Diabetes in Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Dec 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

While diabetes is a worldwide health concern that doesn’t target based on age, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 25 percent of those 65 and older have diabetes - an estimated 12 million seniors.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Gifts for Seniors to Engage and Connect with Family

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

If your parent or loved one resides in another city or state, it may be difficult to feel connected to them if you are unable to see each other regularly. The holidays can be especially tough if you cannot spend them together. Though not much can compete with the gift of one’s company, there are gifts for seniors that can help connect the family and bridge the distance.

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Topics: Senior Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living, Finances & Budgeting

Understanding Palliative Care

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Hospice care and palliative care are often confused or associated as the same type of care. This fact makes many people unaware of what these services entail, when is the appropriate time for these services, and how these care options differ.

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Topics: Senior Living, Brickmont Assisted Living, Respite Care

The Importance of Building Relationships in Senior Living

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living, Health

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