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4 Safety Tips for Seniors to Enjoy Summer & Sun

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

With the summer temperatures steadily increasing, it is more important than ever to maintain safety while outside. Located in Georgia, Brickmont Assisted Living understands the importance of keeping safe during the summer months. With a higher risk of heat strokes, dehydration, and other heat-related ailments, we want to help older adults enjoy a fun and safe summer!

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Topics: Senior Living, Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

Senior Transportation Options Available

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

Transportation is an important topic to think about, especially as you climb in age. While you may have joined a retirement community, you still have places you need to go and things you want to do. Adventure is out there, and even if you might not be able to drive yourself, you can still travel and visit new places.

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

Planning for the Modern Retirement Age

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

The modern retirement age is changing and gradually increasing as time goes on. While the average retirement age used to be 65 years old, it has progressively increased to 67 years old for those born after 1959. As the modern retirement age changes, you may be wondering what your retirement age is, or you may need a little help planning what your retirement will look like.

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

Assisting with Appointments to Maintain Senior Health

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

Senior health can sometimes be challenging to navigate. While assisting your loved one to a doctor’s appointment may not seem like it could be rough, it actually requires a lot of effort; more than most people think. While a retirement community may help solve these issues, you may have a loved one that prefers to stay at home. With that decision comes some maintenance that you will have to pick up on. It may not seem necessary, but assisting your loved one to a doctor’s appointment could actually help. While retirement communities like Brickmont Assisted Living  can significantly help you and a loved one, we also see the benefit of taking certain matters into your own hands. We would like to highlight a few tips to help with your next doctor’s appointment.

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Topics: Senior Living, Helpful Tips

5 Excellent Ways to Balance Life as a Caregiver

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



When providing care for a loved one, it can be difficult to balance caregiving work and a personal life. As loved ones are often living with their caregivers, it can be hard for you to find some personal space to retreat to when needing a break.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

4 Guidelines That Help Protect Your Loved One from online Scams

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



If you are the child of an aging parent, you may have concerns about a loved one that has the potential to be the target of fraudulent scams. In fact, in many scams, a senior in your life may be victimized more than any other age group of people you know. Victims of scammers (and their loved ones) are often faced with a financial mess to clean up.
                       

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

5 Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

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



With spring comes a task that many seniors want to avoid because it can be a draining and taxing task for your older loved one. While many seniors think of it as an opportunity to clean, de-clutter or downsize, we want to make sure their home is safe as well. Finding the perfect balance of care in senior living helps your loved one take advantage of their spring cleaning tradition.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Brickmont Assisted Living

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

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