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!
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.
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.
If you have an aging friend or family member, you may want to consider learning more about diseases that affect mental and physical health. In this case, we encourage you to ask ‘What is Alzheimer's disease?’ Alzheimer's disease is a condition that can cause memory loss, mood swings, confusion, and even loss of speech, and is typically seen in older adults 65 years and older. For those interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease, Brickmont Assisted Living wants to help you better understand the disease and its side effects.
When we envision ourselves getting older and retiring, it’s reasonable to picture it in the comfort of our permanent home. While it sounds lovely, remaining in a home with such responsibility can be an anxious and isolated experience. Most seniors may have a plan with their money, and budget responsibly, but it isn’t always enough to live comfortably. Brickmont Assisted Living believes in affordable senior living to give your loved one the happiness and peace of mind they desire while offering comfortable assisted living.
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.
Is your loved one anticipating a transition into a senior living community in the near future? Moving into a senior living community can be a positive life choice as well in addition to a wonderful experience. For some, moving may seem like an overwhelming change that they may not feel ready for. With a little planning, the transition to assisted living can be an easier one. Meanwhile, Brickmont Assisted Living has a few tips to help a loved one better adjust to a senior living community:
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.
"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!
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.