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…
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.
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:
At Brickmont Assisted Living, our founding principle “Live Where You’re Loved” is a philosophy that we embrace and live every day. We strive to make assisted living affordable and practical, in addition to providing genuine, compassionate senior care. At Brickmont Senior Living, we strive to customize the life experience for every one of our residents.
In the world of caregiving, it can sometimes feel like there is no rest for the weary. While the strength and care of most caregivers are often not celebrated enough, it is also imperative that we recognize that everyone needs the opportunity to recharge and renew their energy. Brickmont Assisted Living realizes that trusting someone else with the care of a loved one can also be stressful, but using respite care can support and benefit everyone. It’s imperative that you keep in mind that seeking help does not make you a failure as a caregiver. While there are many reasons to pay for respite care, here are three that we want to highlight for you.
Do you find yourself getting sick more and more often? When you age, your immune system can get weaker, making you more vulnerable to infections. At Brickmont, we take precautions to make sure seniors like you know how to protect their bodies as best as they can from getting sick. We all know to wash our hands frequently, get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water, but are there other ways to protect our immune systems naturally?
Retirement community. Old folks home. Rest home. These words conjure up the image of a dingy nursing home with bad fluorescent lighting, unhappy seniors, and unappetizing cafeteria food. While this may have been a reality in decades gone past – that’s simply not the case anymore. Chances are if you’re reading this, you are part of the Baby Boomer generation, people born post World War II between 1946-1964 and you’re demanding a different type of retirement. Your generation is leading the charge in redefining retirement and what senior living providers offer in services, amenities, and accommodations.
Spring has sprung! Encourage mom or dad to shed their winter coat and grab some fresh air. Fortunately, the beautiful state of Georgia offers plenty of spring-like activities to do.