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3 Great Summer Activities You Should Request Your Assisted Living Facility to Provide

Assisted living facilities usually have a roster of activities in place for their residents, tailored to fit the needs of the lowest- and highest-functioning ones so everyone can enjoy them. There’s also usually a division of activities so residents of differing abilities can enjoy them separately, too. However, a calendar of activities tends to be …

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Bill Created to Help Prevent Missing Seniors

When children go missing, a nationwide Amber Alert may be issued to try and minimize any potential consequences. Until recently, though, there was no such system for seniors—a demographic that also goes missing—but for different reasons. Now, a bill is proposing to introduce a “Silver Alert” system target specifically to seniors.
Silver Alert
When a senior goes …

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What to Expect—and Not Expect—at Assisted Living Facilities

The term “assisted living facility” may not be as familiar as “nursing home” or “retirement home”, but they’re becoming a popular choice as seniors live longer and still want to retain independence.
What is an Assisted Living Facility?

Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are places for seniors who need aid with day-to-day activities like showering and dressing, but …

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Top Issues Currently Affecting Seniors

In separate pieces, the United States government and National Council on Aging published information on the most common issues that affect seniors.
 
Health
The U.S. government, on Nov. 12, 2013, updated their list of …

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