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Successful Senior Living

Honoring Our Senior Veterans

Veteran's Day

At Hearthstone Senior Living, we admire the courage and sacrifice of the veterans who have served our country and are honored to have them in residence at both our communities. Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11—a time for saluting these brave men and women for their military service. Hearthstone has these suggestions for honoring the…

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Connect with Senior Resources at Two Special Events

2018 Health and Wellness

    One significant challenge of being a family caregiver is that you may not be aware of all the services and supports that are available for you and your loved one. Hearthstone Senior Living wants to make it easier for you to get connected to those resources, by letting you know about two free…

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Summer Heat: A Dangerous Problem For Seniors

Summer heat

  Whew, it’s hot out there! And what’s simply uncomfortable for most of us can be downright dangerous for the elderly. Sadly, close to 400 Americans lose their lives during heat waves each year. Many of them are elderly people who don’t recognize the dangers of overheating. To help keep your loved one safe, it’s important…

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When is the right time to move to a senior living community?

Senior with caregiver

It’s probably the most common question we hear at Hearthstone: “How do I know when it’s time for my Mom (or Dad) to move into a senior living community?” The answer is different for every senior, and for every adult child who is struggling with the realization that a parent may no longer be able…

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Give Yourself A Break (Because Caregivers Need Vacation Too)

For most people, summertime means vacation time. It’s a chance to relax, unwind and leave the worries of work behind. But if you’re the caregiver for an elderly parent, the thought of making vacation plans may feel too overwhelming, too difficult to arrange, or too guilt-inducing. Give yourself a break! Caregiving is emotionally and physically draining.…

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The Upside to Senior Downsizing

While the family home may hold many years of happy memories, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best place for seniors to live in their golden years. Keeping up with housework and yard work may have become too time-consuming or difficult. Perhaps a multi-floor design has made mobility challenging. Seniors who no longer drive may…

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Helping Seniors Manage Seasonal Allergies

allergies

Think that seniors are immune to seasonal allergies? Think again! People can develop allergies at any age, and the number of adult-onset allergies is actually increasing. So even if your loved one has never had allergies in the past, their golden years may suddenly turn into the sniffling and sneezing years. As a caregiver, make…

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Is It Time To Take The Car Keys?

It’s one of the toughest choices an adult child has to face: deciding that your aging parent should no longer be driving. Of course, age alone isn’t a reason to take away the car keys. Plenty of folks in their 80s and 90s still have their licenses and can drive safely (and statistically speaking, teens…

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Self-Care For The Caregiver

Many people find deep meaning in caring for an elderly family member, but it can be a demanding role to fill. The reality is that most caregivers, especially women, have a full slate of other responsibilities to juggle alongside caregiving. The challenge can get even harder with all the extra demands of the holiday season—as…

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