Not your Grandmother’s Nursing Home

The Evolution of Nursing Homes Over the Past 50 Years  Nursing homes today are vastly different from those of 50 years ago. In the past, nursing homes were often more institutional, resembling hospitals rather than homes. The rooms were usually shared, offering limited privacy, and the overall environment was stark and functional. The primary focus… Continue reading Not your Grandmother’s Nursing Home

A Formula for Staying Young at Heart

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but maintaining a youthful spirit can significantly enhance our happiness and longevity. While physical changes are unavoidable, our attitude and lifestyle choices play a crucial role in staying young at heart. Here’s a formula to help cultivate a vibrant and fulfilling life as we age. Focus on: Socialization, … Continue reading A Formula for Staying Young at Heart

Moving Through Levels in a Full Continuum-of-Care Retirement Community

A Continuum of Care Retirement Community (CCRC), also known as a Life Plan Community, provides a range of housing and healthcare options tailored to the needs of older adults. These communities offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing care, allowing residents to transition smoothly from one level of care to another as… Continue reading Moving Through Levels in a Full Continuum-of-Care Retirement Community

When Is The Right Time To Move To A Senior Retirement Home?

Deciding when to move to a Senior Retirement Community is a deeply personal and often challenging decision, one that involves careful consideration of many factors unique to each individual. This decision can significantly impact the quality of life for older adults and their families, making it essential to weigh the options carefully. Understanding the right… Continue reading When Is The Right Time To Move To A Senior Retirement Home?

Balancing the Challenges of Age

Concerns and Contentment Create a Balance. Aging brings with it a unique set of challenges and concerns that can weigh heavily on seniors’ minds. Yes, this can even include considering when it might be time to move to a senior retirement home! But it is also a time of great blessings and gratefulness. These worries… Continue reading Balancing the Challenges of Age

The Importance of Staying Active for Older Adults: Benefits and Trends

As we age, staying active becomes increasingly essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Regular physical activity can significantly improve quality of life, providing both physical and mental health benefits. Recent research underscores the critical role of exercise in healthy aging, revealing that active seniors tend to enjoy better cognitive function, stronger bones, effective weight… Continue reading The Importance of Staying Active for Older Adults: Benefits and Trends

A Day in The Life of Retirement Living

An imagined day at McCrite Plaza Retirement Community When Seniors choose to transition into a retirement community, they’re opening a new chapter of their lives, one brimming with freedom and flexibility. Retirement living isn’t a phase of minimal activities but a period where you can dictate how to spend your days. A mere glance at… Continue reading A Day in The Life of Retirement Living

The Twin Dangers That Face Seniors

Boredom and Loneliness As we journey through life, the need for companionship and engagement remains a fundamental aspect of our well-being. However, loneliness and boredom can become persistent challenges for many older individuals, especially those living alone at home without the ability to drive.  Although the desire to age in place may be strong, and… Continue reading The Twin Dangers That Face Seniors

Embrace the Change 

Why Spring is Ideal for Transitioning to Retirement Living Communities When considering the optimal time for seniors to transition into retirement living communities, the spring season emerges as a clear frontrunner. When you live in the Midwest, you certainly experience four glorious seasons. Coming out of winter is the reason enough to celebrate spring. But… Continue reading Embrace the Change 

Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

(This article is written with a simple question about looking for your mom, but it can be used for information concerning any family member or friend who needs assistance with research for retirement living.)  The most crucial step is to involve your mother in the decision-making process. Open and candid conversations are so meaningful to… Continue reading Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?