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Playfulness between seniors and caregivers is a healthy way to increase positivity and avoid caregiver fatigue.
I’d like to tickle your curiosity about playfulness, but first I’d like to share a true story about a caregiver. [The names and identifying references have been changed to protect confidentiality.]
One day I received a phone call from a woman inquiring about therapy services. (more…)
Billie Jean King discusses her new role promoting active aging and shares her advice on successful aging.
Billie Jean King, champion athlete and Atria’s Active Aging Ambassador, is the newest face on the cover of the International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA) The Journal on Active Aging®. Billie Jean continues to break down societal barriers in her new role, influencing a shift in perceptions of aging. (more…)
Tthe information practices for Atria websites, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used and with whom it is shared.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Atria Senior Living, including services, cost, policies, dining, activities, care, safety and more.
It is important to understand the differences between assisted living and independent living services when selecting a senior living community.
Navigating the landscape of choice for your family member’s care can be confusing and frustrating. As a caregiver, your mind is full of worry, guilt and even agitation.
An overview of assisted living, how it differs from other senior living options and the qualities that you should look for in an assisted living community.
When you’re making a decision to move your mom or dad into a senior living community, the challenges in front of you can seem insurmountable. There is certainly no shortage of questions and confusion; this, in conjunction with the emotional factors that weigh on your mind, make the ideal path unclear.
At Atria Hacienda, residents are invited to collaborate and share ideas on menu and dining improvements in the community’s Food for Thought Program.
Think about your favorite comfort foods – that homemade apple pie recipe your mother passed down, or the spaghetti and meatballs with the special sauce that has just the right amount of tang and spice.
Atria residents want to enjoy their favorite foods while also receiving a variety of choices. That’s why we create choice-focused programs for our residents. (more…)
Dr. Lodge is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Internist and co-author of Younger Next Year.
Learn more about questions to ask when evaluating Alzheimer’s and memory care services at senior living communities.
Part 3: Staff Training & Education
If you’re considering care for a family member who is living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, one of the most important factors to consider is the training and education provided to their caregivers. (more…)