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Grandfather and Grandson

Senior Living Communities and Staying Connected


Posted on February 6, 2014 by Katy Miller


When an older adult is considering moving into a senior living community, we often hear that they are worried about giving up their independence. Understandably, they want the same amenities, freedom and access to technology they’ve always had. With this also comes the desire for a continued deep connection with their family. (more…)


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Ladies Playing Cards

ALF and SNF: What’s the Difference?


Posted on January 20, 2014 by Jamie Floyd


From the moment your dad entered the hospital, a hospital employee (typically called a discharge planner or case manager) started working on a discharge plan.
It’s likely that the case manager will eventually make their way to you, the adult child, and ask you what you plan to do with your dad now that he can’t really manage all alone.

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Alzheimer's

Making the Moments Count


Posted on November 24, 2013 by Atria Senior Living


November marked National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and education and fundraising are thriving to help those facing the demands of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. But, if you and your family are directly affected, you know that what you are experiencing isn’t contained to one designated month of the year. Regular, routine activities can feel like chores, communication can be difficult and family dynamics can get lost in a sea of tasks. (more…)


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