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Five Helpful Tips to Help Your Loved Ones Adjust to Assisted Living

May 25th, 2017 by John Wilson

Change can be tough for anyone, but especially for seniors who are accustomed to things being a certain way. If you have a loved one who has recently moved from living at home to an assisted living center in OKC and is having a difficult time settling in and embracing a new normal, here are five… Read More »

Surviving the Loss of a Spouse

May 23rd, 2017 by John Wilson

One of the reasons many seniors transition from living independently in their own home and decide to look into assisted living options in Oklahoma City is their long-time spouse dies. Learning to survive the loss of a beloved husband or wife is one of the toughest challenges many people will face in their entire lives. Here… Read More »

What’s New in Senior Technology? Smartphones Help Keep Seniors Safe

May 18th, 2017 by John Wilson

Today, people of all ages have the ability to be more connected than ever before. Decades ago, it would have seemed unfathomable people would be able to carry their phones with them literally everywhere they go. It would have been even more incomprehensible to think people would do so much more than talk on their… Read More »

Aging in Place? What It Costs to Create a Safe Senior Home

May 16th, 2017 by John Wilson

Ahhh… Home sweet home. Our homes are our castles. It’s no big surprise most people assume the best option for their golden years is to age in place, or in other words, to live out their senior years in their long-time home. On the surface, that sounds like a great plan. Seniors and their loved… Read More »

Looking for Assisted Living? Level of Care and Affordability Are the Top Factors

May 11th, 2017 by John Wilson

The United States is home to more than 22,000 senior living facilities. Oklahoma has a disproportionately high number of facilities considering our state’s population. That is actually a good thing for you as a consumer! While it is wonderful to have options, it can also make it tougher to choose a winner. Here are three… Read More »

Seniors Start Moving: You Are Never Too Old to Exercise!

May 9th, 2017 by John Wilson

If you are researching assisted living communities in OKC, there are certain things you probably look for: a caring staff, clean and cheerful accommodations, nutritious and delicious meals and affordability. There’s something else you should look for: a well-equipped, inviting workout room and programming that includes group exercise opportunities. Exercise is good for the body and… Read More »

Medication Management Is Crucial for Senior Safety

May 4th, 2017 by John Wilson

Blood pressure medication, cholesterol-lowering medication, pain pills, antidepressants, antibiotics… most seniors have multiple prescriptions. In fact, one study concluded more than 1/3 of all drugs prescribed in the United States are used by seniors and the average senior takes between five and seven medications. Some prescriptions must be taken multiple times per day. Some must… Read More »

The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Sleep in Seniors

April 27th, 2017 by John Wilson

Many people in assisted living care in Oklahoma City are aware of the need for proper amounts of vitamin D as we get older, as well as the need to get enough sleep throughout our lives. However, were you aware there is actually a connection between these two facts? Completed studies indicate there is a… Read More »

3 Ways Nutritional Needs Change As You Age

April 25th, 2017 by John Wilson

A lot of things change as we age, some of these changes more visible than others. One of the less noticeable changes is in your nutritional needs. Senior care services are aware of the necessary alterations to an individual’s diet as they get older, but seniors themselves and their families may be unaware. Learning about… Read More »

Help for Veterans in Need of Assisted Living

April 20th, 2017 by John Wilson

If you are a U.S. veteran, you have served and protected the United States and its citizens. You are owed a tremendous debt of gratitude. While there is nothing anyone can do to fully repay your sacrifices to your country, there are programs available to make your life easier after your service. One of those… Read More »