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The Benefits of Audio Books for Seniors in Assisted Living

January 18th, 2018 by John Wilson

Reading can offer a number of benefits to everyone. It can take you new places and encourage learning. However, as people get older, especially when they move into senior living communities in Oklahoma City, they may find it more difficult to read, particularly for longer periods of time. Instead of giving up reading, consider audio… Read More »

Essential Documents Every Senior Needs

January 16th, 2018 by John Wilson

The Internet has taken over much of the information gathering people do every day. However, it is in your best interests to store certain important documents in a safe location, especially in the event of a massive power or Internet outage. The following list can help ensure your loved one has all of the necessary… Read More »

5 Ways to Help Seniors Cope With the Winter Blues

January 11th, 2018 by John Wilson

The winter blues are a real thing that affects a large number of people. However, the elderly are often more susceptible because they are already less able to get outside and stay busy. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget this fact and allow those living in assisted living in Oklahoma City, OK to battle this issue… Read More »

How to Communicate With a Senior Who Has Hearing Loss

January 9th, 2018 by John Wilson

Hearing loss is a common problem as individuals get older. However, this can lead to frustrations for everyone. Your loved one may become irritated they aren’t getting the message right away and it’s easy for family members to become frustrated at having to repeat themselves. The good news is you can deal with this issue… Read More »

Advice for Children Coping With Sending a Parent to Assisted Living

January 4th, 2018 by John Wilson

As children reach adulthood, their relationship with their parents changes and matures. However, adult children often still rely on their parents for emotional support and companionship. As a result, it can be difficult for children to cope with the thought of sending their parents to an assisted living housing facility. These tips can make this… Read More »

What Every Senior Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

December 28th, 2017 by John Wilson

As women get older, their risk of developing breast cancer increases. This makes it even more important for senior women to know as much as they can about this disease, especially in regard to early detection. The earlier this type of cancer is identified, the more likely women will be able to successfully overcome it… Read More »

Financing Assisted Living: 5 Common Questions Answered

December 26th, 2017 by John Wilson

Many seniors think they would prefer to age in place because they have already paid for their home and want to minimize their expenses. The thought of assisted living options in OKC can be intimidating, especially when you think about how much they may cost. Getting answers to your questions can help you determine how… Read More »

Debunking Common Myths About Flu Shots

December 21st, 2017 by John Wilson

As the weather gets colder, the number of illnesses individuals can be exposed to increases, especially for those who have compromised immune systems. This includes elderly individuals living in senior living communities. It is often recommended these individuals get a flu vaccine so they can rest assured they will have a healthier winter.  However, there… Read More »

Educating Your Elderly Loved Ones About Identity Theft

December 19th, 2017 by John Wilson

Identity theft has become a growing problem and can impact anyone. However, seniors are at a much higher risk due to a lack of knowledge, since this problem wasn’t as much of an issue in past decades. Seniors need to be educated on how to protect themselves so they don’t end up losing money and… Read More »

Why Routines Are Important for Seniors

December 14th, 2017 by John Wilson

You may have noticed seniors often seem to be set in their ways and may become agitated if their routines are changed. While this is often attributed to stubbornness, there’s often a good reason they prefer to stick to their typical routines. The best assisted living facilities in OKC work hard to make sure seniors… Read More »