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Packing Tips for Moving Your Parents to Assisted Living

November 16th, 2017 by John Wilson

Your loved one has finally made the decision to move to an assisted living center in OKC. While it is often difficult for seniors to take this important step in their life, it can be just as complicated for adult children to help. It is important to help your aging parents pack for the move… Read More »

Is Your Senior Parent Mismanaging Their Medication?

November 14th, 2017 by John Wilson

If you ask the children or caregivers of seniors about their biggest concerns, one of the top answers is medication management. It isn’t uncommon for the elderly to become forgetful to a degree. This often means either missing doses of important medication or taking more than prescribed. Because these issues can have a significant impact… Read More »

Boredom Can Be Detrimental to Your Parent’s Health

November 9th, 2017 by John Wilson

Everyone has been bored at one time or another, sometimes going so far as to complain about it. While anyone can get bored, this issue is prominent among the elderly for a number of reasons. Many of them are retired and no longer have a job to fill their days. They may have lost many… Read More »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Assisted Living

November 7th, 2017 by John Wilson

When most people think of assisted living, they may picture more of a traditional nursing home situation. This is no longer the case. Today’s seniors can grow old and live out their retirement years in places where they can maintain their independence for longer, all while gaining access to the extra help they may need… Read More »

How to Overcome Senior Depression After Retirement

October 31st, 2017 by John Wilson

For most seniors, retirement is an exciting time they’ve looked forward to for many years. However, sometimes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. For those who make the move to senior assisted living and even some who choose to age in place, depression can be a real problem. Some seniors feel they are… Read More »

Are Seniors at Risk For Developing Eating Disorders?

October 26th, 2017 by John Wilson

What do you think of when you hear someone talk about eating disorders? If you’re like most people, you likely envision a teenage girl who is worried about being called fat and either binges what she eats or eats as little as possible. However, this age group isn’t the only one susceptible to developing an… Read More »

Three Senior Vision Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

October 24th, 2017 by John Wilson

It’s natural to experience some vision loss as you get older, but there are some eye problems in seniors that shouldn’t be ignored. It’s just as important to pay close attention to the state of your vision as you get older as it is when you are younger. The following symptoms require your immediate attention… Read More »

How Your Nutritional Needs Change As You Age

October 19th, 2017 by John Wilson

Most people have grown up knowing how much of each food group they should eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, did you know these needs change as you get older? Those who are in senior assisted living will have vastly different nutrition requirements than a teenager or even an adult in their 20s or… Read More »

Can’t We Get Along? How to Prevent Siblings Disputes About Parental Care

October 17th, 2017 by John Wilson

It’s a commonly accepted reality that fights will occur between siblings. While these arguments typically slow down or even disappear when everyone is grown, one thing that often brings back these challenges to the sibling relationship is dealing with aging parents. When looking at assisted living options and the cost of assisted living, it’s easy… Read More »

Four Ways to Be Financially Prepared for Retirement

October 12th, 2017 by John Wilson

For many people, preparing financially for retirement begins when they start working and putting aside money into a 401k. However, this isn’t often enough and many people fail to put in enough to sustain a comfortable quality of life when they do reach retirement age, even with the affordable assisted living options available. When it… Read More »