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5 Reasons Seniors Don’t Eat a Healthy Diet

May 14th, 2019 by John Wilson

Eating healthy is an important aspect of life at any age. However, seniors should pay even closer attention to how they eat to better protect their health and keep existing medical conditions from worsening, especially with things like diabetes and heart disease. Unfortunately, there are many reasons individuals don’t eat as well as they should,… Read More »

7 Ways to Pay for Independent Living

May 9th, 2019 by John Wilson

Once you make the decision to move a senior loved one to independent living in Oklahoma, you’ll have to explore the cost of independent living. The good news is there are many ways to help make this type of living arrangement more affordable for seniors and their families. The following options are ways to fund… Read More »

Independent Living vs Assisted Living: How to Choose

May 7th, 2019 by John Wilson

When it comes time to consider independent living in Oklahoma City versus assisted living, it can be difficult to make a decision. As you get older, it can become more difficult to manage everyday tasks, such as meal preparation, cleaning and sometimes even daily hygiene activities. When these issues begin to develop, many families start… Read More »

Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living?

May 2nd, 2019 by John Wilson

Most aging individuals would much rather age in place than move into assisted living communities in OKC, primarily because they are afraid of losing their independence. The good news is assisted living allows them to maintain their independence, all while getting the daily assistance they may require. However, this doesn’t mean it is an easy… Read More »

4 Things to Consider Before Becoming a POA

April 30th, 2019 by John Wilson

It’s important for everyone to establish a Power of Attorney to ensure there will always be someone able to handle their affairs if they become incapacitated. This is especially true for seniors. However, this is a major responsibility that must be thought about seriously before accepting this title. Being a POA will give you a… Read More »

Starting a Conversation About a Move to Assisted Living

April 25th, 2019 by John Wilson

Making a move to assisted living communities in OKC can be a touchy subject. Many seniors have misconceptions about these facilities and closely associate them with nursing homes of old. While this isn’t the case, it can be difficult to convince them otherwise. This makes starting the conversation a delicate undertaking. The following tips will… Read More »

Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Hearing Loss in Seniors

April 23rd, 2019 by John Wilson

It’s normal for the body to begin to show signs of wear and tear as we get older. Oftentimes, this can mean hearing loss in seniors. While this is sometimes associated with the development of other conditions, some level of hearing loss is a relatively normal part of the natural aging process. While it’s always… Read More »

5 Reasons Seniors Should Be Eating Dairy

April 18th, 2019 by John Wilson

We’ve all seen the old food pyramid and may even be familiar with the latest update that was released in recent years. However, it’s often easy to let certain food groups slide, especially if it’s something we don’t especially like. Unfortunately, dairy is one of the food groups that many people, including seniors, often neglect.… Read More »

How Moving to Assisted Living Helps Prevent Frequent Trips to the ER

April 16th, 2019 by John Wilson

How many times do you hear about seniors who need a sudden trip to the emergency room after suffering an accident at home or for an illness that hasn’t gotten better? Not only are these trips costly, but they can be stressful as well. You may have wondered if there’s a good way to prevent… Read More »

Sleeping and Aging: The Latest Research

April 11th, 2019 by John Wilson

Whether you’ve had difficulty sleeping your whole life or these issues are only beginning in your senior years, there’s no doubt the importance of sleep is just as high, if not higher, in your later years. It’s important to understand the potential causes of poor sleep and how it relates to aging so you can… Read More »