Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Seniors

Interacting with animals offers people of all ages a variety of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. This is especially true for seniors, particularly if they’re suffering from an illness or injury. Some communities allow residents to bring their own pets, and most offer some kind of visitation therapy. Let’s take a closer look at the […]

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Walking to Stay Fit

The following blog was written by Kim Bradeen, Resident Services Director at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Hershey, PA. Her blog, Walking to Stay Fit, is inspired by her passion for providing the best care for residents and her love of fitness. We hope Kim’s blog inspires you to get your residents up and moving! […]

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Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season at Your Retirement Community

There are times when information regarding resident and coworker health is important enough to share again. In February 2018, SeniorLivingU published a blog on infection control practices during flu season. We are republishing this blog, but with updated flu statistics. You’ll also find a flu pandemic guide that you can print and hang in a […]

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Staffing Your Senior Living Community: Three Online Tools to Try

The following blog was written by Lauren Schuman, Digital Communications Director at Country Meadows Retirement Communities. In our technology-driven world, employers often leverage online tools to find employees because they can be useful and economical. The three sites companies rely on the most are LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor. These sites vary in price and capabilities […]

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Enhance Your Family and Social Lives By Focusing on Spirituality and Religion

As children, we experienced the wonders of this time of year with thoughts of Santa, Christmas trees, snow, gifts, and even days off of school. However, age often brings with it a diminished excitement for the holidays. Jobs and the demands and expectations of family can cause stress and a desire for the whole thing […]

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How to Pay for Healthcare and Assisted Living Costs

Whether you’ve lived in a retirement community for years or are choosing a community for the first time, you may be concerned about paying for senior care. Assisted living can be very expensive, and costs continue to rise as Baby Boomers reach retirement age. Luckily, there are many options when it comes to financing assisted […]

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