November 28, 2017

How to stay healthier by listening to your biological clock

Rise with the sun 

Studies have shown that early-to-bed, early-to-rise types often enjoy the most natural and productive slumber. That's because our bodies take the ebb and flow of natural light as a cue to eith...

What to look for in your benefits next year.

Benefits Jump

Social Security recipients will get a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefit payments starting in January, the largest increase since 2012. The average recipient will receive $1,404 a...

November 28, 2017

With the holiday season officially in full swing, caregivers are feeling the additional stresses associated with this time of year. 

While a popular holiday song may say that all is calm and all is bright, the reality of celebrating the holidays with a loved one in an a...

November 28, 2017

Understand that a person with Alzheimer's will lose their short-term memories, but retain some long-term memory if we learn how to trigger them.

  • Remember their greatness.  Find out what brought them joy in their younger days and use those memories to help them feel...

As the year draws to a close, it's a good time to review your progress toward your financial goals. But on what areas should you focus your attention? 

Of course, you may immediately think about whether your investments have done well. When evaluating the performance...

When we think of hospice, the automatic response tends toward something like, “That’s not for me, I’m not lying in bed dying!”  Unfortunately, and all too often, the conversation about hospice comes too late. 

At Assured Hospice, we support our patients and th...

November 3, 2017

Rehab, Skilled, and Post-Acute Facilities are not all the same, nor is it easy to determine the best fit for your patient. 

Here are ten characteristics to look for when considering a facility.

1.) Does the community have a home-like feel?  Is it cheerful in décor, mini...

How to celebrate holidays when seniors live in assisted living

Holidays in assisted living are fun, festive, and meaningful, but with a twist, as it might mean embracing new traditions.

One thing to watch out for is the added guilt. Caregivers struggle with guilt al...

November 3, 2017

Stay Independent and Active for Life

Arvon Anderson says he's a firm believer in physical therapy, having benefited from it in the past for shoulder and hip problems. He's even been able to avoid surgery due to physical therapy.

So when recent chemotherapy treatments ma...

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