What exactly did Gov. Andrew Cuomo do to undermine nursing homes in New York?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo What he did… To put it simply, Gov. Andrew Cuomo misrepresented the total number of deaths that were happening in New York area nursing homes during the early months of the pandemic.  He chose to only count the deaths that were happening to nursing home residents as general population.  In other words, if a resident of a nursing home happened

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Waco area Senior Care residents are struggling with strong winter storm

WACO,TX – The recent winter storm that has devastated many parts of Texas has been more than difficult for those that have nowhere to go. Multiple neighborhoods are still without power in Northern Texas and residents of senior care facilities in particular are struggling to keep warm. If anyone has extra blankets, hand warmers, portable space heaters, flashlights, or batteries and are able to safely

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LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Care Facility: Everything You Need to Know

The time eventually comes in most people’s lives where they have to consider moving to a senior care facility. This can be an extremely difficult process, especially for LGBTQ seniors.  Throughout various research conducted, the conclusion is that senior facilities are not that welcoming of people who are LGBTQ. To combat this, many senior care facilities implement discrimination laws, but they have proven to not

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When Is It Time to Move a Senior Loved One into Assisted Living?

Most of us want to continue living independently in our own homes for as long as possible. However, it’s not always safe to do so. In many cases, children and relatives are the first to notice when help is needed for an aging loved one, which can create conflict when bringing up the subject. Below, learn what behaviors you should keep an eye out for,

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Weighing Long-Term Care Options During COVID-19: Tips for Caregivers

Pandemics are stressful for everyone, but it’s even more frightening if you have elderly loved ones who are at a greater risk of developing serious complications. As a caregiver, you will probably have to add COVID-19 to your list of things to consider when choosing long-term care options for your loved one. If you’re weighing long-term care decisions during a health crisis such as COVID-19,

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Pets: A Therapeutic Wonder for Seniors

In an assisted living home three seniors sit quietly in a community living room space. Rose is thinking about how far away her children and grandchildren are, missing their company. Bert keeps mentally going over the mistakes he has made in life, fixated on what people did wrong and how the situations should have been rectified. Betty is thinking about her aching back and joints,

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Helping Seniors Thrive with the Power of Music

Music has the power to move the heart and soul, and experts believe that its benefits extend to both physical and emotional health (Fernandez, 2013). Music is a common denominator across income levels, education levels, cultures and age. It is very diverse and expressive, making it a beautifully unique element to societies across the world. Music has been sought out for various emotional fulfillments and

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Preventing and Confronting Senior Abuse and Exploitation

Picture this: An assisted living home in a small town houses 50 seniors. Many of these seniors lived very different lives in different socio-economic income brackets, but still find themselves living together in the same community with similar struggles. Seniors are a vulnerable population due to sickness, weakness, and decreases in cognitive function. Unfortunately the vulnerable in this world often bear the brunt of the

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Cohousing: The Changing Opportunities of Independent Living for Seniors

“While I had tried to save for retirement, I never understood the cost of aging.” This statement was made by Susan, a 60-year-old widow in Bellingham, Washington. She has an annual income of $11,000 (Western Washington University, 2017). When looking at the skyrocketing fees required for senior housing and care, what is someone like Susan supposed to do? The Joint Center for Housing Studies of

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors in Assisted Living

We all want to do something nice for our aging loved ones, especially those that are currently living in assisted living facilities. We’ve compiled a short list of things to consider when buying for these extra special members of the family:   Keep in mind that many seniors in assisted living have downsized their living situation, so large bulky items can be easily crossed off

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