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What is the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

Our society is very fortunate that we have multiple living options for people as they age. As children move out and the upkeep of a large home, garage and lawn become too much trouble for older adults, they have many choices. It may also be that seniors want more freedom to travel, or simply want to downsize to save expenses. Independent living, su...

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Caregiving & Respite Care Options at Evergreen Senior Living

Caregiving Caring for an elderly or ill loved one is a major responsibility. It is one of the most rewarding, complicated and exhausting jobs a person can undertake. The Pew Research Center reports that there are over 40 million unpaid caregivers in the United States. Most of those people are providing care to relatives age 65 and older. As the sil...

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The Legacy: Memory Support at Evergreen

Memory loss is something we all experience from time to time. A certain degree of decline in cognitive thinking skills is normal for many people as we age. However, mild cognitive impairment does not affect a person's ability to function or interact socially. A more serious concern is when the memory loss is a result of Alzheimer's disease or other...

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The Importance of Hydration in the Elderly

With the warm days of summer now here, a reminder about the importance of staying hydrated is warranted. Staying hydrated is crucial to our overall health, and especially so for older Americans. Water is the best fluid for our bodies – whether we are ill, trying to stay cool or just trying to stay healthy. In the summer months when the temperatures...

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Tips for Downsizing Your Home

For many seniors, there will likely come a time when the decision to move out of their home and into an assisted living community or apartment becomes inevitable. The need for such a move can happen for many reasons. Whether the move is medically necessary due to changes in health or a desire to minimize costs, downsizing can be a challenge. Reason...

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