Last updated 9 days ago
Winter can be a dangerous time for your loved one with Alzheimer’s but the right tips can make this season safe and enjoyable. It is important for you to know how to keep your loved one warm and healthy during winter, making it a good idea to move into an assisted living location.
As you will see in this video, it is important to consider safety both inside and outside of the home during the winter. To avoid falls and injuries indoors remove any throw rugs or other tripping hazards and choose the right lighting. Your loved one can stay safe outside by dressing appropriately.
It is easy to stay safe throughout the year when living in Avalon Residential Care Homes. Give us a call at (214) 752-7050 to find out if our assisted living and Alzheimer’s care is the right choice for your loved one.
Last updated 13 days ago
Thanksgiving is a special time of year that should be shared with loved ones. That is why it is important to make plans with the older members of your family. If your elderly loved one is currently residing in an assisted living location, make this Thanksgiving extra special by visiting them! Follow these tips to plan a Thanksgiving celebration that all family members are sure to love:
Make Plans to Celebrate with Your Loved One
Call the residential care home staff to discuss any plans for Thanksgiving. Ask them if the family can come celebrate the holiday at the assisted living location. This conversation will allow you to figure out all of the details, such as what time you should arrive, what you should bring, and what you and your family will be able to do during your time there.
Participate in Activities
Assisted living locations offer a number of activities that allow residents to have fun, practice beloved hobbies, and interact with one another. Your family can get in on the fun by participating in activities taking place on Thanksgiving. Ask the staff about special games and other activities planned for the day and decide what your family will enjoy the most.
Bring in Healthy Thanksgiving Food
Check with the staff of your residential home if it is acceptable to bring food for your Thanksgiving visit. Before your visit, cook up some healthy and delicious Thanksgiving foods that you and your family members can enjoy together at the assisted living location.
Avalon Residential Care Homes provide a wonderful environment for your loved one with Alzheimer’s and your family. We offer supportive care for our residents, making it easy to stay healthy. Call us at (214) 752-7050 for more information.
Last updated 21 days ago
As we get older, memory loss becomes more common. When the body and mind age, it becomes more difficult to keep track of as many pieces of information as we could when we were younger. Not all memory loss is common, though, and some seniors may experience it as a result of a serious injury or disease.
Dementia is a term used to describe various symptoms associated with memory loss and other problems with the mind. Seniors who suffer from dementia often have difficulty thinking clearly and may be unable to care for themselves on a daily basis. Some of the most common symptoms of dementia include changes in memory, trouble focusing, difficulty with reasoning, and problems with visual perception.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia seen in senior citizens. Here at Avalon Residential Care Homes, we work hard to help our residents lead healthy and fulfilling lives while dealing with this disease. Learn more about our Alzheimer’s care by calling us at (888) 546-7432.
Last updated 28 days ago
Moving into an assisted living location makes it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At Avalon Residential Care Homes, we offer a beautiful environment, healthy meals, and plenty of opportunities to follow healthy habits. After moving into an assisted living location, start leading a healthier life by gaining these benefits from regular exercise:
Maintaining Physical Fitness
Working out gives the body a chance to move, sweat, and work toward a healthy goal. If you are used to exercising regularly, you should keep up with this healthy habit as you get older. If you are not used to exercise, find a workout that is fun and exciting. Incorporating regular exercise into your life will allow you to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. Certain exercises can also work various muscle groups to help you gain a leaner and stronger body.
Reducing the Risk of Injury
Some seniors hesitate when it comes to regular exercise, worried that working out may result in a slip or some other type of injury. Falls are a serious concern for many seniors, often resulting in injuries that require intense care and supervision. But working out can actually help you avoid slips and falls! Incorporating regular exercise into your life allows you to become stronger, more energetic, and more flexible. All of these qualities can reduce your risk of slipping or falling and suffering an injury from the impact.
Improving Your Attitude
Exercise does not just help the body; it also helps the mind. The body produces endorphins during physical activity, which can reduce negative feelings such as depression or anger and increase positive feelings. Working out also gives you an opportunity to meet and connect with new people.
It is easy to keep up with regular physical activity here at Avalon Residential Care Homes. Contact us at (888) 546-7432 to learn more about the benefits of exercise for seniors living in an Alzheimer’s care location.