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Supporting an aging loved one during short-term rehab

Supporting an aging loved one during short-term rehab

I took a 95-year-old relative for minor surgery recently and, afterward, she complained just a little about having had to put up with the inconvenience of the procedure.   As several family members have chuckled on occasion, our relative ...
Personal Care: Fact vs. Myth

Personal Care: Fact vs. Myth

I love when we’re able to help people gain the care they need, but often don’t want to seek, typically for a variety of reasons. Right now, several Diakon senior living communities, Diakon Senior Living – Hagerstown among ...
Six drug-free treatment options for people with cognitive illnesses

Six drug-free treatment options for people with cognitive illnesses

While cures may not currently be possible for many forms of cognitive illnesses, are there ways to treat people without the use of drugs? Some believe it is possible to help manage some of the challenging behaviors and symptoms with a number ...
Five ways a CCRC offers peace of mind and security

Five ways a CCRC offers peace of mind and security

We love to do educational events at our senior living communities. Recently, we’ve tried to hold unified events across many of our campuses. For example, in June most of the campuses have speakers detailing the financial benefits of ...
When is it time for personal care?

When is it time for personal care?

As people age, many adult children and their families wonder how long their older loved one should live alone. Common questions and worries include: •    Are they eating enough? •    Are they ...

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