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Professionals Seek to Optimize Transitional Care for Seniors

By Julia Little  |  January 21, 2015

Transitional care is essential for seniors who move between their homes, hospitals and senior care facilities. Whether they're moving out of one and into the other, or they're temporarily transitioning due to a health condition, older adults require emotional, physical and social support throughout the process.

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4 Tips For Keeping In Touch With Long-Distance Relatives

By Tim Watt  |  January 21, 2015

If you live in a retirement community, you may have family that lives nearby. However, you also may have loved ones far away, and that can be tough. Keeping in touch is crucial to maintaining a good relationship with loved ones, such as watching grandkids grow up and being there for big moments, like a graduation. If you have family members who reside far away, consider these tips to stay in touch.

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Advice on Approaching Senior Living: When Siblings Disagree

By Stephanie Sanderoff, Sunrise Senior Resource Counselor  |  January 16, 2015

Without a doubt one of the hardest parts of finding the perfect senior living fit for a parent is ensuring everyone in the family agrees that it is the best choice for mom or dad. As a senior resource counselor for Sunrise Senior Living, I help adult children navigate their way through the world of independent and assisted living and unfortunately one of the many road blocks is when siblings disagree. There are a number of reasons why this might happen: denial about care needs, guilt about mom or dad having to leave their home and, unfortunately, the concerns around depleting of “their” inheritance. While we certainly can’t magically solve all disagreements between siblings, here are a few tips to try if you have a family member that is resisting mom or dad’s big move:

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How Respite Care Can Make The Holiday Season Easier

By Tim Watt  |  December 24, 2014

The holiday season is already typically a maelstrom of family visits, last-minute shopping trips and other unforeseen seasonal occurrences. For those with senior relatives living with them at home, the added buzz can push the chaos to critical mass. Rising stress levels can have a negative impact on you, your family and your senior loved one, so finding a way to manage or mitigate anxiety is crucial. One solution is to explore respite care for the senior in your life over the holiday. Such an option can provide important benefits for both of you.

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4 Tips For Caregivers Traveling With Seniors This Holiday Season

By Tim Watt  |  December 17, 2014

The holiday season is more than just a time for delicious food, warm fires and extravagant decorations - it's also a time to spend with family members. For some, this can be as simple as hosting a family get-together at someone's home, but some seniors and their caregivers may find themselves cities or even states apart from their loved ones. Travel is often a part of many people's holiday plans, though traveling with seniors can add an extra layer of complication. If you're a caregiver making travel plans for you and your senior loved one, here are a few tips to help reduce holiday stress.

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A Sunrise Video:
Beth’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Story

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 12, 2014

This year as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, Sunrise Senior Living raised more than $500,000, all of which will help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Residents, team members and loved ones led fundraising events fundraised and participated in Walks across the country, beginning in late summer and leading up to the Capital Area Walk, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in October.

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4 Ways To Prevent Seniors From Slipping On Black Ice

By Tim Watt  |  December 2, 2014

It's that time of the year again - low temperatures and lots of precipitation. These make for the perfect ingredients for black ice, the unseen culprit for many accidents. Black ice is often overlooked, but also very slippery. It can cause skidding in a car or on foot and lead to dangerous falls and injuries. Consider these senior care tips to keep loved ones safe from black ice this season.

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Rita’s 5 Tips For Reducing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 26, 2014

Every 67 seconds in America, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. There is currently no cure for the disease and unless one is found, that number will soar to every 33 seconds by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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