We’re expanding operations and welcoming brighter days.
Ask most older adults and they’ll say they’d like to age in place in their own home. According to research from AARP, 88 percent of adults say aging at home is their preference. Many seniors have paid off their mortgage and believe staying put is a financially sound decision. Because many seniors have lived in the same home for decades, it’s a place that represents familiarity and comfort.
As we continue to welcome brighter days, we’re excited to host virtual and in-person tours and events in our communities across the U.S. and Canada throughout September.
One uncertainty adult children may find themselves grappling with is how to tell when the time is “right” for a parent to move to assisted living. Because assisted living communities offer so many benefits that improve residents’ mental and physical well-being, there might be a better question to ask. That question is: Will a senior loved one enjoy a better quality of life if they make a move now?
The hot, humid days of summer can be hard on damaged joints. Older adults with conditions like osteoarthritis often find painful, swollen joints worsening as the mercury rises. Because prescription arthritis medicine can cause tough side effects, ranging from upset stomach to atypical fractures of the femur, some people are reluctant to take them.
Sunrise Senior Living was again named as one of the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by Fortune and certified as a Great Place to Work® by Activated Insights. The top –10 ranking is the 3rd time Sunrise has received this top culture and workplace designation, highlighting the special place Sunrise is to be a part of.
Summer is a great season for people to visit assisted living communities. There is ample time to explore your options, make an informed choice, and move in before the snow begins to fly. For adult children, having a parent settled before winter brings peace of mind. But what can you do if a senior loved one is anxious about making such a big transition? How can you encourage them that it’s time for a change?
Alzheimer’s, and other forms of dementia, impact the entire family. When a senior loved one is diagnosed with a condition that causes memory impairment, it can take patience and understanding to keep them safe and engaged. Alzheimer’s and other related diseases often cause changes ranging from difficulty with abstract thought to agitation and anxiety. One challenge many families experience is that the person living with the disease doesn’t realize anything is wrong with them.
Nick Stengle joined the Sunrise family as its next chief operating officer on August 16.