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This is a destination to learn more about life at Country Meadows, tips and advice for seniors and their families, caregiving support and ideas to keep senior minds and bodies active. Our new category “Through My Own Lens,” is written by a Country Meadows resident and provides a first-hand look into what it is like to live at one of our retirement communities.

Skilled Nursing Facility Services

May 17, 2022

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If your loved one needs specialized medical care for a chronic condition or assistance for the short-term following surgery or other significant medical emergency, a skilled nursing facility can provide what you need. Choosing a skilled nursing facility can be a daunting task. Thankfully there is guidance available to help in choosing the right skilled …

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Consider a Pet-Friendly Senior Living Community

May 5, 2022

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Whether furry and four-legged, feathered or finned, pets help make life better. In fact, last year Americans spent an estimated $109.6 billion on animal companions. As a pet-friendly senior living community, Country Meadows welcomes pets. If you have pets, you understand the power of a cuddle and the joy of coming home to a tail …

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What to Look for in a Personal Care Home

April 26, 2022

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Are you noticing signs that your older loved one may need a personal care home?  Maybe you are living alone and realize you need some help with everyday activities. It might be time to consider the best retirement communities. There are many services offered at active adult communities, which is a good thing. However, it …

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Right Memory Care Services Can Reduce Stress in Seniors

April 14, 2022

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Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be frustrating. At times caregivers may be challenged to stay calm when coping with difficult behaviors while providing memory care services. But imagine the stress the individual living with dementia is experiencing. Senior living residents with dementia may slowly lose their short-term …

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What is occupational therapy and when is it necessary?

April 5, 2022

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One of the most difficult aspects of aging is losing the ability to complete everyday tasks we never had trouble performing. This can cause people in retirement communities to feel confused, frustrated and even embarrassed. Help is available. One of the best things a person can do is occupational therapy. Ok, so what is occupational …

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What seniors in independent living communities should know about diabetes

March 25, 2022

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Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting older adults. According to the CDC, 33% of adults over 65 have diabetes. Independent living communities offer numerous opportunities to learn how to manage chronic illnesses as well as fitness programs to boost health. What is diabetes? Diabetes affects how your body turns food into …

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How independent living seniors can have a better relationship with their doctor

March 15, 2022

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Maintaining good relationships with family and friends is critical to our happiness at every age, especially when living at independent living communities. But did you know your personal care doctor relationship should be just as important? Taking an active role in your health is key to wellness, especially as we age. Seniors who live in …

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ADLs and IADLs: essential senior communities guide

March 3, 2022

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We all get older. While we may feel like we are still youngsters in our minds, our bodies remind us that we are aging. Aging comes with challenges. It may be difficult to recognize when the challenges become overwhelming for an older loved one, and it might be time to consider assisted living care. As …

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Heart healthy routines for seniors in retirement communities

February 24, 2022

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Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease are among the top common chronic conditions for adults over the age of 54 according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). While heart disease risks increase with …

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Living a happy life in independent senior living residences

February 15, 2022

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There’s no place like home. This popular saying is rooted in the truth that people are most comfortable in the place they call home. Home is where many people raise a family and build memories. However, as we age, home can become a place filled with challenges. Independent senior living residences are just one of …

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How to prevent falls in your retirement living apartment

February 3, 2022

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As we age, taking a tumble carries with it many more risks than embarrassment. Every year millions of people over the age of 65 experience a fall whether residing in retirement living or a private home. Falling is one of the most common causes of injuries and hospitalization for seniors, and injuries from falls can …

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Understanding the difference between continuing care retirement communities and other senior living options

January 27, 2022

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There are many choices in senior living. Some older adults choose to live in continuing care retirement communities, also known as CCRCs, to lead an all-inclusive lifestyle. CCRCs provide many levels of senior care from independent and assisted living to memory support and skilled nursing care on the same campus. While Country Meadows Retirement Communities …

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There is a good “Vibe” happening at Country Meadows

January 18, 2022

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To help residents better understand the full array of social events, fitness opportunities, spiritual enrichment programs, lifelong learning courses and entertainment events scheduled at every campus, Country Meadows is introducing a new catalog to communicate the activities calendar—“Vibe.” Campus Dynamic Living teams plan programming with residents’ input and interests in mind. They work hard to …

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Understanding all costs associated with services within a personal care home

January 11, 2022

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The world’s population is aging at a faster rate than ever before and people are living longer. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, seven out of every 10 people will need senior care services at some point in their lifetime. There are various levels of services available to older adults who …

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Five questions about senior citizen housing to consider before you decide to age in place

January 4, 2022

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Home is where the heart is. True, but as we get older and children go their separate ways, home can become a lonely place chock full of chores, upkeep costs and responsibilities. Many older adults choose to move to senior citizen housing communities to find freedom from home maintenance and relieve loneliness. There are many …

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Moving parents to a retirement community without feeling guilty

December 15, 2021

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Encouraging a parent to move to a retirement community can be a difficult decision riddled with feelings of guilt, anxiety and grief. At the same time, many caregivers report feeling relief, which makes feelings of guilt even worse. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help cope with feelings of guilt when …

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Holiday happiness for residents in independent living communities

December 8, 2021

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The holidays are a joyful time of year at the best retirement communities. But for some older adults, the winter holidays may not be the most wonderful time of the year. Providing multiple opportunities for seniors to participate in holiday traditions is important for individuals living in independent living communities. According to the U. S. …

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Creating art can improve memory and benefit those in senior communities

November 11, 2021

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For hundreds of years, people have found ways to express themselves through art. Today research is demonstrating that creating art has benefits for residents in senior communities living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. According to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, research suggests that artistic engagement at senior communities may help to ease …

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What senior independent living women over the age of 65 need to know about breast cancer

October 10, 2021

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in older women. According to the National Cancer Institute, a woman’s risk of breast cancer increases with age.  Residents in senior independent living can take advantage of programs where they live to lead healthier lifestyles, reducing risks for various illnesses including breast cancer. Senior independent …

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Home-related chores seniors don’t have to worry about in independent living communities

September 29, 2021

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Several residents at our independent living communities say they feel like they’ve hit the lottery. Not literally, but the freedom from household chores is almost as sweet. Enjoying true maintenance-free living in independent living communities As the weather turns colder, private homeowners are busy undertaking fall landscaping tasks, making outdoor home repairs and winterizing their properties in …

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