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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.

The Best Time to Move into Retirement Housing

August 15, 2022

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Moving into retirement housing is a big decision. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70 percent of seniors over the age of 65 will need long term care services as they age. So, when is the best time to move to a retirement community?

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Active Adult Communities Keep Seniors Young at Heart

August 10, 2022

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It’s been said time and time again that life is a journey, not a destination. And that journey can be a lot more fun and adventurous at active adult communities! Research has proven time and time again that participating in leisure activities is important to enhance quality of life and life satisfaction for seniors.

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Who Is Caring for Mom? Staff of Senior Living Homes

July 29, 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.

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A Memory Care Facility Eases the Stress of Dementia

July 15, 2022

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A memory care facility can lessen the stress of living with dementia for the person and their caregiving family. Here is a quick primer on what you should know about dementia care when choosing a memory care facility.

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Retirement Homes Help Seniors with Driving Retirement

July 8, 2022

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Seniors contemplating living in retirement homes should consider the pros and cons of choosing not to drive, not just whether they are still capable of driving.

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Summer Activities in Assisted Senior Living Communities

June 22, 2022

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Summer time is fun time especially at assisted senior living communities. Active adult communities have many different amenities for residents to enjoy with their neighbors, visiting family members and friends. During warm weather months, assisted senior living communities take the fun outdoors by hosting outdoor events and activities. Benefits of the great outdoors Assisted senior …

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Honoring the Professionals in Memory Care Retirement Homes

June 8, 2022

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If you are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, every day can seem longer than the next. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with the disease is growing fast. More than 6 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s. To care …

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Country Meadows is a Grandchild-Friendly Senior Living Community

June 1, 2022

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Being a grandparent brings unbridled joy. Residents living in a grandchild-friendly senior living community love showing off their grandchildren and strive to be part of their lives. Activity ideas while visiting a grandchild-friendly senior living community The best retirement communities offer numerous opportunities for residents to enjoy spending time with family members.  At a grandchild-friendly …

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When is Long Term Care the Right Choice?

May 27, 2022

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When searching for a senior living community, terms to describe available levels of care, such as long-term care, may be confusing. What is long-term care? Long-term care includes a spectrum of options and levels of care. It provides supportive services to help meet the needs of people living with chronic care conditions that affect their …

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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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