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Welcome to our blog.

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.

To Cook or Not to Cook? Senior Living Dining Options

November 11, 2022

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Senior living dining programs are providing more variety than ever, supporting wellness by offering more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less high-fat dairy and fried foods. Dining teams prepare delicious meals for residents and guests to enjoy while offering options to meet most dietary needs and trends, such as those featured in this sample menu from Country Meadows.

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Veterans Benefits for Assisted Living Care

November 4, 2022

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Did you know there are financial assistance programs available to veterans who need assisted living care? Our veterans made numerous sacrifices to uphold the freedom we enjoy today while their families kept the home fires burning. They are entitled to many benefits in appreciation for all they endured for America.

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Respiratory Care at Nursing and Rehab Centers

October 27, 2022

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Breathing is essential to life. Experiencing shortness of breath or being unable to breathe is scary and unsettling, but help is available. Nursing and rehab programs can help people manage their symptoms, learn how and when to use their oxygen correctly, monitor medications, reduce hospitalizations and improve their quality of life.

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Affordable Senior Living: The Best Value for Your Lifestyle

October 18, 2022

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Americans are getting older. By the year 2060, the number of people over age 65 in the United States is expected to nearly double, creating an increased demand for affordable senior living. Many people are concerned about the cost of living at a retirement community. However, affordable senior living may be easier to find than you think.

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The Personal Touch: Personal Care for Elderly Loved Ones

October 10, 2022

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You have realized the time has come to seek personal care for elderly loved one(s). This can be a daunting task as many different senior living options are available. There are items to look for when looking for the right personal care community.

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Grief: Tips for Helping Seniors with Loss

September 30, 2022

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Grief is the natural reaction to loss, whether it is the death of a loved one, lost physical ability or any life changing event. While everyone experiences loss, seniors may experience serious health effects when coping with grief. Helping seniors with loss is important to maintaining their health.

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Nursing Care Tips to Help Seniors with Dysphagia Live Better

September 9, 2022

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It is estimated that approximately 15 percent of older adults have difficulty swallowing. This condition is called dysphagia, and it can cause serious health issues including malnutrition, dehydration or even aspiration pneumonia. Seniors living in retirement communities may receive nursing care to help them manage their difficulties with swallowing.

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How Seniors Can Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

August 26, 2022

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You receive an excited call from your parents telling you they just won a sweepstakes. All they have to do is send a thousand dollars to receive their prize. How do you tell them it’s probably one of many scams targeting older adults ?

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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