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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.

Middle Stage Dementia Care Tips from a Memory Care Facility

May 5, 2023

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Dementia is a progressive condition that affects cognitive function, memory and behaviors. The stages of dementia can vary depending on the specific type, but generally they are classified into early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage. At a memory care facility, the amount of care differs for each stage.

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Validation Therapy Helps Dementia Behavior Changes

April 28, 2023

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Validation therapy is a powerful and compassionate approach to communication that has been shown to help reduce negative behaviors in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. By acknowledging and validating a person’s feelings, beliefs and experiences, Validation therapy can help improve the overall sense of well-being and reduce challenging behaviors that may arise from frustration or confusion.

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Dementia Friendly: Memory Loss Community in Lehigh Valley

April 14, 2023

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Co-workers at Country Meadows of Allentown are committed to helping the Lehigh Valley become a more dementia friendly area for individuals in the memory loss community.

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Getting Started with Financial Planning for Assisted Living

April 8, 2023

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Everything costs more these days, requiring all of us to account for every penny. If you or a loved one is considering senior care, financial planning for assisted living should not be overlooked. When beginning to plan for assisted living, whether in a private home or at a senior living community, there are several things to keep in mind.

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Cooking for Grandma: What’s on the Nursing Home Menu?

March 28, 2023

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When you think about a nursing home menu, flavor is not a word that comes to mind. However, today’s nursing home menu features savory yet healthy choices for almost every taste.

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Families Find Support in the Memory Loss Community

March 15, 2023

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Caring for those who once cared for us is one of life’s highest honors. However, caregiving does come with challenges, especially when coping with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Thankfully, the memory loss community offers many opportunities to find services and support.

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Preparing for a Nursing Home: Making a Smooth Transition

March 6, 2023

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Preparing for a nursing home can be a very emotional experience. While older adults may prefer to spend their lives in their own homes, increasing health challenges may require skilled nursing care. There are proactive steps to make the transition a bit easier.

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Where Do We Start? Help with Elderly Care

February 24, 2023

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Are you or someone you love ready to start looking at senior living care? Searching for options can be confusing, but there are tips to keep in mind to help with elderly care.

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The Difference Between Memory Care and Skilled Nursing

February 10, 2023

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Let’s begin with the basics. Memory care is specialized long-term care for individuals who have cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s and dementia. Skilled nursing care is around-the-clock, high-level care services for short-term or long-term medical needs.

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Senior Citizen Living Space: A Home Edit

February 3, 2023

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Moving to a senior citizen living space can mean a huge lifestyle change, but you can make it a positive change by thinking of it as a home edit rather than a downsize. This is the perfect time to reimagine your life in a new, smaller home.

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Finding the Right Rehab Care Near Pittsburgh, PA

January 30, 2023

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Sometimes we all need a little help to get by. As we get older, we may need assistance to recover from a surgery, injury or an illness that required a hospital stay. Rehab care near Pittsburgh, PA can help individuals regain their previous lifestyle.

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Dynamic Living: Tips for Senior Fitness in Wyomissing, PA

January 13, 2023

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According to experts, the best way to prevent health problems and stay independent as we get older is to engage in weekly exercise and strength training. Country Meadows offers a robust program for senior fitness in Wyomissing, PA. Our on-campus fitness programs provide one-on-one personal training, weight training and group classes provided by our professional fitness staff.

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What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility

January 6, 2023

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When spending time with older loved ones this holiday season, perhaps you noticed some concerning situations involving their health or safety and welfare. If this is the case, and if your loved one is no longer safe living in their current situation, you may want to research what to look for in a memory care facility.

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Make New Friends, But Keep the Old: Living in a Retirement Community

December 30, 2022

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Maintaining friendships and making new connections are vital as we age, regardless of whether or not one is living in a retirement community. Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people, putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions.

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Easing the Transition from Hospital to Assisted Living Housing

December 16, 2022

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For older adults, a trip to the hospital can be the impetus for a major life change. If a senior lives alone, returning home to the house they lived in for a long time may no longer be possible. The next step may be moving to assisted living housing. More often than not, this transition can be one of the biggest adjustments a senior will make in their older years.

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Explaining the Death of a Loved One to a Person Needing Memory Care Help

December 13, 2022

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Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion that is natural and normal. There is no one “right” way to grieve, and each one of us reacts in our own way. People with dementia requiring memory care help can have problems understanding and communicating, but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel grief when someone dies.

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Alzheimer’s Care: Look For These Warning Signs

November 28, 2022

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The winter holidays are a joyful time when families gather together to celebrate the season. It also is a time when family members gather and might notice changes in older loved ones. These changes can lead to health questions such as, “Is it time for Alzheimer’s care?”

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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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