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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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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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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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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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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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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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Celebrating the co-workers that work with our assisted living residents

September 18, 2021

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Country Meadows is blessed to have the best co-workers in the field of assisted living. Yes, we know we are biased. While we celebrate our co-workers year round, September is our chosen time to host events to honor and recognize long-term co-workers celebrating milestone service anniversaries in assisted living. Our senior communities have many success …

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Enjoy the summer sun by choosing a retirement community with gardening and more outdoor activities

August 5, 2021

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Getting outside during the warm summer months is cathartic. And nice weather provides many opportunities for older adults to enjoy many retirement community activities. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that more and more seniors are looking for a retirement community with gardening and other outdoor activities to bring even more joy and relaxation …

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How seniors in an active and social lifestyle retirement community can stay safe from the sun in the summer months

July 6, 2021

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One of life’s pleasures is enjoying the great outdoors. And it is more than just fun in the sun. Science has proven the sun offers numerous health benefits for the human body. However, it also can be dangerous for seniors, even those living at active and social lifestyle retirement communities. Some of the best retirement …

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Free retirement community referral sources may come at an unexpected high cost

June 29, 2021

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You’ve probably seen advertisements for senior care referral services promising to find the best retirement community care for you or a loved one at “no cost to you.” Some of these services even utilize paid celebrity spokespersons to pitch their senior living placement services. However, these services do have a high cost in the form …

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What services seniors can expect from a personal care facility

June 2, 2021

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When searching for senior care options at the best retirement communities, families often find themselves overwhelmed. There are plenty of options to choose from including senior assisted living, personal care, nursing care, independent living, etc.  A personal care facility like Country Meadows provides help to older adults who require non-medical assistance to live healthily and …

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Celebrating veterans within our retirement communities: An interview with Country Meadows residents

May 28, 2021

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The men and women who served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and other conflicts protected America’s freedom during our nation’s most difficult periods. Their willingness to volunteer and serve, and their courage throughout these conflicts, laid the foundation for America’s most prosperous era on record. Sadly, according to the National WWII Museum, …

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How Country Meadows takes senior living dining to the next level

May 15, 2021

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One of life’s joys is good food. Most people LOVE to eat! Breaking bread is also profoundly social. Families and neighbors gather for conversation at the table, and food is an occasion for sharing celebrations and making connections. In addition to opportunities for companionship and celebration, food is life-sustaining, and senior living dining teams work …

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How observing Random Acts of Kindness Week can benefit senior communities

February 17, 2021

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Kindness and compassion are important, perhaps even more so now during the pandemic. Many of us are busy trying to juggle the pressures of work, family and community while simultaneously adhering to COVID precautions. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember to be kind. As we observe “National Random Acts of Kindness Week” which is …

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Retirement communities help couples with different needs lead a life together

February 8, 2021

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Moving to a retirement community is a major life change. Many people assume that if two spouses have different care needs, they cannot live together. Being separated from a life partner can result in temporary feelings of stress and anxiety and, in the long term, develop into loneliness, which has been shown to affect health …

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Everything you need to know about deciding on the right level of care for a loved one in senior independent living

January 28, 2021

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Today’s senior living communities offer more care options than ever before. Despite this, misperceptions exist. Senior living communities are often mislabeled as “nursing homes,” sometimes referred to as dark, depressing places where residents sit around in wheelchairs with no one to talk to and nothing to do. This could not be further from the truth.

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How independent living communities limit fall risks

January 25, 2021

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Simply living in independent living communities can reduce a senior’s fall risk We’ve all taken a tumble and most times the only casualty is our pride. However, as we age, falling can result in serious injury and in extreme cases, lead to premature death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million …

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How seniors in retirement communities can minimize stress during the holidays

December 24, 2020

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The holiday season is always surrounded by excitement. And although it’s nicknamed the most wonderful time of the year, there are many stresses that come with it as well. This year, the world is facing new stresses brought on by the pandemic. While many of us are adjusting to restrictions for the holidays, seniors in …

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