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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018

When to Get On the Wait List at a Retirement Community

If you or a loved one is considering senior living options, you likely have begun doing research on retirement communities. With all of the differing communities, it can be a lot to take in so the decision process can take some time. Once you home in on a few specific places that meet your criteria, you may want to consider getting your name on their waiting lists.

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Pamela Mills
Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018

What to Know: Caregiving for Those with Dementia-Related Cognitive Impairment

Pamela Mills, Ingleside’s Director of Memory Programming addresses some common questions in a four-part series.

Part 1
What challenges do people face when caring for a friend or family member with dementia-related cognitive impairment?

Assisting a person with a dementia-related cognitive disease can be an all-encompassing life experience that can be gratifying, but also extremely stressful. There is no easy method to being a caregiver, as this disease is filled with loss, change, emotional strain, physical tasks and often overwhelming choices. Caregivers of people with dementia often feel alone, overwhelmed and cut off from the world. For the person experiencing cognitive decline, he or she has their own grief, fears and frustrations, which is why it is equally important that both the caregiver and person with the diagnosis actively engage in support groups and other resource services.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018

Live to 100 With These Blue Zone Diet Tips

The average lifespan of an American is 78.8 years, with women typically living to around 81 and men making it to 76. It’s the highest this statistic has ever been in our country…a testament to modern medicine and our nation’s overall prosperity. While these numbers are probably considered a ripe old age to most people, it bears noting that women in Japan have the world’s longest average life expectancy at 87 years. The Japanese people doesn’t have better medical care or greater wealth than we do, so why are they outliving us?

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018

Caregiver Assistance: Addressing Caregiver Stress

Caring for an aging family member is a labor of love. But study after study also shows the emotional, physical, and even financial stress that the caregiver incurs as a result.

Research conducted by MetLife Mature Market Institute* revealed that approximately 10 million adult children over the age of 50 (that's roughly a quarter of all Baby Boomers!) have taken on the role of caregiver for their aging parents, helping with a variety of tasks–everything from running errands and cooking to bathing and using the toilet. It's a lot to take on, especially for caregivers who may also be juggling a career and their own children, which is likely why caregivers over age 50 who work and provide care to a parent are more likely to have fair or poor health as compared to peers who do not provide elder care. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018

Ready to Sell? Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Real Estate Market

You might have begun discussing and considering a move to a continuing care retirement community in the near future. There’s no doubt that it’s a big decision to make, but many people feel a great sense of relief once the choice is made. When you live in a CCRC, all of your needs along the continuum of care will be provided in one location, and for most CCRC residents, there is comfort and security in knowing that.

Top 5 tips for prepping your home

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018

Fitness trackers helping seniors become more active

Do you wear a fitness tracker? If so, you might be one of more than 2.7 million active older people who are achieving 7,500 steps or more. 

New findings from the Pew Research Center show that older people are more likely to use a wearable fitness monitor such as those made by Fitbit, Garmin, Motiv and other manufacturers. These bracelets and clip-on devices are increasingly popular with older folks.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018

We are excited to welcome the Gaithersburg High School students to our summer certified nursing assistant program!

Last month, eight students from Gaithersburg High School began the summer Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program at Ingleside at King Farm. After three years of hosting the program in the fall, Ingleside at King Farm is excited to hold the CNA program in the summer. This program delivers an excellent opportunity for high school students looking to begin a career in health care and offering the program in the summer will give more students a chance to participate.   

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Questions about life plan communities you never thought to ask

You’re ready to take the next step in your life and move from your house to a continuing care retirement community (also called life plan community). You’ve started investigating nearby communities that provide retirement living, and you’ve asked the obvious questions, but you wonder if there are other questions you should be asking. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Older Americans Month celebrates engaged living

Happy Older Americans Month! While we acknowledge the value of older Americans every day, the month of May is a special time to celebrate the fact that older Americans contribute in many ways that make a difference in their communities.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Artist helps residents to tap into their creativity

In Martina Sestakova’s art workshop, if you want to paint an apple green instead of red, you paint it green. 

Sestakova, a textile designer and painter, is leading a monthly watercolor workshop at Ingleside at King Farm. At the first session in mid-February, participants filled every available seat and painted a fruit bowl based on Sestakova’s sketch. 

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