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Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Why People Are Often Happier Once They Move to Assisted Living

Assisted living offers many advantages to their residents. If you or a parent is beginning to need a little help with the daily tasks of living, such as bathing, grooming, preparing meals or housekeeping, the right community can often be the perfect solution.

If you’re not aware of all the benefits of assisted living, consider the following:

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021

Best Tips for Downsizing: Getting Ready for a Great Future in Independent Living

You’ve decided to launch your new lifestyle in an independent living community that can make all of it possible. After the research, visits and considering the available floorplans, you’ve chosen your new home.

But if you’re like most residents, before you move in, you’ll need to downsize.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Independent Living Benefits: Why We Need Privacy and People as We Grow Older

If you’re like many active adults, you’ve spent some time considering how you want to thrive in your retirement life. This is the time you’ve been waiting for.

And you deserve it.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Signs That Your Parents May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Adult children often avoid having conversations about assisted living because they assume their parents would never want to leave home.

But what is often misunderstood is that parents can also worry about living alone. And remember, if you are seeing signs that they are struggling, they likely are aware as well.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

How to Connect and Remain Influential to Your Grandchildren

Preserving a strong relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is vital for both parties. By staying in your grandchild’s life, you will be able to impart wisdom, instill family values, and share your skills and experiences. You’ll also be able to stay close enough to see how the next generation will thrive and grow. Finally, spending time with your grandchildren will remind you to enjoy the little things, live in the moment, and will bring out your inner child. No matter your circumstances or where you live, here are a few ways to forge a special bond with your grandchildren. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, March 5, 2021

Share These Tips with Family and Friends for a Positive Visit with a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Our older loved ones may enjoy having guests over for a visit, but when Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other cognitive impairment is a factor it may make things difficult. However, it’s not impossible to have a positive experience during these visits — all it takes is some preparation ahead of time by getting to know a few dos and don’ts. Understanding more about our loved one’s condition and creating great memories may encourage the family to visit more. Here, we share a few ideas to encourage family and friends to see a loved one with Alzheimer’s. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

7 benefits to your brain health and aging well when you continue lifelong learning

One of the bigger myths about growing older is that new things can’t be learned or that we lose our intellectual abilities.

Today’s active seniors know that’s simply not true.

In fact, one of the best benefits to brain health is to continue lifelong learning.

What does the research say?

Several studies on aging and brain health point to learning as an influential role. One example is the impact that higher education may have as some research has found a possible correlation of a decreased risk of developing dementia.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

What are the differences between early Alzheimer’s and growing older?

It’s not uncommon to find yourself forgetting a name, address or phone number, even of a close friend or family member. Have you ever lost your thought in mid-stream or wondered where you misplaced your keys or wallet?

All of these can be examples of common lapses that most everyone experiences. It can be unsettling to be sure. If it happens more than a few times, you may even find yourself concerned whether this could be typical age-related memory loss or Alzheimer’s.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

What are the benefits of moving to an assisted living community?

If you’re concerned about a parent or loved one living at home alone, you may be researching the different options available.  

You no doubt are aware of the problems or issues that need to be resolved but are you familiar with all the advantages that assisted living can offer? Once you compare what type of care may be needed with what a community can provide, you may realize you’ve discovered the perfect solution.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Can senior living improve your quality of life?

Are you living the fullness of life as you grow older? It’s not uncommon to look back at the same time you are beginning to look forward.

It’s also not uncommon to start making decisions about what you would like your life to look like. Are there trips you wanted to take? People to see? Experiences to have?

Or are you looking toward starting every morning with anticipation and joy? As most seniors have learned over the years, having people to share your life with can make all the difference.

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