Tips for Admission into a Nursing Home

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The Baby Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, is one of the largest in United States history. As people in this generation continue to age, they’re now looking more and more into long-term and retirement care options. Currently, experts are concerned about the number of beds available in nursing homes across the country. The…

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Is a Nursing Home Right for Dementia Patients?

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You may be facing the difficult decision of whether or not to place your elderly parent in a nursing home. If your loved one is suffering from dementia, this can make the choice even more challenging because they don’t realize the changes happening to them and could be highly resistant. It’s natural for them and…

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Steps To Ease The Aging Process for Your Loved One

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As our loved ones age, we may notice changes in their ability to complete daily tasks and maintain their independence. This can happen gradually as they age, or suddenly from acute illness. This can be a challenging time, both for the seniors themselves and for their family members who want to support them. In this…

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The Benefits of Short-Term Rehabilitation at Sunset

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As people age, it is not uncommon for them to experience physical and cognitive changes that make it difficult to perform daily tasks or maintain their independence. For seniors who require care in a nursing home setting, short-term rehabilitation can provide them with the support and resources they need to regain strength and maintain their…

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5 Tips for Communicating with Someone with Dementia

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When someone you love starts to show signs of dementia, it can be difficult to adjust to their changing behavior. You may find yourself becoming easily frustrated when they forget to take the medicine you’ve reminded them about 50 times before. Their increased irritability at small tasks may start to cause tension. Many different character…

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Self Care Tips for Caregivers in 2023

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Caregiver burnout is a very real phenomenon. Your mental and physical health are important, and the stress of caring for someone else can become overwhelming. Luckily, there are ways to be proactive in preventing burnout. We’ve put together a list of self-care tips for caregivers you can follow in 2023. Give Yourself a Break One…

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How to Help Seniors with No Appetite Improve Eating Habits

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As we age, appetite and hunger sensations begin to decline. It can be harder to tell when we’re hungry, and eating may become a second thought. Seeing loved ones go through this experience can be overwhelming and alarming, especially when it starts to lead to significant weight loss or nutritional deficiencies. One of the most…

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Your Donation Matters: Holiday Preparation

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As the beginning of November quickly approaches, our staff at Sunset Senior Living are preparing to give our residents another joyful holiday season. We know the holidays can be tough for some families, and we do our best to bring happiness and comfort to our entire Sunset community. However, we can’t do it alone. Generous…

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