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Tips for Visiting a Loved One Diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging. You may not be sure of how or when to offer help or how to cope with behavioural changes and mood swings. The following tips can help you provide the best care possible and maintain a positive relationship with your loved one. Tips for facilitating […]

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How our “campus-of-care” style helps retired couples grow old together

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Many retired couples aging together find themselves in a difficult and potentially heartbreaking predicament when they discover that they require different levels of care. While one spouse may be able to support the other for a time, there are cases where living apart may be the only viable option. However, several of our retirement homes […]

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Overcoming Social Isolation in Seniors

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Many Canadian seniors are socially isolated, meaning they have little contact with other people and few rewarding relationships. Seniors going through a life transition, like the death of a spouse or a change in their health, are more likely to be socially isolated, as are women and seniors who live alone but far from their […]

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What Kind of Gifts Should I Bring For a Nursing Home Visit?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

It can be hard to know what to bring for a loved one who lives in a nursing home when you visit them. They might seem like they already have everything they need, or they might not have a lot of space to store new items. Here are a few types of gifts your loved […]

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Complex Care vs Assisted Senior Living: Understanding the Differences

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Moving into a senior’s residence for the first time can be overwhelming time of change for some people. This is especially true if you’re unfamiliar with the different types of care that are available. Some seniors might benefit from the services provided by an assisted living residence, where they can live on their own but […]

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How Pet-Friendly Retirement Communities Spark Joy and Improve Health

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Animals bring joy and happiness to almost everyone, and seniors are no exception. Most pet owners will agree that a warm snuggle from your pet is highly therapeutic, or taking your companion on a walk is the best excuse to get some fresh air and absorb some sunshine! Pets give enrich our lives as much […]

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Senior Living: The health benefits of having an active social life!

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Spending time with friends and family members is vitally important during our senior years. Especially when isolation can become a very real problem due to mobility issues, health complications and more. Studies have shown that seniors who socialize within their retirement communities actually experience better physical and emotional health overall! At Retirement Concepts, our senior […]

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Independent vs Assisted Senior Living: Understanding the Differences

Monday, March 11th, 2019

When seeking out and researching the perfect retirement community, it can be overwhelming attempting to figure out exactly what level of care is right for you or your loved one. Some people would be happiest in an independent living facility, while others could benefit from living in an assisted living residence. Throughout our communities, Retirement […]

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Loneliness can be difficult for those living on their own

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Loneliness can be difficult for those living on their own There are many wonderful benefits to retirement living especially around the holiday season. The holidays are a wonderful time of year to relax, unwind and connect with family and friends. However, it can also be a difficult time for those living on their own. Statistic […]

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5 Important Steps: Nutrition for Seniors

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Why Eating Healthy is Important for Seniors Nutrition is important for seniors to maintain to improve the chance of not getting onset dementia. Nutrition for seniors is a hot topic lately and there are some good tips to follow to maintain good health and well-being. According to the BC Government website, only 44% of British Columbian seniors meet […]

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