Tips for Visiting a Senior in Memory Care

Knowing how to communicate with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia takes practice and, above all, patience. Regardless, just being present for an aging family member can take an emotional toll. Before visiting a loved one in memory care, consider researching some of the common behavior and personality changes associated with memory loss. Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s affect people’s brains differently, and how individuals cope with changing medical needs can be significant factors

Four Facts About Personal Care Communities

Don’t wait until an emergency arises to discuss your future care plans. As you continue to age, your level of care increases. And, just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you should compromise your independence. Personal care communities are revolutionizing the quality of care to shed pesky stereotypes. Before brushing off the idea of moving to a senior living community, consider what you don’t know about them: Personal care communities and nursing homes are NOT the

Find a Lifestyle of Distinction

Welcome to Élan Manatee Assisted Living and Memory Care—where a lifestyle of distinction is easily found. Located in beautiful Bradenton, Florida, Élan Manatee offers senior living services to brighten each new day. You’ll feel a new sense of freedom as you experience our ease of living services: • Salon • Medication management available • Bathing, dressing, grooming, and more if needed • Weekly housekeeping and laundry service • Concierge service Élan Manatee is an assisted

Memory Care Facilities Support Residents as Well as Families

The story about Alzheimer’s disease, a powerful degenerative malady that shrinks brain cells, robbing its victims of their memories as well as their physical and mental abilities, isn’t about the cure—there isn’t one. It’s about the care. Alzheimer’s shrivels brain cells, making its victims lose their short-term memory first, before their long-term memory goes. Alzheimer’s patients lose their cognition slowly, becoming unable to carry out simple tasks like dressing themselves and using the bathroom. As the disease

Importance of Community Living

Studies have shown that Assisted Living homes provide a positive impact on our quality of life as we age. Across the United States, and in other countries, there has been a lifestyle change occurring. Since the 1980’s naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) have increased significantly. These communities exist in apartments like those found in an assisted living community. It is believed that these communities provide greater health benefits than regular neighborhoods because their physical and

Not a Conveyor Belt…

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (“CCRC”) are a popular senior living option in our region. The Chambersburg to Lancaster corridor is rich with outstanding communities, offering today’s retirees an active, healthy lifestyle and valuable answers to their financial and health-related “what-ifs.” Visitors to a modern and comprehensive CCRC leave impressed with the beautiful Residential Living accommodations, the great programming and thoughtful assistance in Personal Care, and the compassionate care and expertise in the Health Care Center.