1. Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors in Assisted Living

    The holidays are a time to spend with family and share love and joy. Exchanging gifts is a traditional way to express caring and appreciation. One of the hardest members of your family to shop for can be the person who already has everything and your loved one who lives in assisted living. We, here at Garden Hills Assisted Living, know how important your loved ones who live with us are to you, so …Read More

  2. Assisted Living Facility Resident Rights

    It is no secret that people who are institutionalized are vulnerable to being taken advantage of. Our senior population who live in assisted living facilities are at particular risk because they are institutionalized due to a physically limiting condition, and are generally unable to completely care for themselves. This makes it easier for the elderly residents to be exploited, abused, or taken ad…Read More

  3. How To Make Your Loved One Comfortable in Assisted Living

    When your loved one makes the decision to move to an assisted living facility, it can be a time of great uncertainty and adjustment. While some people make the decision because they don't want the burden of maintaining their homes alone any longer, others make the decision because they have become physically limited and require some assistance. Somewhere along the line, assisted living facilities …Read More

  4. Common Myths and Fears about Assisted Living

    With major advances in technology and healthcare over the last century, people are living longer. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies aren’t always able to keep up with our minds. Daily tasks and chores become a burden. Many seniors who are able-minded and able-bodied chose a simpler life in assisted living facilities. Commonly referred to as retirement homes, assisted living facilities provide…Read More

  5. Co-Living Benefits for Seniors

    While there is a lot to be said about the pros and cons of moving to an assisted living facility or even the difficulty that many seniors face with this decision, it’s clear that the benefits of co-living with family or other seniors are substantial. In fact, co-living in many situations not only improves quality of life, but also helps to extend life expectancy. Co-living can be very difficult …Read More

  6. Tips for Preventing Slip and Falls

    One of the most dangerous things that can happen to any senior or elderly individual is a slip and fall. While they can happen to anybody, seniors are more susceptible to balance loss and breaking bones due to a fall. In fact, slip and falls can even be deadly for seniors in some cases. If you’re a senior who struggles with balance, muscle strength, or osteoporosis, you’re at risk for a danger…Read More

  7. Avoiding Depression in the Senior Stage of Life

    As an individual ages, they are more likely to suffer from depression, and even anxiety. In fact, seniors are one of the groups most likely to suffer from a feeling of loneliness and isolation at similar rates as nursing mothers. Depression can lead to a reduced quality-of-life and even have substantial health side effects that can potentially reduce an individual’s overall lifespan. The point i…Read More

  8. What are Your Rehab Options?

    If you’ve ever had to do physical therapy in your life, you already have an idea of what may be included in a physical rehab plan for seniors. If something has happened, or might happen, it’s important to know what all of your rehab options are in order to make an informed decision about your health and to also make the right decision for your lifestyle needs. Participating in any form of phys…Read More

  9. Tips for Bringing Kids to Visit a Grandparent

    Bringing kids to an assisted living facility to visit their grandparents can often be intimidating, confusing, and overwhelming for some kids. Whether due to fear or discomfort of something they don’t understand, kids have the ability to react negatively. However, there is no reason not to bring kids to visit their grandparents. It can really perk up the grandparent, as well as provide an opport…Read More

  10. Making the Decision to Move to Assisted Living

    As you age, it can be hard to accept that things in your life are changing and more daily activities are outside your control, even outside of your ability to accomplish. But perhaps you value your independence, or you can’t imagine living anywhere else but the home you’ve occupied for over 20 years. It’s understandable that you don’t want to leave your home, however, sometimes it can beco…Read More