Nestled just a few miles from the scenic coastal region of Hilton Head Island, not only is Bluffton, South Carolina, a choice travel destination but also, an excellent place to retire. Forbes named it among the top retirement locations in the U.S., and it doesn’t take much effort to see why. Given this town’s affordable cost of living, access to healthcare, low crime rate, walkable layout and favorable tax laws, Bluffton lends itself to a relaxed and downsized retirement life.
When providing care for a loved one, you must first take care of your own physical and mental health. Your capacity to support and address another’s needs is directly correlated to your time spent recharging and renewing yourself. Recent research shows that an estimated 17 to 35 percent of family caregivers place their health in a fair to poor range. To combat this and maintain wellness for you and your loved one, it’s important to talk about the value of self-care for caregivers.
Maybe you’ve never heard the term “sandwich generation,” or perhaps you’re currently a part of this unique group. No matter the case, read on to learn more about the sandwich generation and how to cope with its challenges.
The aging process can be full of happiness, joy, and enjoyable new experiences. However, it’s also a process that can involve many complex changes and new challenges—such as memory issues, like dementia.
Everyone deserves love and companionship in their lives— and seniors are no exception. But meeting potential partners as an older person can be particularly tricky. Thankfully, online dating for seniors is a great way to make connections, start relationships, and add more possibilities to your life!
As we grow older, many of us lose the ability to manage our own affairs. It often becomes the responsibility of adult children to make decisions for their parents and to ensure they receive the best care possible.
When you’re helping aging parents plan their future, many complicated factors come into play. At Vineyard, we encounter family scenarios and backgrounds that require in-depth communication and planning to ensure the older adult receives the best long-term care.
Moms are the rocks of many households. The support and love that mothers give to their families and loved ones should be celebrated every day but particularly on Mother’s Day.
In the senior living space, Mother’s Day is always a unique and meaningful holiday. Especially as you get older, and perhaps start a family of your own—more and more, you understand the strength and sacrifice that comes with being a mom. To recognize all the amazing mothers out there as well as spread a little joy, we asked our tribe to share a favorite memory about their mom or being a mom.
Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of cognitive decline, such as memory loss and confusion, impact one in nine U.S. adults. An estimated 10.8 percent of people between 45 and 64 experience this issue. However, it’s more common in senior adults, affecting 11.7 percent of the 65+ population. Cognitive decline can be a precursor to conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s, so it’s important to care for your brain health as you or your loved one age.
Since the earliest cases of COVID-19, doctors cautioned that those 65 and older must self-quarantine since they are among the most susceptible to this virus. While the physical benefits of social distancing for seniors are undeniable—their health depends on it—the logistics can be just as stressful as the Coronavirus threat itself.
Pursuing a creative hobby or learning a new skill activates both the senses and imagination, which can sharpen the mind and slow the decline of brain function, notes Harvard Health. Creativity enhances focus, builds awareness, stimulates curiosity, and promotes belief and confidence in oneself, Harvard Health continues. As such, arts and crafts and creative pastimes are ideal activities for dementia.
The goal of assisted living is to create a safe community to meet the needs and lifestyles of aging adults. Some socially active seniors or matriarchs and patriarchs of their family may worry that transitioning to assisted living will hinder their ability to be a host others. However, the benefits of assisted living translate to guests and special occasions as well.