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Clarity Amplified Photo Phone Review

The telephone is often a lifeline to the outside for an elderly person living alone at home. But often its small buttons become hard to push; remembering important numbers becomes a chore. The Clarity Amplified Photo Phone is designed to help aging users continue to rely on their telephone for connection and emergencies by making […]

The Benefits of Reminiscence Therapy for Seniors

For both the elderly and their caregivers, the ailments and struggles that come with aging shadow a more carefree, happy past. We’re busy focusing on medication management, installing new handles in the shower or researching assisted living facilities. As dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive issues strengthen their grip on a loved one, many feel as […]

Top Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois

Taking into consideration all of the factors that will determine what assisted living setting you choose is a large undertaking. Perhaps you’re just getting started, or your family finds itself in a more immediate need. Consider location, cost, services available, healthcare reputation, amenities, atmosphere–it all matters. Illinois offers a wide range of progressive, innovative, quality […]

Assisted Living Today’s Weekly Roundup

For many, the holidays bring back memories of waiting for Santa as a child; sitting by the window or fireplace, wondering what treasures he might bring. Do you cherish memories of family gatherings? Did you re-hash celebrations of years past? Eat turkey or cookies or both to excess with friends or family around the table? […]

Assisted Living Today Weekly Roundup

It’s been a long and difficult week to be reading news headlines, which makes it impossible to go on without acknowledging our friends in Newtown, CT. All the love, strength and peace in our hearts goes to you. May you find it in the days to come. Wishing all of our readers a humble and […]

The Benefits (Gifts) of Caregiving

As Baby Boomers age, they might be setting their sights on retirement, travel, taking up that old hobby or starting a new one. Instead, many of them find themselves as the primary family caregiver for elderly parents, taking on management finances and routine of medication dispensing when they expected to be stepping away from routine […]

Home For the Holidays: Can a Resident of Assisted Living Visit Home?

“There’s no place like home for the holidays,” say the lyrics to a popular Christmas song. And as friends and families gather to celebrate their beliefs or enjoy traditional meal around a table, the absence of a family member can be very difficult. Is grandma, grandpa, mom or dad allowed to leave his or her […]

Assisted Living Today’s Weekly Roundup

It’s a season for random acts of kindness, reflecting on the year gone by and sharing time with our loved ones. Remember to take time from your busy routine to visit your elderly friends and relatives in assisted living and nursing facilities. The best gift you can give is your time and attention. And while […]

When To Hang Up the Car Keys: Driver Safety and the Elderly

No one wants to watch his or her independence slip away or be the one to take that independence away from a loved one, and losing the ability to drive oneself at will is a significant loss of independence. It’s not easy, but there comes a time to consider both your loved one’s safety and […]

Exercise for the Elderly: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul

As we age, few things become more apparent than how much slower we move or more forgetful we are than we were 20 years ago.  Unless, of course, you’re Demi Moore and your body is literally incapable of aging past the age of 21.  If you are fortunate enough to have no genetic predispositions to […]