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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Aging Loved One

Spring is the perfect time to take a proactive approach in helping your loved ones stay healthy and engaged with life. Clutter can have a negative impact on an adult’s mental and physical well-being. On the physical side, clutter puts older adults at risk for illness or injury. Piles of newspapers and magazines, for example, can... Read more »
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Optalis Healthcare completes $20M addition at ShorePointe Health and Rehab – St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Novi, Michigan February 19, 2023, Optalis Healthcare, a leader in post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care providing care and services in Michigan and central Ohio, has completed a $20M addition at ShorePointe Health and Rehab in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. The new unit, called “The St. Clair at ShorePointe” is proof of Optalis’ commitment to providing… Read more »

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Easy Healthy Holiday Recipes

‘Tis the season to explore easy healthy options to bring to your family and friends this holiday gathered by our Dietary team at Canal Winchester Health & Rehabilitation Center! PB&J Parfait What you’ll need: 1 cup Fage Plain Yogurt 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter 2 Tbsp Fruit Preserves of choice 2 Tbsp High Fiber Granola Layer… Read more »

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7 Tips for Holiday Planning

If this is your loved one’s first year in a long-term care community, holiday planning can be a stressful time. Even if they’ve lived there for some time, it can still be difficult. Your celebrations will be different from how they were in years past — but “different” doesn’t have to mean “bad.” Here are… Read more »

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Gift Ideas for Your Senior this Holiday Season

This may be our most asked question during this time of year! Finding gifts for our senior loved ones in assisted living or long-term care can be a challenge. Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors If you are hoping to find a more meaningful gift, here are a few ideas you might want to consider: Produce… Read more »

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Showing Appreciation for Caregivers

With the holiday season approaching, my family would like to do something to show our gratitude for one of the nurses that cares for my mom at her nursing home. While the whole staff is just terrific, this nurse has gone above and beyond to support my mom. We would like to give her a holiday… Read more »

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Helping a Senior with Medicare Open Enrollment

Every fall we receive questions about Medicare open enrollment from adult children in the area. Because many of them are not yet eligible for Medicare, they need advice on how to help their aging parent navigate through the yearly open enrollment process. What is Medicare Open Enrollment? For those unfamiliar with the open enrollment period,… Read more »

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Open Enrollment: Who, What, Why and How

Many find that working your way through the Medicare Open Enrollment process for the first time can be very daunting! Seniors are bombarded with information by mail and even on television commercials but what information is actually necessary for open enrollment? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know to help make the most… Read more »

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How to Vote When Living at an Assisted Living Community

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Voting is a fundamental right of all Americans, therefore, federal laws are in place to ensure everyone has the right to vote regardless of where they live. This means there are accommodations in place to help those living — or temporarily recovering — in assisted living or skilled… Read more »