As we watch our parents grow into their golden years, tough decisions may come ahead. One of the most difficult decisions is moving a parent from the familiarity and routines of one’s lifelong home into an assisted living. Why Move Your Loved One Into Assisted Living? Residing in an assisted living community gives an aging... Read More
Sevy Petras, CEO of Priority Life Care, visits with Bridge the Gap. Sevy talks about starting Priority Life Care with her family over Thanksgiving dinner, getting creative to offer affordable assisted living while maintaining quality of care, and keeping a positive culture from top-down.
It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), the pioneer and market leader of engagement technology designed for residents in senior living communities, has successfully rolled out Priority Life Care communities Oak Park Village at Hammond and Oak Park Village Slidell in Louisiana. With iN2L, residents can intuitively ‘touch their way’ to person-centered programs and meaningful experiences.
During the holiday season, when we may see our loved ones more than often, we may ask ourselves if it is still safe for our parent(s) to be living at home.
When we think of the holidays, we think of warm fireplaces, sharing food and exchanging presents. For many of us, it’s a time when we visit with friends of family throughout the entire month. But for older adults, the holidays are not always so joyful. It can also be a time of loneliness and sorrow. With social and family pressures, one may feel the “Holiday Blues.”
Over 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and caregivers often experience a feeling called “caregiver burnout”. No matter what stage of life a person is experiencing, we all want to feel loved, supported, and that what we do matters.
We can all agree on one thing. The importance of health! Sometimes it can be easy to take good health and vitality for granted. As we age, it can become to try to look for different ways to stay healthy. As minor issues become bigger issues, life can seem to become difficult at times, but… Read More
From birth throughout all stages of life, humans need love and caring social interaction with friends and relatives in order to lead a fulfilling, healthy life. In fact, numerous recent studies are proving that regular socialization can added five to six years and often more to one’s lifespan contrasted to people who reside in relative… Read More
Archaeologists have unearthed traces of dances from prehistoric times, including those on rock shelter paintings in India and Egyptian tombs determined as far back as 30,000 years. Historically, dancing has been used as a means of ceremonies, rituals, healing, method of expression, socializing, war, peace. Recent studies indicate that dancing may well provide another benefit—longevity…. Read More
Not everyone can be a health and fitness like Jack Lalanne, who lived to the ripe old age of 96. He was an avid exerciser and adhered to a healthy diet and shared his healthful lifestyle through television and print media. But, on the average, those who pump iron and regularly undergo aerobic exercise such… Read More
Research from numerous reputable studies has indicated music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure and pain in addition to improving sleep, moods, mental alertness and memory, proving most beneficial to the elderly. YOu can find many additional benefits here. Despite the advance of age, our brains are constantly building connections whenever new stimuli are introduced and… Read More