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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

5 types of senior living available and which might be best for you

Are you looking for senior living, either for yourself or a loved one? If yes, you may be wondering the best way to begin the search. There are several types of housing to choose from so you’ll have no trouble finding the one that best fits your needs. However, it can also be a little confusing with so many options available.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020

7 tips to stay well and do your best to avoid the Coronavirus

Understandably, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has caused much confusion and fear. Due to what we don’t know yet, anxiety levels continue to rise. But by focusing on what we do know, we find that there are elements that we can control.

COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person and at present, there is no vaccine or medicine to treat the virus. This is why changing our behavior can have such an impact.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Who is the perfect resident to call Assisted Living home?

Could you or your loved one use a little help as you navigate your day? Maybe assistance getting showered and dressed? Or you might be having mobility issues when going up and down stairs. Has shopping and cooking become more of a challenge, making it difficult to always put a healthy meal on the table?

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Where to age-in-place: At Home or an Independent Living Community?

Aging-in-place is remaining in one’s home and community while growing older. Many people assume this can only take place if they stay in their existing homes. But the reality is that aging-in-place can occur wherever you choose to live.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020

The benefits of moving to an independent living community

Living at home is often the choice of healthy seniors who haven’t thought about other options, but more and more people are considering independent living communities as a new place to call home. People who want to shed the constant responsibilities of home ownership, and instead spend their time with friends and family, pursuing a more active lifestyle and feeling free to travel on a whim are making the move. Before deciding, take a look at the many great benefits of senior independent living communities.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Making the Move to Independent Living: What to Take or Leave Behind

If you’ve made the decision to move into senior care, you’ve no doubt done your research, toured the communities you were interested in and finally chose your new home. After circling the move-in date on your calendar, the day is soon approaching.

Now it’s time to pack

As you begin to think about how to get ready for this new adventure, you may be wondering where to start. The first question that typically comes to mind is what to take and what to pass along, sell or give away. Even though you may have accumulated many artifacts throughout the years, it’s actually a much simpler process than you might have first thought.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Assisted living or in-home services: consider your options

Could you or a loved one use some help with daily tasks? If so, the great news is that there are many options to choose from. The first decision you’ll need to make is what might serve you best - bringing services into your home or making a new home in a community.

The following is a general summary of what you could expect from both senior care communities and home care services. Start by comparing the two here and then conduct your own online research. Don’t forget to ask friends and family for any referrals. Just remember that not all senior care is the same so you’ll want to schedule a tour and speak directly to any communities or in-home service providers before you make a final decision.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Ingleside Difference

If you’re considering the role that senior living might play in this next chapter of your life, we invite you to learn about Westminster at Lake Ridge. Along with beautiful and spacious residences, chef-prepared meals, top-of-the-line health care services and first-class amenities, our approach of supporting your vibrant, independent and high quality-of-life could be a great match.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

How to talk to mom about senior care

Talking with your parents about moving into senior care may be one of the harder conversations to have. It’s difficult because it represents so much more than merely a change of address. But if they are struggling with health issues or maintaining their daily life, it may eventually become necessary.

Before you begin, it can be helpful to ask them a few questions to gauge how they feel about the subject. The two sides may be closer than you think. If you’re noticing changes in behavior or ability, chances are they have too. They may be worried about how much longer they’ll be able to take care of each other. They may also be afraid to continue living at home alone. Asking them how they’re doing or if they ever think they could use help may give you some clues.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020

5 health signs you should never ignore

Aches and pains typically had a direct link to injury or illness when we were younger. But as we grow older, their source can be somewhat of a mystery. They may become easier to ignore when we think of them as a result of age. Although they often may be, there are circumstances when you’ll need to pay attention and get immediate medical help.

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