Senior Living Blog - November, 2018

Holiday Survival Guide

Published November 29, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

Fall brings changing leaves, shorter days, cooler temperatures, and the upcoming holiday season. For many people, this is their favorite time of year. Halloween brings small ghouls, goblins, witches, and an occasional Batman. The great candy rush of October turns into the turkey fest of November and then Christmas is knocking at your door. Tis the season, right? Flights are booked, road trips are planned, and the cars are loaded with food and gifts. read more

Elder Abuse Awareness

Published November 22, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

The maltreatment of an elder including physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, confinement, abandonment, and willful deprivation of necessary things such as medicine, food, shelter, medical care, etc., is a significant public health problem. In the United States, nearly 1 in 10 persons over the age of 60 that live at home have been abused in such a way, and it remains likely that this is an underestimated statistic as it is likely that many cases may go unreported. The perpetrators are often adult children, spouses, or other close family members who are the primary caregivers. Abuse may commonly take the form of passive neglect, in which the lack of information or education leaves an elder exposed to poor caregiving skills. read more

Retirement in North Carolina

Published November 15, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

Pittsboro is also a Certified Retirement Community and is a friendly town located in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. The town has an area of 4.2 square miles of which 0.04 is water, and the rest is land. Pittsboro is nestled in the hills of Piedmont North Carolina. Pittsboro is known as an agricultural, academic and artistic community. Chatham County has over 1000 farms, and you can find some of their produce for sale at local farmers markets and being used by local fine dining restaurant. read more

Emotional Memory

Published November 13, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

In a recent survey administered by the Alzheimer's Society, only about half of the adult respondents stated that it is important to stay in contact with loved ones who are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's. But advocates and researchers of those afflicted with these diseases disagree. They claim there is a great benefit of social contact for all seniors as they can still hold on to emotional memory despite the degrees of memory loss. Furthermore, there are significant impacts of emotional memory. read more

Ask any senior living community owner or manager what their greatest fear is. Go ahead. I dare you to. What simple 9 letter word can make even the most seasoned administrator tremble? It's vacancies. Yes, that's right. Vacancies. (Cue the dramatic overture). Does this topic make you cringe? Would you like to read about some strategies to boost your occupancy rates? Good! You have come to the right place. read more

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