Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Pick The Best Assisted Living Facility Near You

As individuals age, there often comes a time when they require additional assistance with daily activities. In such cases, assisted living facilities can provide a supportive environment where seniors can receive the care they need while maintaining independence and quality of life. However, choosing the right assisted living facility can be a daunting task, involving […]

Debunking Stereotypes: How Assisted Living Residents Lead Active Lives

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Assisted living facilities have long been associated with stereotypes of sedentary lifestyles, loneliness, and dependence. However, these perceptions often fail to capture the vibrant and active lives led by many residents in these communities. In reality, assisted living offers a supportive environment that fosters independence, social engagement, and a variety of activities tailored to residents’ […]

Family Matters: How Assisted Living Can Support Your Loved One

Why Assisted Living Could Be The Best Thing for Your Loved One

In the intricate tapestry of life, family plays a pivotal role in providing love, care, and support, especially during the golden years of our loved ones. As individuals age, the dynamics within a family can undergo significant changes, often requiring thoughtful consideration and adaptation to ensure the well-being of elderly family members. Assisted living emerges […]

Tips for Staying Close to Your Loved One in Independent Living

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Entering the phase of independent living can be a significant transition for both individuals and their loved ones. Whether it’s a parent, partner, or close friend, maintaining a strong connection becomes crucial as the dynamics shift. Independent living offers autonomy and freedom, but it doesn’t mean isolation. Nurturing relationships became even more vital during this […]

Family Caregiving vs. Assisted Living: Navigating the Caregiver’s Crisis

Why Assisted Living Could Be More Beneficial for You and Your Loved One than Family Caregiving care senior

Caring for a loved one who is aging or dealing with chronic illness can be a rewarding yet challenging experience. Many families find themselves facing a crucial decision: whether to provide care at home through family caregiving or to explore the option of assisted living. This choice is often laden with emotional, financial, and logistical […]

Embracing Change: Transitioning into Assisted Living with Confidence

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Change is a constant in life, and as we age, it often becomes a more frequent companion. One of the significant transitions that many seniors and their families face is the move to assisted living. This change can be filled with uncertainty, fear, and emotional challenges, but with the right mindset and support, it can […]

The Benefits of an Assisted Living Facility

For many seniors, leaving their homes and moving into a care facility can be daunting. But despite what some people may believe, assisted living homes offer a welcoming and supportive environment where seniors can enjoy their golden years to the fullest. At Bonaventure Senior Living, we know this is a big decision for individuals and […]

Being A Family Caregiver

Being A Family Caregiver

When a senior family member lives at home and has either fallen ill, or developed a cognitive impairment, like dementia, it often falls on the family of that person to help take care of them. Often times, they’re called a family caregiver. This title, as loving as it may sound, unfortunately, it can be a […]

Assisted Living: What You Should Know

Assisted Living What You Should Know

You’re retired now. You want to enjoy it. You don’t want to worry about the quality of care you may need. At Bonaventure Senior Living, our assisted living community will give you the peace of mind that you seek and the quality of retirement that you deserve. You’re going to find dozens and dozens of senior living […]

2019 Bonaventure Senior Gift Guide

2019 Bonaventure Senior Gift Guide

Buying a gift for your loved one can be a difficult process. Figuring out what they want, if it’s available, and if it’s affordable can be enough to drive you mad during the holiday season. Then do that for everyone on your Christmas list and it’s enough to induce a sense of panic that can […]

When Seniors Should Quit Driving

When Seniors Should Quit Driving

Driving gives a sense of freedom. It allows you to go wherever you want without having to worry about how you’ll get there. Unfortunately, as we age our senses can diminish, making driving rather unsafe. So when is it time to stop driving? Unusual Driving Indicators When you drive you have to understand a huge […]

What Makes a Good Retirement?

What Makes a Good Retirement

It’s here! Your retirement. You have worked your whole life and now you’re ready for some relaxation, fun, and spending time with family and friends. But, it’s a lot to take in. What makes a good retirement? We have the answer for you! Facts Let’s begin with some facts: Did you know that nearly one-third […]

A New Type of Dementia Discovered

A New Type of Dementia Discovered

Toward the middle of April, doctors at the University of Kentucky Medical Center released a report about a new type of dementia they discovered, one that often gets mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease. What is it? This newly discovered type of dementia is known as LATE. It’s an acronym for limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy. The name […]

When is it Time to Give Up the Keys?

Time to Give Up the Keys

Time to Give Up the Keys? Driving gives a sense of freedom. It allows you to go wherever you want without having to worry about how you’ll get there. Unfortunately, as we age our senses can diminish, making driving rather unsafe. So when is it time to stop driving? Unusual Driving Indicators When you drive […]

Why People With Dementia Need Fitness

Why People With Dementia Need Fitness

Reduce the Effects of Dementia Worldwide, roughly 50 million people have dementia. 60-70% of cases are Alzheimer’s disease. Every year another 9.9 million cases are added to this total worldwide. With such staggering numbers, finding a cure or treatment has become paramount for researchers. Each year more and more information is being released about how […]

Why You Should Tour a Senior Living Community

Why You Should Tour a Senior Living Community

Should I Tour a Senior Living Community? The decision to move from your home into a senior living community may be a difficult one, but the difficulties can be eased by doing one simple thing: taking a tour. A tour is important no matter what type of senior living you’re looking for: independent living, assisted […]

Spring Volunteering: An Exercise for the Soul

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Volunteering Has So Many Benefits Can there be anything more selfless than volunteering? Now that the temperature is getting warmer and the sun is shining for longer, it’s the perfect time to consider volunteering. Volunteering can help provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for both the one doing the volunteering and the one receiving the […]

When Seasonal Allergies Attack

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Allergies and Seniors Anyone that suffers from allergies knows that the beauty of spring is often overshadowed by itchy, watery eyes, running or stuffy noses, congestion, and constant sneezing. While the symptoms of allergies may vary from person to person, one thing is clear: Seniors tend to suffer a little bit more than most. How […]

Dementia Tech: One Memory At A Time

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How Technology Can Effect Dementia Technology is a powerful thing. It has the power to connect, transform, and make life a little more comfortable. Technology is also being used to help those suffering from dementia or other related cognitive impairments—one memory at a time. Futuristic VR Can Take People Back In Time Recently, virtual reality, […]

Seniors and the Flu

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How the Flu Impacts Seniors The flu is categorized as an infectious disease that is caused by the influenza virus. The flu is not one singular virus, but actually dozens and dozens of ever-changing viruses that can evolve to become stronger, more difficult to treat viruses. It’s estimated that as high as 85% of people […]

4 Myths About Senior Living

4 myths about senior living

So, you’re thinking it’s time to move out of your house and into a senior living community? Of course, you’re probably feeling a bit nervous from this thought, and that’s okay. Chances are, your fears and hesitations stem from an earlier concept of what senior living was like years ago. The way things used to […]

Sundowners Syndrome

Sundowners Syndrome

Help Understanding Sundowners Syndrome For most people, when the sun goes down, it’s a time of relaxation, rest, and solace. But, for some with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, when night comes, it can be quite different. In fact, it can be the harrowing experience known as Sundowners Syndrome. Sundowners Syndrome is defined as […]

Elderspeak: A Hurtful Way to Communicate

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Communication is one of the ways that set humans apart from mere animals. The way that we speak to another person, whether it is the words we choose, inflection, or tone, is vital in making sure that what we’re trying to convey is received and understood. Unfortunately, too often seniors get spoken to in a […]

Supplements: The Good, The Bad, and The Fish Oil

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Supplements for Seniors More and more seniors are taking supplements as a part of their daily dietary regiment. Of course, supplements can never replace the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet. One of the most important things to remember about supplements is this: talk to your doctor. Certain supplements could cause adverse side effects […]

Senior Loneliness: A Serious Problem

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43% of Seniors Have Felt Lonely A staggering 43 percent of seniors have reported feeling lonely on a frequent basis. Surprisingly, loneliness is not only a condition that is felt mentally, it can also affect the physical health of an individual. Having feelings of loneliness does not necessarily mean that one is alone. In fact, […]

Senior Hydration: Why It’s Important

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Seniors Need Lots of Water Drinking water is one of the most important aspects to staying healthy, especially as seniors. But why is hydration so important? As we age, the water content in the body will decrease. In fact, water decreases by approximately 20% between the ages of 20 and 80. It can be different […]