This month, Oaks Senior Living is highlighting one an exceptional resident, Betty! Betty sat down with us for a few minutes and told her story for us to share with residents!
If you and your loved one are looking for the perfect senior living community, you may have noticed that it can be difficult to find additional support and resources that reduce the cost of your senior living expenses.
At Oaks Senior Living, we believe that exceptional senior living communities should be high-quality, supportive, and affordable. We want to share some tips that you can use to help make affordable senior living easier to accomplish. Help your loved one start making steps toward finding the right senior living community today!
Spring weather is the perfect time to get active and productive around the house! During this time of year, it’s common for many seniors to start cleaning their home or senior apartment and getting rid of any household items that they don’t have a use for anymore.
We would like to congratulate Margaret, our Oaks Senior Living March Resident of the Month!
Margaret has been a resident at Oaks at Braselton since July 2018. It was a pleasure for us to get a chance to learn more about her unique story and share it with our other residents and guests!
If you have an older parent, there will come a time when you will have to sort through all of the items they have accumulated throughout their lifetime. At Oaks Senior Living, we know this important task can seem overwhelming and daunting! It can be a time for both bonding and sifting through meaningful memories and an opportunity to hear fascinating stories of your loved one’s past. With all those things in mind, follow these 6 tips for help with downsizing!
According to Harvard Medical School, one of the most common illnesses facing individuals 60 years of age and older is anxiety. There are a multitude of reasons why seniors can develop anxiety; illness, trouble sleeping, depression, a decline in mobility, or even a loss of independence. Fortunately, if you know a senior that may be facing these issues, there are various anxiety treatments and ways you can help them cope.
Congratulations to Lolita, our Oaks Senior Living February Resident of the Month!
Proud of her roots, Lolita told us she was and raised on a beautiful wheat farm in Kansas. She was one of seven children, five girls, and two boys. Growing up, her family tended a garden and raised several pigs, cows, and chickens. Her family had a pony that lived to be a phenomenal 31 years old. She said that the pony took her and her siblings to school every day. Her family faithfully attended church every Sunday, and she remembers the days when she would help can food, although this wasn’t her favorite thing to do. One of her favorite childhood memories was winning a 4-H contest and being able to attend summer camp.
As 2019 advances, so does new technology for senior living communities. Advancements from 2018 will become more widely utilized, with seniors ultimately benefiting. Whether these advancements take the form of advanced emergency care pendants or new cognitive development activities, this next year looks promising for improving the health of the older population!
Having an older loved one in need of assistance can be stressful for various reasons, but don’t let finances be one of them! According to Bankrate, in 2014, the average monthly rate for a single, assisted living bedroom was $3,500. With prices steadily climbing, this number has since increased. When most families start to encounter these prices, it may seem overwhelming. Luckily, the experts at Oaks Senior Living want to help you learn what options are available to pay for assisted living for your loved ones.
Many people know that animals are therapeutic and comforting. Some animals are trained to be therapeutic animals, and some animals are just naturals as was the case with Sammy at The Oaks at Hampton. Sam came to be the third house dog at The Oaks when he was six weeks old. On the floor, he was a typical wild and crazy puppy, but when an elder picked him up, he turned into a cuddle bug. Sammy just knew that they needed to hold him and love him. He never squirmed or tried to get down. He was content to be held and