Our immune system and other body functions change with age, making adults over 65 years old at higher risk of developing complications associated with the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people [65 years and older].”
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There is a stigma around senior living. A common belief is that assisted living communities are stale and have an institutionalized feel. While this idea of senior care may have been true in the past, assisted living and senior living communities have modernized and evolved over the last few decades.
Photographs have the power to make us feel something. Whether the picture brings up pleasant memories or is from that awkward phase in your life, looking at the image reminds you of that time.
At Oaks Senior Living, the health and safety of residents, our team members, and their families is our highest priority. Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have been implementing new protocols and safety measures to help ensure the health and wellness of all members in our communities.
You’re not alone! Moving, no matter the circumstances, is never an enjoyable experience. While it can be exciting as you anticipate living in your new home, the actual packing and moving process can be overwhelming and stressful. This is especially true when downsizing your home and deciding what to keep and what to part ways with.
When a parent or family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it can be an overwhelming process trying to figure out what steps to take next, especially regarding the legal and financial aspects of their care.
Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, our society has been trying to figure out how to slow and stop the spread of the virus. We have been doing everything we can to end the pandemic while patiently awaiting a vaccine, from quarantining and social distancing to wearing masks and increasing sanitizing and cleaning practices.
Assisted living is a long-term care option that combines and provides housing, assistance, and care on an as-needed basis. Through personalized services, individuals living in an assisted living community maintain as much of their independence as possible while receiving help with the activities of daily living (ADLs).