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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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.
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.
When looking into senior living options for yourself or a family member, it is important to understand the differences between each type of care. Finding care that is right for you or your family’s needs is vital to supporting a safe and healthy lifestyle.
This year, health and safety have been significant concerns for all of us. With the uncertainties that the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought, we have been left wondering what the safest practices are in promoting and protecting our health and wellness.
According to Medical West, “one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. When breast cancer is found and treated early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.”
Providing care for a parent or relative who is living with any form of dementia has its challenges. It can be frustrating and overwhelming at times if you do not know the best way to handle a situation when he or she is upset and confused. Remembering that the circumstances are not your fault and that you are doing your best can help alleviate these challenges and diffuse a high-tension situation.
Respite care is a service that can offer many benefits to individuals and families. For a family caregiver, respite care can provide a short-term break from their caregiving responsibilities while having peace of mind knowing that their family member is receiving the necessary care and attention.
More and more senior living communities are becoming Eden Alternative® certified. This approach to senior living affects the whole way a community functions, including “the physical environment, organizational structure, and psycho-social interactions,” and it is a commitment to an elevated level of care.