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Six Tips for Communication and Dementia

By Sarah Smith | July 9, 2020

When it comes to taking care of a loved one who suffers with dementia, it has its challenges. One of the many negative effects of progressive brain disorders, like dementia and Alzheimer’s, is that it makes it extremely difficult to communicate with others. These health issues can also bring mood swings and alter someone’s behavior […]

7 Father’s Day Gifts for Senior Dad

By Sarah Smith | June 15, 2020

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21. Are you still searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift for your elderly dad? As their mobility becomes more limited or as they have been in isolation for several months during the recent pandemic, it can be very difficult to know what to give or do for them […]

Depression in Seniors

By Sarah Smith | May 28, 2020

Amongst the senior population in the country, almost 20% of the elderly population suffer from mental health disorders. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly one in three of these elderly do not receive the proper treatment that they need. One of the more common mental health situations with seniors is dementia or […]

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day During Isolation

By Sarah Smith | May 4, 2020

Mother’s Day falls this year on Sunday, May 10. This is a special day where we celebrate and honor the most important people in the world – our mothers. This year, Mother’s Day will look a little different than other previous years due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Most Mother’s Days are celebrated with a family […]

Seniors and Foot Health

By Sarah Smith | April 21, 2020

Did you know that the month of April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? Feet are an important part of your body. They are surprisingly complex with each foot containing 26 bones. Like anything related to your body, feet are affected by aging. As one ages, their feet become wider and flatter. Bones and joints […]

Benefits of Senior Assisted Living during a Pandemic

By Sarah Smith | April 10, 2020

During this unprecedented time in our country, information about COVID-19 is ever changing. As information changes rapidly, know that senior living communities are committed and dedicated to both staying informed and adapting quickly with these changes.  We have compiled some reasons why a senior living community may actually be a good option for your senior […]

Caregiving for the Elderly during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sarah Smith | April 2, 2020

As most of you know, COVID-19 is a virus that is especially vulnerable for the elderly to get and lead to a severe illness. Those with preexisting conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, or cancer are more likely to have a worse case of the Coronavirus than any other age group. There are approximately four million […]

Connecting with a Senior Loved One through Social Distancing

By Sarah Smith | March 23, 2020

During these difficult times when social functions have been reduced for seniors, it is important to still stay connected with them as much as possible. There can be negative effects on seniors emotionally and mentally who are in isolation. Social distancing does not mean social isolation, and even a potentially deadly virus should not force […]

COVID-19 Rules as of March 2020

By Sarah Smith | March 12, 2020

Washington Governor, Jay lnslee, issued new rules to protect older adults in nursing homes and living facilities. On March 10, 2020, Governor Inslee declared a state of emergency earlier this month because of COVID-19. (These rules remain in effect until midnight on April 9, 2020.) Gov. Jay lnslee announced new rules today around nursing homes and assisted […]

Our Corona Virus Procedures

By Sarah Smith | March 4, 2020

Covid-19 Procedures being implemented by AFH Management for our facilities: Working with guidelines provided by: NCAL (National Center for Assisted Living) and AHCA (American Health Care Association): This notice outlines some additional steps AFH Management istaking to protect our residents, their families, as well as our staff and their families. Since COVID-19 is spread from […]

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