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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 […]

Boosting Your Immune System!

By Sarah Smith | March 2, 2020

The subject of boosting your immune system is on everyone’s minds these days. The chances of you catching a cold or the flu increase as your body experiences a roller coaster of temperatures. Your immune system may be weaker after the winter. Your immune system is the most important part of your body when it […]

Self Care for Caregivers

By Sarah Smith | February 21, 2020

A caregiver is described as someone who provides help and assistance to an individual in need, such as an aging relative, an ill partner, or disabled person. People who often fall in the description as “caregiver” do not recognize their role as that. With caregiving, comes a shift in roles and emotions. Feelings of anger, […]

How to Help a Grieving Parent

By Sarah Smith | February 7, 2020

Grief is an experience we all have at some point of our lives. However, how do you grieve if you lose a parent and have a surviving parent who needs comfort? Every person processes grief differently. Losing a spouse is not the same thing as losing a parent. You can empathize with your surviving parent, […]

8 Habits of a Healthy Senior

By Sarah Smith | January 24, 2020

Aging doesn’t mean that you have to stop living. It is common knowledge that as we get older, our bodies change. Researchers say it takes about 21 days to break a habit. Healthy habits require setting goals and determination. Remind yourself that your well-being is important. Making small changes to your health can have a […]

Your Aging Parents and the Holidays : Red Flags to Look For

By Sarah Smith | November 22, 2019

Going home for the holiday season can be overwhelming when you have a senior parent. You may worry about how they are managing life on their own. Regular daily tasks can get to be too much as one ages and lives independently. When you don’t live close to a parent who is aging, it can […]

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