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The High Rise Senior Living Trend

When looking at a senior’s quality of life, both lifestyle and ambiance can have a tremendous impact. The layout, location, and amenities of a senior living community can play an important role in a senior’s socialization and happiness. One of the hot topics in senior care is the concept of high rise senior living. There is a reason that many consider this as one of the important factors for the future of senior care. We are going to tell you a little about this trend. The High Rise Senior Living Trend When it comes to senior living, the world is constantly looking for innovation. Because people are living longer than before, it is important …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Tips For Dealing With Allergies For Seniors

As the trees and flowers begin to bloom and winter officially comes to an end, it often becomes difficult for those who have allergies to enjoy the outdoors. Fighting off sneezing, watery eyes, and the sniffles can be a serious challenge, especially if you have issues like arthritis and chronic pain. If you want some tips on how to deal with your allergies, we have a few tips that seniors can use. Tip #1 – Take Allergy Medicine Many seniors already have medications that they are taking to deal with issues such as high blood pressure. It might be a good idea to take daily medication to reduce your symptoms if you have allergy symptoms. Your lo …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Top Elder Law Questions To Know

When it comes to elder law, chances are that there are a few different questions that you might have. In order to help you with these possible questions and to help you think about some things that you have not yet thought about, we have taken the time to come up with some of the most common questions that legal professionals get. Once I Create My Trust, Can I Change It? It is possible to do so. There are two types of trust: Irrevocable trusts – While the name might suggest that these trusts are irrevocable, they are in fact not. Even with an irrevocable trust, it is possible that it might be revoked or changes be made with certain circumstan …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Life Tips, Senior Living Lifestyle

How To Help Your Mind Stay Sharp

As people get older, their thought process slows down. Simple things (such as remembering where you left your house keys) might start to take a bit longer. Working out your brain is going to do the same as working your body – it is going to help you stay fit. By exercising your brain, you can improve your critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and overall memory. There are a number of different benefits that you can try. Tip #1 – Take Classes You shouldn’t stop learning, despite the fact that your school days are probably long gone. Learning new skills or trying new hobbies are going to keep your mind sharp. There are many differen …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Health Fitness & Wellness, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle

Perks Of Aging You Never Thought About

Many people are afraid (terrified even) of growing old. We often forget about the positives that growing old has. There are some awesome perks to being a senior. As you continue to age, these are a few perks that you have to look forward to! Perk #1 – Less Stress People over the age of 50 were overall happier, experienced less stress, and are less angry according to a survey to Stony Brook University published in 2010. Because seniors no longer have to clock in for a 40+ hour workweek and can spend their time doing what they want, it tends to benefit their overall happiness. Perk #2 – The Benefit Of Senior Discounts Rather than looking a …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Family Reunions And Dementia

Because it offers a chance to reconnect with your loved ones, there are many people who look forward to family reunions. However, for seniors with dementia, this is not always a positive experience. If you are taking a senior with memory loss or dementia to a family reunion in the near future, consider these tips to make the entire situation easier. Tip #1 – Let Others Know What To Expect If your other family members do not visit on a regular basis, chances are that they have no clue that your loved one is experiencing memory loss. Oftentimes this situation is confusing and heartbreaking. Make sure that people are aware of the condition befor …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care, Senior Living Lifestyle

Cholesterol Tips For Seniors

There are many seniors who have issues with high cholesterol, and it is important that you make changes as quickly as possible to reduce issues with cardiac issues like heart attacks or stroke. If you are unsure where to start with lowering your cholesterol, we have a few different tips that are going to help. Make Sure To Eat Right You directly affect your good and bad cholesterol levels with what you eat. You might experience issues with high cholesterol if you eat foods that are high in saturated fats. Limit the intake of foods such as dairy, red meat, macaroni and cheese, and hamburgers. Even though it is OK to eat these items in smaller …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Nutrition Tips, Senior Health, Senior Nutrition

Air Travel Tips For Seniors

In just a few short weeks we are going to see the fall and winter holidays coming up. This is when many families start to plan their travels. Even though air travel might be ideal to get where you need to go fast, it is difficult to manage when you are unfamiliar with the latest senior assistance options or have mobility issues. Prepare for your next air travel trip with our following tips. Tip #1 – Consider Your Carry-On While we might not want to think about it, airlines sometimes misplace their luggage. Because their immediate needs are far different than those needs of younger travelers, seniors need to seriously reconsider what they have …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living Lifestyle

Why Assisted Or Independent Living Trumps Living Alone

It is important to distinguish between the ‘traditional’ nursing home and assisted living options. Many different communities have a myriad of amenities. There are many reasons that seniors prefer assisted or independent living communities over living alone. These are a few of the most important reasons why that might be the right choice for you or your loved one. Reason #1 – Far More Socialization Living in an assisted living community (surrounded by other people your age) is far more social than being alone in your home. As we get older, people no longer have to work and have fewer social contacts as a result. With these living facilities, …


by Jonita Dixon

Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Living

What Makes Memory Care So Unique?

Despite the fact that it is more expensive than the traditional assisted living options, memory care is becoming a fast growing option for seniors. This is because it is a specialized treatment option that caters to those struggling with dementia. You often find: Design features and color-coded hallways to help with easy navigation; Sensory-based programming; A low staff-to-resident ratio; A secure environment where residents can walk. In order to match the demands of an aging population, many of the better living facilities are offering these memory care options. A few of the different resident quality-of-life factors that notice improvement …


by Jonita Dixon

Alzheimer’s Care, Assisted Living, Assisted Living Facilities, Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Dementia Care, Memory care

Tips To Fall Proof Your Home

We already know the importance of keeping our loved ones safe at home. If you are worried about falls, there are a few different ways that you can ensure that you reduce fall chances in seniors. Given how dangerous a fall can be for seniors, these tips should be taken into serious consideration: Tip #1 – Create clear walking paths You want to make sure that our loved one has a chance to walk around without issue. Make sure that there is space to walk freely by removing everyday clutter and moving small furniture out of the way. Things such as throw rugs, phone cords, small décor items, pet bowls, and bags can all cause a fall to occur. Tip #2 …


by Jonita Dixon

Blog, Carlton Senior Living, Senior Health, Senior Living Lifestyle