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5 Important Facts About Retiring in Surprise Arizona

Many people have truly enjoyed retiring in Surprise Arizona. And what’s not to love? Surprise really caters to the senior population while still providing a nice town for younger families. We obviously love this town since we have three assisted living homes within the city limits. Of course, we like Goodyear as well where we …

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20 Welcoming Churches in Goodyear AZ (& 1 Synagogue)

A couple weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about churches in Surprise, Arizona. Three of our assisted living homes are in Surprise. And many of our residents are interested in religion. We wanted to help them (and you?) find the right church for their faith. This week, we wanted to do the same for …

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18 Convenient Senior Transportation Services in Surprise Arizona

As people grow older, their ability to drive a car, ride a bicycle or just walk to where they need to go decreases. Their need to travel, however, is still there. Although older people may not be jet-setting all over the world, they still need to buy groceries, see the doctor, visit family and other …

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14 Tremendous Benefits for Seniors Who Live In Goodyear AZ

We love having our assisted living homes and memory care in Goodyear and Surprise Arizona. Seniors who live in Goodyear and Surprise have so many advantages and amenities. For this article we thought we would list out some of the great benefits for seniors who live in Goodyear. Then in another article we could cover …

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8 Stellar Hospice Services in Surprise and Goodyear AZ

Our assisted living homes often work with Hospice services in Surprise and Goodyear to provide our residents the best care possible. We wanted to highlight in this article the Hospice companies that have given us the best service. They’ve gone above and beyond to care for their residents. Hopefully this will help you make the tough decision on Hospice a little easier.

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3 Caring Medical Centers Around Surprise Arizona

Many of the residents in our assisted living homes require frequent visits to medical centers around Surprise and Goodyear. That’s why it’s nice to know we have so many choices for them. The medical centers around Surprise and Goodyear have the equipment, staff and resources to help the elderly. We thought we would run down …

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5 Awesome Senior Centers Around Surprise AZ

The West Valley of Phoenix is a great place for seniors to live, vacation, or come as snowbirds. Lots of activities await seniors who come to our great towns of Surprise and Goodyear. The senior centers around Surprise provide a central location for lots of these activities. Every day we see the residents in our …

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A Special Assisted Living Easter

Easter is a wonderful holiday. It means so much to people around the world. It’s a time for gathering with families and friends. And it means Spring is here. Our ‘Assisted Living Easter’ was no exception. The planning for our assisted living Easter at our four homes in Surprise and Goodyear started well before Easter. …

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Our Goodyear and Surprise assisted living residents painted some great coffee mugs

Goodyear and Surprise Assisted Living Field Trip – Pottery Painting

Last week we took residents from our Goodyear and Surprise assisted living homes to paint some mugs as part of a pottery class. We visited Wheels on Fire Pottery to do it. They had the mugs all ready for us and gave us a big selection of paint colors. Our residents had a great time, and we can’t wait to see the final product.

Solace Hospice in Surprise and Goodyear provides family support

Solace Hospice in Surprise and Goodyear: A Partner and A Friend

We are doing everything we can at our assisted living homes to make the lives of our senior residents more fun and comfortable. To take care of our residents, we need help from outside medical experts. Some of those experts come from Hospice in Surprise and Goodyear. Other professionals in the area include: Doctors Nurses …

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A Great Restaurant for Seniors in Surprise Arizona

We recently had a wonderful experience with our assisted living residents. We took some of them out to a local Chinese restaurant, the Big Buddha in Surprise Arizona. Everything about the evening was wonderful. It was a great time for some of our residents in our Surprise assisted living home to meet residents in our Goodyear assisted living home. The food was superb and everyone had a great time.

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Senior Discounts in Goodyear Arizona

We love having one of our assisted living homes in the city of Goodyear, Arizona. The people are wonderful, the weather is beautiful, there’s plenty to do,and there are some great shops and restaurants in the area.  Plus, there are some great senior discounts in Goodyear. We thought we’d dig around and find you a …

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7 Simplest Ways To Make Easy Meals for Seniors

  As we get older, mealtime can sometimes become more of a chore than an enjoyable experience. If we struggle to get around the kitchen or to prep ingredients, it can leave us feeling frustrated. When you’re frustrated it becomes harder to eat healthy. Frustration could cause you to resort to unhealthy, carbohydrate and sodium-loaded …

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11 Magnificently Fun Senior Activities Around Surprise AZ

We’re always looking for fun outings and Senior activities around Surprise. We have several assisted living homes in the Surprise area of Arizona. Surprise is a rapidly growing town up in the Northwest corner of the Phoenix metro area.  It is located near the cities of Sun City, Goodyear and Sun City West. Our assisted …

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An Important “Drug-Induced” Nutrient Depletion Calculator

The residents in our assisted living homes take a lot of medications. It’s pretty typical for older people who have a variety of chronic conditions. We always think of these medications as substances that are supposed to help us. But the drug-induced nutrient depletion that can result may cause more problems than the medications solve. …

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Angry Much? 11 Best Ways to Treat Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Do you know anyone who just seems to be angry all the time? Do you have a problem with anger? It might be something more than frustration at a person or situation. If it seems like someone becomes much angrier or outraged than makes sense for a given situation, they may have Intermittent Explosive Disorder …

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Amazing “Super Slow” Senior Weightlifting

One of our most popular blog posts lists an overall plan for older people to stay out of a nursing home. Next to nutrition, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to exercise. Especially using resistance training exercises (weightlifting). You can find several blog posts on our site describing good exercises such as resistance band training, Tai …

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Walmart Savings Catcher Changed – And Customers May Not Like It

Our caregivers and staff do a lot of shopping at Wal-Mart. Whether it’s supplies or groceries for our assisted living homes, it’s tough to beat Wal-Mart prices. It was even tougher to beat the prices the Walmart Savings Catcher gave us.     Regardless of which code you scanned, the app downloaded everything on the …

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9 Top Sundowners Syndrome Techniques

Sundowners Syndrome is a condition that affects a great deal of people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. People with Sundowners become agitated and anxious. They have trouble sleeping at night, which causes a lot of stress for both the person and those caring for them. This article shows what the caregivers in our assisted living homes have done to greatly ease this condition in our residents who have it.

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11 Wildest Effects of Iowaska (and some cautions about what it can do)

Recently we had the son of one of our resident’s travel down to Ecuador and participate in an Iowaska Ceremony (also spelled Ayahuasca). He had quite an experience. So we thought we would write a post describing these ceremonies which are growing more and more popular. Some people have had great experiences and some have had very bad experiences. We will let you judge for yourself.

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11 Top Vitamin B12 Benefits for Seniors

Our bodies don’t make Vitamin B12. But the Vitamin B12 benefits are large. We need to absorb it from supplements or from eating animal products (meat, dairy, fish). As we age, it becomes harder and harder to absorb Vitamin B12. Read this article to see what you can do to protect yourself from B12 deficiency and enjoy the benefits of this wonderful vitamin.

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5 Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet for Seniors – With Case Studies to Prove It

It’s always important to eat healthy.  As we approach our golden years, it is especially important. Most of our favorites – the fatty, sweet, fried, and calorie-dense food – are the ones seniors should eliminate. They are the root causes of many diseases. Eating healthy is the key to keeping our bodies at its prime even …

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7 Reasons Why Assisted Living Helps Your Quality of Life

As more and more people approach retirement, it’s imperative that they educate themselves regarding their options when it comes to senior care and handling their changing health needs. When you start to notice that your elderly loved one needs more daily care, you might find assisted living helps both them and you. Assisted living homes …

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Hospice Myths can often be an obstacle to care

3 Dangerous Hospice Myths & 14 Ways to Evaluate Hospice Care

Hospice care has been given quite a bad rap because it is usually only associated with the end-of-life care. Although there is some truth to the statement, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a senior has to be dying in order to qualify for hospice care. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of …

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3 Wonderful Tax Benefits of a Health Savings Account

Caring for your elderly loved one can be really costly. The good news is, your loved one can cut the costs of senior care in the future by investing in 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, individual retirement accounts, and more. But did you know that you can save money by applying for a health and savings account? It has not one, but three separate tax benefits your loved one can enjoy. Find out more about it here.

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7 Easy Chair Exercises For Seniors

As we age, staying physically fit and healthy is much more important. It contributes a lot to improving quality of life and promoting independence in seniors. These simple yet effective chair exercises definitely help seniors achieve their fitness goals, increase flexibility, tone the muscles, and increase their range of motion.

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How Exercise Helps Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body is unable to respond properly to insulin, causing a rise of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. Regular physical exercise helps Diabetes and reduces the symptoms. When combined with proper nutrition, along with diabetes medications, Diabetics can really help control and possibly recover from the disease. Encouraging your elderly …

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4 Types of Exercises for Seniors that Everyone Can Use

Whether you’re 10 or you’re 92, regular physical exercise plays an important role in living a long and healthy life. As we age, our bodies may be may be prone to develop different health issues, such as Obesity Diabetes High blood pressure, and h Heart disease Exercise helps combat these issues and prevent them from …

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A Groundbreaking Discovery for Alzheimer’s Treatment [Infographic]

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is neurological disorder that causes memory loss and cognitive decline. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Every 66 seconds, someone in the US develops the disease. Current Alzheimer’s treatment consists of treating the symptoms rather …

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5 Tips for Cleaning Your Parent’s Home (After Moving Into An Assisted Living Facility)

When moving into a new residence, people of retirement age are generally downsizing – sending clothes to charities, getting rid of unused appliances – basically donate, sell, or throw away the things that aren’t of use and no longer needed. However, downsizing can take a toll on your elderly loved one. Read about the 5 tips that can help make this transition easier for everyone.

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Finding the Best Arizona Assisted Living Solution – From People Who Have ‘Been There’

The best Arizona assisted living solution is different for everyone and every family. “I just feel so overwhelmed” That’s what we hear from many families. Families who are taking care of an elderly parent, spouse or relative. As if just being there for a loved one wasn’t enough. Now you may also have to be …

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12 Ways to Support Senior Veterans

The reason Americans proudly declare that America is ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’ is because of a special set of people who bravely fought for the country we all enjoy. Many service members dedicated their lives to fight for the nation’s freedom. Whether a veteran is a family member, an acquaintance, or a total stranger – any form of …

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Review of MusicGlove for Stroke Victims

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the US. It also kills more than 130,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 700,000 people suffer from a stroke per year or about one person every four seconds. Through the advancement of technology, there are numerous treatments that help stroke survivors regain their lost abilities. The only drawback …

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Personal Chef to Go: Fresh Meals Delivered to You

When it comes to malnutrition, seniors are the most vulnerable. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, one out of four American seniors suffer from poor nutrition. 80% of people aged 65 years old and older are stricken with chronic conditions that can be worsened by an unhealthy diet.   An older adult who lives alone …

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3 Best Ways for Seniors to Sharpen Their Minds

Many seniors are understandably anxious about the prospect of dealing with cognitive decline, and especially serious conditions such as incurable dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are ways to slow the process of some forms of cognitive decline. The strategies listed below fall into three broad areas: diet and exercise, human interaction, and mental stimulation. These …

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5 Widespread Myths People Harbor About Hospice

Our homes work with several top-notch Hospice companies. One of our favorites is Hospice of the West. The Chief Administrative Officer for Hospice of the West was gracious enough to write a blog post explaining some common misconceptions people have of Hospice. The importance of hospice can be challenging to describe unless one has experienced …

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Our Best Description of Memory Care

The reality is that memory loss is not a new phenomena, even though Alzheimer’s disease and general dementia are often in today’s headlines. In 1906, a woman passed away from ‘an unusual mental illness’. Her symptoms included memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior. Her doctor was Dr. Alzheimer. Memory care homes are widely available for …

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The Importance of Managing Stress for Seniors

In recent years, doctors and researchers have started to better understand how stress impacts the body. Ongoing stress can be bad for your mental and physical health, resulting in conditions like anxiety, depression and heart problems. Even after retirement, seniors aren’t immune from the effects of stress. Life changes and worrying about health and finances …

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