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Brain Games for Adults Using Only Your Hands

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia break down the connections within a person’s brain. In order to slow down or even prevent dementia, a person must keep those connections strong. Many people have heard that challenging your brain by doing things like crossword puzzles or Sudoku are good ways to give your brain a workout. …

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Caregiver Burnout – 7 Ways to Avoid Destroying Your Health

 Many people who come to our assisted living homes suffer from caregiver burnout. They try to take care of their mom or dad at home while still managing their own busy lives. A lot of these people fall into the ‘sandwich generation’. They have to take care of an aging parent while at the same …

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There is No Single Obesity Treatment

We know our seniors are some of the highest risk individuals for the Coronavirus. Now It’s looking like obesity may be the second-highest risk factor. Although many people are saying obesity is particularly risky in the younger population, combining the two top risk factors is a recipe for a very bad outcome. That’s why it’s …

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Family Solutions to Tough Issues

Everyone dreads the tough talks. In business they sometimes call them “Crucial Conversations”. The reason business calls these conversations “Crucial” is because they are often the most productive. They turn family issues into family solutions. Even though they are the toughest conversations to have. Here are some tips we have found work for families with …

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Gratitude – A Secret Weapon Against the Coronavirus!

Among the many remedies and prevention strategies you hear every day for ‘the virus’, you’ll hardly ever hear people talk about gratitude. That’s a real shame. Gratitude can really contribute to your health. And by health, I mean both physical AND psychological. What do I mean by Gratitude? It’s simple. Be thankful for all the …

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Ever Hear of Chronobiology? It’s About Time You Did

Me neither. Until recently. When I did hear about it, I liked what I heard. Especially when we’re talking about care for the elderly. Chronobiology seems kind of new. When I went to a dictionary website, here’s what I found for a definition: “The science or study of the effect of time, especially rhythms, on …

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9 Easy Ways to Maximize the Value of a Telemedicine Visit

During this pandemic, many doctors are switching over to a telemedicine visit.  That’s a fancy way of saying a video call between a doctor and a patient. Although there are many good clinics in Goodyear and Surprise, AZ, doctors want to be safe around elderly patients. Many doctor’s offices are closed or restricted from seeing patients …

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Avoiding Depression in the Elderly During Hard Times

Depression in the elderly is already a much more common occurrence than the rest of the population. Hard economic times just make it worse. There are stories all over the place of misery and tragedy. Avoiding depression is much easier during the good times. You really have to work at it during the hard times. Besides …

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Online Grocery Shopping for the Elderly

Online grocery shopping has suddenly become very popular. Why? One of the riskiest places for elderly people to catch the Coronavirus is a trip to the grocery store. There are lots of potential carriers there. Many carts are not wiped down. It’s difficult to maintain your distance from everyone. And have you seen those websites …

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Sanitizing Groceries – Should you Even Try?

With all these “Stay at Home” or “Shelter in Place” orders it becomes easy to think that everything outside your home potentially has the Coronavirus.  Therefore everything that comes into your home, including groceries, is potentially a problem, right? Many people may think sanitizing groceries is a good idea. It really helps to NOT have …

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The Coronavirus Pandemic’s 2 Most Reliable Sources for the Latest Information

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is all everyone is talking about these days. With good reason. This pandemic is affecting the entire world’s population. People don’t know what to do or where to turn. They’re worried about their families. They’re worried about their jobs. They’re just worried. They need to know what is going on. Everyone is …

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Drug Side Effects – How to Protect Your Elderly Parent

(Note: A lot of the information in this post about drug side effects comes from a book we highly recommend. Robert Derlet, MD and Joseph Cohen, MD wrote  BoomER: Emergency Room Survival Guide for Baby Boomers and Older Folks. BoomER helps families take charge of the health of their elderly relatives. They learn why they …

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Our Nutrition and Health Program for Seniors Kicks Off [Video]

We are proud to announce that we just hired two PhD Nutritionists to train our caregivers in nutrition and health for seniors. They will be working with our caregivers over the next several months. They will show our caregivers how to prepare very healthy meals for our residents. At a Paradise for Parents we consider …

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9 (Unusual) Nutrient Dense Foods for Older Adults

We see many residents come into our assisted living homes with chronic health conditions. They have lists of medications prescribed by their doctors that help treat these conditions. Yet many of them have no recommendations for diet. We believe a diet full of nutrient dense foods will also help. Many of those chronic conditions are …

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Juicing for Seniors: 28 Days to the End of Chronic Diseases? [Video]

Generally, it’s pretty tough to convince people to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Sure, they will eat a little side salad. Or a banana in the morning. Or an apple and other fruits here and there. With seniors it’s particularly tough. As we age, we lose some of our appetite. Older people have the …

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A Testimonial for Our Goodyear and Surprise Assisted Living Homes

Recently one of our families gave us this testimonial. It was for one of our Surprise assisted living homes. I just wanted to highlight it for several reasons. The testimonial embodied what we are trying to achieve with all our Goodyear and Surprise assisted living homes. “A Paradise for Parents Banff Ln is an outstanding …

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Taking care of an aging parent can be overwhelming

A Solution for ‘Sandwich Generation Overwhelm’ – GTD!

We see a lot of families come to our assisted living homes experiencing ‘Sandwich Generation Overwhelm’. They are caught between taking care of elderly parents and growing children at the same time. Did I mention that most of the families we see are also working full time? For many people, the burden becomes too much. …

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How to Make the Senior Living Transition Stress-Free

  Many seniors have a tough time moving into retirement homes or making the senior living transition. We all want them to make the change as smooth as possible. Moving into a senior living home is a huge step in life, and one that doesn’t come without its own stress and headaches. There is a …

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5 Scary Facts about Consuming Processed Food

When was the last time you had an entirely wholesome meal? No canned food, no prepackaged products, and purely from farm-to-table ingredients? An average American consumes mostly processed foods – or foods that are made with synthetic chemicals, GMOs, salt, and other ingredients that aren’t beneficial for you. In fact, a study published in 2017 …

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Learn about all the organizations that offer Senior Benefits around Surprise and Goodyear Arizona

18 Helpful Senior Resources Around Surprise and Goodyear

The senior industry around Surprise and Goodyear Arizona is growing. With that growth comes many helpful senior resources. Many of the resources are provided for free. Local businesses, national non-profits and governmental agencies all offer many of these senior resources. At little to no cost to the senior. Unfortunately, many families don’t know about these …

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6 Delicious Senior Meal Delivery Services Near Surprise & Goodyear

As we age our ability to get around decreases. Many elderly people find it more and more difficult to make food in their home or ear out in a restaurant. That’s where senior meal delivery businesses come in. We are blessed in the Surprise and Goodyear, Arizona area to have a wide choice of senior …

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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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Lots of activities in Senior Centers around Surprise

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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Caregivers, Neighbors and residents all turned out for our Easter Egg Hunts

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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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6 Hassle Saving Tips to Set Up a Power of Attorney

As we grow old and our health begins to decline, there may come a time when we won’t be able to effectively manage our personal and financial affairs. It pays to prepare for the worst and expect for the best. Getting a Power of Attorney will give you and your elderly loved one peace of mind knowing that their personal and financial affairs will be taken care of.

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Here at a Paradise for Parents, we concentrate on improving the health of our residents. We have four assisted living homes, three right off Greenway road in Surprise, AZ and one in Goodyear, AZ.

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PO Box 7521
Surprise, AZ 85374
(623) 295-9890
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