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Preparing for Winter Storms: Tips for Staying Safe

Over the past couple years, the mid-Atlantic region has experienced record-breaking winter months. If you look at the remainder of the winter in 2023, the forecast is showing a few snowy and cold days in our future. While staying in for a snow day can be cozy, it’s important to be prepared for the impact […]

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Flu and COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Company Update: January 27, 2023 3:00PM Dear Residents, Families, and Associates, During the past week we have had several new cases of COVID-19 at a few of our communities. In these cases, community specific letters have been distributed with the applicable information. Our company COVID leadership team has been carefully reviewing the trends in both […]

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Getting Ready for Your Golden Years: Plan Now, Enjoy Later

Everyone wants to enjoy the golden years of their dreams. We spend the majority of our lives working and saving to ensure our retirement years will be comfortable. Unfortunately, most people don’t plan to need supportive care until later in life. Without a plan in place, what happens if someone has a health emergency or […]

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Getting Everyone to the Table: Discussions About Senior Living

In the past, we’ve discussed clutter clues that might indicate that a senior loved one is struggling to maintain the demands of a single family home. So: what next? If you noticed any of these safety warning signs over the holiday season, how do you approach your loved one about your concerns? How might you […]

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Starting the Conversation

It’s official. The holidays are over. The hustle and bustle of presents and loved ones visiting has come to an end, and now is the time to get back to our regular routines. Many families saw loved ones after months and months apart due to the pandemic. Even socially distanced visits may reveal issues. It […]

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Back from Visiting Mom and Dad?

Oftentimes visiting family over the holidays is a mixed bag of emotions. The hectic build up of getting everything together, packing, traveling, and the flurry of parties can be stressful. But at the same time it is wonderful to see everyone, reminisce, and catch up. Add to that, the potential concern about loved one’s safety […]

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How to Make the Holidays Meaningful

As we all prepare for the holidays, Commonwealth Senior Living is thinking about families – those we serve and those who we haven’t met yet. We know this time of year can be challenging in many ways. It can bring a unique kind of stress for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and […]

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for Caregivers

It’s likely as the holiday season rolls around that you’re experiencing emotional and physical stress as a spouse, partner, friend, or adult child caregiver. There are parties to plan, loved ones to see, and desserts to eat. It may not cross your mind as often as it should, but your health is an important part […]

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Should We Bring Mom or Dad Home from Their Community for the Holidays?

As we count down the days to Christmas, many families are asking themselves, “Should we go visit Mom or Dad at their community or bring them home for the day?” The answer isn’t always the same as every family’s situation is different. Our experts pose these questions to help you in your decision: Where would […]

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Safe at Home: 10 Signs Mom and Dad Need Help

Holiday gatherings in the family home provide moments of connection and memory-making. This time spent in your parent’s environment can also tell you a lot about how they are able to function from day to day. A visit after several months away can give you a snapshot of how well your loved one is able […]

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