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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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Family Caregiver Week: Honoring Caregivers at Home

As a team of caregivers, we know caring for an aging family member can be difficult and stressful. On this special Family Caregiver Week, we want to take time to celebrate these individuals and share their stories. This year, we asked a few of our residents’ loved ones, and previous caregivers, what it means to […]

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Chocolate in the Morning

Love may look and feel a bit different for those with loved ones struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone shows their love in different ways. One of our family members began writing about his wife’s journey with Alzheimer’s a few years ago where he imagines the world through her eyes. He has been gracious […]

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5 Tips for Long Term Care Planning Month

Oftentimes seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care. Consequently, the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family member. Planning in advance can be an incredible gift to your family. Talk to them about any concerns you may have about senior living and what […]

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Signs Your Loved One May Need Additional Support

You just returned from a visit with mom and are finding yourself wondering, Is Mom really safe living alone? Will she be able to keep up with the house? Should we start talking about senior living? We want you to know you aren’t alone and that we’re here to help you navigate these concerns. Here […]

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Staying Home: Tips for Home Improvement

The golden years of retirement should be a time of relaxation where one can enjoy doing what they love most in the comfort of their home. The truth is, however, there are often physical struggles that get in the way of this. For instance, one might find it harder to move around the house with […]

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10 Tips for a Safe Summer

Take a look at the forecast for the summer, and you’ll see that most days are projected to be well over 90 degrees. According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 40% of heat related fatalities in the United States from 2004-2018 were among individuals 65 years or older. As we age, our bodies become […]

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Taking the Reins of Your Retirement

Join us on June 29th at 3pm for this free presentation by Hook Law Center on how to prepare for senior living. RSVP by emailing Marketing@commonwealthsl.com. You likely began saving for retirement early in your career and made sure there was a plan in place for your kids’ college expenses. You are the kind of […]

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Coping Techniques for Caregivers

Join us virtually on Thursday, May 27th at 4:00pm. RSVP today by emailing Marketing@CommonwealthSL.com  There’s no getting around it. Caring for an aging family member can be difficult and stressful. Their care, health, safety and happiness of your loved one all rests on your shoulders, and sometimes that responsibility can be overwhelming. The last year, […]

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The Loneliness Solution

April 30th at 2pm, we will be meeting virtually to discuss the connection between aging, isolation, and depression. During the past year of stay-at-home orders and social distancing protocols, many of us felt the sting and side effects of isolation. As our loved ones get older, they are more likely to live alone or spend […]

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