A senior and staff member at an assisted living facility.

Why Is Involvement In Tasks Important For Seniors?

  Staying socially active is physically, mentally, and emotionally beneficial for seniors, whether that is gardening with friends, taking part in a book club, or enjoying an outing in the town. It is common knowledge that people who stay active are healthier and happier and there are many studies and research that back up this…

Happy seniors in a Nevada assisted living home.

How Can Senior Living Encourage Happy Aging?

The concept of happy aging has been studied for many years and all the results point to one thing, which is that having a positive outlook towards life can ensure your health as you age. Despite the nonidentical ways of finding one’s true happiness, a great way of fostering it is by retiring to a…

Happy seniors in a Las Vegas independent living home.

Assisted And Independent Living – Major Contrasts

When you start looking for different senior living options, you will understand that there are many confusing terms in the industry. Here, we will help you understand the contrasts between assisted living facilities and independent living facilities. Both of these are options providing housing and social opportunities for seniors but the similarities end there. Prior…

Two happy seniors in an assisted living home.

Recreational Therapy Activities For Seniors In Assisted Living Facilities

As per the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, recreation therapy can be defined as “a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.” In simple terms, a recreational therapist helps his patients…

Two seniors discussing Lewy Body Dementia in a Las Vegas assisted living home.

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia In Seniors 

Dementia is a term that is used to refer to a group of symptoms that can affect the movement, reasoning, and thought of a person. Usually observed among seniors, Lewy body dementia ranks third among the common causes for dementia after Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is caused by the buildup of…

A senior walking in assisted living.

The Importance of Vitamin D in Seniors

Vitamin C and B12 may be the prime ones that come to your mind when you think about essential micronutrients that seniors need. However, not many people realize that vitamin D is the powerhouse vitamin that older adults need to maintain their overall health. Below are some interesting facts about vitamin D that explain why…