Sunrise Senior Living is an American operator of assisted living and other houses for senior citizens. As of 2017 it operates over 315 assisted living facilities throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom., making it the fifth largest senior living provider in the U.S.

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  • Kitchens are often the heart of our homes. We gather there to prepare meals, sort mail, and enjoy a cup of morning coffee while reading the newspaper. The average family spends over 175 hours each month in the kitchen. Older adults are no exception, especially once they are retired and have more leisure time.Because of the amount of time spent in the kitchen, it’s important to make sure it is a sa...

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  • Spring is a great time to clean and de-clutter your house before the busy days of summer begin. If you are making plans to deep clean your home or help an older loved one tidy up theirs, make sure you add cleaning out the medicine cabinet to your list.Taking time to dispose of expired or no-longer-needed medications helps prevent medication mistakes, such as taking the wrong medicine or having one...

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  • April 15 is the start of National Volunteer Week. Sponsored every year by the Points of Light Foundation, it’s a week designated to recognize the contributions of volunteers to our society. Volunteers play an important role in many organizations, but research actually shows that older adults who volunteer receive just as many benefits as they give.Older volunteers enjoy better mental and physical ...

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  • The obesity rate in our country has reached epidemic status. In fact, health experts say the numbers are “astronomical.” As the number of people—young and old—who meet the clinical definition of obesity continues to climb, so too does the rate of heart disease. That’s no coincidence. What causes obesity? Researchers say there are two primary factors: lack of exercise and a poor diet. For many, t...

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  • Over the years, you and your parents have probably had a few awkward conversations. One particularly difficult topic is finances—and it’s a subject adult children often put off discussing with their parents. It can be an uncomfortable conversation, especially if you grew up in a family that didn’t talk about money very much. Helping a senior plan for the future, however, means gaining insight into...

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  • April 11 is National Pet Day! This is a day to recognize the role pets play in all of our lives. Furry, feathered, and finned friends offer companionship, emotional support, and health benefits ranging from lower rates of depression to reduced anxiety. Pet therapy has become a routine part of hospice programs, assisted living communities, and hospitals. The benefits of pet therapy, also known as ...

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  • Anyone who has been a family caregiver knows that it can be a very stressful role. While the rewards of caring for a loved one can be great, living with chronic stress often takes a serious toll on the caregiver’s personal health. Because the symptoms develop slowly over time, however, a caregiver might not recognize how stressed they really are. A few common symptoms of caregiver stress include i...

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  • Alzheimer’s causes unpredictable days, both for the person living with the disease and for those who love and care for them. In the morning, the senior might seem like themselves, but by evening, they may become agitated and anxious. This is an example of a behavioral expression, or a person’s way of indicating that they have an unmet need or desire. A grandparent might remember the grandchild an...

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  • Are there such things as anti-aging foods? Researchers say there just might be. The food choices you make may help you live a longer, healthier life. This is partly due to the natural physical changes we undergo as we age. Digestion often slows as we get older, making high-fiber foods more important. Another challenge is that the body doesn’t absorb vitamins and minerals like it used to, increasi...

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  • Retirement is a season of life when people typically have freedom to relax and enjoy themselves. It can be a time to travel, reconnect with favorite pastimes and hobbies, and pursue new interests and passions. For some people, one of those pastimes is golf. The health benefits associated with golf, sometimes referred to as “the game of a lifetime” since people of all ages can participate, range f...

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  • Digging in the dirt, planting your own herbs and vegetables, and nurturing flowers does so much more than beautify the yard. Gardening also nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. It boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and stress levels, and helps the gardener stay strong and limber. Aging does present undeniable physical changes, however, some of which can make gardening a little more ch...

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  • Seniors in the United States are finding themselves in hospital emergency rooms in greater numbers than ever before. Adults over the age of 75 now account for the majority of admissions to emergency departments. Falls alone make up 13.5 percent of hospital visits among seniors. Other top reasons older adults end up in the emergency room include pneumonia, adverse reactions to or negative side eff...

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  • Adult children and other family caregivers often ask for advice on how to build a strong relationship with a senior loved one’s physicians. They understand how important these relationships are to their family member’s well-being and hope to create trusting partnerships with each of them.Because physicians’ schedules are so busy, however, families aren’t sure what steps they can take to quickly de...

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  • Most people know how important physical activity is to aging well. While we might not always be successful, we try to set and stick with our fitness goals. What you may not know, however, is how vital it is to give our brain the daily workout that it needs to stay healthy, too. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds. But...

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  • When the time comes to consider senior living for your parent or loved one, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed with where to begin. With so many options available, it’s important to stay informed in order to make the decision that best meets your family’s desires and needs. While researching your senior living options on the Internet, over the phone, or in person, these questions may help you to de...

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  • When an adult child begins to notice changes in an aging parent’s mental or physical well-being, it can leave them worrying and wondering about what might be wrong. Most aren’t sure if what they are witnessing is the normal signs of advancing age or symptoms of something more serious, like Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It can be difficult to tell the difference. Some behaviors are reco...

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  • Journaling has become a popular pastime in recent years. From art journals to bullet journals, people are recognizing the health benefits of self-expression. Caregivers who make time to journal find it has the power to boost mood, improve problem-solving skills, reduce stress, and more.5 Ways Journaling Improves Health Lower stress: The very act of getting your thoughts and fears down on pape...

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  • The smallest room in the house can be one of the most dangerous for seniors. Every year, an estimated 235,000 people end up in the emergency room due to injuries caused by an accident in the bathroom. Older adults are more likely to suffer a serious injury than younger adults, and over 81 percent of injuries are caused by falls. What can you do to help a senior in your life avoid a mishap in the b...

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  • When a senior you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, creating a plan that meets their needs is important. Primary care doctors often suggest that families begin investigating memory care programs. But for many people, memory care is an unfamiliar term. We thought it would be helpful to explain what a memory care program is and how it differs from traditional a...

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  • Navigating the maze of senior care options can be confusing. The wide variety of choices gives families more options for a senior loved one’s care than ever before, but understanding the differences between them and which one might be the best fit can be overwhelming. We have a few suggestions on how to conduct your search so you feel confident that you are making an informed choice. 5 Tips to He...

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  • The ideal time to search for a senior living community is before the need becomes urgent. This gives you the time you need to tour several communities, ask questions, and make an informed choice. When a senior loved one has a sudden change in health or another type of emergency, however, you might need a short-term solution to keep your loved one safe while working on a long-term plan. In-home ca...

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  • Tax season can be tricky for anyone. For seniors and their families, one potential source of confusion is determining who can—and who can’t—deduct senior care expenses on their taxes. Some families aren’t even aware there is a tax deduction available, and others find the process too confusing to navigate. Families often ask if there is an easy way to figure out if they are eligible for a tax dedu...

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  • Family caregivers commonly make their senior loved one’s needs a high priority. Caring for the older adult’s health and well-being can consume a large part of a caregiver’s day. As the senior’s needs increase, caregivers may experience increasingly high levels of stress and often begin to neglect their own health.While putting the senior first is noble, it can cause the caregiver to suffer a healt...

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  • Sleep problems are a common difficulty among seniors. Some have trouble getting to sleep, while others say they just can’t stay asleep. Studies show these issues can be linked to a variety of health conditions ranging from diabetes to high blood pressure. However, sleep experts can have trouble determining if the senior’s health condition causes the sleep problems, or if the disrupted sleep cycle...

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  • Social workers are unsung heroes of senior care. They connect older adults with community resources that help them to safely maintain their best quality of life. Whether a senior needs medical, emotional, spiritual, or physical support, a social worker can often be found acting as a bridge between the older adult and the providers who can help. Social workers are unsung heroes of senior care. They...

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  • As the population of older adults in the United States continues to climb, so too does the interest in aging well. From fitness activities to heart health, we’ve tackled a variety of successful aging topics. One topic that is always worth examining is the potential relationship between diet and cognitive health.Older adults in Ikaria, Greece have some of the lowest rates of dementia in the world. ...

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  • Technology has changed how many people prepare their taxes. Computer programs that lead us through preparing and electronically filing our taxes are fairly inexpensive to purchase. The IRS website is easily accessible and provides the necessary forms for those who prefer to file manually. It all adds up to an easier tax season for most of us. There is, however, one notable risk: identity theft. ...

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  • Driving can be a sensitive subject for seniors and their adult children. Because driving is linked to independence, most of us are reluctant to give it up. However, aging brings some undeniable physical changes that can make driving more challenging. Because everyone ages differently, age alone can’t be the determining factor in when it is time for an older adult to give up their keys. The chall...

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