Category Archives: For the Family

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Seniors

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Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 every year. It’s usually a reminder to celebrate the love in our lives, whether that’s your spouse, family members or friends.

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Protecting Seniors from Pneumonia

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As the days pass and the days get colder, discussions surrounding staying healthy usually focus around trying to prevent the flu. While that’s important, it’s also very important to discuss pneumonia as another infection that is highly common among seniors.

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Important Conversations to Have with Your Senior Parents Over the Holidays

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The holidays are times for friends and family to gather around and spend some quality time together. While some family members have seen each other just a few days ago, many relatives haven’t seen each other in weeks or months.

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Tips for Making the Holiday Season Special in Senior Living

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year for seniors in assisted living care, particularly those whose families don’t live close enough to make an easy visit. If someone doesn’t feel they can fully participate in the festivities—whether due to distance or due to personal limitations—it can be easy to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. Vista Prairie Communities does a lot throughout the holidays to help seniors feel engaged in the holiday spirit by making it easy to celebrate with families and staff. There are also many things you can do to make your senior’s holiday season special, no matter if you leave near or far. Continue reading “Tips for Making the Holiday Season Special in Senior Living” »

Questions to Ask When Starting Your Senior Housing Search

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As you start to think about moving into a senior living community, or if you are assisting a loved one with their next steps, it’s important to establish what they’re looking for and what is most important to them.

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