Seniors should work on their endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to gain the greatest benefits of exercise. From yoga, walking, tai chi, and more, simple movements can have dramatic effects on your loved one’s mental and physical well-being. […]
Heart Healthy Foods for Seniors
A well-balanced diet of heart-healthy foods may reduce your risk of heart disease and help prevent other cardiac-related illnesses. […]
Meet the Staff: Villa De Anza Chef, Bill
If you’re looking for a chef who puts his heart and soul into every meal and cares about the nutritional needs of his patrons, look no further than Bill at Villa De Anza in Riverside. […]
What is Senior Living?
You’ve lived independently for most of your life. But as you age, this can change, and a move to a senior living community may become beneficial. In senior living, older adults receive levels of care based on their needs and personalized lifestyle options, such as assisted living and respite care. Transitioning to senior living can […]
When Is It Time for Assisted Living?
Having trouble with daily living, declining mental health or physical condition, poor hygiene and diet, or financial problems are all signs that it may be time for a move to assisted living. Even with obvious signs, this can be a complicated conversation to have with your loved one. Not all seniors are receptive to needing […]
How Respite Care Benefits Seniors
Caring for an aging loved one is meaningful, rewarding, and honorable work. But, it can sometimes be exhausting and overwhelming, especially if you have other responsibilities, like a job, a home, a spouse, or children. Acting as the primary caregiver usually begins with minor tasks but can quickly escalate into a full-time commitment. Long-term caregivers […]
When to Move From Independent Living to Assisted Living
The independent lifestyle may offer many older adults freedom and allow for more control over one’s environment. While independent living has many benefits, what happens when your health and physical ability starts to decline? Assisted living can help you maintain as much independence as possible and ensure you get specialized care and services to meet […]
Limited Mobility Exercises for Seniors
A common struggle that comes with age is the ability to stay active, which is a significant reason why it’s so important to consider a senior community that will assist in a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, staying active becomes even more difficult if an older person experiences limited mobility as they age or due to injuries. […]
What Qualifies Someone For Assisted Living?
If you’ve noticed a loved one asking for assistance more frequently, or being unable to live independently, assisted living may be an option. However, it’s essential to understand who benefits from being in an assisted living community and the qualifications for someone to live in one. From age to required care levels, it’s challenging to […]
How to Talk to Parents About Moving into Assisted Living
Age happens to all of us. And with it often comes the declining ability to take care of ourselves. When this happens to senior parents, a loving, adult child usually steps up to take on the responsibility of caring for their aging parent. Eventually, balancing caring for a parent and working full-time or living your […]