Entries by The Reutlinger

Keeping Active in Winter Months Essential to Senior Health

By Carla Adamic, The Reutlinger           Staying active, both mentally and physically, is important for seniors. However, as the cooler, shorter days of winter begin, keeping active may become challenging for some. But seniors who have creative minds can keep busy no matter what the weather.   After the heat of […]

Sundowning: What it is, What you can do

It is estimated that 1 in 5 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will exhibit symptoms of “Sundowning,” a psychological condition in people with cognitive impairment that is characterized by anxiety, restlessness, confusion and other behaviors. The term Sundowning is used because the symptoms often begin in the evening, as the sun is setting. Sundowning […]

The healing power of beauty through artistic expression in the elderly

Learning, creativity, and self-expression are joys that can be pursued throughout a lifetime. Although aging may place some limitations on these pursuits, an assisted living community that provides the opportunity and guidance for creativity can truly enrich the aging experience. Instructional programs in music, dance, poetry, writing, and art give participants broadened opportunities for socialization […]

Consider services, programs, and enhanced care when choosing an assisted living community

When selecting an assisted living facility for yourself or a loved one, there are many factors to consider, some of which can be evaluated during a personal tour. Is the facility clean and orderly? Are residents engaged in activities? Does staff provide assistance, if necessary, with daily needs such as medication management, bathing, and dressing? […]

September 13 -19 is National Assisted Living Week!

With the percentage of the U.S. population over age 65 steadily increasing, specialized residences and health care must be available for the growing and varied needs of seniors. Residences offering appropriate levels of care based on an individual’s need are often the solution. Here are various senior living options: Assisted Living is for seniors who […]