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Live Joyfully is a blog that shares wisdoms collected over Winter Growth’s 40+ years of supporting older adults in living lives filled with joy and purpose. Knowing that caring for someone you love can too often be isolating, this support has always also extended to families – offering warm reassurance, expert advice, and even a hug or two when needed. Be sure to Subscribe to receive notifications of new posts.  You can also Comment to share your thoughts and questions.

Memory Care

Winter Growth’s Memory Care community offers an affordable quality of life alternative to larger, more expensive facilities or shared rooms in small group homes. Private bedrooms are now available for move-in with NO Entrance Fees or other add-on costs.

Welcome to Our Blog Page

Live Joyfully is a blog that shares wisdoms collected over Winter Growth’s 40+ years of supporting older adults in living lives filled with joy and purpose. Knowing that caring for someone you love can too often be isolating, this support has always also extended to families – offering warm reassurance, expert advice, and even a hug or two when needed. Be sure to Subscribe to receive notifications of new posts.  You can also Comment to share your thoughts and questions.

Memory Care

Winter Growth’s Memory Care community offers an affordable quality of life alternative to larger, more expensive facilities or shared rooms in small group homes. Private bedrooms are now available for move-in with NO Entrance Fees or other add-on costs.

Welcome to Our Blog Page

Live Joyfully is a blog that shares wisdoms collected over Winter Growth’s 40+ years of supporting older adults in living lives filled with joy and purpose. Knowing that caring for someone you love can too often be isolating, this support has always also extended to families – offering warm reassurance, expert advice, and even a hug or two when needed. Be sure to Subscribe to receive notifications of new posts.  You can also Comment to share your thoughts and questions.

Memory Care

Winter Growth’s Memory Care community offers an affordable quality of life alternative to larger, more expensive facilities or shared rooms in small group homes. Private bedrooms are now available for move-in with NO Entrance Fees or other add-on costs.

01 Sep: The Healing Power of Pets

While science doesn’t have all the answers, hundreds of research articles published on the benefits of pet therapy point to the conclusion that it positively impacts quality of life for many people living with dementia.

01 Aug: a caregiver’s guide to preparing for weather emergencies

Whether it’s a hurricane, flooding, or any other natural disaster, there are steps you can take to ensure that you and your loved one with dementia can safely weather the storm. As always, it starts with being prepared.

01 Jul: NAVIGATING LIFE AS A CAREGIVER

It happened; you are now a caregiver. It’s okay. Breathe. You are not alone, this path has been walked before, and you will learn to navigate the new space you are in.

01 Jun: Tips for Traveling with a Loved one who has dementia

Summertime is travel time for many families. Vacations, family reunions, a nice drive for fresh air – so many options for enjoying the outdoors and making memories. But, what if you are caring for someone living with dementia? You can take the trip with your loved one, with just a bit of planning.

01 May: PARLAYING COLLEGE SEARCH EXPERIENCE INTO YOUR ASSISTED LIVING SEARCH

Remember searching for a college for yourself or your child? Searching for a college and searching for an assisted living option for your loved one can be quite similar!

01 Apr: DISCOVER WAYS TO ENJOY THE WARMER WEATHER WITH YOUR LOVED ONE

The spring season has arrived and with it comes more sunshine and warmer days. This creates the perfect opportunity for one to explore outdoor spaces that both you and your loved one will enjoy!

01 Mar: Caregiving for Multiple Generations

As an adult, it is likely that at some point you will be a caregiver of your child or of your parent. But what if they coincide at the same time? Welcome to the Sandwich Generation.

01 Feb: Recognize and Manage Seasonal Depression

Winter is here… and with it comes less sunlight and cold, dreary weather. During the winter many of us may experience a sadness that results from a lack of sunshine or the end of the holidays; when these blues persist, however, these “low” feelings can become a problem.

01 Jan: Winter Safety for Our Aging Loved Ones

As the year comes to a close, the winter months arrive… bringing lower temperatures, and higher risks. These risks affect everyone, but especially older adults. As we go about our daily lives this winter, there are some important things to keep in mind.

01 Dec: Thoughtful Gifts for the Holidays

The pandemic has affected our loved ones in so many ways; this year for the holidays, give gifts that offer a bit of extra comfort and enjoyment. With a little creativity, you can find ways to include your loved ones in festivities or start new traditions to remind them that they are loved.

01 Nov: What to Look for When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

While many seniors and caregivers embrace the idea of “aging in place”, assisted living offers many benefits that aren’t available to those who remain in their homes.

01 Oct: When Assisted Living is the Right Choice

While many seniors and caregivers embrace the idea of “aging in place”, assisted living offers many benefits that aren’t available to those who remain in their homes.

01 Sep: Tips for Visiting with a Memory-Impaired Person

If memory loss makes conversations difficult, there are many strategies and activities that you can incorporate into your visit to facilitate a fun and meaningful time together.

01 Aug: Tips for Conversations with a Memory-Impaired Person

Talking with a memory-impaired person can be difficult. Here are some easy tips to help you enjoy a great conversation.

01 Jul: Dining Out When a Loved One Has Dementia

Dining out doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience when your loved one has dementia; with careful planning, everyone can enjoy a relaxing time.

01 Jun: The Importance of Sleep

We all spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. That’s a lot of time and it goes to excellent use! Research shows that quality sleep is important for everyone. Sleep not only helps our bodies to rest and rejuvenate, but it also enables our brains to better learn and remember.

15 May: Agency vs. Independent Hire In-Home Care

There are two types of in-home health care providers: companion caregivers and home health caregivers. The cost of hiring either type will depend on your location and the level of care needed.

01 May: Benefits of Adult Medical Day Care

Adult Day Care programs provide a safe, friendly environment that promotes cognitive stimulation, physical activity, and social interaction.

15 Apr: Care Options for Aging Loved Ones

When your loved one clearly needs help, you have several different options to consider – including Day Programs, In-Home Care, and Assisted Living.

01 Apr: Overcoming Objections to In-Home Help

Many older adults refuse to admit they need help, despite struggling with everyday activities. Here are some strategies for overcoming this resistance.

15 Mar: Knowing When Help Is Needed

How do you know when your aging loved one needs help? One way to answer this question is to pre-plan.

01 Mar: The Value of Routines

Having a routine is especially important for seniors as they begin to lose control over their physical and cognitive abilities.

15 Feb: Aging and Fall Prevention

Fall don’t have to be an inevitable part of aging! There are some simple ways for you and your loved ones to prevent them.

01 Feb: Hydration in the Elderly

As people age, their risk for dehydration increases. Making hydration fun can reduce this risk.

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