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Exploring Hospice Care Options

Exploring Hospice Care Options

Navigating hospice care can be a daunting journey, especially when faced with the complexity of available services. Understanding hospice care becomes increasingly important when considering options for aging parents. In this blog, we'll explore the four types of...

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Embracing Hospice: A Family’s Point of View

Embracing Hospice: A Family’s Point of View

Not sure you are ready for Hospice? Let us take the fear out of the process. Step into a world of compassion with Weinstein Hospice. We’ll take the fear away by introducing you to our dedicated team and showing you how we support families. From expert medication...

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Introducing The Meyer and Roslyn Balser Tower

Introducing The Meyer and Roslyn Balser Tower

Jewish Tower to Be Renamed Upon Completion of Historic Renovation Jewish HomeLife will rename one of its HUD-subsidized independent living communities at a ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Currently known as The Jewish Tower, the 200 apartment high rise in Buckhead will...

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5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Move into Senior Living

5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Move into Senior Living

The decision to transition a loved one into senior living is a significant and often challenging choice. Age often brings changing medical needs, or a decline of pre-existing conditions. The right senior care solution (or combination of solutions) should help families...

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5 Ways Siblings Can Best Care for Aging Parents Together

5 Ways Siblings Can Best Care for Aging Parents Together

Caring for aging parents is a profound responsibility that often brings families together. However, it can also unearth complexities in sibling-to-sibling relationships as well as sibling-to-parent relationships, testing bonds and challenging dynamics. When multiple...

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Normal Aging vs. Memory Loss

Normal Aging vs. Memory Loss

As we age, we experience gradual changes to our mind and body. These changes may bring along physical and mental challenges that can increase our risk of developing diseases. According to the World Health Organization, each person should have the ability to live a...

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How to Know the Right Time to Move Into Memory Care

How to Know the Right Time to Move Into Memory Care

Moving a senior loved one into a memory care community is not a decision that can be made lightly. Often it takes careful consideration and conversations amongst family being that it can represent a major lifestyle change. Progressing medical conditions, especially...

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How to Talk to Your Parents About In-Home Care

How to Talk to Your Parents About In-Home Care

Introduction: As our loved ones age, their needs may change, and at times, they may require additional support and care. One viable option for seniors in need of assistance, especially those with memory care requirements, is in-home care. In-home care can mean...

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Sex and Seniors: The Benefits of Staying Active As We Age

Sex and Seniors: The Benefits of Staying Active As We Age

Intimacy, a sense of closeness, and emotional bonding is a natural desire for all humans. Emotional intimacy occurs when we share similar values with another person, while developing trust and feelings with them. Physical intimacy refers to actions like hugging,...

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Discussing Services for Seniors With Your Loved One

Discussing Services for Seniors With Your Loved One

From an early age, we learn that parents are the adults who we turn to for help, advice, attention, and care. As our families grow and age, these roles can reverse, and we can start to see our parents as the ones who need that same level of attention and care. Asking...

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Why Seniors Need Socialization

Why Seniors Need Socialization

According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly three in ten American seniors live alone. Independent living has its challenges, one of them being that seniors spend more time alone, which can greater impact their mental and physical health. In fact, loneliness...

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Caregiver Support Groups 2023

Berman Commons Hosts Free, In-Person Caregiver Support Groups Monthly (Revised 5/30/2023) Jewish HomeLife’s assisted living community, Berman Commons in Dunwoody, will begin holding Caregiver Support Groups each month, in person for the first time since the pandemic...

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5 Benefits of Socialization for Seniors at Any Age

5 Benefits of Socialization for Seniors at Any Age

5 Benefits of Socialization for Seniors  We all know regular socialization is important. Catching up with old friends, enjoying an activity with family, or trying a new hobby with like-minded people is a great way to boost your mood. But for seniors, it actually has...

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