New Tool Aims to Simplify Finding Senior Care

Can technology assist in the search for quality senior care? Apps such as Seniorly simplify the process by making it easy to book a short-term stay in an assisted living community.

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/09/12/new-tool-aims-to-simplify-finding-senior-care/

Walnuts: An Incredibly Healthy Snack

Shown by studies to ward off diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s, seniors and younger adults alike can benefit from this very healthy snack!

“It isn’t every day that research results in such simple advice–eating a handful of walnuts daily as a snack, or as a part of a meal, can help improve your cognitive health.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/676bc07d77386f739b705f40ddc3e720.htm

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4 Ways Video Games Are Good For You

Pass the controller to Grandma! Studies have shown video games stimulate the minds of seniors and can improve their overall health and longevity. Better cognitive function, memory, and balance are just a few benefits of playing video games for older adults.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/can-video-games-keep-you-vital.aspx

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Volunteer to Help the Elderly

Celebrate the holiday season by giving back–start helping seniors in your community today! There are many opportunities to volunteer to make a difference in the lives of elderly in cities near you.

http://www.seniorcare.com/featured/volunteer-to-help-the-elderly

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St. Peters Memory Care Grand Opening!

The Javelin Group is pleased to announce the opening of The Villages of St. Peters Memory Care in St. Louis, MO!

We celebrated this Oct. 8 with a Cardinals-themed event, complete with baseball paraphernalia, a live swing band, and even Fredbird himself:

With your help, we are proud and thankful to have been able to play a part in raising $55,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. A huge thank you to all who joined us for this occasion!

 

The 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Seniors are particularly at risk of developing certain infections that can be hard to recognize and dangerous if untreated. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of these conditions is the first step toward keeping our seniors healthy!

As one of our clients recently learned, probiotics can also help prevent C. diff and other gastrointestinal infections.

http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2013-10-22-common-elderly-infections/

What to Ask and Look for When Touring a Senior Living Facility

Knowing how to evaluate a senior living community can be challenging. These tips on questions to ask and areas to explore during a tour of a facility can help you find the right fit for you or your loved one.

http://www.seniorlifestyle.com/ask-look-touring-senior-living-community/

 

What Our 42 Million Working Caregivers Need Most

When a person takes on the role of a caregiver, it can be very difficult juggling the responsibilities of a career and caring for their loved one. However, there are a number of options the working caregiver can turn to for support.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/12/02/what-our-42-million-working-caregivers-need-most/