Lifting Spirits and Lots of Weight

Lifting Spirits—and Lots of Weight A champion weightlifter in his 80s and what it tells us about physical health and aging Paul McCuistion is direct and matter of fact about most things, especially weightlifting and aging. So when you ask the 84-year-old how, in the space of just a single year, he went from having […]

Choosing the Right Senior Memory Care

Three seniors researching on the computer. Choosing the right senior memory care

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SENIOR MEMORY CARE A simple guide to senior memory care centers. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are a progressive journey. Here’s an introduction to the support available, from memory care at home to senior memory care facilities near you. Where can my loved one receive memory care? That includes: At home […]

Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, and Senior Homes: What’s the Difference?

Elderly woman and man in swimming pool. Learn about the difference between nursing homes, senior homes, and retirement homes.

NURSING HOMES, RETIREMENT HOMES, AND SENIOR HOMES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? FAQs about various retirement communities, skilled nursing care, and more.  Different senior communities offer different experiences and services for residents. Here’s a guide to each type, from retirement homes to senior independent living to skilled nursing homes. What all senior living has in common: Accessibility […]

Finding the Right Alzheimer’s Care Near Me

Senior Alzheimer's care patient with her son. Dementia care, memory care, Pavilion at the Masonic Homes

FINDING THE RIGHT ALZHEIMER’S CARE NEAR ME A checklist to help you find the best Alzheimer’s and memory care in your area. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, navigating their health care decisions can be overwhelming. Here’s a checklist to get you started, from in-home Alzheimer’s care to specialized memory care facilities near you. 1. […]

Dementia Care for Elderly Patients

Elderly dementia care patient with family

DEMENTIA CARE FOR ELDERLY PATIENTS Specialized memory care services offer safety, comfort and meaning. Elderly patients with dementia need special support. In-home dementia care, day care, and memory care facilities can help. What is dementia care, and how does it help elderly patients? Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect some 5.8 million Americans today, […]

The Ins and Outs of Assisted Living

Nurse with senior resident at Assisted Living community, from the Pavilion at the Masonic Homes in California

The Ins and Outs of Assisted Living An introduction to assisted living facilities and assisted living home care.  If your loved one needs help with certain day-to-day activities, assisted living may be right for them. How do you know when it’s time to switch from in-home care to an assisted living facility? What if your […]

Geriatrics and Geriatric Care, Explained

Senior receiving geriatric care from nurse on couch

GERIATRICS AND GERIATRIC CARE, EXPLAINED Why and where to turn to geriatrics specialty care Did you know there’s an entire branch of medicine dedicated to older adults? Learn why geriatric care is so important for elderly patients, and where to find it — from geriatrics home health care to senior living communities. What is geriatric […]

The Value of Lifelong Learning and Staying Curious for Mental Health

LIFELONG LEARNING AND THE VALUE OF STAYING CURIOUS FOR MENTAL HEALTH Curiosity is a natural part of human development. It is how children learn and grow and it helps us continue to thrive throughout our lives. People who stay curious tend to have more appreciation of novelty and a strong desire to explore, discover, and […]

Meditation is Best in Nature

Meditation in Nature for seniors

Meditation is Best in Nature Researchers have uncovered an abundance of research on the health benefits of meditation, particularly for seniors. When you practice meditation in nature, you gain even more benefits. They include are reduced blood pressure and heart rate, less muscle tension, and a decrease in the production of stress hormones. Staff at […]