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Tips for Seeking Spiritual Wellness – And How a Christian Care Community Can Help

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Spirituality & Wellness: The Benefits of a Christian Care Community

A person’s spiritual life is often a source of comfort, hope and compassion. For seniors, spirituality and religious practices become beloved traditions and provide purpose and meaning in their lives. Whether one’s spirituality stems from a traditional religion or takes shape as a personal inner journey, most people believe that tending to the spirit is a vital part of overall wellness. “While we welcome residents of all backgrounds and beliefs, the Christian values Village Manor was founded on have determined the kind of environment we create and the way we serve seniors,” shares Heather O’Banion, Executive Director of Village Manor, a Christian Care Community in Bowling Green, KY. “Faith and spirituality are important to so many of our residents. They are living proof of the power that the spirit has to influence a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle. We do everything we can to honor our residents’ spiritual needs and traditions.” The…
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Tips for Understanding the Best Friends™ Approach to Care at Bridgepointe at Village Manor

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The Value of the Best Friends™ Approach at Bridgepointe at Village Manor

For many seniors faced with the need to move to an assisted living community, the fear of losing their identity is one of many reasons they choose to remain at home longer than they should. No one wants to be treated like just another number, especially seniors who deserve a comfortable and meaningful lifestyle. “At Bridgepointe at Village Manor, we understand that generic, one-size-fits-all senior care doesn’t cut it for families who want what’s best for their older loved ones,” shares Heather O’Banion, Executive Director at the continuing care retirement community in Bowling Green, KY. “That’s why we implement the Best Friends™ Approach to care, a model that focuses on personal relationships. Originally developed for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementias, the Best Friends™ Approach allows us to provide individualized attention and services – benefits that we believe all of our assisted living, assisted senior care and…
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Tips for Recognizing Heat Stress and Heat Stroke

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Summer Safety: Recognizing Heat Stress and Heat Stroke

Summer is a great time to be outside, get fresh air and enjoy the warm weather. But seniors should be aware that the summer heat can be dangerous if they don’t take necessary precautions. If caregivers don’t know the signs, their loved ones could suffer from heat stress or heat stroke. “Everyone needs to be educated on summer safety,” says Heather O’Banion, Executive Director of Village Manor, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Bowling Green, KY. “Staying safe, noticing the symptoms and reacting quickly if heat stress or stroke do occur are essential things for caregivers and seniors to know in the summer.” Why the Elderly Are More Susceptible to Heat: Medication. Some medications, like those that reduce sweating, can make the elderly prone to getting sick in the summer. Illness. Some illnesses like heart diseases and issues with blood circulation make it unsafe for the elderly to be out…
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Tips for Staying Connected When Your Loved One’s Communication Changes

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How to Stay Connected to Your Loved One When Communication Changes

Communication is a critical part of our interactions with those around us. It’s how we exchange thoughts, express needs and nurture relationships. When communication doesn’t come easily, we often feel disconnected from those we love. For those living with progressive Alzheimer’s disease, the ability to communicate easily diminishes as time goes on. The degeneration of the brain not only affects the person’s memory, but also their ability to form words, think clearly, follow conversations or understand what others say to them. As frustrating as these symptoms may be for the individual, it can be just as difficult for their loved ones. If your loved one’s Alzheimer’s is keeping you from feeling connected to each other, it’s important that you educate yourself about the disease and how it affects communication. According to Heather O’Banion, Executive Director at Village Manor in Bowling Green, KY, “Realizing what your loved one might be feeling,…
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