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Our moments of Joy

Blogs for seniors? Well here we are! Welcome to our blog for seniors. As our mission is to provide safe and joyful environments for seniors, we are constantly looking for ways to not only care for our seniors, but to bring delight to their daily lives. Our caregivers and associates constantly look for ways to share a Smile at Every Touchpoint™. Through our blog, we hope to share some of the many happy moments experienced in our communities.

How to Prevent Senior Falls

Paying attention to senior falls Senior falls are one of the reasons that makes relatives look for our services. The family's patient approach us to look for senior living solutions for their loved one is because they have had a fall, or several. Many times, the reason for these falls is unclear, but more often than not, they have [...]

Benefits of Having In-House Physical Therapy

Physical therapy for seniors Oftentimes, seniors are prescribed physical therapy after surgeries, illnesses, or simply as a way to keep their bodies moving and functional. Many senior care facilities bring in physical therapists to care for their residents, or have their residents visit a physical therapy facility. In other cases others facilities provide the services in-house, as is the [...]

Author: Michael Colasurdo

Michael Colasurdo Growing Up in the 50's and 60's Here we are presenting our recommended book. We found the author, Michael Colasurdo and he kindly share with us about his childhood and his written experiences as an author.  We are sure a lot of you have same memories of the 50's and 60's. Here is his letter to Insignia [...]

Hobbies for older adults

As we age, great things about growing old by Insignia Digital Becoming old and facing this stage tired and alone is one of life’s biggest fear, specially because lack of social interaction and low physical activity can affect a person in many different ways, including their health. Hobbies for older adults and Social interaction Let's talk about hobbies for [...]

Time for downsizing

Tips for seniors on downsizing and transitioning into a senior living community For Insignia Senior Living by Brooke Moore An excellent way to mitigate the physical and mental stress Aging is a wonderful experience, especially when it means retirement! Finally, you’ve reached the sweet age when you can enjoy your days without having to worry about work. We can’t stress enough [...]

Effects of music on residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

The power of a good song When you call Lisa Myers, our Executive Director at Insignia of Savannah, you will hear Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”. Lisa has had this song as her playback tone for years. Why? Because as someone who spends every day with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, she knows how powerful a good song can be. Music [...]

How to spend the Holidays with a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s?

by Nyvia I. Rodríguez, BSW, MSW, CGG Insignia Memory Care Program Director Holidays are a good excuse to spend with family and friends. But what happens when in our family there is a person suffering from Alzheimer's or another type of dementia? Holiday celebrations can become a real headache. Alzheimer's disease or other dementias not only affect the person [...]

10 Signs Your Loved One Might Have Alzheimer’s Disease

By Nyvia Rodriguez, Director of Memory Care Program When we think of memory loss, we often think of the word ‘Alzheimer’s”, but in truth, there are many other reasons why a person might lose their short or long-term memories. Simply losing your keys every so often or leaving your lunch at home in the morning doesn’t necessarily have to [...]

How We Engage Our Residents To Participate In Activities

By Cathy Robinson, Life Enrichment Director at Insignia of Newnan. As Life Enrichment Directors, one of our biggest challenges is getting residents to participate in activities. No matter how much you plan and create an event, if no one shows up for it, it’s unsuccessful. A few years ago, I came up with our Participation Bucks program. Every time [...]

How Our Company Values Came into Play During Hurricane María

At Insignia Senior Living, our mission is to provide safe and joyful environments where seniors feel loved and valued. We pride ourselves on our culture, and work hard every day to ensure that our team is reflecting our company’s values in everything they do. On September 20th, Puerto Rico was hit with one of the most catastrophic natural disasters [...]

Senior Residents Gift Blankets To Those In Need

Sometimes, when we are going through tough times, the warm embrace of a blanket can make a big difference in how we feel. That rings especially true when those blankets have been handmade with care. That’s why our residents at Insignia of Sandy Springs create and gift handmade blankets to those in need in their communities. Robert Howell, Executive [...]

Making Your Own Decisions For Life

By Milton L. Cruz (Insignia Senior Living CEO) How to Decide The Right Time to Execute a Living Will About 5 years ago, my parents moved into one of our Insignia Senior Living communities. At the time, they were both of sound minds and had no memory issues or impairments, so it was fitting to prepare living wills looking [...]

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