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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.

Seniors and Sleep

Seniors and Sleep: The Importance of Rest By Claudia Vicente, Insignia Digital A Sleeping Pattern A healthy sleeping pattern is essential for one’s well-being, especially as we age. It is a common misconception that seniors sleep more—when compared to different age groups—but as a matter of fact, most seniors do not get the correct amount of rest during [...]

Netflix for Seniors

This is Why your Elderly Loved One Should Have Netflix by Claudia Vicente Insignia Digital The Era of Netflix It‘s the Era of Netflix and we’re just living in it. Netflix for seniors? Yes here’s why your elderly loved one should have Netflix! Everyone love’s good entertainment accompanied by a comfy couch. For those of you who don’t [...]

Author: Michael Colasurdo

Michael Colasurdo Growing Up in the 50's and 60's Here we are presenting in Insignia's blog 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 [...]

Flu, how to prevent it

Flu | How to prevent yourself from the Seasonal Flu One of the most miserable winter experiences is about with the flu, but there are some ways to minimize the risk for yourself and others. The best care and recovery in Flu sickness At Insignia Senior Living, associates are trained to prevent the flu.  Should a resident contract the flu [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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