The coronavirus pandemic is in full effect all over the globe, leaving our elderly community most at risk during this time of uncertainty. Hard times are when people need their loved ones the most, and not being allowed to have visitors may be taking a toll on many residents in nursing homes all over the…

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New York State Senator Rachel May, who is also the Chair of the Committee on Aging, visited Loretto to learn how our organization is currently operating, what challenges we are facing, and what ideas and opportunities we believe exist for our industry.   In a town hall setting on March 1, 2019, a room full of…

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March is National Nutrition Month, and what better way to celebrate then to start practicing healthy eating habits! This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite”, with the overall message being that quality nutrition isn’t restrictive, and that small changes to a person’s diet can have a large effect on health over time. As…

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February is National Therapeutic Recreation Month, which is a great time to get yourself or the senior in your life involved in recreational activities. Recreational activities are known to improve one’s mood, stamina, and overall quality of life. During the winter months, many individuals can experience symptoms of seasonal depression, loneliness, and anxiety. To keep…

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Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time of year for the senior in your life, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many things you can do to celebrate, even if you are far away. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating romantic couples, it is about celebrating all kinds of love. Whether you see…

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Unfortunately, the words “assisted living” sometimes carry a taboo with them. It’s often a difficult and confusing topic to research and discuss with loved ones. We’re here to debunk myths and share 7 surprising facts that you might have not realized about assisted living. 1. There are different levels of care If you are unsure…

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With the start of 2020 and a brand-new decade, now is the perfect time to pick up a resolution and reach goals. Finding New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them can seem like a daunting task, especially if limited mobility is a factor. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of great resolutions for your senior…

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With the Holidays in full swing, now is the perfect time to spend some time with your loved one in assisted living. Visiting residents living in an assisted home, not just during the holidays but all year long, is so important. Quality time spent with an elderly loved one can help them fight loneliness, isolation,…

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The holidays spark a spirit of giving back to the community and unfortunately, assisted living homes are often overlooked places in need of donations. Residents living in these homes don’t always have visitors or loved ones who live nearby. A simple gift or donation to an assisted living home can brighten dozens of people’s lives.…

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Moving on after being a caregiver for so long can be an extremely difficult task. Not only are you faced with the grief of losing a loved one, but you are also faced with a drastic change in your daily life—no more caregiving. So much of your time can be taken up by the daily…

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