This year, National Assisted Living Week is celebrated from September 12, through September 18, 2021. “Compassion, Community, Caring” is this year’s theme. Here’s how to have an open and empathetic conversation a loved one about assisted living through these three main themes. Compassion – It is vital to have compassion for your loved one. Moving…

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For many, reading is a leisurely activity that brings joy to their lives. What’s more, the good news for book lovers is that reading also has a positive impact on readers’ health and wellbeing. Reading can reduce stress and even strengthen your brain.   For seniors, reading can help curb some of the common signs…

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How to Celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day This Year Since 1988, National Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated annually on August 21st to recognize the elderly for all that they have achieved and their huge impact on society.   It is important to take a moment to appreciate our seniors. What many people don’t think about…

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When most people are getting ready for bed, overnight certified nursing assistants are getting ready for work. To many, this might sound strange, but for them, it’s just another night on the job. While many people have the perception that working overnight can have challenges, there are many great things about it that most people…

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Congratulations on your decision to explore the benefits of luxury living at The Nottingham. Current residents love all the advantages of this lifestyle and we’re confident you will too. The Nottingham offers amenities and benefits including maintenance-free living, increased social interactions, a safe environment with lifestyle options, various dining options, housekeeping, and the care continuum…

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From dogs to birds, to bearded dragons, people at Loretto love their pets. For many, these animals are more than just pets, they are companions, and having one can improve a person’s overall sense of wellbeing. For seniors, having a pet can bring benefits such as reduced loneliness, increased confidence, reduced stress, and even pain…

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be an 8% increase in Certified Nursing Assistant jobs between 2019 and 2029. This outlook is much faster than the average career which makes it the perfect time to consider a career as a nurse. However, despite this positive outlook, there is a shortage of men in…

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In June we celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, every day can feel like the longest day. For this reason, the Alzheimer’s Association invites people all over the world to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s and raise funds and awareness for…

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As employee and resident vaccination numbers continue to rise at Loretto, many folks are looking forward to safely celebrating Father’s Day with their loved ones this year. Luckily, there are safe ways to celebrate at every comfort level. Whether you plan to spend time with your father in person or celebrate from a distance, there…

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Were you ready to make a move to upsize your life by downsizing to a senior living community but COVID-19 made you pause? As things start to return to a “new normal” more seniors are ready to consider a move, but hesitate. Is it safe? The simple answer is YES. It’s important to keep in…

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