Tag: senior


5 Ways to Maintain a Relationship When Your Spouse is in Personal Care

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Oct 2017

5 Ways to Maintain a Relationship When Your Spouse is in Personal Care

On many occasions a spouse is widowed when the time comes for him or her to move into a personal care facility. In other instances a married couple will choose to move into an independent living apartment together. However, there are some scenarios in which a married couple needs to be separates, as one spouse moves into a personal care facility while the other spouse...

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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

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Sep 2017

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors Tai Chi provides real and substantial benefits for all who practice this internal Chinese martial art. It only takes a commitment of about 20 minutes per day and can be done throughout your entire lifetime. The practice itself focuses on mental and spiritual aspects integrated into a series of movements that flow together. Especially for seniors and those...

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Senior woman standing outside front door of house

07

Aug 2017

How to Create a Safe Living Environment for Seniors

Living alone at any age can bring concerns of safety and security. Especially for a senior, living alone can bring the joy of independence or the fear of accident and injury leaving them unable to call for help. If you have an aging loved one living alone, whether in their own home or in an independent living community, there are many steps you can take...

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Senior couple on walk in countryside

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Jul 2017

Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

While the summer months can be a beautiful time to get outdoors and enjoy some sunshine, it can also be a dangerous time for our seniors. Overheating and dehydration are very real threats to our health, especially to our aging loved ones who may not have the help or resources to prevent them. In an effort to keep everyone safe this summer, take a look...

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Female caregiver and senior patient in a wheelchair looking at camera outside

02

Jun 2017

4 Things That Make the Middletown Home’s Campus Uplifting

The staff at the Middletown Home makes every effort to create a positive and uplifting environment for everyone who walks through our doors – this includes our residents, caregivers, staff and visitors. We want the Middletown Home to feel like home and here is what we do to achieve that. We proactively seek ways to compliment and encourage one another. Compliments and encouragement are not...

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Happy seniors talking while sitting in the park

13

Feb 2017

Tips for Talking to a Loved One About Moving to a Retirement Community

Tips for Talking to a Loved One About Moving to a Retirement Community Whether it’s a parent or a spouse, talking to a loved one about the need to move to a retirement community can be one of the hardest conversations you’ll ever have. It’s a realization that they can no longer care for themselves or that the additional care you have providing to them...

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Latin senior lady having fun,enjoying,laying down and having her picture taken in her first snow of her life at age 74

09

Jan 2017

6 Tips for Improving Senior Safety in Winter

6 Tips for Improving Senior Safety in Winter The winter months bring the added challenge of cold weather, snow and ice. Especially for seniors, this can pose a dangerous threat to their health and well-being if proper precautions are not taken. If you or someone you know if at a higher risk for falls or ill-health during the winter months, take a look at these...

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The Best of Both Worlds: How Middletown Home and Penn State Harrisburg Benefit One Another

04

Oct 2016

The Best of Both Worlds: How Middletown Home and Penn State Harrisburg Benefit One Another

The Middletown Home has the unique benefit of neighboring Penn State Harrisburg’s campus. These two establishments are not only a benefit to the community, they are a great benefit to one another! Together, we have found many different opportunities to collaborate and encourage residents and students to interact. The relationships formed remind us that we can always learn something new, especially from people who are...

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7 Signs of a Top Quality Retirement Community

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Aug 2016

7 Signs of a Top Quality Retirement Community

When looking for the right retirement community, whether for you or a loved one, there are so many things to consider. It can be overwhelming to even know where to look and then how to narrow down your best options. Maybe this is a journey you’re on right now, or maybe it’s not for quite a few more years. No matter when you might need...

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