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Assisted Living Helps Fight Loneliness in Older Adults

Assisted Living Helps Fight Loneliness in Older Adults

Whether they’re engrossed in a book, taking a walk in the woods, or enjoying activities like knitting or crocheting, many seniors enjoy moments of solitude. But loneliness in older adults is not the same thing as enjoying some quality alone time. A recent survey by the AARP Foundation  found that nearly half of older adults, particularly those with lower annual incomes,…

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Having a Dog is Good for Your Heart, Studies Say

Having a Dog is Good for Your Heart, Studies Say

Ask any dog lover if their canine companion is good for their heart and they will say, “Of course they are!” But the heart healthy effects of owning a dog go beyond falling in love with their furry hugs and slobbery kisses. According to several studies and a new health report from Harvard Medical School, having a dog may decrease…

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Resident Maria Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Resident Maria Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

  We recently held a 100th birthday celebration for Maria P., a current resident of our memory care community. Many of our assisted living and memory care residents, as well as our staff members, joined Maria in celebrating her special day. The Nettles Island Clown Ensemble brought lots of fun and laughter to the party, and the singing duo “Don…

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Forgetfulness or Early Dementia? How to Tell the Difference

Forgetfulness or Early Dementia? How to Tell the Difference

Have you ever walked out of the grocery store and forgot where you parked your car? Odds are you probably have, as we are all guilty of forgetting things from time to time. In most instances, occasional forgetfulness is not cause for concern. However, as we age, there are times when forgetfulness can be a sign of an underlying issue within the brain. The following tips can help you differentiate between normal, everyday forgetfulness and early dementia.

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Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach Recognized for Zero Medication Errors

Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach Recognized for Zero Medication Errors

  Medication errors in assisted living facilities can cause harm to the residents who call these communities their home. When you give medications, regardless of the type, there are basic principles that you should always adhere to in order to ensure the utmost in resident safety. Our esteemed staff members at Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach know firsthand how important…

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Four Fun Ways to Celebrate National Assisted Living Week!

Four Fun Ways to Celebrate National Assisted Living Week!

  Established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week helps promote awareness about the important way assisted living facilities benefit local communities, residents, and their families. This year’s National Assisted Living Week is September 9—15th. The theme is “Capture the Moment,” which is meant to inspire families, residents, and caregivers to reminisce about past…

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The Top 5 Vaccines for Seniors

The Top 5 Vaccines for Seniors

  August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a designation meant to help raise awareness about disease prevention, immunization, and vaccines for seniors, adults, and children. Research published recently by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that many older adults aren’t receiving vaccinations for several key diseases, including pneumonia and influenza (the flu). In fact, nearly 30 percent…

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Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach Honors Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach Honors Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

  June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach is helping spread the word about brain-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to a recent study conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 47 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While most people recognize the symptoms of these disorders, like forgetfulness, impaired…

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