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Chef Joe’s Kitchen: Tembleque Coconut Pudding

Chef Joe’s Kitchen: Tembleque Coconut Pudding

    “This recipe from Puerto Rico is one of my favorite desserts. It’s delicious and easy to make. If you like coconut, you will love this recipe!” – Chef Joe.   Tembleque “Coconut Pudding”   Ingredients: 4 cups coconut milk ½ cup sugar ½ cup cornstarch ¼ teaspoon salt Garnish with cinnamon   Directions: In sauce pan, mix cornstarch,…

Should You Move to an Assisted Living Community?

Should You Move to an Assisted Living Community?

  Moving to an assisted living community is a highly personal decision that is based on many different factors, all of which are unique to the individual who is considering the move, as well as their families. Assisted living communities are designed for older adults who value an independent, social lifestyle but who require assistance with daily activities, such as…

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Hurricane Preparedness for Assisted Living Communities

Hurricane Preparedness for Assisted Living Communities

  In 2018, while serving as the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott implemented new regulations regarding hurricane preparedness for assisted living communities throughout the state. The regulations required all communities to have a backup generator and a detailed Evacuation and Emergency Plan (EPP) in place. Scott put the new rules in place after 12 residents at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation…

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Assisted Living Communities are “Very Important” to Most Adults, Says AARP Survey

Assisted Living Communities are “Very Important” to Most Adults, Says AARP Survey

  Eighty-five percent of U.S. adults feel it’s important to have independent living, memory care, and assisted living communities in their town or close to where they reside, according to a recent AARP survey. The survey included 1,947 adults, aged 18 years and older. Although the group of participants was somewhat small, the survey still produced some interesting results regarding…

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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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