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Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach Earns Perfect AHCA Survey Score

Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach Earns Perfect AHCA Survey Score

  Recently, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) conducted an unannounced re-licensure survey at Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach. Upon completion of the in-depth inspection, AHCA reported that Grand Oaks had zero deficiencies! The average number of deficiencies for a nursing or assisted living facility is seven, making Grand Oaks of Jensen Beach’s zero deficiencies all the more impressive.…

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From Our Kitchen to Yours: Chef Bobby Z’s Key Lime Pie

From Our Kitchen to Yours: Chef Bobby Z’s Key Lime Pie

  What’s green, tasty, and a lot of fun to make? Key lime pie! Below is our very own Chef Bobby’s delectable key lime pie recipe for you to enjoy with family and friends. And March is a great time of year to enjoy this tart, fruity treat, especially for St. Patrick’s Day when green food is always on the…

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Residents of Grand Oaks Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Residents of Grand Oaks Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

  Residents of Grand Oaks Assisted Living in Jensen Beach recently received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “I was very pleased the majority of our residents at all Grand Oaks communities consented and received their first vaccine dose,” said Laurie Allen, Grand Oaks Administrator. On January 21-22, the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were administered to…

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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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5 Things Seniors Can Be Thankful For

5 Things Seniors Can Be Thankful For

  This time of year, we look forward to focusing our attention on the many reasons we have to be thankful. But all too often, as we age and experience difficult life circumstances, we lose sight of the things we have to be grateful for. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a reminder of the things seniors can be thankful for,…

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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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Gearing up for Assisted Living Week

Gearing up for Assisted Living Week

  Established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), National Assisted Living Week (which begins on Grandparents Day each year) helps promote awareness about assisted living facilities and the important way they benefit local communities, residents, and their families. This year’s National Assisted Living Week is September 13th —19th. The theme is “Caring is Essential,” which highlights…

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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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This Technology Lessens Depression in Lonely Seniors

This Technology Lessens Depression in Lonely Seniors

  A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that a specific form of technology can reduce depressive symptoms in lonely seniors by as much as 50 percent. Over 1,400 aging adults participated in the study, which was conducted at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The researchers examined four different types of online…

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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…

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