Though every assisted living community is different, they all seem to be strapped with the same misconceptions. These popular myths, while untrue, tend to craft a negative general image. We have decided to put some of these popular assisted living myths to rest by playing a version of the popular game “Two truths and a lie”. Usually…Details
Every September on the first day of fall, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) promotes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day; this year, it “falls” on September 22nd. The purpose? To spread awareness about fall prevention. First, a few statistics:
- Falls are the number one cause of injury for people 65 years and older.
- According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or head injury.
- The (NCOA) reports that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans.
It is because of these scary statistics that many older adults have a fear of falling and, as a result, will often limit activities or social engagements because of that fear. However, you shouldn’t let this fear should not run your life or keep you from doing things that you would like to do; falls are preventable.Details
Unfortunately, the words “assisted living” have long held a negative stigma. For some people, when they think of senior living communities, they imagine a sad, cold, institutional environment. However, the truth is that they are not what they are perceived to be. In fact, their misconceptions couldn’t be farther from the reality for of senior…Details
Do you ever wonder why you feel so good after you leave the spa? It’s no placebo effect, there is science behind it. Let’s learn the benefits of the services we provide at the Spa to our residents at American Grand. It is our goal to ensure the spa visitors are comfortable as possible in…Details
Seniors are embracing technology and are becoming more and more tech-savvy. Although it may seem as though the majority of apps are geared toward a younger generation, there are also many apps that would suit any retired adult. From useful and practical to fun and enjoyable, here is a list of apps that are perfect for senior citizens to simplify and enhance daily life.Details