Commemorating Veterans Day

Long Term Solutions is honored and humbled to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces this Veteran’s Day. We all share the ability to appreciate and observe the service of our veterans. This November 11th, show support in your community.   Traditional ways to commemorate the occasion are…

Tips for Socializing in Assisted Living

The process of moving to a new place is a hard transition for anyone. For many seniors, navigating the emotions of leaving home and starting fresh with a group of strangers can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to assist seniors with socializing in their new communities.   Reach out– Remaining open minded and friendly…

Sound the Alarm Save a Life Event

Throughout its 18-year tenure, Long Term Solutions has striven to provide the gold standard in client assessments, care planning and coordination; providing improved quality of life and peace of mind for all. Of primary importance has been the health and safety of the senior community. In conjunction with this mission, Long Term Solutions is very…

Eye Care for Seniors

As we age, it is important to monitor and uphold proper practices to ensure healthy eyes. Individuals may experience problems with their eyesight at any stage in life, but the risks are higher for seniors.  Below are a few key approaches to safeguard your vision. Annual Exams- Regular eye exams are the best way to…

Indoor Activities for Seniors

As temperatures climb, finding fun, engaging indoor activities can be challenging. Studies have shown that stimulation activities are crucial for mental, physical and emotional health. To maintain a high quality of life, seek out new or familiar hobbies while remaining in the comfort of your own home. Additionally, performing activities is a great way for…

Neighbors and Friends as Caregivers

As the demand for caregivers increases, seniors often turn to neighbors or friends for support. “Caregiving in the U.S. 2015,” a report conducted by the nonprofit National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that while 85 percent of caregivers were a relative, 10 percent were friends, 3 percent were neighbors and 2 percent were another…

Making Memories out of Moments

In this month’s blog, we want to take the opportunity to remind our readers how important it is to savor and enjoy the little moments in life. We have discussed the importance of mindfulness before, but we realize how easily caregivers can forget to cherish those small, intimate moments in their hectic lives. A family…

The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Whether living on their own or in an elder care facility, pet therapy enhances meaningful daily interaction for seniors and their loved ones.  Available data has shown that, for seniors, caring for a pet builds self-esteem, increases daily happiness and enhances feelings of responsibility.  Additionally, the act of caring for another living being brings a…

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

  Spring is right around the corner, so open the windows and embrace the warm, fresh air! As the warmer weather approaches, many families partake in the ritual of spring cleaning.  Spring cleaning is a great way to start the new season with a renewed zest for life. Here are a few tips to ensure…

Meditation for Seniors

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. A relaxation technique, meditation is used to quiet the mind and to calm the spirit. As the aging process is often stressful, finding useful techniques to stay in the moment can be extremely beneficial to mental and physical health.     The first step in actively meditating…

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