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Seniors: Stay Active and Stay Fit During Social Distancing

We have all been told how important it is to exercise and stay active, for our overall physical and emotional wellbeing.  For seniors, regular physical activity is still so important. It is a large factor in helping you to stay independent longer by boosting your immune system and lowering your risk for a variety of …

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Seniors Benefit from the Healing Power of Animals

“McLean is one of the industry leaders in utilizing animal assisted therapy in skilled care and especially in treating hospice patients,” explains Marilyn Douglas. Marilyn has been a trained Hospice Volunteer at McLean since 2008 when she began the program with her Yellow Lab, therapy dog, Ranger. Since that time, she has seen the program’s …

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Caregiving for Those with Memory Loss During a Pandemic

A caregiver’s job is already a difficult one, without the added stress and responsibilities the worldwide pandemic is adding. Daily routines are interrupted, self-care and hygiene are more critical than ever, and many households are dealing with children home from school and lack of extra support like volunteers and community programs. Taking Care of Yourself …

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Important Stay-at-Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Every year, millions of older adults are injured in their homes, with common injuries including burns, poisoning and falls. Accidental falls are the biggest culprit, accounting  for nearly 3 million emergency room visits every year, and most of those are for serious injuries. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, with so many of us …

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Food Prep 101 – What Do We Do Now …

In this time of uncertainty there are many things that are out of our control. However, we do have some control over providing healthy meals for ourselves and the ones we love, and taking the time to enjoy them around the table together. During stressful or troubling times, I focus my attention on good food …

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A Guide to In-Home Health Care for Seniors

It’s only natural for you or your loved one to want to remain at home while growing older. And while no one can predict the future, chances are there will come a time due to changes in health and medical needs when a decision will need to be made about whether staying at home for …

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The Importance of Physical Wellness for Seniors

The importance of physical wellness for seniors is something that cannot be overstated. Regular exercise is key to staying healthy and feeling happy. Senior living communities like McLean understand how vital physical wellness is to all aspects of healthy aging. Not only will it help build or maintain muscle and bone strength, but it can …

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What is a Life Plan Community?

Today’s seniors are living longer, fuller lives. They’re more active, health-conscious, and feeling younger than ever. To meet the needs and desires of this vibrant Baby Boomer generation, the senior living industry is evolving. Many retirement communities are offering seniors a more independent lifestyle with opportunities for growth and wellness. They’re also providing a safety …

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What is a Stroke?

Practical Information from the Desk of Anne T. Rolfe, DPT, Director of McLean Post-Acute & Rehabilitation A stroke causes brain tissue to die, which can lead to brain damage, disability, and death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States as reported by the Center of Disease Control, and the leading …

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