Did you know that 8 hours of sleep a night is not the optimal amount for every person? How much sleep you need for optimal functionality and health actually depends on a variety of factors, including your age, overall health and what you do during the day. Find out more about how much sleep you should be getting as an older adult, what some barriers to sleep are for seniors and how to improve your sleep.
For those who don't know, Emotional Support Animals, or ESAs, are pets that offer mental and emotional comfort to owners who require their company on a daily basis. Although a service dog is the most common type of pet among ESAs, it's possible to request that cats or less common animals become ESAs if they appear to significantly improve your overall mood and mental health.
You can probably remember a time when you, your family or your caregiver forgot about your medications. It's easy to get caught up in the activity around you and forget to take your medication—this is true for people of all ages. But for many prescriptions to be effective, a consistent medication routine is required. Keeping track of your medication is important for maintaining your health in a safe way. Here are six tips to help you establish a proper medication routine.
CBD oils and other related products are a health trend across the country and not just in Colorado, which has some of the more lax laws on cannabis products. But what is CBD and is this something that seniors should consider for managing their own health and wellness? Find out more about CBD below and what potential benefits it can offer.
Subscription boxes are extremely popular. In 2019, slightly more than half of all consumers said they received regular subscription boxes, and that’s before the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders increased the demand for treats and entertainment delivered to consumer doorsteps. But whether you’re looking to show someone you care during a pandemic or you simply want to buy yourself a fun treat to look forward to, subscription boxes can be a great purchase at any time. Find out more about these boxes below and how they can be an ideal gift or investment for someone in an assisted living community.
As a senior in 2020 and beyond, it’s highly unlikely you’re going to pick up a sword and charge the hillside against your enemy. It might feel like many of the Old Testament stories don’t have much to offer in the way of takeaways, especially if you’re living a vibrant, peaceful life at a community such as Collinwood assisted living in Fort Collins, Colorado.But for seniors of faith, the battles of the Old Testament actually offer a number of messages. Here are a few Bible battle stories and som...
The Scholarship System website notes that depression is common among college students, especially those who have moved away from home for the first time to live on campus and attend classes. These students are away from the support structures they have known for years — including friends and family. They have to learn how to live a new lifestyle while making new friends.You might not realize it, but that’s also true for older adults who make the move into an assisted living community.
Staying healthy and active is one of the keys to getting the most out of life in your assisted living community. At Collinwood assisted living in Fort Collins, we offer a regular schedule of events and exercise classes to help residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. But you can supplement that with a few simple home exercises in your assisted living apartment to stay strong and flexible and ensure that your sense of balance prevents falls and injuries.
COVID-19 has brought changes to the entire world, and assisted living communities are no exception. The staff and residents of Collinwood and other assisted living communities across the country are taking part in changes that might seem inconvenient, annoying or even frightening. But even during this time, seniors can continue to live a vibrant lifestyle and find blessings and enjoyment through their days.
Moving into an assisted living apartment gives you the best of both worlds — the chance to enjoy all the comforts of home without the hassle of doing maintenance and making costly repairs. Once you move in, it's a good idea to update the decor to match your personality and sense of style. Here are 10 ways to make your mark without making permanent changes.