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Honoring our Past by Preparing for the Future

Honoring our Past by Preparing for the Future
By Katrina McPherson, BS, LNHA, Good Samaritan-Denton Village, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
Good Samaritan Society (GSS) began in a six-room rented house in rural North Dakota in 1922 and is now the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, serving 27,000 people in over 240 locations. […]

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Are all assisted living facilities the same? Rambling Oaks answers – LIVING WELL Magazine

Are all Assisted Living Facilities the same?

By Nicol Smith, Rambling Oaks, Collin and Denton LIVING WELL Magazines
The decision to leave your home and move into an assisted living community is a difficult and life changing experience. The same amount of thought and consideration should be put into which community is right for you or your loved one as purchasing a new home. Assisted livings are designed to provide seniors assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). These usually include providing three meals per day, transportation, medication assistance, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, activities, and so much more. It is important to note, however, that not all assisted living communities are the same. […]

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Autumn Oaks Independent and Assisted Living on New Year's Resolve, Not just Resolutions – LIVING WELL Magazine

New Year’s Resolve, Not Just Resolutions

Autumn Oaks Independent and Assisted Living discusses why keeping up new activities and relationships are an important part of healthy aging.
Everyone knows the old routine of making New Year’s resolutions – lose weight, stop bad habits, start new activities. But often times, keeping up the new or stopping the old is more difficult than most of us realize. That’s why this article focuses on making New Year’s Resolves and not just resolutions – what the difference is between the two and how to choose new activities that suit. […]

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Good Samaritan Society: co-workers are extended family at Lake Forest Village – LIVING WELL Magazine

Co-workers are Extended Family at Lake Forest Village

By Rita Martin, Good Samaritan Society, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
I came to work for Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village in 1987, expecting it to just be a good job. I quickly realized that it is much more. I left Denton Village after 12 years and transferred to Lake Forest, and my extraordinary journey continued. […]

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Spectrum Properties talks retirement communities – LIVING WELL Magazine

Take care of the residents as if they are family. It’s that simple.
By Emily Valentino, Spectrum Properties, LTD, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine

When looking at your options for senior living, it’s always important to look at the amenities, the location and the price, but most people forget the most vital service. It’s one that cannot be copied, marketed or researched on the internet. The single most essential aspect of any community is the staff. […]