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Transforming Care with Technology and Trust––Legacy Assisted Living

Transforming Care with Technology and Trust
By Legacy Assisted Living & Memory Care, Legacy Assisted Living, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

The most vigilant caregivers can’t be everywhere at all times. Vulnerable residents and their families are justifiably concerned about occurrences like falls, wandering at night, or early signs of illness. At Legacy Assisted Living and Memory Care in Denison, Steve Streun, owner and administrator, is pleased to announce a new monitoring option that senses activity unobtrusively, without disrupting the resident or invading privacy. It records patterns of normal activity and alerts staff when variances occur. […]

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Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia
By Doug Linze, LNFA, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

Regardless of the cause or the age of onset, there are few people who have not experienced first hand a friend or loved one with the effects of some level of dementia. When do you call it dementia? It’s probably not when you just forget where you left your keys, but it might be when someone who in the past has kept up with their personal finances begins to receive notices of unpaid bills, or you notice a change in how a person reacts to circumstances that are uncharacteristic of past behavior. It’s one of those situations that leave you with an uneasy feeling.
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The time is right to decide where you belong

The Time is Right
By Shirley Long, Parkview, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine
As we enter the more mature era of our lives, a question confronts us: “Where do I belong?” This season may challenge us to reconsider our sense of place as life changes face us—changes such as career (retirement), relationships (widowhood), physical health and the ability to maintain a home. When finding our “place,” we must look at our “internal place” as well as our “external place,” as we seek to discover the appropriate basis on which to choose to move or stay, to cling to or to renew […]

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What older people know that we don't – ParkGate Retirement Community, LIVING WELL Magazine

What Older People Know That We Don’t

Navigating the trials of life and aging in the world of the older generation
By Chris Smith, Parkgate, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
America is on the verge of losing yet another natural resource. In about 10 years, three-fourths of America’s oldest generation will be gone. They will take with them lessons learned about living throug […]

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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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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. […]