new homeAt Embassy Healthcare, we understand moving into a senior living community can be a tough decision. This is especially true if you’ve lived in your present home for a number of years.

Below, we have listed ways our current residents have eased the transition and made it easier to call their apartment home.

dinnerThe holiday season can be a tough time to eat properly. Between holiday parties, shopping and traveling, it’s not uncommon for it to be difficult to find enough time to properly plan your meals. This can be a big problem for people who have manage health problems such as diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol.

To help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the nutrition experts at Embassy Healthcare have some tips you can follow.

sad seniorAnxiety disorders are often missed or difficult to diagnose in elderly patients because they are often mistaken to be a different health issue.
If you suspect that an elderly friend or loved one has an anxiety disorder, here are some symptoms to be on the lookout for:

Fotolia 134899173 Subscription Monthly XXLGetting older doesn’t mean you have to become frail and forgetful. We have some health tips that can improve your mobility, cognitive abilities and improve your overall wellbeing.

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When many women turn 50, it’s not uncommon for their doctor to recommend they have a bone density test to see if they have osteoporosis. This common ailment weakens bones and is normally diagnosed in women.

With more than 200 million women being affected worldwide, it’s important to know if you’re at risk for developing osteoporosis and what you can do to prevent it.

senior livingThere are many senior care options available, but it can sometimes be difficult to understand the different care and services each one provides. 

Choosing the right facility is an important decision, but it’s also one you may only make once in your lifetime. That’s why it’s important to be armed with the knowledge needed to make the right selection.

That’s why Embassy Healthcare has outlined the differences between skilled nursing facilities and assisted living.

Senior living

The search for a nursing home is an event that usually only happens once for most people. Because it’s such a rare event, many don’t know what to look for as they tour a facility.    
At Embassy Healthcare, we understand this. That’s why we’ve put together this list of items you should consider and ask about during your tour. These items will help you make the right decision for you and your family.

Balance and Strength

Each year 30 percent of people over the age of 65 are injured because of a fall, making falls the leading cause of injury and injury-related deaths in the age group. 

Here are some ways you can reduce your chances of falling and avoid becoming a common statistic.  

Assisted LivingWhen you live in one of our assisted living communities, you receive help with daily activities such as preparing meals, bathing, getting dressed and managing your medication. Your overall health and social interactions also improve with access to activities and facilities such as: 

Fitness Centers
Personal trainers, fitness equipment and physical activities can all improve your health and allow you to interact with other residents.

MosquitosTicks and mosquitoes can carry many different diseases, some of which are very serious for seniors and infants. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, Embassy Healthcare wants you to know the signs of some common illnesses that are transported by these parasites.