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6 Common Misconceptions About Nutrition for Seniors

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Most of us already know that nutrition is a vital part of maintaining good health as we age. However, maintaining a nutritious diet is not an easy task, especially for seniors. Many seniors have struggled to get all the necessary nutrients to be strong and healthy because of limited mobility and chronic health conditions. Therefore, […]

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Best Foods to Eat to Cope with Stress and Anxiety

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The adage food is medicine applies to nearly all health conditions and holds true for anxiety and stress too. If you think anxiety is a problem that is exclusive to seniors, think again! According to a 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) report, an estimated 264 million adults have anxiety. Anxiety is widespread and affects people […]

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Your Heart your Health. Why is Heart health Important?

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If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol or hypertension you should definitely take your medicine. However, you should not use the meds as an excuse not to exercise or eat healthy. The main contributors to the sharp rise in heart disease are obesity and type 2 diabetes, but the real underlying are moving less and […]

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Best foods to Eat to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s

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Random forgetfulness is a part of life experience and an occasional memory slip is normal, but if you are over 65, you probably wonder if these “senior moments” are something serious such as underlying risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Age, family history, genetics and other risk factors play a role in developing Alzheimer’s later in […]

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Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

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According to the 2018 CDC report, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is around 78 years. With the increase in average lifespan, the need for boosting health and quality in older years becomes crucial. But easier said than done, improving the quality of life is an ongoing challenge for all seniors. It is even […]

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT KAMALA HARRIS

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Joe Biden has made a unprecedented choice in choosing Kamala Harris(a women of color) for his vice president. This decision will be the talk of the country for weeks to come. Here are 10 things you may have not known about Kamala Harris. 1. She Graduated from a Historically Black College with a Double Major […]

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Virtual Activities for Seniors

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Virtual Activities for Seniors By: Latonya Tilghman Providers of an assistant living facility are always focused on the resident.  Core values are in place to ensure their safety and medical concerns are met.  Providing a place with reliable care and that is comfortable enough for residents to call home is prominent in this industry.  The […]

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Words of love for mom

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This Mother’s Day task the grandchildren with creating their own cards to remind her how special she is.  This personalized message will be heartfelt and memorable for your elderly mom/grandma or great-grandma of your family. If you’re looking for a special quote to use as a Mother’s Day greeting, here’s a list of some of […]

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Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Assisted Living Home

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How to clean and disinfect pump soap icon Clean Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant. Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, […]

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The rise of on-demand digital healthcare

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When you think of ‘on-demand,’ you think of consumers who want things at their own convenience, on their own time, and wherever they happen to be; A son living in New York wants the capability to search and choose an assisted living facility for his mother living in Florida. The healthcare industry is entering the […]

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How to start an assisted living facility tutorial.

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I made the decision to record everything I know, providing a step-by-step breakdown of the process of starting an assisted living facility. I created a tutorial with detailed instructions and visuals for clarity. Going through the process of starting an assisted living facility, different questions and concerns will arise with every step. This is the […]

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What grab bars to use in a assisted living facility.

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Here is a brief video grab bars I use in my assisted living facility. They are very inexpensive compared to others I have seen and used in the past but they seem to hold up over the years. Here is what I use: 1. 18′ Grab bar: https://amzn.to/2O3BDSN 2. 24″ Grab bar: https://amzn.to/3030o7R

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What chairlift to use in an assisted living facility.

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Here is a brief video of the chairlift i chose for my new assisted living facility. Here are links to more affordable chair lifts that I have purchased on amazon in the past that worked well, they are for straight runs: 1. https://amzn.to/2Lz6W6t 2. https://amzn.to/2O3mSzk

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What furniture I use in my Assisted Living Facilities

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I brief tour of a room in progress of my new assisted living facility in Columbia Maryland. Subscribe for more videos! I am working for the purpose of helping educate people on starting, owning, and maintaining assisted living facilities. Product info (also listed some items I have in other assisted living facilities)   1. Bed […]

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Senior Wellness

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As we get older, our bodies undergo many unwanted changes; physical and mental. It is important to adapt in order for us to enjoy our mobility and clear headedness for as long as possible. It can seem like a tedious undertaking to some, but there are many fun ways to get your mental and physical […]

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Mindful Minimalism

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When we think of minimalism, some of us imagine the Japanese practice of having extremely few belongings. We visualize bare walls, empty rooms, sleeping futons rolled up into the closet, and hardly any personal keepsakes. In western society it is unimaginable to walk into a room without furniture, or see only enough supplies in the […]

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15 things to look for when looking for a location for your Assisted Living Home.

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Starting your assisted living business is a huge undertaking and choosing your location is the most important decision. Here are 15 tips on what to look for when choosing the location for your assisted living home. Common use space: You want to make sure the home has enough space for people to congregate when they’re […]

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Hurricane Safety Checklists

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According to the national hurricane survival initiative the most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family and your home prepared. By starting early, you’ll avoid the rush at home supply stores, grocery stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued. […]

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New Medicaid waiver payment rates(Maryland)

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  Listed below is the new Medicaid waiver payment rates effective July 1, 2018. Service Procedure Code Payment Rate Case Management (On-Going) W0199 $63.75 per hour ($15.9375 per 15-minute unit) Case Management (Comprehensive) W5524 $63.75 per hour ($15.9375 per 15-minute unit) Case Management (Administrative) W5525 $63.75 per hour ($15.9375 per 15-minute unit) Dietitian/Nutritionist Services W0212 […]

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5 tips to stay on the “good side” of your Assisted living surveyors

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Read the regulations It is important that you and yours staff thoroughly read state guidelines and regulations. When obtaining a license for an assisted living facility you have to follow the guidelines and regulations for licensing however, many providers once licensed never revisit the regulation and guideline books.  This can prove to be a huge […]

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list of individual Rules and Licensing forms for assisted living facilities in the state of Florida.

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living Facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a list of  individual Rules and Licensing forms for assisted living facilities in the state of Florida. If you are interested in receiving referrals from us please click (here), […]

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PRIVATE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER AID

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PRIVATE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER AID REISTERSTOWN, MD—Kenneth Mallette, Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, is urging all private nonprofit organizations who incurred costs from the severe storms and straight-line winds, which impacted Maryland beginning on June 29, 2012, to apply for disaster assistance under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) […]

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Proposed change to Fee Payment System for Licensed Residential and Day Programs in Maryland

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Here at ssMaps.com we try to pay attention to all regulatory changes and inform our healthcare providers accordingly. Attached is a regulatory notice of proposed action that could affect the Fee Payment System for Licensed Residential and Day Programs. As always if you are an senior care provider and are in need of more clients please […]

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What is SEO and why is it important for your senior care business?

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According to Moz Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results. What goes into SEO? To understand what SEO really means, let’s break that sentence down and look at the parts: Quality of traffic. You can attract all the visitors […]

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How Long should you give your loved one to adjust to an assisted living facility.

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Putting your loved one in an assisted living facility can be a stressful ordeal. No matter how much planning you do its always stressful to some degree when they actually move in. going from home to a structured environment like most assisted living facilities could be a huge shock to most seniors. When I enroll […]

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5 Tips to sell your semi-private room in your assisted living facility

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Owning an assisted living facility means your constantly marketing your product. Renting your semi-private rooms is always more difficult than the private rooms or apartments. Its important to make your semi-private rooms as appealing as possible to rent them out. Here are 5 tips to make your semi-private room as appealing as possible.   Provide […]

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How to attract baby boomers to your business

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Baby boomers are adults who were born between the years 1946 and 1964; They make up roughly 20% of America’s population. Baby boomers are longest-living generation in history. They are at the forefront of what’s been called a “longevity economy,” whether they are generating income in the workforce or spending their Social Security checks. According to a […]

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Attract new clients to your senior care business with no referral fees!

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Attract new clients to your senior care business with no referral fees with Senior Service Maps! Senior Service Maps is a revolutionary site that helps families/social workers find the appropriate care for seniors. With Senior Service Maps senior care providers receive referrals at an unprecedented low rate of $24.95 per month, and you can cancel […]

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Protecting Senior Citizens & Their Money from Scammers

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Every year millions of senior citizen are negatively impacted by financial scams aimed at the elderly. Knowing that these scammers are out there is half the battle. Knowing how to protect yourself and loved ones is crucial. The following are tips to keep everyone safe. Be Aware that Scammers Could Be Your Loved Ones Surprisingly, […]

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10 Things Most Important When Caring for Seniors

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Senior living communities organize their day focused on the welfare of elderly residents. Daily activities are meant to improve the quality of life of seniors: providing regular meals and attending to activities of daily living (ADL) in a supportive, safe environment. As you prioritize your senior care activities, focus on those that truly matter to […]

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What to Expect from your Staff in a Home Care Agency

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In the home care industry, staff are categorized as either non-medical or medical (skilled care) workers. Non-medical home care agencies have achieved rapid growth meeting the demands of the elderly. For investors, it is important to understand this delivery model designed for elder care, the scope of services you (and your staff) can offer, and […]

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10 Senior Friendly Summer Activities

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Soaking up the sunshine, taking a walk on a warm evening, and going for a splash in the swimming pool are all activities that make summertime enjoyable. Luckily, there’s no age limit for enjoying the season! Read on to discover some of the best senior friendly activities for the elderly to take in all that […]

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Sample Adult Medical Daycare Personal Goals Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Adult Medical Day Cares  with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of  a Sample Adult Medical Daycare Personal Goals Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you […]

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Sample Adult Medical Daycare Service Plan

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Adult Medical Day Cares  with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of  a Sample Adult Medical Daycare Service Plan; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Adult Medical Daycare Service Plan signature Record Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Adult Medical Day Cares  with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of  a Sample Adult Medical Daycare Service Plan signature Record Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If […]

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Sample Adult Medical Daycare Problem List Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Adult Medical Day Cares  with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of  a Sample Adult Medical Daycare Problem List Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Adult Medical Daycare ADCAPS Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Adult Medical Day Cares  with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a copy of  a Sample Adult Medical Daycare ADCAPS Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted Living Controlled Medication Record​

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living Controlled Medication Record​ ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted Living Sample Weekly Care Notes

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living Sample Weekly Care Notes; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted Living Uniform Disclosure Statement Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted Living Uniform Disclosure Statement Form; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested […]

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Sample Assisted Living Level of Care Scoring Guide

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted Living Level of Care Scoring Guide; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Assisted Living Manager’s Assessment

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted Living Manager’s Assessment; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested in receiving […]

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Sample Assisted Living Health Care Practitioner Physical Assessment​​

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Health Care Practitioner Physical Assessment​​ ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested […]

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Sample Assisted Living Emergency Preparedness Forms

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to a Sample Assisted living Emergency Preparedness Forms; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are interested […]

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Sample Assisted living Wound Assessment Form

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living Wound Assessment Form  ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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Sample Assisted living 45 Day Assessment

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Welcome to Senior Service Maps. We are a company that sends referrals to Assisted Living facilities with no referral fees. We also offer free support. Below is a link to  a Sample Assisted living 45 Day Assessment ; We strongly encourage you to let your attorney review this before you use it. If you are […]

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WARNING SIGNS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN VISITING YOUR LOVED ONE’S ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

Warning Signs to Watch Out for When Visiting Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Facility

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  Finding an assisted living facility for your elderly loved one can be quite challenging. You only want the best senior care provider there is for the price you and your family can afford.  But despite the weeks and even months of painstaking research, consultations, and site visits before you finally decided on a facility, […]

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How to Avoid High Blood Pressure in Seniors

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High blood pressure or Hypertension is an avoidable health condition that is prevalent among the elderly. A common misconception is that hypertension is a natural part of aging. This is not true. Hypertension is linked to lifestyle factors that include a poor diet and overuse of prescription drugs, like pain medications. As adults live longer, […]

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How to Properly Take Care of Dentures

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Taking Care of Dentures By Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid BDS , MFDS RCSEd , Member AACD What Are Dentures ? The word Denture is a term commonly used instead of Dental prosthesis. It represents the artificial replacement of a missing or lost tooth. It can be a fixed prosthesis (which is more commonly referred to […]

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Holidays with Family in Assisted Living

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From Mother’s Day to New Year’s Day, celebrating a special holiday with a family member in Assisted Living can be challenging. Many of us have family traditions that include gathering together under one roof for a meal and good times. So when it comes to making the day special and including family members in assisted […]

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