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What Do We Mean by a Continuum of Care for Seniors?

December 28, 2020

If you are researching senior living for yourself or a family member, you may run across the term “continuum of care.” It’s important to familiarize yourself with this concept and keep it in mind as you evaluate senior living and healthcare communities.  A continuum of care allows for a senior to transition from one type […]

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Moving to a Senior Community as a Couple

December 23, 2020

Many older adults eventually reach a point in life where they decide it’s the right time to move to a senior community, such as independent living or assisted living. Often, they are lucky enough to be still married to the love of their life and wouldn’t dream of living apart. Every individual’s journey through life […]

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Older white couple in senior living with wife in a wheelchair and husband holding her arm.

How to Talk to a Parent About Assisted Living

December 16, 2020

It is normal and natural for adults to need help doing certain things as they get older. Some people need more help than others, and the age at which their needs change varies quite a bit. Each individual senior, together with the people who love them, should find the right solution for their personal care […]

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Senior woman with a walker and a young man assisting her on an outdoor walk.

Fraud Awareness for Seniors

November 23, 2020

Aviva is committed to the health and wellbeing of seniors, and one area where we want to raise awareness is senior fraud or scams that target older adults. Fraud usually involves stealing, cheating or coercing a senior citizen out of money. Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse. According to the Senate […]

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Holiday Decorating for Senior Apartments

November 11, 2020

At Aviva — as in many independent living and assisted living communities — residents are encouraged to make their space their own. A great way to do that is to decorate your apartment for the holidays. Forget any misconceptions that senior apartments are uniform and boring. With all the major fall and winter holidays on […]

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Closeup of a senior woman creating a holiday wreath.

4 Misconceptions About Skilled Nursing

October 22, 2020

Skilled nursing encompasses medical care and other round-the-clock support that someone may need following a surgery, heart attack, stroke, fracture, or other medical setback. A skilled nursing provider often manages post-surgical rehabilitation or acute illnesses. The provider combines recreational activities and other amenities and services that help to create a sense of home and community […]

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Senior man in wheelchair in skilled nursing being attended to by female nurse.

Why Choose a Nonprofit Senior Living Community vs. a For-Profit Community?

October 12, 2020

Selecting a senior living community for yourself or your loved one is a highly personal choice. Whether you’re exploring independent living, assisted living or memory care, one of the factors you may wish to consider is whether the community operates as a for-profit or not-for-profit (nonprofit) organization. While both may look similar at first glance, […]

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Male and female senior residents of Aviva in Sarasota playing cards in the game room.

What Makes Dance a Great Form of Exercise for Seniors?

September 24, 2020

Exercise is important for optimizing physical and mental health, especially as we age. Each person needs to find the form of exercise they enjoy and can engage in regularly later in life. A great aerobic exercise option for seniors is dance. Dancing provides multiple health benefits for seniors, including improving your cardio, balance, and mood, […]

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Senior woman posing in an aerobic group dance class.

Helpful Activities for Seniors with Memory Loss

September 18, 2020

In a senior community, residents and their caregivers navigate the challenges of a wide range of issues related to memory. While a certain amount of forgetfulness is fairly common starting in middle-age, some seniors will experience what is termed a memory disorder. The loss of memory, along with other cognitive symptoms like difficulty concentrating, can […]

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A senior with memory care needs looking at photos with a family member.

Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Senior Apartments Effectively

August 14, 2020

By now, most people have learned that the risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19 increases with age, according to the CDC. Underlying health conditions also increase the risk of severe illness. So, seniors should take care to be protected from contagious illnesses, including using extra precautions for keeping their homes clean and sanitized to prevent the spread of germs.

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