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What Caregivers Can Do to Support an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Diseases like Alzheimer’s don’t follow a roadmap, and caregivers can feel at the mercy of seesawing needs. A recent Alzheimer’s Association report says nearly 11 million unpaid caregivers provide an estimated 15.2 billion hours of care each year, which works out to almost $257 billion in annual care reliant on family and loved ones. Staggering …

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Your To-Do List for Boosting Your Brain Health

Let’s get on the same page: It’s common and normal to forget names or appointments but remember them later. It can be frustrating, but it’s a normal part of getting older. Your skin doesn’t look the same as it did at 25, so you can’t expect your brain to work the same way, either. Changes …

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Planning for Retirement in Lincoln, Nebraska

Taking the leap into retirement can be exhilarating and liberating if you feel well prepared. That’s why it’s important to start planning for retirement early, envisioning the life you want for yourself and understanding the costs of different factors at play. At Grand Lodge, it’s our goal to arm you with as much information as …

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Understanding the Risks & Warning Signs of Stroke

Did you know? Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. That’s more than 795,000 Americans who have a stroke each year. At Grand Lodge, we understand the power of education in prevention. That’s why we take the time to spread awareness among ourselves and the greater community about the warning signs …

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How to Increase Your Range of Motion with Occupational Therapy

At Grand Lodge at the Preserve, the care and comfort of our residents is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of the men and women who call our Lincoln, Nebraska, independent living community their home, which is why we offer a full complement of health services, ranging from skilled …

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Your Guide to Moving to Grand Lodge Independent Living

The decision to move into an independent senior living community is colored by many different factors. From the financial components to the emotional and physical ones, we know this is not a decision to be taken lightly. We understand the inherent fear of the unknown associated with change. Our goal is to provide as much …

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What Seniors Can Expect from Occupational Therapy

You’re probably familiar with the term “occupational therapy,” but you may not fully understand what it is and why it’s helpful. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at occupational therapy for the elderly and explore the many benefits it can have for older adults. What is occupational therapy? At first glance, it’s reasonable …

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The Best Dog Breeds for Seniors in Independent Living

Author Dean Koontz once said, “Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” To his credit, research agrees. Recent studies show that owning a pet can help lower blood pressure and reduce other risks of cardiovascular …

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Home Health vs. Assisted Living: Which Is Right for You?

Like most of us, a time will come when you’ll need some help with Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, like grocery shopping, housekeeping, and meal preparation. When that happens, you’ll be faced with an important decision: Do you stay at home and have someone come help, or move to a community where help is …

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Is a Type B CCRC Contract Right for You?

When it comes to Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) contracts, knowing the differences between the most common types of contracts is  key to making an informed decision. It can be challenging, however, because each type carries variations of cost and services that can make a big difference in the future. In this article, we’ll explore …

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