By MD for Seniors

In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we are taking a moment to celebrate our incredible Sunrise nurses for the exemplary care that they provide to their residents and community. Darian Newman, is one of these amazing nurses, and she was nominated by fellow team members for her exemplifying our Sunrise mission each and every day.

“Without a doubt, I would choose Darian hands down, every time!” – Jackie Delposen, Regional Director of Resident Care, Sunrise on the Scioto, OH

For the past four years at Sunrise on the Scioto, OH, Darian has been putting the needs of …read more

By MD for Seniors

People with depression and dementia need support and encouragement through treatment.

Many older adults experience cognitive changes as they age.

Decreases in memory, energy and mood can happen to anyone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all these fluctuations are expected or typical. While most older adults will experience some trouble recalling minor details or losing interest in old hobbies, significant alterations to their moods and engagement could signal serious conditions like depression or dementia.

Research shows that these conditions often coexist, and in their early stages, it may be hard to differentiate between the two. Knowing more about these conditions and how they may affect your loved one is an …read more

By MD for Seniors

In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we are taking a moment to celebrate our incredible Sunrise nurses for the exemplary care that they provide to their residents and community. Francisca Bonney, is one of these amazing nurses, and she was nominated by her fellow team members for her compassion and support that she brings each and every day.

“Francisca demonstrates the Sunrise mission every day by providing great resident care and expects nothing less from the team members she works with.” – Patricia Bessie, Assisted Living Coordinator, The Fairfax, VA

Francisca has been a part of The …read more

By MD for Seniors

In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we are taking a moment to celebrate our incredible Sunrise nurses for the exemplary care that they provide to their residents and community. Regina Long, is one of these amazing nurses, and she was nominated by fellow team members for her leadership and hard work that she brings each and every day.

“Regina has a great future as a Sunrise leader and shows great promise to continue growing.” – Herman Marquez, Director of Operations, Sunrise of Woodland Hills, CA

Regina has been a part of the Sunrise family for more than four …read more

By MD for Seniors

In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we are taking a moment to celebrate our incredible Sunrise nurses for the exemplary care that they provide to their residents and community. Sherry Weber, is one of these amazing nurses, and she was nominated by her fellow team members for her lighthearted personality and the expertise that she brings each and every day.

“Sherry has a great disposition and a big heart. She goes out of her way to help our residents.” – Cinthia Stile, Concierge, Sunrise of Wayne, NJ

Sherry has gone above and beyond expectations ever since arriving at …read more

By MD for Seniors

In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), we are taking a moment to celebrate our incredible Sunrise nurses for the exemplary care that they provide to their residents and community. Jennifer Mirabella, is one of these amazing nurses, and she was nominated by fellow team members for her serving heart and compassion that she brings each and every day.

“Jen really does it best every day. She puts the needs of residents first and is passionate about ensuring their safety.” – Kathy Scorcia, Executive Director, Sunrise of Holbrook, NY

For more than 11 years, Jennifer has been changing the …read more

By MD for Seniors

Light weight lifting can improve muscle tone and relieve joint pain.

Staying active is a crucial part of remaining healthy as you get older.

But with age also comes the increased likelihood that you develop conditions that make it harder to stay fit. Joint problems, like arthritis, can limit your mobility and cause pain, which discourage many older adults from getting the workouts that they need.

Fortunately, there are a number of low-impact exercises you that can do to reduce stress and pressure on joints, so that you can stay active while living with arthritis and not aggravate the condition.

How exercise impacts aging
There are numerous health benefits that anyone can gain …read more

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Memory Minder Kits contain music, books and activities you can do with your loved ones who have dementia.

When your loved one is experiencing memory loss, you put a lot of effort into providing the best care you can give.

Interacting with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s can be challenging in some cases, especially as the condition evolves over time. Activities that were once fun and comprehensible for your loved one may become confusing and uninteresting a few months later. It can become harder to hold a conversation as Alzheimer’s progresses into its later stages, where word recall and comprehension diminish significantly.

Sunrise of Roseville, MN, recently partnered with local senior living communities and …read more

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Caregiving tasks can be rewarding, but also time consuming.

Being a caregiver for an older loved one can be rewarding, but challenging, work.

It can feel good to help support someone you care about, and many people choose to be caregivers because they want to provide for a beloved person in need. However, just because being a caregiver is the right option for you and your family, or it’s something you’re genuinely glad to do, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. It can lead to working long hours, adding more tasks to an already hectic schedule, and when caring for a loved one who has a chronic condition like …read more

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Budgeting for a long-term care savings account makes planning easier.

It can be an incredibly daunting task to budget for a loved one’s long-term care.

While most seniors have financial plans in place to support themselves through retirement, be it through pension programs, 401(k)’s or personal savings accounts, the costs of long-term care are typically left out of these preparations or exceed the original budget. As a result, many older adults who end up needing this specialized care don’t have all the funds together to cover it.

If seniors don’t have enough money saved away and long-term care becomes necessary, their loved ones can be left in a tight spot …read more