Senior Housing: Seven Services to Get on Track

Need different living options for you or a senior in your life?

OSenior Housing, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Family Home, Independent Livingur mission is to help seniors find solutions to their senior housing and/or care needs, treating them with value and compassion.

1. Our Area of Service for Senior Housing & Care Options:

We serve seniors in the areas of Whatcom, Skagit, and Northern Snohomish Counties. If you live in or would like to move to one of these Counties in Washington State, give us a call at (360) 856-9023.

2. Assess Your Situation

First of all, we listen to your situation or that of a senior in your life. Furthermore, we consider the senior’s current living setting, care needs, desired social environment, Read More

Congestive Heart Failure and Summer Heat | Enjoy Your Summer!

Enjoy summer in spite of Congestive Heart Failure Although I am younger than 55, I have been dealing with Congestive Heart Failure and summer heat for 13 years. At the age of 39 I gave birth to our youngest child, a very active boy. (He is still active—just bigger and faster!) At the time I was a healthy person, but I was having breathing problems a few days after his birth. A dramatic story lies behind the time of crisis, but I was finally diagnosed with Peri-natal Cardiomyopathy. This came in the form of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) triggered by the pregnancy. This is a rare occurrence among us women—about 1 in 10,000 pregnancies. Currently, my overall health is positive and stabilized.

 

Congestive Heart Failure, Medications, and Hot Weather

There are several different medications used for CHF. Read More

Senior Housing Terms – Retirement Living | Is This For You?

Seniors relax with lemonade and each other's company in Retirement Living.

Retirement Living friendship moments.

The plethora of senior housing terms includes Retirement Living and a host of other vocabulary. How does one know which term to use or focus on? Some of the senior housing terms include: Independent Living, Retirement Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Let’s take one or two definitions at a time. This blog article will cover Independent Living and Retirement living. Essentially, these terms refer to similar types of housing. However, Independent Living can be a broad term for Fifty-five plus and other living styles, including Retirement Living.

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Better Hearing Equals Better Health | Learn How!

A little girl leaning over to whisper secrets in her grandfather’s ear as he smiles in delight. Better hearing makes listening fun.Do you believe that better hearing equals better health?   There is so much more to health than just hearing. Rightly, you do all you can to take care of yourself. Count the ways. For one, you maintain good diet and exercise habits.  Also, you know your cholesterol numbers and watch your blood pressure. Annual vision tests and dental check-ups help keep you up to date with Read More

Music Helps Dementia: A Local Study

Image of music notes. Read about a study of music's impact on people living with dementia.Music’s Impact on Dementia has come under a local study in Skagit County

The theory of this study is that community members who live with chronic disease appreciate living a quality of life on a daily basis.  Helping Hearts and Hands organized a music and memory demonstration project with three care facilities that serve dementia residents.  We expected that music of the person’s liking would Read More