older couple practicing senior safety

5 Senior Safety Tips For the Summer

Summer allows many to enjoy the great outdoors and get together with family and friends. While this is enjoyable for all, it is key to remember that everyone, with more emphasis on seniors, must keep cool and hydrated in the heat. Summer activities can pose some serious challenges for seniors who are in independent living…

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Talking to Your Parents About Finances and Downsizing

Caring for your elderly parents is not just about booking them a trip to the Bahamas, buying expensive gifts for their anniversary, or making sure they follow the doctor’s orders. It’s beyond that. There comes a point where you need to make a tough decision around their finances and downsizing. It’s not particularly an exciting…

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Choosing a Senior Living Community as a Couple 

Are you and your spouse or partner looking to downsize? Do you want the convenience of on-site amenities and activities? Or are you ready to make the move to a community where you’ll have access to medical care and help as needed? If you’re looking into senior living communities as a couple, choosing between your…

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levels of care

Understanding the Levels of Care in Senior Living Communities 

Whether you’re beginning to plan your next moves after retirement or you’re growing concerned about your aging parents, it’s never too early to learn about the different levels of care in senior living communities. Different situations require different levels of care, making it imperative that you understand your needs as well as what each community…

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Understanding the Importance of Advanced Care Planning for Older Adults and their Families

At Discovery Villages, our Senior Citizen communities are designed to give you the necessary support to carry out your life with dignity.  We provide many lifestyles to fit you or your family members specific needs and desires.  Come visit us today at one of our locations in Fort Myers, Naples, and Sarasota, Florida.  Elder Care…

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Importance of the Mental Health of Seniors

Mental health concerns across the senior and elderly populations are widely undiagnosed, but with upwards of 7 million seniors reportedly suffering in silence and solitude, it’s time to identify—and take steps to reverse—what appears to be a global mental health epidemic among the senior population. While diagnoses like dementia and Alzheimer’s are consistently at the…

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