Entries by Orchard Senior Living

Seniors Living Dangerously at Home

Seniors Living Dangerously… It is no secret that most seniors want to stay in their homes for the duration of their lives. Although this may be a good idea for some, it is a bad idea for others. Every week I hear a story that boggles my mind. Just recently I heard the story of […]

Press Release~There is Such a Thing as Being Too Thin…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  Contact: Irina Strembitsky & Orchard Senior Living                                                                                     Phone: (404) 775-0488                                                                                     Email: marketing@orchardseniorliving.com   Press Release         There is Such a Thing […]

Tips for Seniors (and their Families) on Downsizing Their Home

Sometimes seniors leave a big house to move to a senior community or assisted living. This new home may be more secure, healthier, and happier, but it’s also likely to be smaller.During this process, a family has two main tasks to focus on: helping their senior loved ones settle comfortably with valued possessions and preparing […]

There is Such a Thing as Being Too Thin…

Improved Nutrition outcomes are within reach for those living with Dementia and other chronic illnesses. A popular saying says, “We are what we eat.” A good diet is vital to everyone’s health, well-being, and quality of life.  A person needs carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, minerals, vitamins, electrolytes, and water to survive. Obtaining the correct balance […]

Can You Design a One Stop Shop Assisted Living Building?

Is it Possible to Design an Assisted Living Building to be a One Stop Shop? The answer is yes, it is possible in theory, however the better question is, can a one stop shop design offer the best quality of life to most of the residents? I would venture to say no, because to design […]

The Need for Dementia Sensitive Primary Care

What was the Inspiration behind this post? Last week I had a doctor’s appointment with my primary care doctor. It was a 3 pm appointment.  Here it was almost 4 pm and I was just getting called. When my doctor saw me, she immediately apologized and told me the reason for the delay. She said […]

Are Patients with Dementia Smarter than their Primary Care Practitioners?

Are Patients with Dementia Smarter than their Primary Care Practitioners? The answer is not necessarily, however patients with dementia work much harder to mask and hide their dementia from the PCP, than their PCP works to diagnose their patients’ dementia. How Has the Role of a Primary Care Practitioner Evolved? Due to the increasing numbers […]

Dementia, I Will Give You My Memory, If You Leave Me My Personality

What Does Dementia Mean to the Average Person? Dementia is a general decline in cognitive ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is one example. Dementia is not a specific disease. Dementia is a term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and other thinking skills […]