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How do I know if I need assisted living?

How do I know if I need assisted living?

October 13, 2021 Bob Pontius
I recently got a nice call from a reader who thought their mom needs assisted living. When I asked for details, I learned that, aside from a few medications, their mother was pretty independent! We then had a nice conversation about reasons why mom can benefit from a move to Danbury, even as independent as she is.
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Today's Benefits of Working in Senior Living

Today's Benefits of Working in Senior Living

October 7, 2021
You could work in a hospital, with home health care, at a physician’s office, and more. So why choose senior living instead?
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Does Mom have Alzheimer’s?

Does Mom have Alzheimer’s?

October 6, 2021 Bob Pontius
This question is being asked more frequently these days and quite frankly- with good reason! Diagnoses of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias are skyrocketing as the Baby Boomers get older, even though it is very tricky to diagnose and still has no cure. As the disease progresses, helping and caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can become much more difficult. What are we supposed to do? Here are a few tips.
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Dad hasn’t been the same since Mom passed. How can we help?

Dad hasn’t been the same since Mom passed. How can we help?

September 29, 2021 Bob Pontius
Did you know that older people experience grief differently than others? Grief can be a devastating impact on their immune systems. For a senior who is grieving the loss of a loved one, a move to Danbury Senior Living can be a great solution. When surrounded by new friends from similar situations, we learn we are not alone and find strength and comfort in the group!
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How can assisted living help my COPD?

How can assisted living help my COPD?

September 22, 2021 Bob Pontius
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. These labored breathing problems over the simplest of tasks can be frustrating and disrupt your quality of life.
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The Freedom of Assisted Living

The Freedom of Assisted Living

September 16, 2021
Bust the myth that assisted living is “giving up your freedom” and find the freedom you desire at Danbury Senior Living!
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Mental Health for Seniors

Mental Health for Seniors

September 15, 2021 Bob Pontius
During this odd time of distancing and uncertainty, many older adults and caregivers are feeling lonely, agitated, and withdrawn. Relieving stress and anxiety is also critically important now. Here are a few tips that all of us can use as we navigate these uncertain times.
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I forget where my keys are all the time, do I have Alzheimer’s?

I forget where my keys are all the time, do I have Alzheimer’s?

September 8, 2021 Bob Pontius
An older friend told me he thinks he’s getting Alzheimer’s because he keeps forgetting things like where he put his keys, his grandkid's names, and to take his cell phone with him when he leaves the house.
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Is foot care different for Seniors?

Is foot care different for Seniors?

September 1, 2021 Bob Pontius
Many seniors never see a podiatrist until something happens. Aging does a number on people’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones which can mean an increased need for podiatric attention.
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Grow Your Career at Danbury:<br />Why Here? Why Now?

Grow Your Career at Danbury:
Why Here? Why Now?

August 26, 2021
With so many other senior care communities hiring, why is Danbury the place to be, right here, right now? Discover the Danbury difference for STNAs and LPNs, today!
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How do I de-clutter & downsize all my “collections”?

How do I de-clutter & downsize all my “collections”?

August 25, 2021 Bob Pontius
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to take a look around and ask, “Do I really need all this stuff?” And for my senior friends who have been in the same house for 30 years, it’s time to look around and ask “Why do I need such an extensive cakepan collection (or screwdriver collection for the guys)! 
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What are some good things I can do every day for heart health?

What are some good things I can do every day for heart health?

August 18, 2021 Bob Pontius
According to the American Heart Association, over 50% of men and 30% of women over the age of 60 have coronary heart disease. We need to remedy this situation. But how? Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you might think!
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