Understanding What Your Loved One Needs in Memory Care
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As the Silent Generation continues to age and the first of the Baby Boomers are officially seniors, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise. Anyone..
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It’s never easy to watch a loved one experience changes that he or she didn’t ask for. When the cause of the changes is Alzheimer’s disease or another..
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Providing senior memory care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia isn’t an easy task, but caregivers can make the process much more effective and beneficial..
Music & Memory at Living Branches
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We are pleased to announce that Living Branches is embarking on a new dementia care journey. This spring we are rolling out the Music & Memory initiative for residents..
Personal Care vs. Assisted Living: Do You Know the Difference?
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Personal Care vs. Assisted Living The terms Personal Care and Assisted Living are often used interchangeably; however, in 2011 the State of Pennsylvania instituted legislation that separated care communities..
Living U
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It is no secret that Living Branches residents enjoy learning something new. When someone from the community offers to share about a vacation or mission trip, the auditorium is..
My Life. My Plan. My Community.
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Living Branches is proud to be part of a nationwide initiative to rename “Continuing Care Retirement Communities” as Life Plan Communities. This initiative is designed to help communicate to..
Leading the Way: Open Hearts and Minds Create Possibilities in the Evolving World of Memory Care
Danielle Leheny Posted on
The days Kathleen could make her mom laugh were her favorite. A giggle might be won through continuous banter and large doses of family humor that Kathleen conjured up..
A Unique Career Journey
Danielle Leheny Posted on
Kathleen’s father was always her favorite career counselor. He supported her smart choices throughout her successful corporate career with AT&T, including the startup of her own IT security company..
Helpful Apps for Seniors:
8 Tech Solutions to Maintain Independence and Give Caregivers Peace of Mind
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Every day for the last 24 years, I’ve worked with the elderly and, by extension, with their families. As the founder of Caring Senior Service, a non-medical in-home care..


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