Tips for Protecting Your Finances as a Senior

By Senior Living
Life Care Services knows that seniors can be vulnerable to scams, but we are here to put the power back into your hands. By following these tips, you can ensure that your finances will be locked up tight for years to come.

Seniors, on average, are more likely to be taken advantage of financially by scammers and fraudsters to the point that, according to Consumer Affairs, more than 3.5 million seniors are victims of financial exploitation every year. Of course, staying vigilant and being cautious about lending your money are both important aspects of protecting your finances, but there is more to keeping your finances safe.

Life Care Services knows that seniors can be vulnerable to scams, but we are here to put the power back into your hands. By following these tips, you can ensure that your finances will be locked up tight for years to come. CLICK HERE to see tips.

Important Information and Tips for Balance Problems and Disorders in Seniors

By Health & Wellness

Have you ever felt dizzy, lightheaded, or as if the room were spinning around you? These can be troublesome sensations. If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem.

Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor. They are often caused by disturbances of the inner ear. Vertigo, the feeling that you or the things around you are spinning, is a common symptom.

Having good balance means being able to control and maintain your body’s position, whether you are moving or remaining still. Good balance helps you walk without staggering, get up from a chair without falling, climb stairs without tripping, and bend over without falling. Good balance is important to help you get around, stay independent, and carry out daily activities.

Balance disorders are one reason older people fall. Learn more about falls and falls prevention from NIA. Visit the website of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for information on specific balance disorders.

To learn about the causes and symptoms of balance problems, as well as how to cope with the, from the National Institute on Aging, CLICK HERE.

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13 Tips to Help Seniors Thrive in Retirement

By Health & Wellness

Retirement is a wonderful time to explore newfound freedoms, enjoy some well-earned relaxation, and grow as individuals. Finding fulfillment in retirement isn’t the same for everyone. Different interests and goals mean every person has the ability to create a custom plan of what retirement looks like for them.

There is a misconception that determining how to thrive in retirement solely depends on your financial outlook. In reality, flourishing in retirement is about creating a plan that will help you embody an enjoyable, healthy lifestyle.

If you are looking for ideas about how to make a retirement plan that fits your interests and goals, you’ve come to the right place. Life Care Services® has put together several retirement tips that seniors can use to thrive. To learn more, CLICK HERE!

“Creating Moments of Joy” Webinar with Jolene Brackey – Thursday, January 6 at 4 p.m.

By News

Hosted by The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island and Life Care Services, this online event will provide a better understanding of memory loss and its effect on loved ones and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Speaker Jolene Brackey is author of the book “Creating Moments of Joy,” based on Jolene’s passion to change society’s attitude toward aging by inspiring minds, rejuvenating spirits, and empowering people to make a difference in the way we care for our elders.

Topics include:
-Identifying signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia in a loved one
-Connecting with loved ones who have memory loss
-Learning how to cope and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones
-Navigating the numerous care issues you will face with your loved one

All webinar attendees will receive a free copy of Jolene’s book, Creating Moments of Joy.

Founder of Enhanced Moments and author of the book Creating Moments of Joy, Jolene Brackey is a celebrated nationwide speaker in Alzheimer’s education. She has a B.A. from Iowa State University and extensive experience with people who have Alzheimer’s. Jolene has been a keynote speaker at many conferences where family members, CNAs, and professionals share what works and doesn’t work. Her message of hope, encouragement-along with generous helpings of humor-is warmly embraced by family members and professional caregivers alike.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

Register Here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8348728548550839311
The link to join the webinar will be sent to you after you RSVP.

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS Company®. With 50 years of proven experience, Life Care Services’ innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.

What to Look for When Researching Senior Living

By Senior Living

Taking care of ourselves can seem like a struggle no matter where we are in age, but as we reach our senior years, there’s a point where meeting our daily needs can become a real challenge. Additionally, many of us are looking for company and companionship as we age and senior living can be a great option to fulfill those desires.

If you find yourself struggling to get through your day-to-day activities or simply want to make new social connections, it might be time to look into senior living options.

Life Care Services knows how hard it is to find a senior living community that can cater to your individual needs. We’ve created this helpful guide to assist you with your upcoming life decision. To learn what to look for, CLICK HERE.

Life Care Services Ranked #1 in Independent Living Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

By News

Nation’s second-largest senior living operator receives highest score in all 6 factors

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is excited to announce our management company, Life Care Services, has become the first and only senior living company to rank first in customer satisfaction for three consecutive years among independent senior living communities in the J.D. Power 2021 – Senior Living Satisfaction Study. Life Care Services also achieved the highest score in all six factors of satisfaction: resident activities, community staff, price paid for services received, resident apartment/living unit, community building and grounds, and dining.

“Life Care Services is honored to be recognized by our customers as the best among independent senior living communities for the third consecutive year,” says Joel Nelson, president and CEO of LCS, the parent company of Life Care Services. “We are privileged to serve nearly 40,000 seniors across the nation. This recognition is meaningful because our residents recognize and value our commitment to serving them first and foremost, even as our industry navigated challenges over the past year.”

Life Care Services ranked highest in independent living resident overall satisfaction with a score of 817 in the J.D. Power U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study. The study is based on responses from residents living in an independent senior living community within the previous three years.

“For 50 years, our employees have been dedicated to creating opportunities for purposeful living filled with rich experiences,” added Nelson. “There is nothing better than seeing how our employees have impacted those we serve and how that dedication has made a difference for our residents and customers.”

What Does This Mean for our Residents?

We are deeply grateful to know that our hard work is valued, and we at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island want to assure residents, family, friends and staff that we will continue to improve, evolve and innovate to provide the newest offerings to meet the needs of current and future residents.

If you’d like to know more about the way we enrich the lives of our residents, send us a message on our contact page.

Life Care Services received the highest score among independent senior living communities in the J.D. Power 2019-2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health as a Senior

By Health & Wellness

Protecting our mental health and mental wellness is easier said than done. We tell ourselves to smile or find the good in life, but the truth is, some days can be hard.

The issue of senior mental health is in a category of its own. According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), at least one in four older adults experiences a mental disorder, with depression being the most common issue. People aged 85 and older also have the highest suicide rate of any age group.

As we get older, fears may creep in if we have to navigate any of the following:

  • Depression and/or anxiety from isolation
  • Mobility issues
  • Disrupted daily routine
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Dietary changes

To protect our overall health, it’s important to maintain positive mental health as we age. There is so much for seniors to experience. With a little help, you may find that your mental wellness can be better than ever.

To learn about mental health tips for seniors, CLICK HERE.

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Real-Life Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

By Health & Wellness

Why Is Physical Activity Important?

Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying active. In fact, studies show that “taking it easy” is risky. Often, inactivity is more to blame than age when older people lose the ability to do things on their own. Lack of physical activity also can lead to more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more use of medicines for a variety of illnesses.

Including all 4 types of exercise can benefit a wide range of areas of your life. To learn how staying active can help you, from the National Institute on Aging, CLICK HERE.

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5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

By Senior Living

More than 334,000 incidents of elder financial exploitation — the theft or misuse of an older person’s money by someone they know — are reported to authorities in the U.S. each year, causing an estimated $6.3 billion in losses, according to an analysis of federal and state data by Comparitech, a cybersecurity research company.

And those numbers probably underestimate a problem experts say is vastly under-reported.

But experts also say that in most cases, financial abuse can be prevented before it starts. To learn about steps from AARP that you can take to help protect yourself or a vulnerable loved one from financial exploitation, CLICK HERE.

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11 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

By Health & Wellness

Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and millions of Americans are affected by the disease. It’s important to distinguish the facts from the myths about Alzheimer’s, especially when it comes to finding information online.

Here are 11 common myths about Alzheimer’s Disease:

1. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are the same thing

People often use the terms Alzheimer’s disease and dementia interchangeably, but there is a difference. Dementia refers to impaired memory, thinking, reasoning, and behavior, and Alzheimer’s is just one type of dementia. The terms are likely confused because Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia and the most well-known. But there are other types of dementia, too, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and vascular dementia.

Learn more about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

To read the 10 additional myths surrounding this disease, CLICK HERE.