National Assisted Living Week
Last Updated: September 10, 2018
In honor of National Assisted Living Week 2018, we’ve rounded up some of our best assisted living blog posts to share today.
Enjoy reading through these posts which recognize assisted living residents, family and friends for National Assisted Living Week: September 9-15, 2018.
National Assisted Living Week 2018
The week of September 9, 2018 is National Assisted Living Week — a time specially designated for caregivers, communities and families to cherish and honor our loved ones who are assisted living residents.
The tradition was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living. The goal is simple: to show our loved ones in assisted living how much we care.
This year’s activities revolve around the theme “Capture the Moment.”
“We want this year’s National Assisted Living Week to help overcome the stigma that older adults in assisted living communities and other settings for that matter, don’t have a purpose in life anymore,” said NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle. “No matter your age, we should all be living life to its fullest. Assisted living caregivers help seniors realize this by supporting them with everyday tasks while maximizing their independence and honoring their individuality.”
We’ve taken a page from their book and have rounded up our top assisted living blogs that fit into this year’s category.
Assisted Living Caregivers
Caregivers are family members, residents, staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in making a difference in others’ lives, and National Assisted Living Week is a wonderful time to honor them.
Here are a few examples of how we’ve recognized caregivers at A Place for Mom:
- How to Maintain a Positive Relationship With Your Hired Caregiver
- 10 Ways to Help a Caregiver
- Ways to Show Caregivers You Care
Assisted Living Activities Help Seniors Stay Connected
Assisted living residents are happier and healthier when they’re participating in community activities with family and friends. Here are a few of our most popular posts on how assisted living activities can help seniors stay entertained:
- Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits
- Social Life for Seniors: Why Assisted Living is Better
- Why Seniors Prefer Senior Living Communities
Using Technology to Stay Connected With Parents and Senior Loved Ones in Assisted Living
These new tech gadgets can bring back a sense of connection and fun in assisted living:
- Best Tech Gadgets for Seniors and Grandparents
- Seniors and Technology in Assisted Living
- Technology Brings Grandparents and Grandchildren Closer Together
Are you celebrating National Assisted Living Week with parents or senior loved ones in assisted living this year? Share your plans and suggestions with us in the comments below.
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