From happenings in and around our community to useful senior living news, our blog can keep you up to date.

What is Respite Care?

A caregiver can be a spouse, partner, family member or anyone involved with assisting others with activities of daily living (ADL) or medical tasks. Paid caregivers tend to have formal training that allows them to provide a higher level of care than someone who just stepped into the role. At some point in time, all …

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Services & Amenities Enhance the Senior Living Experience

When a person begins their search for a senior living community they often first look toward location, the availability of health services and whether the community fits within their budget. These are all important considerations, but we also encourage you to think about lifestyle. We know that services and amenities play a significant role in …

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How You Can Support a Loved One Showing Signs of Alzheimer’s

Millions of Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, many of whom are age 65 or older. When an older adult begins showing signs of Alzheimer’s, it can be especially difficult for the friends and family around them. You may not know what to do or what they need from you, especially since the disease affects …

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Benefits of Living in a Life Care Community During Stroke Recovery

At Friendship Village of South Hills in Upper St. Clair, we understand the importance of Stroke Awareness Month. As a senior retirement community, our residents are especially vulnerable to strokes. Every year, 800,000 strokes occur in the United States, and nearly three-quarters of them happen to people who are age 65 or older. Strokes are …

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Improve Chronic Pain with Occupational Therapy

At Friendship Village of South Hills, our residents and their quality of life is our top priority. From the moment you sign a contract, it is our goal to meet and even anticipate your needs to help you live life to the fullest. For some residents, chronic pain from arthritis or surgery can make even …

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9 Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know Community Gardens Provide

Have you ever considered that tending a garden is actually good medicine? Research has confirmed that the benefits of a community garden are all-encompassing; it’s great for the emotional, mental and physical well-being of seniors. The best retirement communities have their own garden programs as part of their overall wellness focus. If you live in …

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The Benefits of VitalStim Therapy for Swallowing Difficulties

Swallowing difficulties are always frightening and can be deadly. The medical term for loss of swallowing function is dysphagia, and approximately 15 million people in the U.S. are affected by the condition. Medical professionals consider dysphagia a critical health concern among our aging population. Among the most popular therapies approved by physicians for treating dysphagia …

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