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How to Support Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

Being a family caregiver is tough work, regardless of the situation. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia presents its own set of challenges. Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s often end up providing care for a longer period of time, and as the disease progresses, the daily challenges begin to …

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How to Show Support on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s military veterans and service members. It takes place each year on Nov. 11 and there are many ways to commemorate the occasion. At Friendship Village of Bloomington, we proudly recognize the patriotism and love of country displayed by our residents and team members who have served in …

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Fall Festivities in Bloomington, Minnesota

Minnesota may have a reputation for winter weather, but the beautiful fall season is often overlooked. With Friendship Village of Bloomington’s close proximity to Minneapolis, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to celebrating fall. Fall in Bloomington, Minnesota Whether you want to enjoy the brilliant colors of the fall foliage or find a …

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How Respite Care Can Help

Caregivers need to take care of themselves, too. Thirty-six percent of caregivers describe their situation as “highly stressful” according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Stress, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on your life and health. When it becomes overwhelming to the point …

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Benefits of a Life Care Community

Aging is something that we all must reckon with and it involves a lot of uncertainties. For instance, most of us will wonder, “How much care will I really need?” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that “someone turning 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term …

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Do you qualify for respite care?

Caregiving can be as physically and emotionally demanding as it is rewarding. For both your sake and the sake of the friend or family member you’re providing for, you need to avoid burnout. According to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report published by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving …

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Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

When it comes to Alzheimer’s and other dementias, there isn’t a single blueprint for how it progresses and when someone needs more support. But you can understand the pieces, the building blocks, of caregiver support and residential memory care options. And when it comes time to evaluate and discuss what works best for your family, …

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