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What Is a Health Care Directive?

What Is a Health Care Directive?

Persons residing in assisted living communities such as the Mission at Agua Fria should always have health care directives in place if they have any preferences with regard to medical care. This article doesn’t just apply to seniors or those with health conditions,...

4 Ways to Care for Yourself If You Are a Dementia Caregiver

4 Ways to Care for Yourself If You Are a Dementia Caregiver

According to the US Department of Health and Human Service’s National Institute on Aging, “Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult.” Additionally, “Caregivers who provide substantial care are more likely to have physical and emotional health...

Where Can I Find Quality Assisted Living in Peoria AZ

Where Can I Find Quality Assisted Living in Peoria AZ

Are you looking for assisted living in Peoria, AZ? Look no further. At the Mission at Agua Fria, we pride ourselves on loving assisted living and memory care right here in Peoria, Arizona. Our senior community has almost 60 studio and one-bedroom assisted living...

What Happens If a Stroke Goes Untreated?

What Happens If a Stroke Goes Untreated?

As we age, the risk of experiencing a stroke increases. Adults—especially men—with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are at a higher risk for having a stroke, as well as people who smoke or are obese. Strokes are a leading cause of death for...

How to Cope When Your Parent Needs Memory Care

How to Cope When Your Parent Needs Memory Care

When it’s time for your parent to enter memory care, it’s difficult for everyone. Even knowing it’s the best decision for them doesn’t eliminate that. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to make the process easier on everybody. Read on below to find some helpful...

How to Decide Between Assisted Living and Memory Care

How to Decide Between Assisted Living and Memory Care

If you or your loved one has made the decision to move to an assisted living community, you may be wondering how to decide between assisted living and memory care. Some communities, like the Mission at Agua Fria Senior Living, offer both. We’ll talk you through some...

4 Tips for Selecting an Assisted Living Community

4 Tips for Selecting an Assisted Living Community

Selecting an assisted living community is not an easy decision to make. This is going to be your new home. You not only want to make sure that it is one you feel comfortable in, but you also want to make sure that it has all the services and amenities you need....

How Is the Level of Care for Assisted Living Determined?

How Is the Level of Care for Assisted Living Determined?

When considering assisted living options for you or a loved one, the best care is determined by assessing what “level of care” is needed. This is evaluated through how much assistance is needed with “activities of daily living,” or ADLs. Knowing which tasks a senior...

3 Personality Changes You Might Notice With Dementia

3 Personality Changes You Might Notice With Dementia

Among the most difficult things about having a loved one with dementia is the change it brings in both personality and behavior. When the brain progressively deteriorates as a result of this condition, it can cause someone to become vastly different from the person...

5 Assisted Living Services at the Mission at Agua Fria in Arizona

5 Assisted Living Services at the Mission at Agua Fria in Arizona

When it comes to choosing an assisted living community for you or a loved one, it’s important to look at more than just the rooms and the healthcare services. It’s important to also consider the services and amenities offered. As this will be your new home, you want...