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What Is the Difference Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living?

What Is the Difference Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living?

It can be difficult to know which type of care you or your loved one needs as you age. Knowing when to ask for additional help is the first step, and the next step is figuring out how much help is needed. This can be determined by examining your medical needs as well...

What Are the Goals Of Long-Term Care?

What Are the Goals Of Long-Term Care?

It is estimated that around 70 percent of people will end up needing long-term care at some point during their lives. This is especially true today, as life spans increase and as people seek to extend the healthy, active periods of their lives. Long-term care differs...

The Mission at Agua Fria Provides 24-Hour Assisted Living Care

The Mission at Agua Fria Provides 24-Hour Assisted Living Care

At the Mission at Agua Fria, we understand that an assisted living community is more than just a place to live; it should be home. It should be a comfortable place that meets your needs, protects you, and keeps you healthy. It should be a place that empowers you not...

What Is Independent Living vs. Assisted Living?

What Is Independent Living vs. Assisted Living?

When looking into communities to join later in life, it’s important to know the difference between independent living vs. assisted living so that you can move into a community that addresses all of your needs. There are many differences between assisted living and...

How Can I Prevent Memory Loss?

How Can I Prevent Memory Loss?

Occasional forgetfulness is normal, especially as we get older, but actual memory loss is another problem entirely. More than simply misplacing your keys, memory loss can make it difficult to perform daily tasks or to navigate while driving. It can also lead to...

3 Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness in Seniors

3 Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness in Seniors

Overexposure to heat can be dangerous for anyone. This is especially true for older adults or anyone with preexisting health conditions. Hyperthermia categorizes several conditions that occur when your body can’t regulate the heat of your environment and your body...

5 Features You’ll Love about Agua Fria Apartments

5 Features You’ll Love about Agua Fria Apartments

When you’re looking at a senior living community to move into, one thing you should take note of is the apartments. This is going to be your new living space, and you want it to feel like it’s home. We understand this at the Mission at Agua Fria, and we want residents...

What Are the Symptoms of an Oncoming Stroke?

What Are the Symptoms of an Oncoming Stroke?

A cerebral vascular accident, more commonly known as a stroke, happens when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted due to a hemorrhage or clot, robbing it of oxygen and other critical nutrients. When that happens, time is of the essence. The faster medical...

What Qualifies as Activities of Daily Living?

What Qualifies as Activities of Daily Living?

If you or a loved one are considering senior living, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are measured to assess a senior’s level of independence. Activities of Daily Living are routine activities someone can perform on their own without the assistance of a caregiver....