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Helping Mom Move Into Memory Care

Helping Mom Move Into Memory Care

Making the decision to move your mom, or any parent, into memory care is not an easy decision. But there are some things you can learn about memory care communities to prepare for in advance that will make the transition a bit easier, both for you and your mom. Our...

4 Tips to Help Seniors Manage Diabetes

4 Tips to Help Seniors Manage Diabetes

The CDC states that diabetes is a serious disease and there are ways to manage it, and so long as you do, it’s not going to be something that overtakes your life. More and more US adults are diagnosed with diabetes every year. If you are one of those, there are a...

What Are the Criteria for Needing Assisted Living?

What Are the Criteria for Needing Assisted Living?

As we age, many of us slowly lose the ability to care for ourselves. While many seniors are able to continue living at home and adjust to the changes that come with age, others are not and may need to change their living situations. Some seniors qualify for in-home...

4 Great Reasons to Take a Walk

4 Great Reasons to Take a Walk

We have all heard about the positive effects walking can have on our health, and this continues to be just as important, if not even more so, as we age. This is one of the main reasons why we are proud to have a beautiful outdoor courtyard here at the Mission at Agua...

What Does “Age in Place” Mean?

What Does “Age in Place” Mean?

When you or a loved one is looking into assisted living, it means you’re thinking about the future. While the future is uncertain, one thing that will put minds at ease is knowing that individuals can age in place. But what does this mean, and how does it make a...

3 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility

3 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility

Every senior deserves the best retirement. However, not every senior requires the same level of care or has the same desires and needs. When choosing the right assisted living facility, it’s important to determine what your priorities are and which place best suits...

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...