Last updated 4 months ago
Life for seniors can be enjoyable and healthy with the right location and care. Learn more about choosing assisted living care and other health considerations for seniors by checking out these helpful resources:
Get information on how a memory care facility may help your loved one to live a healthy and fulfilling life on ParentGiving.com.
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are treatments to help your loved one. Read more on the website of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
At San Clemente Villas By The Sea, your loved ones will find a luxurious and active retirement community where they can thrive. From daily activities to assisted living and memory care, we provide everything needed for a happy and healthy life. Call (949) 485-4028 to find out more about us our tour our neighborhood and facilities by clicking on our website.
Last updated 4 months ago
You’re not imagining things; the weather really does play a role in how severe your arthritis symptoms are. Many seniors know when rain is moving in just by how their joints feel, and the cold weather impacts arthritis pain in much the same way. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer through additional pain during the winter months or give up your active senior lifestyle. Just follow these simple tricks to help control your arthritis as the temperatures fall:
It may sound obvious, but when it’s cold, wrap up! Don’t let your fashion sense keep your legs bare during the winter months. Even if you’ve lived in a cold climate all your life, you shouldn’t brave freezing temperatures when you have arthritis. Keeping aching joints wrapped up in gloves, long pants, tights, and scarves will help control your pain.
Staying active is part of maintaining good health, but when the weather isn’t inviting, move your physical activities indoors. If you love to run or walk, do your usual routine on a treadmill. Taking an indoor exercise class is another way to keep moving when the cold is making your arthritis act up.
Vitamin D deficiencies are common, and become even more prevalent during the winter months, when sunlight is at a minimum. Having low levels of vitamin D exacerbates arthritis symptoms, so when you’re deficient, you get a double whammy of joint pain. Talk to your doctor about adding vitamin D supplements to your regime. Your doctor may order a blood test to confirm a vitamin D deficiency.
If your arthritis acts up during winter, then you’ll love the warm climate at our senior living center. At San Clemente Villas by the Sea, we offer independent and assisted living accommodations at our beautiful complex right by the Pacific Ocean. Find out more about our active senior community by calling (949) 485-4028.
Last updated 5 months ago
Many seniors suffer from memory loss of varying degrees. However, it can be hard to determine if your loved one is simply forgetful or needs assisted living care for their condition. Alzheimer’s and dementia are both serious conditions, but it’s important to understand each condition and how each can affect your loved one differently.
Dementia is a commonly misunderstood term as it relates to senior memory health. Dementia is not a disease, but rather a symptom. Dementia refers to impaired cognitive functions, including memory, problem-solving, and even behavior. Dementia can be caused by numerous conditions, ranging from vitamin or mineral deficits to Alzheimer’s disease. In some cases, dementia symptoms can be mitigated with the right treatment. In others, it is a sign of a progressive disease or deterioration that may not be treatable. It is important for seniors showing any symptoms grouped under the term of dementia to see a doctor for evaluation of their condition.
Unlike dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is a medical condition that produces symptoms that may include dementia. Alzheimer’s is a condition that affects the brain, and it is the most common—but not the only—cause of the symptoms termed “dementia.” Seniors with Alzheimer’s suffer from the progressive destruction of brain cells over time. This impairs or destroys the ability to create or access memories, solve problems, or even perform daily activities. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and those in the advanced stages require special memory or assisted living care to function properly.
If you have a loved one suffering from a memory condition, he or she can live comfortably and healthily with the right care at San Clemente Villas By The Sea. Call us today at (949) 485-4028 to find out about our assisted living options and memory care. For more information on senior living in our retirement community, visit our website!
Last updated 5 months ago
Exercise helps to lower blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, and build muscle support around joints. But is it safe for seniors to exercise? Check out this video for more information.
Exercise has been proven to not only prolong life, but to prolong productivity and quality of life. For the elderly, exercise can be as simple as playing with grandchildren, gardening, or biking. While seniors should take care to ensure physical activity is safe and healthy, those who exercise regularly will enjoy a healthier, longer life.
San Clemente Villas By The Sea offers exercise programs and activities that are safe and healthy for seniors. Learn more about life in our retirement community by calling us at (949) 485-4028 or stopping by for a tour today. You can also click on our website for information about healthy senior living.