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COVID-19 Plan of Action – Updated June 24, 2020

Michael Mays COVID-19 Letter March 14, 2020 Dear Friends, Residents, Associates & Family Members, I’m Michael Mays, President of Greenbrier Senior Living, the management company of your loved one’s senior living community. I’d like to take a few moments to update you on our plan to address the COVID-19 virus. While there is still much …

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How Long Does It Take to Find an Assisted Living Community?

If given the choice, most seniors would rather live in their own homes for as long as possible. But what if you or your loved one starts to have trouble with the activities of daily living like cleaning, cooking, eating, getting dressed or remembering to take medication? To find the best assisted living community for …

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In-Home Care vs Assisted Living: The Pros and Cons

When given the choice, most older Americans would prefer staying in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living community. Even if they start to need help with activities of daily living — cooking, cleaning, getting dressed, eating, medication reminders and more — they may still prefer hiring a home health care aide or …

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I’m Still Healthy – Why Should I Move into Independent Living Now?

Is there a “best” age to move into independent living? There’s no set formula to determine that, but before you decide you’re too young or too healthy, it’s important to understand what independent living is and how it could benefit you.  What Independent Living Is – and Isn’t. A common misconception is that all senior …

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What Are the 7 Stages of Dementia?

While Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias affect millions of Americans, they are not a normal part of aging. Many older people experience some memory loss, but this doesn’t warrant a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia goes beyond simple forgetfulness.  One of the most difficult things to hear about dementia is that, in most cases, it’s …

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How to Decorate Your New Senior Apartment: Showcase Your Hobbies

We all know bigger isn’t necessarily better. Many seniors realize that living large doesn’t have to mean residing in a 4,000-square-foot home. Those moving into senior living prefer something smaller that better fits their current lifestyle. But for seniors with hobbies, some may fear that downsizing means they can’t pursue or share what they’ve invested …

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What is the Difference Between Memory Care and a Nursing Home?

There’s much more to senior living than the stereotypes that may come to mind when you hear the term “nursing home.” If you’re beginning your search for a senior living community to call home for yourself or your senior parent, you may notice there are multiple levels of living available, depending on your needs. These …

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