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Memory Care: Making Moments Meaningful

Approximately 1 in 7 adults aged 65 and over suffer from some form of dementia. With substantial growth in the aging population over the next decade, this number will only increase which is why Holland Home has been dedicated to bringing Memory Care to the forefront of what they offer. This dedication has led our specially trained team to become one of only five Positive Approach to Care (PAC) designated facilities in the nation.

6 Cybersecurity Tips for Seniors

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to these types of crimes because they are often not familiar with cybersecurity techniques and resources. As a part of National Cybersecurity Month, at Holland Home, we're hoping to help change that.

COVID-19 UPDATE

As the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolves, we want to assure you of the steps Christian Living Services and its affiliates (Holland Home, Faith Hospice, Reliance Community Care Partners, and Atrio Home Care) have taken, and are continuing to take in response to the virus to ensure the health and safety of our staff and those we serve. https://hollandhome.org/news/a-coronavirus-update-from-mina-breuker/

An In-depth Look at Independent Living

When you think of a “senior living community”, what comes to mind? Most likely, the images that pop into your head are those of assisted living or skilled nursing. In reality, there are many different types and levels of senior living yet they are often clumped together. Independent Living is an area that is often misunderstood. Those images that typically come to mind when you think of senior living, don’t really apply here. In this article, we’ll briefly break down the different types of senior living and discuss what makes Independent Living different.

Sandwich Generation

Playing the part of both parent and child can be difficult - but you’re not alone. Nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s have an aging parent and growing children. These people, known as The Sandwich Generation, have the tough task of raising their own family (sometimes supporting grown children financially) and assisting their parents as their health begins to decline.

Vibrant Living: Meeting Residents Where They Are

In just a matter of weeks, our Vibrant Living team has put together a variety of creative solutions and resources that encourage healthy behaviors for residents — giving them the tools they need to maintain their health, wellness, and a sense of normalcy from their own homes amid the COVID-19 situation.

Avoiding Coronavirus- related Scams

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, unfortunately there are those who are looking to take advantage of people in these uncertain, more vulnerable times. It is with that, we wanted to share several known COVID-19 scams currently circulating so you can be sure to avoid being taken advantage o

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

With the uncertainty surrounding the current situation as well as having to spend an increased amount of time in your home and away from others, you may find yourself feeling additional stress, anxiety, or negative thoughts. This article provides seven simple ways to help you reduce stress.

Holland Home Receives PAC Aware Designation

Memory Care Services: Leading the Way with PAC Aware Designation. This past November, Holland Home was made aware that they have been recognized as the first organization in the state of Michigan, and only the fifth organization nationally, to achieve the coveted “Designated Organization” accreditation from Positive Approach® to Care (PAC).

Laughter and Living Longer

There is an old adage about laughter being the best medicine. Well, as it turns out, it’s true. There are many benefits to laughing – especially as it relates to health and staying healthy longer.

The Memory Enhancing Power of Poetry

Like Sudoku, crosswords or any other brain games, memorizing works to stimulate the brain. Poetry, in addition to a mental workout, provides us with knowledge of a qualitatively and Physiologically different variety.