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Sun downing in the elderly

<p>In Part I of our sundowning series, we looked at signs and symptoms that caretakers might notice in someone afflicted with sundowners &ndash; from increased evening restlessness and ...
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Sun downing Part I

Sundowning Series Part I What Is Sundowning? As the sun sets, most of us grow weary after our active day and are ready to relax and unwind. But for loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease ...
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How to recognize a UTI in older adults

How To Recognize a UTI in Aging Adults It’s a topic few of us consider let alone discuss. But for families caring for aging adults, it’s important to know about and learn to recognize ...
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Flora Cardoso, House Manager

Flora Cardoso, House Manager The best care plan begins with the right people. That’s why, at Manchester Place Care Homes, we hire the most qualified and compassionate professionals to care for ...
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Our role (and yours) in Patient Centered Care

Our Role (and Yours) in Patient Centered Care More than a buzzword, “patient centered care” has notably shifted the healthcare approach from a physician-dominated dialogue into a more ...
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New traditions for the holidays

New traditions for the holidays All families carry forward holiday traditions through the years, whether it’s dry turkeys, the elf on the shelf, or Aunt Emmie’s anxiously awaited homemade ...
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Dementia in Care Homes

Dementia is an overarching syndrome defined by a group of thinking and social symptoms which interfere with daily functioning and activities. It is very common in ages 60+ to be diagnosed with some ...
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A Mother and a Caregiver

Manchester coordinator and mother Erin Shuford was hired in 2009, while owner Dean Krasovitsky had just begun building the first Manchester residences. At the time, Erin was working in a substance ...
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It's Not a Job. It's a Calling.

Being a house manager at an assisted living facility isn’t easy, but in caregiver Sharon Ford’s words, “It’s not a job; it’s a calling. It’s not just coworkers and ...
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From independent to individualized care

Manchester resident Betty McCandless was living in Independent Living for far too long, her daughters said. They finally decided to make a change, and since July Betty has been at Manchester Place ...
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A Flair For Custodial Care

What is custodial care? Custodial care is a non-medical care, either at home or in an assisted living facility such as Manchester Place, which assists individuals with the activities of daily living ...
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Safety At Manchester Place

Keeping our residents safe Safety is very important to the wellbeing of assisted living residents. At Manchester Place we make this our highest priority. There are many ways for older adults to injure ...
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Home vs. "The Home"

We shouldn’t have to sacrifice a warm residential environment for more acute care, and fortunately there are operators, like Manchester Place, that strive to accomplish exceptional personal care ...
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Caregiving: More Than Just a Job

When families visit their loved ones in assisted living facilities it’s not always just for a fun visit, it’s also to make sure their loved one is being treated with care. Although this ...
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Rain Or Shine, Guests In Mind

Over the last month or two, North Texas has experienced a lot of severe weather. Whether it was tornado warnings, flash floods, or severe thunderstorms, we’ve had to adjust to what blows our ...
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Cultivating Compassionate Care: The Top 5 Must-Reads

When running a facility dedicated to the care of patients with dementia, it’s important to stay up-to-date on helpful literature in the field. This allows us to remain vigilant and insightful ...
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Food For Thought

As we age, it becomes more important to pay special attention to our diet, because a proper diet affects our mental dexterity, energy levels, immune system and overall physical and emotional ...
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Social Interaction and Depression in Seniors

Seniors who received in-person visits three or more times per week are about fifty percent less likely to develop depression than those with limited social encounters, according to a recent study ...
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Avoid a Fall During this Autumn Season

As the air turns crisper and the leaves fall to the colder ground, it’s important to not let the autumn beauty distract you from some serious safety hazards. Although a fall stroll through the ...
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Helping with the Transition to Assisted Living

Assisted living in Dallas can provide your parents with an alternative to living on their own when it is no longer safe or feasible for them to do so. Even when elder care is the right choice for your ...
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Core Values at Manchester Place Care Homes

Manchester Place Care Homes recognizes the fundamental need for seniors to have safe and comfortable elder care near Dallas. This need entails both expert senior care given by qualified professionals ...
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The Residences of Manchester Place

Are you considering senior care centers in Dallas for your elderly parent? The Residences of Manchester Place can make your parent’s next home a safe, welcoming, and supportive one. This video ...
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What to Look for in an Assisted Living Community

An assisted living facility is more than just the next home where your elderly loved one may live. It is also a community in which he can meet other residents and receive the care he needs to enjoy a ...
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The Benefits of Custodial Care

Every senior has different needs as he or she grows older. While some may need intensive elder care on a 24/7 basis, others may only need moderate home care assistance in Dallas to perform typical ...
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