1. Alzheimer’s Awareness: Know the Warning Signs

    Despite popular belief, cognitive decline is not a normal part of aging. While many people begin to slow down as they age, it has more to do with life events and lifestyle choices rather than a forced decline brought about by aging. If you live in a senior living center or retirement community, like Pine Hills Retirement Community, you already know that getting older does not mean you have to slow…Read More

  2. Activities for the Memory Impaired

    As your loved one’s memory impairment increases, it may be harder to keep them engaged and activity. However, a lack of stimulation can easily lead to social isolation, agitation, and even aggression in the calmest, sweetest people. Our minds ache to be stimulated and everyone gets bored when they are not. If you have a loved one who lives in a memory care assisted living facility, the staff alr…Read More

  3. Pine Hills simulation a success

    John D. Taylor/ Hot Springs Star http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/communities/hot-springs/pine-hills-simulation-a-success/article_725131c0-760e-11e7-bd5e-ef2161b5282b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share Simulated fire tested first responder skills HOT SPRINGS – At about 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, July 27, the fire alarm in Pine Hills Retirement Community…Read More

  4. Assisted Living: When to Consider Full Time Memory Care

      If your spouse, parent or other loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's or some other type of dementia, it can be difficult to know when to consider moving them from assisted living to full-time memory care. You don’t want to steal their last few years of independence from them. But, even more importantly, you don’t want to put them in danger. And, when someone loses their ability to care f…Read More

  5. Staying Active as a Senior Citizen

    Aches, pains, memory problems, trouble sleeping - sound familiar? At some time as we age, we’re all going to face these things. But, they don’t mean we can’t continue to stay active and live a full life for a long time. As a matter of fact, the more active you stay, the less you may experience aches, pains, memory problems, and trouble sleeping. Exercise for Older People You don’t have to …Read More

  6. Caring For Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    As our population ages, more and more family members are caring for parents, grandparents and siblings with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. They take on responsibilities that they aren’t trained for. They do the best the can. And, often, they suffer irreversible health consequences as a result of the stress they are under. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America estimates that more than five mi…Read More

  7. Choosing a Retirement and Assisted Living Community

    Choosing an assisted living community for yourself or a loved one is a daunting task. There are so many considerations, including location, cost, and amenities. Ultimately, though, the only thing that really counts is that you or your loved one will be well cared for by a loving staff in a clean, healthy pleasant environment that provides all of the services you need now and may need in the future…Read More

  8. Independent Living Can Open A New Chapter For Seniors!

    When you hear the words “retirement community” or “independent living facility” what’s the first thing that springs to your mind? Be honest. If you’re like most people, you probably envision a nursing home, a place that’s designed to care for ailing seniors suffering from chronic health conditions that make it impossible to live without supervision. While these facilities have their …Read More

  9. Answers To 4 Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living

    The decision to relocate to an assisted living facility isn’t one that’s made easily. For the seniors involved, there are questions of whether or not they’ll be well taken care of, and if they’ll be able to continue the activities or relationships they enjoyed previously. For the other family members involved, there are questions about cost, safety, and how much their senior loved ones wil…Read More

  10. Are Senior Living Expenses Tax Deductible?

    As providers of senior living in Hot Springs, we’ve had the pleasure of helping many families find peace and security for their elders. Whether it’s a mother who’s become very lonely since her husband passed away, or an uncle who’s no longer able to live on his own due to worsening dementia, we provide a calm, comfortable place for people to live, socialize, and visit with the ones they lo…Read More