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Pet Therapy for Seniors

What Pet Therapy is, and Why It Offers Big Benefits for Older Adults To help manage issues like chronic pain, depression and anxiety, older adults can take any number of oral medications. Or they can spend a little quality time with a loving animal. It might come as a surprise to some people that there …

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Early Signs of Dementia

What Are Early Signs of Dementia? Dementia is among the more worrisome conditions older adults encounter … and with good reason. So far, there is no cure for memory loss or dementia, and the way dementia affects each individual can be radically different from the next, making it difficult to predict or anticipate what’s to …

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COVID-19 UPDATE – March 16, 2022

Dear Families and Friends, We are so grateful to report it has been over 2 weeks since our last positive staff case and 5 weeks since our last resident recovered and our covid unit was closed.  There have been a lot of news stories of guidance changes for the general public from the CDC in …

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Life Care and the Levels of Care at Santa Marta

A Life Care Community for Carefree Senior Living As more and more seniors are living active and vibrant lives, the best senior living communities have adapted their services. The concept of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) was developed as a way to provide independent living for older adults, and then higher levels of care, …

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Senior Living Offers Hospitality and Health Care

  Santa Marta Senior Living Community in Olathe, KS. Offers Hospitality and Health Care Retiring Baby Boomers have changed how senior living communities do business. Their distinct preferences and expectations have created more hospitality-focused, upscale senior living, with the enhanced services and amenities you’d see at a five-star hotel or resort. Communities now offer seniors …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | January 24th, 2022

Good afternoon, As the county covid positivity rate begins to lower, we are glad to share that new cases are also slowing at Santa Marta. Over the last week, we have had an additional 14 new cases, 12 of those being staff and only 2 being residents. We continue to test all of our staff …

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A Better Understanding of Memory Care at Santa Marta

Misplacing car keys or forgetting someone’s name as we age isn’t unusual. But if you start to notice more profound memory loss or cognitive impairment in a loved one, how do you know if it’s normal aging or the early signs of dementia that require memory care? This blog post will discuss some of the …

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Benefits of Respite Care

What Is Respite Care? If you’re a family caregiver, you know taking care of a loved one can be very rewarding. You also know it can also be emotionally and physically draining. And it can become even harder to care for someone else if you’re not taking care of yourself. That’s when it’s a good …

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Baby Boomers are Enhancing Senior Living

How Are the Baby Boomers Shaping the Senior Living Landscape? It’s well understood that the Baby Boomer generation changed America. Aside from the sheer size of the Baby Boom generation — some 75 million strong, born between 1946 and 1964 — as a group they’ve strongly influenced national culture, determined the course of consumerism and revolutionized …

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Is Aging in Place, at Home, the Right Choice for Later?

What is aging in place? Aging in place describes the choice a person makes to stay in their current home as they grow older. We all want to remain at home as long as we can, and this is borne out by statistics from an AARP study. Only about 5% of older adults ages 50+ …

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