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Talking to Your Parents About Senior Living

You’ve probably had a lot of difficult conversations with your parents, but one that most people don’t prepare for is the conversation about senior living options, in particular senior housing in Westlake. This topic can be difficult to approach because seniors view it as a blow to their independence. They don’t want to be forced out of their homes and have to accept help – and they often don’t like hearing this from their own children. However, having this conversation at the right time can help extend your parents’ independence and improve their social life. How you present the facts

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Ways Exercise Boosts The Senior Brain — and The Extra Benefits

Around the world, the number of people suffering from dementia is staggering: Researchers say that by 2050, more than 115 million people will suffer from a decline in their cognitive abilities that’s serious enough to interfere with everyday life. For those who are focused on leading a healthy lifestyle, or those who desire to become more healthy, there’s promising news to continue, or start, a regular exercise program. By regularly engaging in moderate aerobic exercise, you may be able to slow down — or even reverse — memory loss related to aging. Researchers have found that exercise increases the size of the hippocampus, part of

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How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

One of the most important questions people have about senior housing in LA County is how much this type of living costs. The price for assisted living varies by location, so there are no set fees for long term care services. That said, it’s helpful to know how senior living communities structure their fees so that you can determine what you’re getting for the price. Varenita of Westlake is proud to be a luxury retirement community in southern California that offers comprehensive services and amenities for one low price. We are honest and transparent about our fees which start at

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout with Memory Care

Being a caregiver can be a rewarding experience, especially when you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your loved one. But this role also involves many stressors that can take a toll on your physical, mental and emotional health. Without support, you could reach the point of burnout – a state of exhaustion that can leave you physically, emotionally and mentally drained. That’s why taking care of yourself is a critical necessity. After all, you can’t take care of your loved one if you’re unhealthy. Let’s learn more about caregiver burnout and the importance of memory care in

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

Senior living in Westlake comes in all shapes and sizes to accommodate the diverse needs of an aging population. Two of the most common types of senior living are assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Some people think they’re synonymous, but they’re actually quite different from one another. In fact, after reading this article, you might find that assisted living has everything you need to be healthy, happy and productive in your later years, including intermittent medical care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). To make an informed decision, let’s explore the differences between assisted living and nursing

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Senior Living Re-envisioned in Upscale Westlake Village

Imagine starting your day off with a hot espresso in a cozy bistro, meeting friends for a fitness class and then relaxing at the spa before lunch. If this is the retirement you’ve been dreaming of, you’ll be happy to know that it’s available in beautiful Westlake Village, California. Varenita of Westlake believes that the retirement chapter can be the best years of your life. Our assisted living community offers a wide range of amenities and conveniences that allow residents to build active, fulfilling lifestyles. Let’s explore the many ways that we’re redesigning the senior living experience for the better.

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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living for Seniors – Westlake Village

When you’re looking for the best place to live and enjoy your retirement, it’s important to know all your options. Senior housing can range from part-time care in the home to full-time care in a skilled nursing facility. However, the most popular choices for those that want the most from their retirement are independent living and assisted living communities. People who are comfortable with their current lifestyle are the best candidates for independent living. They can benefit from being part of a safe, active community while maintaining total independence. Assisted living offers a similar environment with the added perks of

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