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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

It can be difficult making a decision on which assisted living community is the best fit. The community you choose will be the place you...

10 Warning Signs to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents

For aging parents, questions and issues related to their physical, social, and psychological well-being may arise. How do you...

Sibley Memorial Hospital Baby Guild – Coming Full Circle

It’s not often that life truly comes full circle unless of course, you’re Joyce Trebing. Joyce’s parents came to Washington, D.C. in 1925,...

Grand Oaks Assisted Living Residence Receives 2018 Bronze National Quality Award

Grand Oaks Assisted Living Residence was recently presented with the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its commitment to improving...

What Every Senior Should Know About Psoriasis

Though not contagious, psoriasis is one of the more serious skin diseases that often affect seniors. Symptoms tend to worsen with age, and psoriasis can be linked to other conditions that affect the elderly, including type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and heart disease.

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What is Low Vision & How Grand Oaks Can Help

Many people would consider losing their eyesight one of the worst losses they could endure. While most of us will not suffer from complete blindness, millions currently live with some form of visual impairment. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there...

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5 Signs You Might Be Losing Your Hearing

Do you feel like you’re being cut off from communication with loved ones? Or feel exhausted or frustrated after trying to hold a conversation with someone? This is the unfortunate reality for many seniors as roughly 25 percent of people over the age of 65 experience significant hearing loss.

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An Open Letter: Things Not Spoken, But Always Felt

When a loved one passes away, it’s often the little things that are remembered the most. Read a letter from the daughter of a Grand Oaks’ resident, as she reflects on her mother’s care and her appreciation for the little things in the last moments of her mother’s life.

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