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Transitioning Your Loved One to Assisted Living
May 17, 2016

Moving an elderly loved one into a care facility can be a difficult process. Many seniors see the move as a loss of their independence and are unable to imagine the benefits of their new home. Others are overwhelmed by the move itself, and, for them, selecting which treasures to leave behind is just too painful. Leaving a long-time community can also be very stressful, and possibly losing touch with friends adds to the anxiety.

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Saving Money for Retirement
April 27, 2016

When it comes to saving for retirement, it’s a lot like watching your weight and exercising every day. You know you need to do it, but it’s a lot harder to get it done. You probably have a lot of excuses and even some valid reasons that keep you from setting aside money for your future. Whether you’re still in your 20s and are just starting to think about retirement or are quickly approaching 50 and in a bit of a panic, it’s not too late to make some changes that can get you on the right track.

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Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home
March 23, 2016

There is a misconception that nursing homes and assisted living serve the same function. While both provide homes for senior citizens, their purposes are quite different. Both have their merit, but you need to know the differences before signing a contract for either one. Without the knowledge, you could be hurting your loved one without even knowing it.

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15 Mental Exercises to Keep Your Brain Sharp
February 9, 2016

As we get older, our mental faculties begin to wane. To keep your mind active and stave off dementia and Alzheimer effects, Heritage Creek Assisted Living has compiled a list of 15 fun things you can do to exercise your brain and keep it sharp.

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2016 Guide to Senior Discounts
February 1, 2016

We’ve put together this amazing list of senior discounts for businesses all across the country! One of the many benefits of being a senior is saving a little money when you go shopping or out to eat!

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5 Medication Safety Tips for Seniors
January 20, 2016

Heritage Creek is always looking for ways to help our residents. Here are five safety tips for seniors to follow.

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
December 16, 2015

Activities of daily living (ADL) are the standard daily tasks that people do during their day. Knowing if a person is capable of performing the activities of daily living can let medical professionals know if people can live successfully without assistance. If an individual cannot perform daily tasks, he or she may need help in…

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The Talk: 7 Ways to Bring Up The Need for Senior Care
November 12, 2015

Your life matters. Everyone’s does. If you are moving someone into senior care, so does theirs. An independent study revealed that 69% of all people will need senior care but only 37% think we will need it.

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Interesting Facts About Aging
October 16, 2015

Heritage Creek Assisted Living works to dispel many myths about the aging population. There are many thing that are revealed to us each day while we work with our residents. They show us some surprising stuff and we love to see it. That’s why we’ve compiled this list to help address some of these preconceptions.

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Senior couple worrying about how to pay for assisted living.
How to Pay for Assisted Living
September 14, 2015

According to an interview done by BankRate.com, the average assisted living facility in America costs $3500/month, or $42,000/year. However, the average income of someone in assisted living is only $19,000. These figures cause problems for people who have to pay for assisted living. They either take on the debt or they forego assisted living altogether. If you are facing certain debt, the choice may seem quite obvious.

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How to Stay Active with Age
August 11, 2015

Scientists and health professionals have shown growing proof of the “anti-aging” effects of regular physical activity. Health and wellness experts are increasingly reminding us that exercise is the key to staying young. While aging in seniors brings with it decreasing fitness, regular exercise can help counteract those effects by improving both the longevity and quality of your life.

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When is it Time for Assisted Living?
July 10, 2015

This might be the hardest question you have to ask. Whether it is for your parent or you, it is not an easy question to answer. Everyone has a different answer. There is not one path anyone takes to Heritage Creek. You will have to decide how you want to spend the rest of your life. What is important is how you respond. You can prepare by knowing what to look for. Knowing what the signs are and knowing how to move forward are the most important steps you can take.

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Benefits of Long Term Assisted Living
June 10, 2015

There are many upsides to making the decision to take part in assisted living. Assisted living is when a person who maintains a mobile and vital lifestyle needs an extra push in terms of health, wellness, and housekeeping in order to hold onto their standard of living. For most people, assisted living is typically associated with the older population. When people start to need a bit of help, assisted living can be a fabulous way to keep the same standard of life.

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5 Tips for Healthy Aging
April 14, 2015

Whether you’re a caretaker or an aging adult, it’s good to know what you can do to better you or a loved one’s health. Here are a few tips for how to stay vivacious and happy well past retirement. 1. Add movement to your life. It probably comes as no surprise that engaging in physical…

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Changing the Way We Discuss Elder Care
February 23, 2015

Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age. By the year 2050, 27 million Americans will require some form of long-term care or assistance. The phenomenon of our aging society is often described in fearful terms like “the retirement crisis.” However, Ai-jen Poo, author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, wants to change the way we talk about elder care.

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2015: A Big Year for Elder Care
January 22, 2015

It may only be January, but there is already an indication that 2015 will be an important year for older adults and their families in the U.S. For starters, this year marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security and the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, the first federal initiative focused…

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Start Saving with These San Antonio Senior Discounts!
November 11, 2014

Maybe you knew that the nearby department store had a discount day for seniors, but we’ll bet you didn’t know just how many businesses in San Antonio, TX offer senior discounts! Take advantage of these amazing deals today and share the list with others!

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Survey Discusses Long-Term Elder Care Experiences
October 1, 2014

The world of caregiving and elder care is always changing with each new generation. If you’re a caregiver yourself or have an aging loved one, you might be wondering how other people like you are feeling about the current state of elder care in the U.S. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research recently…

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Avoid Stress By Planning Early for Elder Care
September 2, 2014

It can be difficult to know when it’s appropriate for you to start thinking about elder care. Well, more and more sources are reporting that the best time may be sooner rather than later. Assisted living typically becomes a topic of discussion when you or a loved one are no longer able to handle daily…

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Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
August 1, 2014

Finding the right assisted living home for your loved one can be tough. You want the best for the person you care for, so understandably you will be searching for a facility that is a good fit and provides the highest quality of care possible. There may be a number of viable options available to…

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Surprising Facts About Elder Care
June 4, 2014

When we hear terms like “elder care” or “family caregiving,” many of us initially imagine adult children caring for aging parents. While elder care certainly affects families in this dynamic, a recent survey conducted by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the United Hospital Fund discovered that 1 in 5 family caregivers in the U.S.…

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Benefits Of A Smaller Facility
April 21, 2014

One thing that sets Heritage Creek apart from other assisted living homes is our size. Our 1 to 5 staff-to-resident ratio makes us a smaller, family-owned facility, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our more intimate home setting allows us to get to know each of our residents personally, so we can provide…

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What Is Assisted Living?
February 19, 2014

Assisted living is a general term used to describe alternative housing for senior citizens. The meaning of the word can get lost amongst those looking for a home for themselves or a family member since the term can be used for so many different homes. Typically, it’s for those who need help from time to…

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New Website & Best Wishes
December 23, 2013

We are happy to introduce our new website which features the beautiful facility built for our residents. Unlike other assisted living homes, ours is special because of our size; we live under one roof among friends. We wish to serve each of our residents with the utmost respect and love. If you are interested in…

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Grand Opening
November 28, 2013

On November 14th 2013, we had our ribbon cutting ceremony where our doors opened to San Antonio residents looking to join our warm and welcoming community. We celebrate our facility with introduction of our in-house barber shop, movie room and workout room. Among the spacious facility with all new furniture and beautiful wooden flooring, is…

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