healthy seniors laughing with mugs
August 4, 2021

Health Tips for Seniors

It’s never too late to adopt healthy habits, and for those of us heading into our golden years, it’s even more important. All of us want to enjoy good health on our back forty, and there are steps we can take to improve our health as we head into our 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond. So how can we maintain good health in our old age?

Elderly Woman in Kitchen
July 28, 2021

Memory Help for Seniors with Memory Loss

Forgetfulness and memory loss may be a normal part of aging. As we age, all parts of the body change, including the brain. Today, we’re looking at some memory-related topics to give you a better understanding of what to expect with memory and aging.

Nurse Talking to Senior Couple in Senior Care Home
July 21, 2021

Levels of Senior Care

As you start to look into senior care for yourself or a loved one, it’s easy to get confused. It’s not as simple as looking for an assisted living facility. There are many different levels of care and a variety of facilities that provide different services.

Hospice Team in White Coats and Stethoscopes Stand Together
July 14, 2021

What Services Does Your Hospice Team Provide?

A hospice team’s main goal is to provide maximum comfort by reducing pain and satisfying physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Let’s go over everyone involved.

low angle of seniors smiling
July 7, 2021

5 Things Older Adults Can Do to Improve Their Self-Esteem as They Age

Self-esteem is a challenging topic for many people regardless of age. But as we grow older, regular parts of our daily lives start to change. It’s no wonder that aging is often served with a side of lower self-esteem. But there are ways to improve one’s positive outlook on life even in old age. Let’s go over some tips!

Active Seniors Playing with a Frisbee
June 30, 2021

Fun Activities for Seniors to Keep Active

Activities for the elderly are no longer limited to the occasional bingo game (although that’s still fun). Seniors these days are interested in learning new skills and experiencing new things. So whether you are aging at home, a resident of an assisted living facility, or caring for a loved one, here are some great activity ideas for senior citizens of the 21st century.

hospice care worker with senior woman at home
June 23, 2021

What Is Comfort Care?

Confused about comfort care and what it entails? Let’s clear things up to give you a better understanding of how it works, when it’s used, and who it helps.

Adult Daughter Reading To Senior Female Parent In Bed
June 16, 2021

Hospice Care at Home

Many families are understandably concerned about someone else looking after a loved one in their home. There is a lot of confusion surrounding home hospice care and all that it entails. We’d like to shed some light on this topic to give you a better understanding of how hospice care at home works and what you can expect.

nursing assistant with elderly woman
June 8, 2021

What Does a Nursing Assistant Do?

CNAS, or Certified Nursing Assistants, are vital for patient care in hospitals and home health care facilities. If you are a compassionate person who loves to work with people, becoming an CNA may be the perfect career for you.

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June 2, 2021

Life in an Active Lifestyle Community

As an active senior, you are likely to prefer living in a community that allows […]

Two Seniors Play Cards Together
May 26, 2021

How Much Does Independent Living Cost?

The cost of independent living tends to overshadow the many benefits, services, and amenities that independent living communities offer. To help you get a better understanding of retirement communities and all that they entail, join us as we discuss value versus price, the average cost, and more.

group of seniors in 55 community
May 19, 2021

Should I Move Into a 55 and Over Community?

There are pros and cons to all retirement communities, and the 55+ ones are no different. Today we give you a glimpse of what life is like inside an active adult community and what you can expect while living there.

nursing assistant and senior woman
May 12, 2021

Working as an Assisted Living Nursing Assistant

Being a certified nursing assistant is a challenging but rewarding job, and it’s a great way to embark on a medical career. So what does being a CNA involve?

levels of hospice care
May 5, 2021

Levels of Hospice Care

Also considered end-of-life care, or comfort care, Medicare has defined hospice services as made up of four levels of care. Not all hospice patients need or receive all four levels of hospice care. One patient may only use one level, while another may go through all four levels in a week or less. Each hospice patient goes through their own unique journey.

Doctor holding patient's hand
April 28, 2021

Hospice Care Criteria

Nobody likes to contemplate hospice care criteria because it’s never easy to face losing a loved one. But how do you know when it’s time?

CNA checking patient's blood pressure
April 21, 2021

What is it Like Working in Assisted Living?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in an Assisted Living facility? It’s not easy work, but it can be one of the most rewarding careers out there. The residents you meet and the relationships you build with both them and your fellow employees can literally change your life.

catching up over tea in senior apartments
April 14, 2021

Apartments for Seniors

If you or a loved one have your heart set on aging in place, a senior living community might be the perfect place to do it. Apartments geared specifically for seniors offer an ideal environment for those who are still able to live independently but want to let go of the responsibility and maintenance that comes with owning a house.

Assisted living caregiver and senior
April 7, 2021

7 Tips for Adjusting to Assisted Living Facility

Moving your parent into an assisted living facility is bound to be bittersweet, but there are many ways you can help ease the transition into an assisted living community.

CNA working with elderly woman
March 31, 2021

Types of Jobs in Assisted Living Homes

Assisted living facilities need more than nurses. They are supported by a wide variety of people holding various full-time jobs. All working closely together to lift up those that call these communities home. Learn about the different positions and how you could make a difference with us at Mary T.

woman caring for elderly parent
March 24, 2021

Caring for an Elderly Parent

Being a caregiver means different things to different people. It doesn’t matter if your elderly parents are aging in place, living in your home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home – it’s important to know how to go about it.

Senior Couple Pushing Bicycles
March 17, 2021

Healthy Tips for Seniors

You don’t have to let your old age prevent you from enjoying life. By eating healthy food and staying active, your body will get the care it needs for better longevity. Try these tips and discover the secret to aging well.

Woman with Walker in Nursing Home
March 10, 2021

Fall Facts: The Importance of Fall Protection for Seniors

Did you know that almost 3 million older adults suffer fall-related injuries every year? As a matter of public health and safety, and due to the rising statistics related to falls, seniors need more protection than ever. If you are an older adult or you have a loved one who is elderly, this guide will help you reduce fall risk, so you can prevent injuries.

Senior Couple Dancing at Home
March 3, 2021

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Even as we age, our goal is to stay in our homes for as long as possible. That’s why we’re sharing our top home safety tips that you can put into practice to make living at home safer for aging adults.

young woman helping elderly woman at home
February 26, 2021

What Are the Three Principles of Assisted Living?

The principles of assisted living ensure that senior residents receive the very best care. Let’s look at each of these three main principles in greater detail so you’ll know what you and your loved one can expect from assisted living communities.

Senior couple looking at digital tablet
February 25, 2021

What Are the Recent Trends in Assisted Living?

In recent years, there’s been a push to meet seniors’ needs better than ever. If you are on the fence and having a hard time deciding if assisted living is right for you or your loved one, join us as we take a closer look at the latest trends.

Candid portrait senior woman smiling as she plays bingo in assisted living home
February 24, 2021

What Benefits Do Residential Communities Have for Older Adults?

Let’s look at how seniors benefit from residential communities. This way you’ll have the peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the care and attention they need for a healthy quality of life.

Senior people welcoming friend
February 23, 2021

What Are the Pros and Cons of Assisted Living?

How do you know if your loved one is a good fit for assisted living? Today, we’re going to help you decide whether assisted living is the best option for your loved one.

Caregiver in assisted living facility
February 22, 2021

How Does a Senior Qualify for Assisted Living?

What exactly makes someone eligible for assisted living? Knowing what qualifies seniors for assisted living will ensure that they get the help they need through the proper care services.

Nurse Measuring Blood Pressure
February 17, 2021

Nursing Home vs Assisted Living

Many people often equate nursing homes with assisted living communities and vice versa. This is understandable, as senior living as a whole tends to get blurred into one subject. However, nursing home care and assisted living are two different things entirely.

nurse visiting with assisted living resident
February 10, 2021

Paying For Assisted Living: Understand Your Options

We want you to feel confident about assisted living. If you are concerned with how you are going to pay for long-term senior living, keep reading to learn more about your options.

February 3, 2021

Questions to Ask When Choosing an Independent Living Facility

There comes a time in the lives of many seniors when they would rather break free from the burdens of life and take on fewer responsibilities. Fortunately, senior care is available through many different living options. But before any grand decisions are made, it is important to ensure that you choose the best independent living facility for your needs.

female caregiver helping senior man
January 27, 2021

How to Convince a Parent to Move to Assisted Living

Ask nearly anyone about a move to assisted living and they’ll tell you that they would feel better staying in their own home. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. As tough as it is, this is a conversation that is necessary to ensure the safety of parents who are declining in health. To help you with this, we would like to share some options and perspectives for you to consider while you have that conversation.

elderly woman holding someone's hand
January 20, 2021

Common Myths About Hospice

We want to dispel some of the common myths about hospice care. This way you can confidently make the best decision for your family and loved ones.

woman holding elderly person's hand
January 13, 2021

Hospice Care Goals

Hospice care can be a necessary part of end-of-life care. With the support of good hospice care, your loved one can receive the treatment needed for comfort in their final days.

Hospice Criteria
January 5, 2021

What Is the Criteria for Hospice Care?

To receive hospice care, patients entering hospice care must meet certain qualifications that are certified by their physicians.

doctor at elderly woman's bedside
January 4, 2021

What Is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Both hospice and palliative care are designed to help improve the patient’s quality of life, although to varying degrees of success depending on the illness. Terminally ill patients, such as those with cancer, may need to transition from palliative to hospice care if their symptoms worsen.

How Long does a person live after going on hospice
January 1, 2021

How Long Does a Person Live After Being Put on Hospice?

Most patients don’t realize they could benefit from hospice care much earlier in their illness. A patient may survive 6 months while in hospice, possibly longer, even though there isn’t a cure for their illness.

family with elderly woman
December 31, 2020

What Are the Four Levels of Hospice Care?

Hospice care covers everything from routine home care to respite care for caregivers. Read on to learn more about the four different levels.

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December 30, 2020

What Does It Mean to Be on Hospice Care?

Hospice care, also known as comfort care, is designed to help a person who is dying to enjoy their life to its fullest. Without a cure available, hospice services provide care that helps the patient feel as comfortable as possible.

Margaret Place main entrance
December 23, 2020

Minneapolis Retirement Communities

Mary T’s assisted living programs help your loved ones get into the right minneapolis retirement communities. Regardless of their needs, our senior housing specialists work hard to make sure that your loved ones get the care they deserve.

seniors in 55+ communities
December 16, 2020

Living in 55+ Communities

Independent living provides living arrangements for seniors in an active adult community. Also referred to as 55 plus communities, independent living gives seniors a new home for adults with an active lifestyle.

respite care woman with arm around elderly woman's shoulder
December 9, 2020

The Benefits of Respite Care

Respite care is designed to provide caregivers with short-term relief. Caregivers who are providing any kind of care, whether it be home health or long-term services, may need a break to provide them with the respite they need between care.

hospice nurse taking care of patient at home
December 2, 2020

What Is Hospice Home Care?

Hospice care is designed to help improve the quality of life in patients who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses or diseases. While it can be done in a facility, hospice care can also be provided in the comfort of your home. Learn more.

two women holding hands
November 25, 2020

Palliative Care vs Hospice

Both palliative and hospice care provide help and assistance to patients who are living with illnesses that limit their ability to care for themselves. Although palliative is a part of hospice care, palliative care can be used as its own practice while a patient is getting treatment for their needs.

Hospice expectations
November 18, 2020

What to Expect From Hospice Care

Moving to hospice care shouldn’t be sad and depressing if you know what to expect. Approach it with the right state of mind and it can leave cherished memories.

Hospice Activities
November 17, 2020

Daily Hospice Activities

What do hospice patients do during the day? Isn’t hospice a place where people just go and die? These are common questions and the latter is not the case. Find out what really goes on in hospice care every day.

How do you know when it's time for hospice care
November 16, 2020

How Do You Know When it’s Time for Hospice?

When is it time to make the call for hospice care? There are a number of qualifications and reasons for transitioning to hospice care and each situation is unique. Read this post to find out what may be right for your situation.

Hospice Patient at Mary T Inc
November 13, 2020

What is it Like in Hospice?

Hospice care involves a number of different types of care. Physically, spiritual, and emotional care are all important.

Mary T Inc Hospice Care
November 12, 2020

Maintaining Communication with Hospice Patients

Be sure that your loved one doesn’t feel abandoned at the end of their life. Keep in touch with them as much as you can. Let Mary T Inc help with the transition that can be scary and overwhelming for your loved one.

Home health vital sign monitoring
September 28, 2020

Home Health Care Services: A Complete Explanation

Few of us think about home health care services until the time comes that we actually need them. Many different services can be provided at home and out of a healthcare facility. Mary T Inc provides all of these services at all stages of the continuum of care. Read on to learn more about home health care services for you or your loved one.