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90% of communities’ resident data is inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete. Software integration ensures your communities are compliant and modernizes your teams’ recreation data and processes.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition

Observe Remembrance Day or Veterans Day in your senior living community with these activities. Plus, try some fun aerobic exercises, create amazing artwork, and hold a Minute to Win It tournament with your residents!

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Is Your LTC Community Compliant?Is Your LTC Community Compliant?
Is Your LTC Community Compliant?

90% of communities’ resident data is inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete. Software integration ensures your communities are compliant and modernizes your teams’ recreation data and processes.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Part 210 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Part 2
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Part 2

Take your residents on a virtual adventure, celebrate Grandparent’s Day, and unwind from all the excitement with some classic games.

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How to Utilize Social Media for Senior Living CommunitiesHow to Utilize Social Media for Senior Living Communities
How to Utilize Social Media for Senior Living Communities

Whether you’re looking to improve your online presence or build it from the ground up, these tips will help you create a social media strategy that will get your community noticed.

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5 Tips to Stay Flexible as an Activity Director5 Tips to Stay Flexible as an Activity Director
5 Tips to Stay Flexible as an Activity Director

For activity directors, dealing with change is part of the daily workload. These 5 tips will help you practice flexibility in the workplace.

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How to Increase Occupancy in Your Senior Living CommunityHow to Increase Occupancy in Your Senior Living Community
How to Increase Occupancy in Your Senior Living Community

It’s no secret that maintaining high occupancy keeps your communities profitable and drives the growth of your business, so here are five ways to increase occupancy.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas10 Senior Community Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas

Here are 10 activity ideas that will help your residents appreciate the natural world, get some low-impact exercise, and create gift-worthy arts and crafts!

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3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience
3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience

Wellness is subjective, but you need objective data to make informed decisions to improve your resident experience. Follow these three steps!

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5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director
5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director

When you’re juggling multiple roles and stacks of paperwork, it can feel like there’s just not enough time to do it all. We’ve come up with a list of 5 ways to save time!

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How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19
How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19

Technology usage among seniors sky-rocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are learning to embrace new devices, but can the industry keep up with these tech-savvy seniors?

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Senior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the SummerSenior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the Summer
Senior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the Summer

Summer is here! We've made a list of one-on-one and group activities to get your residents outside to soak up the sunshine, as well as activities to bring the outdoors to them.

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 How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community
How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community

With ever-changing resident needs, staying on top of changes in engagement will ensure that you protect your residents from the dangers of social isolation.

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The Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness ProgramThe Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness Program
The Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness Program

When senior living community operators used to think of wellness, the fitness centre or community pool would come to mind. These days, a wellness program is more.

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One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10
One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10

From discovering the world virtually to indoor gardening, we hope these ten one-on-one activity ideas for senior communities during COVID-19 quarantines inspire you.

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How to Cope with Activity Director Burnout in Senior Living CommunitiesHow to Cope with Activity Director Burnout in Senior Living Communities
How to Cope with Activity Director Burnout in Senior Living Communities

Activity Directors, especially during COVID-19, can experience burnout, a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Check out these 5 tips to combat it.

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Reasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Wellness ProgramReasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Wellness Program
Reasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Wellness Program

Discover why wellness programs should be seen as a great opportunity to improve the overall operation of your community(ies) and should be invested in accordingly.

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The Seven Dimensions of Wellness and How to Apply Them to Your Senior Living ProgrammingThe Seven Dimensions of Wellness and How to Apply Them to Your Senior Living Programming
The Seven Dimensions of Wellness and How to Apply Them to Your Senior Living Programming

How can your wellness program meet the ever-growing demands of boomers, the wealthiest and most active generation ever?

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Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2
Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2

Amazing accomplishments do not discriminate by age! These older adults serve as an example that it is never too late to accomplish your goals.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some activity ideas for you! As Valentine's Day approaches, let's spread the love while limiting the spread of COVID-19.

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10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities
10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities

It is no secret that active aging leads to better health and longer lives and activity professionals are an integral part of providing this for members of their communities.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8

As we begin a new year, it is as important as ever to ensure your residents remain safe while reducing the dangers of prolonged social isolation. To help, here is another installment of our activity idea series for your community!

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!

The Christmas season is here and we’ve got a new round of cheer! Get your community into the holiday spirit with these 10 Saint-Nicholas-themed activities for your residents this year.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!

The holiday season is here and we’ve got a new round of cheer! Get your community into the holiday spirit with these 10 holiday-themed activities for residents of all backgrounds.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5

Senior communities are still working night and day to keep their residents safe throughout these challenging COVID-19 times. We are working hard to continue providing you with ideas, programs, and activities to ensure your residents’ spirits remain high.

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Contact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak ManagementContact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak Management
Contact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak Management

Within a senior living community, the faster we can identify close or high-risk contacts, the more impactful our actions are to mitigate risk.

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Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19
Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19

Face masks don’t have to be plain — in fact, a well-crafted face mask can be a great statement piece and a fun activity for your residents.

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6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community
6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community

The holiday season is upon us and brings with it numerous opportunities for turning typical days at your community into seasonal experiences.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4

As the pandemic continues, Welbi has compiled more activities you can try out during these challenging times.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3

Keeping the spirits high is essential right now! Here are some ideas and activities being used right now in senior communities.

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Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!
Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!

Easter may be an emotional time for everyone, as families and loved ones spend time apart. Here are some holiday themed activities to connect and engage with seniors.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 QuarantinesSenior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines

Here is a list of different activities you can put in place that still engage your older adults on a daily basis.

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7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age
7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age

Memory loss is a common factor that affects older adults. Although there is no way to completely prevent it, there are certain factors that can help.

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5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry
5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the senior living industry, and in doing so help to manage the upcoming demand.

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How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?
How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?

While the consequences can be serious, if you or a family member is underweight or at risk of becoming so, there are steps that can be taken to prevent this.

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How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)
How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)

Do you know how your body will be affected by age? Nearly every part of the body is affected by age-related changes in some way, shape, or form.

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How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)
How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)

As we age, we experience a variety of changes throughout our bodies. This article will touch on some of these common age-related changes.

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5 Misconceptions About Aging5 Misconceptions About Aging
5 Misconceptions About Aging

There are a lot of stereotypes that are associated with getting older. Here are 5 misconceptions about aging, and the truths behind the stereotypes.

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4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health
4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health

Caregiving is hard work. While many caregivers feel that it can be a rewarding experience, caregiving can affect physical and mental health.

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Healthy Eating Habits for DiabeticsHealthy Eating Habits for Diabetics
Healthy Eating Habits for Diabetics

By eating a proper diet, exercising regularly, and regularly monitoring blood sugar levels people affected by diabetes can keep their levels in an acceptable target range.

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How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?
How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?

As people get older, it’s common to experience a decrease in muscle mass. The progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass is called sarcopenia.

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6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter
6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

The cold, dry air can cause discomfort, and ice and snow can cause slips and falls. Stay warm and secure during the winter months and avoid any risks by following our winter safety tips.

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5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults
5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults

Dental health is extremely important for older adults. It’s estimated that 93% of seniors aged 65 and older have had tooth decay or cavities.

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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly
5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly

There are a variety of modifications that can be made in and around the home to eliminate potential fall risks and make life easier for seniors as they age and their needs change.

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What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?
What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?

If you have high blood pressure or are at risk of developing it, there are lifestyle choices that can be made to help lower it.

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What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Do you know what the difference is between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Are they the same thing, or are they completely different?

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10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods
10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods

A healthy diet can help lower the body’s cholesterol levels and keep arteries relaxed, which keeps the heart healthy and prevents problems.

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7 Useful Apps for Caregivers7 Useful Apps for Caregivers
7 Useful Apps for Caregivers

Here’s our handy list of useful smartphone apps for caregivers. All are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

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How High Blood Pressure Affects Your BodyHow High Blood Pressure Affects Your Body
How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Body

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called “the silent killer”, and for good reason. Learn the dangers and take a proactive approach to your health.

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6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter
6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter

Don't let the cold weather prevent you from maintaining your healthy habits. Here are 6 ways that older adults can continue staying active this winter.

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7 Tips for New Family Caregivers7 Tips for New Family Caregivers
7 Tips for New Family Caregivers

Providing care for a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if it's your first time. Find out 7 essential tips you need to know as a first time caregiver.

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What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?
What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep can have a variety of negative side effects on the body and mind in both the short-term and the long-term.

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6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier
6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier

Exercise is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for older adults. Here are 6 ways that it can help you live longer and healthier.

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5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

Long-distance caregiving comes with its own set of unique challenges. With these essential tips, it’s possible to be a great caregiver without living nearby.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging
5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging

Approximately one in ten people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. Learn how you can prevent this from happening to you by follow these tips.

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for CaregiversPut Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers
Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers

If you aren't healthy, how can you expect to take care of a loved one? As a caregiver, you must always remember to put your oxygen mask on first.

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How to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older AdultHow to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older Adult
How to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older Adult

Keeping a balanced diet that meets all the recommended nutritional criteria may sound daunting at first, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds.

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How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?
How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?

How should we react when our senior citizens are literally dying from loneliness? Welbi explores what government, senior organizations & family can do to help.

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5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech
5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech

Did you ever think that you would be able use your watch to track how many calories you’re burning or how well you’re sleeping? With wearable technology, these once futuristic-sounding features are now a reality, and they come with considerable health benefits.

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The Dangers of Senior Loneliness and IsolationThe Dangers of Senior Loneliness and Isolation
The Dangers of Senior Loneliness and Isolation

Loneliness kills. For seniors, loneliness can be as large of a health risk as obesity, smoking, or alcoholism.

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Healthy Sleep Habits for SeniorsHealthy Sleep Habits for Seniors
Healthy Sleep Habits for Seniors

As people get older, their sleep habits and needs change. If you or a loved one is having problems getting restful sleep, some of these tips may be beneficial.

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Millennial Caregivers: An Emerging GenerationMillennial Caregivers: An Emerging Generation
Millennial Caregivers: An Emerging Generation

When you think about millennials, what comes to mind? What if we told you that 25% of Canadian caregivers are under the age of 30?

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What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?
What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?

For caregivers, balancing career responsibilities with caregiving duties is no easy task. Welbi provides tips on how to manage and confront your boss.

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10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors
10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors

Amazing accomplishments aren’t just for young people. Take a look at some incredible seniors who are breaking records and achieving lifelong dreams!

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Technology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at HomeTechnology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at Home
Technology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at Home

Caring for seniors can be challenging and costly, which can take a toll on caregivers and relatives alike. Luckily, technology is changing that.

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Taking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional HealthTaking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional Health
Taking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional Health

When a loved one becomes ill, we tend to only ask them questions about how they are doing physically. We ask them if they feel weak, tired, in pain; but, often.

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How My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement CommunitiesHow My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement Communities
How My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement Communities

Welbi was developed to help families like mine gain better visibility into their loved ones' lives in retirement communities. This is my story.

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5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout
5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout

When your focus is your loved one’s care, you may start feeling overwhelmed and forget to look after your health. Here are some tips for dealing with burnout.

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