Case Studies

Five Ways Game Days Are Great for Senior Health

Game days are simple, straightforward and highly effective ways for seniors to relax, connect and most of all, have fun. That is the goal of such organized activities at each of The Allure Group’s six skilled nursing facilities — to show seniors a good time, which has several residual benefits. Here are five: Game Days…

Five Reasons Music Programs Are Great for Seniors

Music has been delighting its listeners and challenging its performers since the dawn of time. While you may think music is only a tool to move the emotions and pass some time, science has discovered that music may have a more critical role in the human experience than initially understood, especially for seniors.  With the…

Five Ways Seniors Benefit From Pet Therapy

Over the last two decades scientists and researchers have taken a much closer look at the benefits seniors derive from animal therapy, which involves introducing a pet companion into the life of an elderly person in order to enrich their lives. A 2012 study revealed, in fact, that spending just 15 minutes with a pet…

How Important Are Dietary Supplements For Seniors?

As you grow older, maintaining good health and practicing healthy habits take greater priority. One significant step seniors might take is using dietary supplements — which are just that: supplements to a healthy diet. That said, there are certain nutrients seniors often lack. Replenishing these substances might result in significantly improved health. The Vitamin B…

Summer Tips for Seniors

In 1997 Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune composed a column in which she dispensed the advice she would have given, had she been asked to give a collegiate commencement address. The column, bearing the headline “Advice, Like Youth, Probably Just Wasted on the Young,” became something of a sensation, as its words of wisdom…

Keeping Tabs on Residents In a Skilled Nursing Facility

Healthcare professionals walk a fine line when monitoring residents in a skilled nursing facility like those in The Allure Group’s Brooklyn- and Manhattan-based network: The goal is always to provide the best possible care, while at the same time providing for a resident’s comfort and respecting his or her privacy. Happily, there are ways to…

Why Active Seniors are the best Version of Themselves

In one’s golden years, optimal health depends on many lifestyle decisions. One of the least expensive ones is exercise. Studies continually show how regular physical activity helps to prevent numerous medical issues in elders. At The Allure Group, exercising is easy with our state-of-the-art gyms in all six facilities. Each has the highest quality equipment,…

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The long winter months hold particular challenges for seniors, whether they are living on their own or in a skilled nursing facility like one of the six in The Allure Group’s network. There are the dangers posed by ice and illness, and the challenge of isolation — even in a bustling eldercare facility. So what…

Back To School Tips For Seniors – The Kids Are Going Back!

The grandkids are back at school, and as a grandparent perhaps you’re wondering how you can remain a presence in their lives. That’s especially true if you spent a great deal of quality time with them over the summer, and know they will now have so much more on their plates — homework, after-school activities,…

Apps Helping Seniors Stay Happy and Connected

If technology might once have seemed intimidating to certain seniors, that no longer needs to be the case. There are numerous apps for smartphones and tablets geared toward those in their Golden Years — apps that can inform and entertain, that can simplify seniors’ lives, instead of complicating them. Here are the best of the…