Case Studies

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…

The Allure Group Celebrates Nurses Week

The Allure Group observed Nurses Week in mid-May, affording one and all the opportunity to salute a group of people deserving of endless praise, for countless reasons. Meals were prepared in the nurses’ honor, at all six Allure facilities. Gifts were presented, games were played, special events took place and a good time was had…

Linden Center to Host CEU Event on May 16

The statistics are staggering, the stories saddening. Substance and alcohol abuse are a scourge on the American landscape, afflicting some  20 million people, with not quite 20 percent of them seeking treatment. And addiction is a rising problem among seniors as well. With all that in mind, The Allure Group will hold another in a…

The Value of a Varied Diet in Skilled Nursing Facilities

As residents enter a skilled nursing facility it is vital to their overall well-being to feel a level of control over what they are eating each day, as well as to feel that their specific dietary needs have been addressed. These facilities must meet standard requirements to serve a certain level of nutritious meals and…

2019 Parkinson’s Unity Walk

The Allure Group welcomes sign-ups for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 in Central Park. The Parkinson’s Unity Walk, a gentle 1.4-mile stroll through the park that will be held rain or shine, features a rolling start at the 72nd Street Bandshell between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Registration…

Something Extra, Yale’s A Capella Group at Bedford Center

The residents of the Bedford Center were treated on March 14 to a concert by Something Extra, Yale University’s premier all-female a capella group. Their show may be considered part of The Allure Group’s continuing commitment to not only entertain its residents, but also to provide the utmost in holistic care, as the benefits of…

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,…