Memory Care & Memory Support

Memory Loss in Older Adults: Is It Just Forgetfulness or Something More?

As families gathered together for the holidays, many adult children might have noticed subtle (or drastic) changes in their parents. Maybe Mom was repeating herself often or Dad misplaced his glasses. You might not be sure if the changes happening are age-related or if they indicate something more, such as the potential of dementia or […]
Holiday Nostalgia and Older Adults

The Magic of Holiday Nostalgia

The holidays bring magic to many – from the young to the young at heart. Over time, that magic becomes nostalgic as we remember the traditions, music, food, smells, sights, and people that come with this time of year. Nostalgia does not mean an individual remembers every detail of years past, but the feelings and […]
Older adults and loneliness at the holidays

Older Adults and Loneliness During the Holidays

For many, the holidays are a time of togetherness, joy and a sense of peace. For others, however, the holidays can be a time of loneliness and sadness. This can be especially true for older adults. Loneliness and the holidays Older adults have been through more experiences than their younger counterparts and are subject to […]
What is Life Care?

What is Life Care?

When it’s time to begin researching senior living options, you may feel overwhelmed by the many choices available. While there are a number of options, the good news is that you will find an option that suits your unique needs. A Life Plan Community, like Friendship Village Columbus, is a great option for those who […]
The truth about memory care

The Truth About Memory Care

Today, nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to reach nearly 14 million by 2050. While the statistics are startling, there is help, and hope, for families with loved ones experiencing Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related conditions. Dementia encompasses a number of conditions and symptoms that can vary greatly. Consider scheduling […]
Talking to your parents about senior living

Tips for Talking With Your Parents About Senior Living Choices

You’re starting to see some changes in your parents as they’re aging. You think it’s time to make a plan for the future rather than waiting for a crisis to occur … but you’re not sure how to start the conversation. You’re not alone. Many adult children don’t know how to bring up the subject […]
Summer safety for older adults

Summer Safety Tips for Older Adults

It’s been one hot summer in central Ohio. Hot weather can be uncomfortable at any age, but it’s especially worrisome for vulnerable populations like animals, young children, and older adults. Heat-related health dangers are no joke. Hot weather poses many potential health risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death. Collectively, heat-related […]
Friendship Village Columbus has received a Bronze Quality Award for 2019

Friendship Village Columbus Earns the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award

Friendship Village Columbus was recognized with the 2019 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The Bronze award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their […]
Friendship Village Columbus Ridgewood Assisted Living Entrance

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

Assisted living residences help residents remain as self-sufficient as possible, while providing the assurance of assistance when needed. A combination of meals, personal care and support, social activities, 24-hour supervision and, in some residences, health-related services, usually is provided. Assisted living facilities are a great choice for those who can’t live on their own, but […]
Life Plan Community contracts

The Benefits and Value of a Life Plan Community

Find the right style of retirement community to fit your lifestyle and healthcare planning needs Planning and determining where you will live during your retirement years can be overwhelming as there are so many different options available. Many older adults prefer to maintain an active and social lifestyle, but are ready to give up the […]