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The holiday visit home--how much has Mom or Dad changed and could it be dementia?

11-16-2017

Dementia can be difficult to diagnose in the initial stages. This blog provides a list of warning signs.

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Striving for excellence in MRC retirement communities

10-05-2017

Excellence is the fifth and final value represented by ICARE, which stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. At MRC, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, retaining and training, along with employee evaluations and recognition.

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Worried about an aging loved one? Consider these tips and topics before you have "the talk"

09-20-2017

If you believe it's time to "have the talk" with an older loved one about their current living arrangement and future needs, this article provides a list of things to consider.

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ICARE Value #4 - RESPECT

08-23-2017

ICARE stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. In our system, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, retaining, training along with employee evaluations and recognition. ICARE is also a platform for "hospitality with teeth", laying the foundation for a culture where the best want to work in serving those who once cared for us. In this blog, we'll look at Respect and the role it plays in all MRC communities.

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10 Things You May NOT be Ready for If You Age at Home

08-16-2017

Many factors feed the "I'm not ready" sentiment for seniors who resist moving from a long-time home. If aging at home is your preferred option, it's important to consider what you may NOT be ready for if you stay.

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Accountability -- what does it mean to those who work in MRC communities?

08-05-2017

Accountability refers to accepting responsibility for our own actions. In senior living communities, accountability is highly valued since it shows up in actions. Ron Jennette, president & CEO of Methodist Retirement Communities in Texas explores the meaning of Accountability -- and how it gets discussed among staff members.

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Five ideas for countering social isolation among seniors

07-20-2017

This blog post asks seniors 65+ to envision the world they want to live in. Rather than unending days of loneliness, the article offers five suggestions on ways to combat social isolation among seniors.

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Compassion - the 2nd of our ICARE guiding values

07-08-2017

In the MRC system, we look at compassion as fully embracing others for who they are and where they are at each point of their lives. Compassion touches all areas of the wellness spectrum, including emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental and occupational.

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Social isolation and the epidemic of loneliness among older Americans

06-26-2017

More than 11 million Americans aged 65+ live alone and social isolation is a problem that is a growing concern for health professionals because of the negative impacts it has on both physical and mental health.

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We all know integrity matters -- but what does it really mean for senior living communities?

06-01-2017

Integrity is the first value in the ICARE foundation of values adopted by Methodist Retirement Communities. Our CEO explores why it matters.

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