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caregiver spotlight: celebrating tammy swee

caregiver spotlight: celebrating tammy swee

Ebenezer Senior Living considers their committed, caring staff to be their most important asset. This month, we are celebrating caregiver Tammy Swee.

lasting health: why cardio exercise has amazing health benefits for seniors

lasting health: why cardio exercise has amazing health benefits for seniors

Recent research reveals there are extra reasons for seniors to get in their cardio. To help get you moving, here are some of the most important ways cardio exercise benefits seniors.

food & anxiety for seniors

food & anxiety for seniors

As we all muddle through this time of uncertainty and unrest, let us be mindful in our eating habits while practicing self-care and realizing that yes, we all intend to eat healthy foods for health…

navigating senior living options and resources in minnetonka, minnesota

navigating senior living options and resources in minnetonka, minnesota

“It’s better to have a plan and not need it, then to need a plan and not have it.” making informed decisions for senior living Navigating senior care options and resources can be confusing, and…

why choose ebenezer senior living?

why choose ebenezer senior living?

As an adult child, helping your parent decide on a senior living community can be a difficult decision. With Ebenezer Senior Living, you can trust that you’ve made the right decision not just for your…

seven things to expect when you start caring for your spouse

seven things to expect when you start caring for your spouse

A guide to the challenges (and rewards) ahead These tips come to you from Cindy Swanson, a personal advisor for clients of Fairview’s Caregiver Assurance program, which is part of our Ebenezer family. The situation…

making face masks: helping during the covid-19 crisis

making face masks: helping during the covid-19 crisis

With the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota and the dwindling number of supplies available to healthcare workers across our system, we want to make sure we’re doing what we can to best…

seniors and covid-19 scams: how to keep your loved one safe

seniors and covid-19 scams: how to keep your loved one safe

As we navigate the new normal during this pandemic, there have been reports about criminals who are seeking to take advantage of the vulnerable population during this time of need. Here are some things to…

the power of positivity: what a good laugh can do for you

the power of positivity: what a good laugh can do for you

Even in the most trying of times, infusing some humor into your day is one of the best ways to keep calm and carry on. When you laugh, your brain releases endorphins, the body’s natural…

how to toughen your immune system

how to toughen your immune system

Every day, foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins attack your body. Your immune system defends your body against the onslaught, but when your system is weakened; your body has a harder time fighting…

food and anxiety during covid-19

food and anxiety during covid-19

As we all muddle through this time of uncertainty and unrest, let us be mindful of our eating habits while practicing self-care and realizing that yes, we all intend to eat healthy foods for health…

covid-19 communication guidelines for loved ones living with dementia

covid-19 communication guidelines for loved ones living with dementia

We are living in a strange and stressful time. As I write this, there are signs in MN that we are absolutely doing the right thing by social distancing. There is hope that we have…

healthy options in our freezer and pantry

healthy options in our freezer and pantry

By: Rebecca Kapsen, RDN, LDN | Corporate Registered Dietitian, Ebenezer As we continue to hunker down and stay home more often, many of us might be wondering what we are going to eat throughout this…

immune-boosting nutrition tips

immune-boosting nutrition tips

Although we cannot be with every senior during this time or peoples with compromised health systems, we still want to be a resource. Our Corporate Registered Dietitian will be putting together some short video segments…

meet our dimensions manager!

meet our dimensions manager!

At Orchards of Minnetonka, we offer Ebenezer’s trademarked Dimensions Dementia Care Program to residents living within our controlled-access Memory Care neighborhood. This program empowers our staff to provide exceptional and compassionate care based on current…

independence vs. isolation – senior living improves quality of life

independence vs. isolation – senior living improves quality of life

staying home sounds like a good idea but can it affect my health? Many older adults want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. There is an assumption that staying in your…

how to persuade a senior they need help

how to persuade a senior they need help

Here’s some advice from someone who’s been there. You’re doing what any good person would do, trying to keep tabs on a loved one who’s growing older. You’re afraid to broach the idea of getting…

what are the stages of dementia?

what are the stages of dementia?

Care partners of persons with dementia are often eager to know what stage their loved one is currently in and how best to work with and relate to the person in these phases. I will…

the role pets play in our health and happiness

the role pets play in our health and happiness

Have you ever noticed how snuggling and petting a dog, or giving a cat on your lap gentle strokes seems to create a sense of calm and wellbeing?  Turns out, there is a scientific reason…

taking the car keys away

taking the car keys away

“Mom, I don’t feel safe in the car with you.” “Dad, I think your eyesight is getting worse.” “I don’t think you should drive anymore.” These are one of the many tough conversations you may…

independence vs. isolation – how senior living improves lives

independence vs. isolation – how senior living improves lives

Many older adults want to stay in their home as long as possible. There is an assumption that staying in your home means you are keeping your independence longer, but the reality is it can…

moving to a senior community: how to get ready when you’re not ready!

moving to a senior community: how to get ready when you’re not ready!

Many older adults think about moving to a senior living community, or have had talks with their family members about moving, but often have the feeling that they are ‘not ready.’ At Ebenezer, we hear…

difficulties of dementia

difficulties of dementia

People living with dementia experience many difficulties. They may have problems with language like word-finding struggles, substituting one word for another, or talking in what’s called a “word salad,” where some of the words make…

alzheimer’s and dementia: the basics

alzheimer’s and dementia: the basics

There’s a lot of confusion out there around what is Alzheimer’s and what is dementia. Is there any difference between the two? Is one worse than the other? People sometimes assume there is no difference,…