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Life Enrichment for Residents at Sweetwater Retirement

Sweetwater staff member engaging residents during a game of checkers.

Life Enrichment Philosophy Sweetwater Life Enrichment, the cornerstone of all Primrose* Retirement Communities, embodies a comprehensive four-pronged philosophy. Rooted in a commitment to lifelong learning, intentional engagements, holistic wellness, and fostering family connections, Sweetwater Life Enrichment goes beyond conventional senior living activities. Let’s delve deeper into each aspect, exploring the rich tapestry that defines the… Read more

What is Memory Care?

Sweetwater staff member and resident reminisce over a photo album.

Whether you are a family member looking for options for your loved one or simply seeking knowledge about memory care, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will explore the topic of memory care and provide you with valuable information to help you understand this specialized form of care for individuals with memory loss…. Read more

What Is Assisted Living?

Staff member taking the blood pressure of an assisted living resident

Assisted living is a term often used when discussing senior care options in this blog post, we will explore what assisted living is and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of this popular retirement living option. Understanding Assisted Living Assisted living is a specialized form of senior housing that provides support and assistance to individuals… Read more

The Invisible Struggle of Dementia: What It Feels Like to Lose Yourself

Elderly couple holding hands in indoor garden area.

Dementia is a progressive disease that affects an individual’s memory, thinking, and behavior. It can be very isolating, as people with dementia may feel confused, frustrated, or scared while struggling to understand their surroundings.  By taking the time to understand their experiences, we can help them feel more comfortable and secure, enabling them to maintain… Read more

Talking to your Loved Ones about Senior Living

Woman and care team in assisted living apartment at Sweetwater.

When a parent is struggling to maintain his or her independence at home, it can be difficult to bring up the topic of assisted living. For you, keeping your loved ones safe, protected, and happy during their retirement age is number one on your priority list, which is why it might be time to have a… Read more

Why a Good Night’s Sleep is so Important

An older man, middle aged woman and young girl sitting and smiling together

Everyone feels better after a good night’s sleep. According to the National Institute on Aging, seniors should get 7-9 hours of sleep every night, but many are slow to fall asleep and up multiple times throughout the night. If you or a loved one are dealing with sleep issues, it is important to understand what… Read more

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