The Importance of Staying Socially Active as We Age

July 20, 2017 — As we grow older, keeping connected with family and friends continues to be critically important to our overall well-being. Several studies have shown that people who are more social get sick less and have healthier minds. A study from the Rush University Memory and Aging Project concluded that a higher level of social engagement in old... Read More

It’s Time to Change Our Perceptions About What it Means to Grow Old

July 5, 2017 — Ageism – the belief that older people are somehow inferior to those who are young – is rampant in America. In one study, 70 percent of older adults said they had been insulted or mistreated because of their age. According the World Health Organization, ageism is most rampant in high-income countries, like the United States... Read More

Fasting May Be Able to Improve Your Brain’s Health

June 20, 2017 — Fasting has a long and rich history. Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all praised the benefits of fasting. Paracelsus, considered to the founder of modern toxicology, said, “Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within.” Most religions embrace fasting as part of their rituals for purification, atonement, and becoming closer to God. The definition of... Read More

Charlesgate Gets Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

June 15, 2017 — Charlesgate Nursing Center proudly announces that for the second time in 2017, we have  received a five-star rating – the highest possible quality rating for nursing homes – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The five-star rating is calculated based on state survey results, staffing, and quality measures and evaluates the quality... Read More

Seniors at Greater Risk for Adverse Effects from Medications

May 15, 2017 — As we age, the more likely we are to be taking multiple medications. While this may seem intuitive, that number of medications seniors are taking may surprise you. More than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications, a scenario described as polypharmacy. The typical 75-year-old takes more... Read More

Plan Ahead to Create Healthful Golden Years

April 17, 2017 — Conventional wisdom tells us that, as we age, we’re likely to experience more aches and pains, greater loneliness and declining health. For many, this turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. A study conducted at Yale University showed that people who had negative thoughts and feelings about aging had an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.... Read More

Charlesgate Receives Argentum’s 2016 Accreditation for Quality Standards for High Quality Senior Living

March 7, 2017 — At Charlesgate Senior Living Center, we have received and are proudly displaying Argentum’s 2016 Accreditation for Quality Standards for high quality senior living. This accreditation is a result of great improvements made in our program over the past several months which enabled us to meet service standards outlined by Argentum, the leading national assisted living... Read More