What Causes Memory Loss?: Understanding Common Misconceptions

Getting the facts right when it comes to dementia and memory loss is crucial for the well-being of the people we care about. Misunderstandings can create unnecessary anxiety and confusion, not only for the individual experiencing these changes but also for their family and friends.  Our team at CopperWood… Read More

What to Look for When Choosing Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa

When it comes to senior living in Ankeny, Iowa, the choices are diverse and plentiful, designed to cater to a wide array of needs and preferences. But what exactly should one look for when choosing a community? Below, our team at CopperWood at Prairie Trail shares insights needed to… Read More

Visiting an Assisted Living Community? Ask About the Basics and Get to the Heart of It All.

Most shopping trips are fun even when they’re hectic. You know what you want and what to look for. When the salesperson asks if you need help or have any questions, it’s likely you won’t require assistance. But touring an assisted living community may be a new kind of shopping… Read More

Independent Living or Assisted Living? Making the Right Choice

“What’s the difference between independent living and assisted living?” When this question arises, it may be a sign that someone is stuck between “what was” and “what is.” The basic answer to this question has to do with independence, which is important to most older adults. If an adult child… Read More