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Is Assisted Living Overpriced?

Is Assisted Living Overpriced?

When families searching for assisted living encounter community prices, an occasional first reaction is “sticker shock.” The average cost of a one-bedroom assisted living apartment is approximately $3,823 per month, according to data from A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Cost Index. Most would agree that this is a significant sum of money – but is it too much? Read more about assisted living costs and if assisted living is overpriced. Assisted Living: What You Get for Your Money It&#...
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Top 5 Things to Bring to Assisted Living

Top 5 Things to Bring to Assisted Living

Preparing to make the move to an assisted living community can be an exciting time, but downsizing for the move can often be overwhelming for families. Wondering which items to bring, or debating what things would be better left behind? Learn more from our checklist on the top five things to bring to assisted living. Downsizing to an Assisted Living Community Most families who have helped their loved ones make the move to assisted living have been confronted with the challenges of downsizing. Assiste...
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How to Convince a Parent to Make the Move into Assisted Living

How to Convince a Parent to Make the Move into Assisted Living

Whether because of fear, reluctance or both – many parents adamantly refuse to move into assisted living. We, as their children, are concerned for their health and only have the best intentions for their well-being, but it can come across as irritating or offensive if we don’t openly communicate this to our parents early on. Learn more about how to convince a parent to make the move into assisted living by creating an open communication channel with them, before it’s too late. Discussing a Move into ...
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Ways to Find Your Soulmate at Assisted Living

Ways to Find Your Soulmate at Assisted Living

Men and women usually arrive at assisted living communities with age-related ailments and frailties that make care or supervision a necessity. They’re just like any of us, but often just older. It’s a given, then, that these residents desire love like any of us. Some may get more than their share from families or a spouse at the community, but others are lacking it. They move into their residency single, looking for a companion or even a full fledged soulmate, perhaps. Ways to Find Your S...
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Love Conquers All in Assisted Living

Love Conquers All in Assisted Living

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we’re sharing a story about how love conquered all for one dedicated couple who had been through everything – including Alzheimer’s disease – and celebrated the last year of their 67 years of marriage together in assisted living. Learn more about the couple – the grandparents of author Caitlin Burm – and how their love transcended all bounds, in addition to the role assisted living played in their relationship, this Valentine’s Day. A Lifetime of Love...
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How Baby Boomers Are Redefining Assisted Living

How Baby Boomers Are Redefining Assisted Living

According to a recent Nielsen marketing report, in less than five years 50% of the U.S. population will be over the age of 50, controlling 70% of the nation’s disposable income and poised to inherit $15 trillion over the next 20 years. The baby boomer generation is clearly in the driver’s seat — and the result is that the assisted and senior living industry is quickly adapting to meet the needs of a generation that won’t settle for anything less than the best. Learn more about how b...
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Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Unsafe Living Alone

Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Unsafe Living Alone

It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between age-related decline and something more serious. However, according to Alan Gruber, M.D., a psychiatrist with a private practice in Massachusetts, there are several ways a loved one can tell if an elderly parent or relative may be unsafe living alone. Signs Your Elderly Parent May Be Unsafe Living Alone at Home Here are some things to look for if you are concerned that your parent or loved one is unsafe: 1. Missed appointments. Failing to me...
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Seniors Should Be Wary of Online Holiday Scams

Seniors Should Be Wary of Online Holiday Scams

Seniors can unfortunately be vulnerable to online scams, especially during the holidays when scams targeting seniors are said to peak. Learn more about these recent online holiday scams and how to avoid them this season. How Online Holiday Scams Target Seniors This holiday season, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of online scams – particularly those directed at seniors: “Santa isn’t the only one keeping track of who is naughty and who is nice! Better Business Bureau is...
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How to Keep Seniors Safe During Cold Weather

How to Keep Seniors Safe During Cold Weather

It’s the chilliest time of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and most of the country is experiencing especially cold weather this season. Overnight low temperatures across the country, from Boston to Seattle and everywhere in between, are forecast to be below freezing in the days ahead. Icy cold weather like this puts seniors at risk , so it’s important to pay special attention to their well being during this time. Learn more about how to keep seniors safe during cold w...
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How to Celebrate a National Day of Listening in Assisted Living

How to Celebrate a National Day of Listening in Assisted Living

Each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the U.S. observes a National Day of Listening – where families set aside time to tell stories and record them with family and friends. Learn more about celebrating this day with seniors in assisted living, and read on for tips about how to start a conversation and preserve stories with loved ones. Listening and Sharing Stories with Seniors in Assisted Living Though we should be taking as much time as we can to visit the seniors in our lives, the National Da...
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First Veteran Assisted Living Community

First Veteran Assisted Living Community

An assisted living community for veterans – the first of its kind – focused on caring for senior veterans and their families, has opened in Connecticut. Learn more about this senior living community and what it means for veterans and the future of assisted living. Assisted Living for Veterans Connecticut WTNH News reported in an article that an assisted living community for veterans has opened in Newington, Connecticut. According to its website, Veterans Landing is: “A state-of-the-art, affordable as...
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Getting Seniors in Assisted Living to the Polls

Getting Seniors in Assisted Living to the Polls

America has a proud democratic tradition dating back more than 200 years, and that tradition is based on the right to vote. Unfortunately, many older people who are receiving care at assisted living communities aren’t always able exercise that right. Seniors may be intimidated by the thought of getting to the polls and potentially waiting in long lines. Some might even wonder whether, as long term care residents, they’re still allowed to vote. Learn more about how to assist in getting sen...
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The Suburban Apartment: Assisted Living Styles

The Suburban Apartment: Assisted Living Styles

Assisted living communities are usually recognized by two traits: their size and the type of care that they provide. Specifically, assisted living communities house more than about twenty residents seniors but are sometimes home to several hundred. While the precise types of care that assisted living communities provide varies based on the licensing and local laws, they tend to be an intermediate care type, appropriate for those who do not need the intensive, high-level care of a nursing home, but wh...
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Assisted Living: A Self-Assessment Checklist

Assisted Living: A Self-Assessment Checklist

Many families searching for senior care don’t know the differences between the many options available to then. Learning the distinction between different kinds of long-term care providers can help you more quickly identify the right care option for your parent or other senior loved one. Learn more about which senior care option is best for you and your family, through this assisted living checklist. The Cost of Confusion in Assisted Living Most families searching for senior care start out simil...
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Should You Trust Your Gut When Choosing a Senior Care Provider?

Should You Trust Your Gut When Choosing a Senior Care Provider?

An article in Illinois recently made the news by discussing the process of searching for assisted living. It recommended that families trust their guts when choosing a senior care provider for a loved one. Although you could apply that advice to just about any decision, it’s one that is worth considering. Should you really trust your gut and base your decisions about senior care on snap judgements? Why Research Matters in Your Senior Care Search Science tells us that while many people may have ...
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