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A Look into Life in Assisted Living

A Look into Life in Assisted Living

There is plenty of information available – both in-person and online – about life in senior living, but sometimes it’s best to hear a review straight from the source. Author Carol Netzer, a retired clinical psychologist who wrote “Assisted Living: An Insider’s View,” provides just that, detailing everyday life in a senior living community from both a clinical and personal standpoint. Learn more from her about life in assisted living. An Insider’s View into Assisted Living “Shortly after I moved into ...
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Person-Centered Alzheimer's Assisted Living

Person-Centered Alzheimer’s Assisted Living

Person-centered care has been making its way to senior living communities in the U.S., enhancing both quality of life and care for seniors. Now, an assisted living community specializing in person-centered Alzheimer’s and dementia care is opening. Learn about this type of care and what it means for both Alzheimer’s and assisted living. Person-Centered Alzheimer’s Assisted Living According to the Wisconsin Wausau Daily Herald, a person-centered Alzheimer’s assisted living community recently opened in ...
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Uber Brings Service to Senior Living

Uber Brings Service to Senior Living

Service company Uber, has been helping seniors with their on-demand transportation needs through their UberASSIST program for the last year. But now, the company has announced a plan to launch a new program that will offer free technology tutorials and rides to senior living communities. Learn about the program and how it’s creating more transportation options for residents in senior living. Uber Brings Service to Residents in Senior Living In 2014, Uber created a ride service program called Ub...
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NFL Alumni Association Partners with Assisted Living

NFL Alumni Association Partners with Assisted Living

The National Football League’s Alumni Association recently announced an alignment with senior living developers to provide assisted living and memory care to former NFL players. Learn more about the partnership, the development and the NFL’s mission for senior care across the United States. NFL Alumni Association and Assisted Living The NFL Alumni Association’s commercial marketing name and logo, Pro Football Legends, announced a partnership with a senior living developer that will ...
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Assisted Living Community Giving Caregivers a Sense of Alzheimer's

Assisted Living Community Giving Caregivers a Sense of Alzheimer’s

In an effort to create Alzheimer’s disease awareness, one assisted living community is giving caregivers the opportunity to participate in a “virtual dementia tour” that simulates the loss of motor function suffered by those with the disease. Learn more about this unique opportunity, the impact it’s having on caregivers and the awareness that it’s creating for Alzheimer’s across the U.S. A Sense of Alzheimer’s A Plano, Texas assisted living community recently...
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Aging Well and Independently

Aging Well and Independently

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the growth in the number and proportion of older adults in the United States is unprecedented. Two factors — longer life spans and aging baby boomers — will combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years to about 72 million. By 2030, older adults will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population Learn more from Kimberly O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Home Monit...
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Fresh and Local Food in Senior Living

Fresh and Local Food in Senior Living

“Want to eat food that’s fresh, local and cooked from scratch?” According to an article from NPR, you should consider dining in a senior living community. Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community was recently highlighted for it’s incredible dining experience at it’s independent and assisted living communities. Learn more about fresh and local food in senior living. Fresh and Local Food in Senior Living Although senior living communities are often thought to serve bland, pure...
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6 Inspiring People Improving the Lives of Seniors

6 Inspiring People Improving the Lives of Seniors

This week, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) presented Hero Awards to “the most selfless and inspiring senior living employees.” Six deserving recipients who are all working to improve the lives of seniors in assisted living. Learn more about the recipients and their work, which has left a lasting impact on assisted living communities across the nation. Improving the Lives of Seniors in Assisted Living Although we work tirelessly to give our seniors and families the best care and quali...
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UberASSIST Rides Help Seniors in Assisted Living

UberASSIST Rides Help Seniors in Assisted Living

From grocery trips to doctor appointments – seniors in assisted living need access to accommodating, reliable rides to get where they need to go. Uber, a ride service company, is specifically helping seniors with their transportation needs through their UberASSIST service. Learn more about how UberASSIST is affecting assisted living transportation in cities across the U.S. New Transportation Comes to Assisted Living Many senior living communities offer transportation services to residents various tim...
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Naming Names: The Most Popular Names in Assisted Living

Naming Names: The Most Popular Names in Assisted Living

A Place for Mom is naming names: the “Most Popular Names in Assisted Living” to be exact. Their recent analysis of assisted living residents gives us a glimpse into the popularity of names from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and although some are common, many will surprise you. Learn more. Top Names in Assisted Living Our partner, A Place for Mom (APFM), works with over 100,000 new families searching for senior living each month. Over the last few years, they began to “notice some distinct trends in the nam...
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Main Street Assisted Living is on the Rise

Main Street Assisted Living is on the Rise

Main Street-style assisted living communities – those with amenities like restaurants, salons and shopping – are becoming a popular new model for senior living, according to recent news from Senior Housing. Learn more about how these models are changing traditional assisted living communities. Living on Main Street You can now begin your day at a salon, do some shopping in the afternoon, then end the day with dinner out at a restaurant – all within an assisted living community. These types of senior ...
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Seniors Participate in

Seniors Participate in “Dear Me” Campaign from Assisted Living

This month, YouTube’s “Dear Me” campaign encouraged women to record themselves giving advice to their younger selves in honor of International Women’s Day. The campaign was meant to empower women and millions participated – including senior women with many years of wisdom. Learn more about the stories behind these women and the advice they gave from assisted living.  Seniors Record “Dear Me” Advice Three women in their golden years recently recorded “Dear Me” videos, giving advice to younger versions...
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New Report Lists Top 10 Assisted Living Deficiencies

New Report Lists Top 10 Assisted Living Deficiencies

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), an organization committed to supporting “meaningful assisted living state laws and regulations” recently released its annual report on 10 of the most common citations in assisted living in the U.S. in 2014. The report – based on years of experience ensuring compliance in senior living – can not only educate us about assisted living, but also improve the care of seniors in these communities for years to come. Learn more about the top deficiencies in as...
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Senior Housing Goes Back to School

Senior Housing Goes Back to School

In the last decade, developers have explored putting senior communities on college campuses. Unfortunately, the global economic meltdown and subsequent recession put a damper on plans, but a recent economic recovery has brought this exciting trend back to life. Learn more about senior living and learning on college campuses. A More Engaged Senior Community Putting senior communities on college campuses benefits everyone involved. Benefits to seniors include: Lifelong learning: Seniors have opportunit...
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Love Conquers All in Assisted Living

Love Conquers All in Assisted Living

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing a story this week about how love is conquering all for one dedicated couple who have been through everything – including Alzheimer’s disease – but are celebrating 67 years of marriage together this year, in assisted living. Learn more about the couple – the author’s grandparents – and how their love transcends all bounds, in addition to the role assisted living played in their relationship, this Valentine’s Day. A Lifetime of Love There aren’t many cou...
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