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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 author’s grandparents – 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 There aren...
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10 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

10 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment at an assisted living community per month is about $3,823; in some regions the cost is higher. So, understandably, many families who contact us are concerned about how to pay for assisted living That’s where we come in. Our Senior Living Advisors have had the honor and pleasure of educating thousands of families about ways to pay for care that they may not have discovered otherwise. Learn more about eight of the most common ways to fund assisted livi...
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Secrets to Easing the Transition to Assisted Living

Secrets to Easing the Transition to Assisted Living

Change is difficult, so it’s natural that seniors can have difficulty transitioning to assisted living communities. While there are many benefits of assisted living, there’s no getting around the fact that the move involves changes that seniors don’t always like. Psychologist Dr. Deborah L. Stote said in an interview, “Older adults who are moving from their home into assisted living typically encounter varying degrees of adjustment disorder.” But, there are secrets to easing the transitio...
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Bringing Joy to Assisted Living over the Holidays

Bringing Joy to Assisted Living over the Holidays

The holidays are filled with family, friends and festivities – but it can be a less than cheerful time for seniors who may feel isolated in senior living. Many recognize this issue, and have set apart time to bring joy to assisted living communities and their residents this holiday season. Learn more about how they’re spreading holiday cheer. Bringing Joy to Assisted Living This Holiday Season Although young, many preschool and elementary students already understand the importance of spreading cheer ...
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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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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 Day...
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How Panasonic Tablets Aid Assisted Living

Electronics giant, Panasonic, is providing tablets to senior living communities across North America to support senior health and encourage resident social interaction with friends and family. Learn more about the tablet’s impact on senior care and communication in assisted living communities. Panasonic Tablets Aid Seniors in Assisted Living Senior Housing News announced how Panasonic is launching a “telehealth” service with tablets that will be used as a portal for healthcare service in assisted liv...
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Senior Housing Goes Back to School

Senior Housing Goes Back to School

In the last decade, senior housing 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, and how seniors are going back to school on college campuses. A More Engaged Senior Community Putting senior communities on college campuses benefits everyone involved. Benefits to se...
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Police Launch Silver Alert Program for Assisted Living

Police Launch Silver Alert Program for Assisted Living

Alzheimer’s disease is disorienting and often causes wandering. Seniors with dementia also often have difficulty remembering their name, which, when combined with wandering, can result in a dangerous situation. Assisted living communities and police enforcement are working together in Wisconsin to enact a Silver Alert that will resolve this situation and inform the public about a missing senior wandering with Alzheimer’s. Reducing Alzheimer’s Wandering The Alzheimer’s Association reports that a...
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7 Tips for Moving Your Elderly Parents

7 Tips for Moving Your Elderly Parents

It is hard enough to find the right assisted living community for your parent, but the actual act of moving is a big undertaking in its own right. You not only have to worry about the logistics of the move but you also need to try to make the process stress-free for your parent. Learn more from these seven tips for moving your elderly parents. 7 Tips for Moving Your Elderly Parents Downsizing is perhaps the most challenging aspect of all for those moving to assisted living from a single family home. ...
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National Assisted Living Week 2015

National Assisted Living Week 2015

September 13-19 is National Assisted Living Week 2015, which focuses on the many ways assisted living caregivers nurture residents and make them feel at home. Learn more about taking the opportunity to show senior loved ones in assisted living how much you care this week. Feeling at Home in Assisted Living My grandmother has lived at an assisted living community in Gig Harbor, Washington for a couple of years. She didn’t necessarily settle in quickly, but she’s doing very well now. ItR...
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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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