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VR Technology Aids Residents in Assisted Living

VR Technology Aids Residents in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities across the country are beginning to test how virtual reality (VR) technology can aid residents – particularly residents with dementia or depression. Learn more about the impact VR is having on assisted living residents throughout the U.S. and how communities see it improving quality of life. VR Aids Assisted Living Residents Across U.S. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Encore at Avalon Park Assisted Living in Orlando, Florida is the latest community to test MyndVR tec...
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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 — aging baby boomers and longer life spans — 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 Hom...
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Pros and Cons of High Tech Assisted Living Systems

Pros and Cons of High Tech Assisted Living Systems

Today, advanced technology is ubiquitous, and that includes in assisted and senior living communities. Assisted living communities are increasingly utilizing high-tech systems to monitor the safety of their residents. Bryce Porter, Senior Living Manager at Care Innovations, was quoted in a Senior Housing News article noting that about 15-20% of communities currently use sensor technologies to monitor residents, but that he expects this to increase to above 65%  in the coming years. High Tech Assisted...
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How to Make Your Assisted Living Budget Go Further

How to Make Your Assisted Living Budget Go Further

A move to assisted living is a major financial decision. We show you how to make your assisted living budget go further by focusing your search on nearby cities with the most affordable options. About half of Americans paid $3,700 per month or more for private-pay assisted living between 2015 and 2016. Typical assisted living costs range nationally from $2,225 to $6,307 per month. That’s $26,701 to $75,682 per year. The cost depends in part on the level of amenities you desire. More than anythi...
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7 Summer Activities for Seniors in Assisted Living

7 Summer Activities for Seniors in Assisted Living

Summer is finally here and it allows seniors in assisted living to engage in activities that the cooler and wetter months prohibit. Here are seven popular summer activities for seniors in assisted living communities to take part in. Assisted Living Summer Activities for Seniors Read our list of some of the many summer activities that seniors can have fun and stay busy doing during the warmer months: 1. Barbecues What would summer be without barbecues? Barbecues are a popular summer time activity at a...
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Age-Friendly Initiative and Assisted Living Communities

Age-Friendly Initiative and Assisted Living Communities

Politico Magazine first covered New York City’s age-friendly initiative — a drive to improve life for seniors across the city. From more accessible transportation to safer pedestrian crossings and outing programs — New York is steadily improving the quality of life of its senior residents. Learn more about this age-friendly initiative and about assisted living communities in New York City. Age-Friendly Initiative in New York City Politico Magazine’s coverage of “Age-Friendly NYCR...
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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

Any kind of move is difficult, but a senior’s move to an assisted living facility may be the hardest of all. That’s why it needs to be done right. At AssistedLiving.com, we arm people with the information they need to make empowered and informed decisions about senior care for their loved ones. Our local Senior Living Advisors, who work throughout the U.S., help thousands of families each year find the right facility for their loved ones. Sadly, many families don’t take advantage of...
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The Worst Way to Find an Assisted Living Community

The Worst Way to Find an Assisted Living Community

One of the most common ways for families to find assisted living communities is also one of the worst — simply driving by and seeing the building is not enough to locate the right community for you. Read more about this recent report by the Assisted Living Federation of America, which states that roughly 1 in 6 moves were the result of  families and seniors who first saw an assisted living community from the road. A Better Way to Find an Assisted Living Community: Free Expert Assistance With Yo...
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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 today. Living on Main Street You can now begin your day at a salon, do some shopping in the afternoon, then end the day out at a restaurant — all within an assisted living community. These type...
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Top 10 Cities That Aging Seniors Call Home

Top 10 Cities That Aging Seniors Call Home

In a recent article, Forbes.com announced the top cities that aging seniors call home in the United States. Learn more about which regions have had the most growth in the U.S. and how it affects assisted living. Top Cities That Aging Seniors Call Home Forbes.com recently studied “aging America” and the impacts that aging seniors will have across the U.S. Their research centered on which metropolitan cities have had the largest concentration of senior growth from 2000-2013, of which they f...
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Assisted Living Checklist for Families

Assisted Living Checklist for Families

After you and your family have started an assisted living search and have a list of assisted living communities in mind, there is no better way to narrow down your choices than through a community visit. Here’s a checklist made of questions to help you find the perfect community for you and your family. Assisted Living Checklist: Questions for Families to Ask During a Community Visit To gain the most information about a community during your visit, use this assisted living checklist and ask: Ar...
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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 Mone...
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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. Discu...
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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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