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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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Bringing Joy to Assisted Living over the Holidays

Bringing Joy to Assisted Living over the Holidays

The holidays are a merry time 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 this holiday season. Learn more about how they’re spreading holiday cheer. Bringing Cheer to Assisted Living This Holiday Season Although young, many preschool and elementary students already understand the importance of spreading cheer to se...
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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 U.S. cities that aging seniors call home. Which regions have had the most growth and how does this affect assisted living? Learn more. Top Cities That Are Home to Aging Adults 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 found interesting results. The top 10 c...
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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, Americans observe 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 in assisted living, and read on for tips about how to start a conversation and preserve stories with senior loved ones. Listening and Sharing Stories in Assisted Living Though we should be taking as much time as we can to visit the seniors in our lives, the National Day of Listening is a...
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Panasonic Tablets Aid Assisted Living

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 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 in a recent article that Panasonic is launching a “telehealth” service with tablets that will be used as a portal for healthcare service i...
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First Veteran Assisted Living Community Planned

First Veteran Assisted Living Community Planned

An assisted living community for veterans – the first of its kind – focused on caring for senior veterans and their families, is planned to open 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 recently reported in an article that an assisted living community for veterans will be breaking ground in the next few years in Newington, Connecticut. According to its website, Vet...
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The Largest Assisted Living Communities of 2014

Who Are the Largest Assisted Living Communities of 2014?

ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) announced the list of the largest assisted living communities in 2014, many of which provide great products and services to help seniors and families across the U.S. Learn more about these top senior living communities and what services they provided to their families this year. The Top 20 Largest Assisted Living Communities of 2014 ALFA annually discloses the largest senior living communities in the U.S. If you’re wondering which assisted living communiti...
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UberAssist Rides Helps 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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Police Launch Silver Alert Program for Assisted Living

Police Launch Silver Alert Program for Assisted Living Residents

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 very dangerous situations. 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 Wandering with Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association reports tha...
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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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5 Centenarians Call Assisted Living Home

5 Centenarians Call Assisted Living Home

Centenarians represent 0.02% of the U.S. population. What are the odds that one assisted living community is home to five centenarian residents? One special community can tell that story. Community Boasts 5 Residents Over the Age of 100 Westhills South Assisted Living in Rapid City, South Dakota, has a remarkable story to share – it is now home to five residents all over the age of 100. According to an article in the Rapid City Journal, for the first time in its history, five centenarian women call t...
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Shelter Pets Get New Lease on Life in Assisted Living

Shelter Pets Get a New Lease on Life in Assisted Living

Studies show that pets can improve health and enhance lives in assisted living, but can we do the same for them? Sunrise Senior Living says “yes,” by giving shelter pets a home. Sunrise Senior Living Shelter Pets Bugsy the beagle used to be a shelter dog, but now he lives with 115 other assisted living residents at a Sunrise Senior Living home in Washington, D.C., according to an article in the Huffington Post. The article describes how he “likes to graze for food in the dining room and romp outside ...
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8 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

The average rent for a one bedroom apartment at an assisted living community is about $3,100 per month according to the 2012 A Place for Mom Cost of Senior Care Survey; in some regions the cost is higher. So, understandably, many families who contact us are worried 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.  For...
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15 Weird and Wonderful Movies Set at Senior Communities

Assisted living facilities, retirement communities and nursing homes have served as the backdrop for a wide range of movies in practically every genre. We compiled a list of 15 such films. There are heart-warming dramas, suspense-filled thrillers, gross-out comedies, and even a sci-fi flick. But despite these films’ differences, it’s intriguing to note that a recurring theme present in many of them: the young hero (or anti-hero) whose life is changed for the better after meeting a wise el...
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All About Older Drivers: Safety Tips and Guidelines

Over the past few years, news outlets have brought to national attention a spate of alarming stories about tragic traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers. Indeed, as America ages, the safety of its older drivers is being increasingly scrutinized. Many states have passed laws aimed at keeping dangerous older drivers off the road. In Oregon, seniors may be required to retake the state driving test if they exhibit physical or mental warning signs, have a poor driving record, or if they have been rep...
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