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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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The Importance of Having a Living Will

Today, 42% of American adults have living wills (or advance directives) according to an ABC News poll. This figure is at an all-time high, but experts and advocates aren’t satisfied. What Can Happen Without a Living Will In 1990 26 year-old Terri Schiavo, a young married woman living in St. Petersburg, Flor. collapsed in her apartment complex and was found face down, unconscious, with no breathe and no pulse. Schiavo’s husband called 9-1-1 and she was rushed to the hospital. Although doct...
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10 States with the Most Affordable Assisted Living Costs

When I worked as an Senior Resource Coordinator for A Place for Mom, I had countless conversations with families and seniors who were in the process of searching for care. I remember one elderly woman in particular, we’ll call her Janet, who asked me, “What state has the cheapest assisted living?” Janet lived alone and had no living family, but she needed hands-on care. She was in an awkward financial position such that her income was too high to qualify for Medicaid, but not really...
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A Frighteningly Common Way Consumers Find Senior Communities

One of the most common ways for families to locate senior communities is also one of the worst: Many seniors and their loved ones find the senior community they choose simply by driving by and seeing the signage or the building. For example, according to a recent report by the Assisted Living Federation of America, roughly 1 in 6 moves to Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest senior living provider, were the result of  families who first saw community from the road. This is obviously qui...
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