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Caitlin Burm is a digital content editor and writer based in Phoenix. She currently oversees content at A Place for Mom and its affiliate websites, a position she's held since 2014. She is an advocate for enhancing care for seniors and volunteers her time providing support to local senior living communities. When she's not working with content, she's at the airport out exploring the U.S. with her daughter and husband. You can connect with her on Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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
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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 assiste
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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 ̶
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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 Liv
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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 th
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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 donR
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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 toge
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Seniors Should Be Wary of Online Holiday Scams

Seniors Should Be Wary of Online Holiday Scams
Seniors can unfortunately be vulnerable to online scams, especially during the holidays when scams targeting seniors are said to peak. Learn more about these recent online holiday scams and how to avoid them this season. How Online Holiday Scams Target Seniors This holiday season, the
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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 ho
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First Veteran Assisted Living Community

First Veteran Assisted Living Community
An assisted living community for veterans — the first of its kind — focused on caring for senior veterans and their families, has opened in Connecticut. Learn more about this senior living community and what it means for veterans and the future of assisted living. Assisted
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