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Jeff attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks on an academic scholarship, and also studied creative writing at University of Hull (UK). He found his calling in 2009 when he began working with seniors and their families at A Place for Mom, and has immersed himself in writing and research about issues affecting older adults. He also enjoys literature, spending time with his daughter and recording music. Jeff Anderson's Google+ Profile

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The Suburban Apartment: Assisted Living Styles

The Suburban Apartment: Assisted Living Styles
Assisted living communities are usually recognized by two traits: their size and the type of care that they provide. Specifically, assisted living communities house more than about twenty residents seniors but are sometimes home to several hundred. While the precise types of care that
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Should You Trust Your Gut When Choosing a Senior Care Provider?

Should You Trust Your Gut When Choosing a Senior Care Provider?
An article in Illinois recently made the news by discussing the process of searching for assisted living. It recommended that families trust their guts when choosing a senior care provider for a loved one. Although you could apply that advice to just about any decision, it’s one
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Who Really Lives at Assisted Living?

Who Really Lives at Assisted Living?
Who is it that really lives in assisted living communities? Seniors? Yes… usually. But the ages of residents can vary widely, as well as their abilities. There are many reasons someone can end up at assisted living – from needing medical assistance to more specialized care. Here
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What to Do When Your Parent’s Assisted Living Closes

What to Do When Your Parent’s Assisted Living Closes
When seniors move to an assisted living community, they are often looking for a home where they can age in place safely and stably. When an assisted living community shuts down,however,  it can cause significant hardship for residents and their family members. Fortunately, this doesn&
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5 Worst Ways to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

5 Worst Ways 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
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Affordable Assisted Living: 5 Insider Secrets

Affordable Assisted Living: 5 Insider Secrets
Assisted living communities can be pricey. An A Place for Mom Cost of Senior Care Survey recently found that the national average price for a one-bedroom assisted living apartment is around $3100 per month. In some regions the cost is significantly higher. Seniors who have few assets
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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. Psycholog
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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 m
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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
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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 H
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