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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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How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility

How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility
Last Updated: August 22, 2019 Any kind of move is difficult, but a senior’s move to an assisted living community may be the hardest of all. That’s why it needs to be done right. At AssistedLiving.com, we provide families with the information they need to make empowered and
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When Home Care Is Not Enough

When Home Care Is Not Enough
Last Updated: August 8, 2019 Home care can be a great option for aging parents with little to no needs, but when a senior becomes more fragile and frail, the limitations of relying on one individual to provide care can become obvious. Learn more about how to assist your parents or sen
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Who Really Lives at Assisted Living?

Who Really Lives at Assisted Living?
Last Updated: April 11, 2019 There are many reasons that someone can end up at assisted living — from needing medical assistance to more specialized care. Read some interesting statistics about the average assisted living resident that you may not know about. Facts About the Average A
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Secrets to Easing the Transition to Assisted Living

Secrets to Easing the Transition to Assisted Living
Last Updated: September 27, 2018 Change is difficult, so it’s natural that seniors can have difficulty transitioning to an assisted living community. While there are many benefits of assisted living, there’s no getting around the fact that the move involves changes that se
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Affordable Assisted Living: 5 Insider Secrets

Affordable Assisted Living: 5 Insider Secrets
Last Updated: January 11, 2018 Assisted living communities can be pricey. An A Place for Mom Cost of Senior Care Survey recently found that the national average price for an assisted living apartment is around $3750 per month. In some regions, the cost is significantly higher. Seniors
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The Importance of Having a Living Will

The Importance of Having a Living Will
Last Updated: November 30, 2017 An ABC News poll reports that 42% of American adults have advance directives or living wills. This figure is at an all-time high, but experts aren’t satisfied. The Importance of Having a Living Will In 1990, 26-year-old Terri Schiavo, a young marr
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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
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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 g
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How to Keep Seniors Safe During Cold Weather

How to Keep Seniors Safe During Cold Weather
It’s the chilliest time of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and most of the country is experiencing especially cold weather this season. Overnight low temperatures across the country, from Boston to Seattle and everywhere in between, are forecast to be below
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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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