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Why Senior Apartments Are a Smart Choice

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Senior living can be enriching and full of life. Apartments designed for seniors allow for independent living within a supportive community of fast friends and staff. There may be a lot of misconceptions about whether senior living is the best choice, but senior apartments can help you alleviate stress, focus on the things you enjoy, […]

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Choosing Assisted Living: 5 Questions Your Family Should Ask

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If you’re concerned about the safety of your parent living alone, or if your parent requires more daily assistance than you can provide, it may be wise to begin looking at an assisted living community. In assisted living, residents live independently but receive assistance with daily activities such as medication management, grooming, bathing, and getting dressed. […]

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Staying in your home or moving to a senior community? Pros & Cons

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As you age, there are important decisions to make surrounding your lifestyle. Whether you decide to stay in your home or move into a senior living community, it’s essential that you understand the pros and cons of each option so you can be confident with whatever decision you choose. We’ll discuss how each option impacts […]

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Long-Distance Caregiving for Aging Parents: How to Plan for the Future Together

Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be challenging, but it’s even more difficult when you live in another city or state. According to the National Institute on Aging, if you live more than an hour away from a person who needs your care, you’re a long distance caregiver. Like local caregivers, long-distance […]

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What to Ask When Touring Independent Living Communities

More and more retirees are choosing to downsize from their larger homes to independent living communities, which allow them to live in a place that meets their needs while maximizing their independence. While there are many advantages to moving to independent living, here are some of the top reasons retirees are deciding to move to […]

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Ask an Expert: Easing the Transition to Independent Living

Moving can be difficult at any stage of life, but it can be particularly daunting for older adults who have lived in the same home for many years. The emotional side of downsizing from a longtime home can keep older adults from moving to a smaller, easier-to-manage home that supports their ideal retirement lifestyle. Additionally, […]

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4 Ways Senior Communities Can Provide Support

It is human nature to seek the support of a community, especially as we grow older. In fact, strong social ties are vital to our physical and emotional wellbeing. The good news is that creating and maintaining relationships is easy in a senior community. Here are some of the ways senior communities can provide a […]

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How to Have Conversations with your Parents About Independent Living

Talking to your parents about moving from their longtime home to an independent living facility can be stressful and emotional for everyone involved. Older adults may resist the transition because they feel they will lose their freedom. Likewise, adult children may be reluctant to bring up the topic because they fear their parents’ reaction. However, […]

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