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What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living?

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What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living?

If you’re just starting to research retirement living options for yourself or a loved one, you may be confused about the terminology. You’re not alone; many people are confused about today’s senior living options and how they differ. However, knowing the key differences between assisted living and independent living is essential to finding the right […]

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3 Surefire Signs It’s Time to Move to a Senior Living Community

Moving an aging loved one from their longtime home is never an easy decision to make. Unfortunately, many families avoid making this important decision, often waiting until an emergency arises to move their older loved ones into a retirement community. The truth is that living outside a senior living community can prevent older adults from […]

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Assisted Living

If you’re just beginning the assisted living search for yourself or a loved one, you may be wondering what to expect. You’re not alone. Many people aren’t clear about what assisted living means, often confusing the term with outdated “nursing homes” of the past. The truth is that assisted living is a relatively new living […]

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How to Navigate Tough Conversations with Aging Parents

The decision to move an aging relative from their longtime home into a retirement community can be one of the most difficult decisions a family can make. Some families avoid the conversation altogether, often waiting until an emergency arises to move their loved ones into a retirement community. However, finding the right retirement community for […]

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3 Myths About Assisted Living

If you’re ready to start the conversation about assisted living with your aging parents, you may have to address their concerns and objections. That’s because many older adults harbor ill-conceived notions about assisted living and retirement communities that simply aren’t true. The words “retirement community” or “assisted living,” may conjure up images of outdated nursing […]

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3 Reasons to Get an Early Start on the Assisted Living Search

Moving to an assisted living community can be one of the hardest decisions families make for an aging relative. As a result, some families delay having important conversations with loved ones, often waiting until a crisis arises to move into a senior living community. However, moving to an assisted living facility can also be one […]

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Home Safety Checklist for Older Adults

  While many older adults want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, most houses are not built to safely accommodate their changing health needs. According to the National Council on Aging, one-fourth of American seniors fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults. Even […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

One of the most difficult conversations of your life may be talking to your aging parents about moving from their longtime home into assisted living or another senior living option. Your parents may have a stubborn mindset and harbor a different perception of what senior living entails, often confusing assisted living with nursing homes. In […]

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How to Recognize and Prevent Senior Caregiver Burnout

Are you the sole caregiver of an older loved one? Caregivers often invest more than their time and energy into caring for seniors. Caregiving can be demanding physically, mentally, emotionally, and even financially, leading to stress and ultimately burnout. If you are the sole caregiver of a senior, it’s important to remember to care for […]

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Assisted Living Community Checklist: What to Ask

Seniors who need a little extra help with the activities of daily living, like medication management, shopping, bathing, and dressing, may find that an assisted living community can help. These communities offer care tailored to your individual needs. But when it comes to selecting an assisted living community, do you know the right questions to […]

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