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The Cost of Hiring Caregivers vs. Assisted Living

This price comparison will help you choose between hiring caregivers or senior living.

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Practical Gifts for Assisted Living Residents

You may have trouble coming up with gift ideas for a loved one in an Assisted Living community. You want to avoid crowding their living space while still gifting something that they’ll find useful. Keeping these parameters in mind, consider

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Lifestyle Changes You Can Expect When Transitioning to Senior Living

Learn some of the many beneficial changes you’ll experience when transitioning to a senior care community.

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When Words Fail: How to Communicate with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Talking about senior living can be difficult enough when your loved one’s memory is intact, but what happens when they have dementia?

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Reconsidering Retirement with Life Plan Communities

As baby boomers age into retirement, they’ve had a profound effect on senior care and the development of the Life Plan Community.

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Four Tips for Decorating Your Parent’s Assisted Living Home

Transform your parent’s new Assisted Living apartment into a cozy home with these four simple tips.

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A Guide to Homeowner Options for Financing a Senior Care Community

This helpful guide details the various ways that older homeowners can use their houses to pay for a senior care community.

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Preparing for a New Relationship with Your Parent

Adapting to Assisted Living doesn’t happen overnight. You have to give it time.

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#ElderCareChat on 5/18/16: Mental Health Issues Among Seniors and Caregivers

May is Mental Health Awareness Month (#MentalHealthMonth), so this week’s #ElderCareChat was devoted to a discussion of common mental health concerns faced by seniors and caregivers. OurParents blogger Diane Franklin served as our guest panelist this week—tweeting from the @ElderCareChat handle—and shared insights

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Benefits of the Internet That You May Not Know

How Internet access provides everything from enjoyment and important information to vital interpersonal connections for seniors living in retirement communities.

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