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What are the differences between senior living communities? What unique care services are available to your parents? There are many options to review, from Senior Independent Living to Assisted Living or Memory Care. Each community offers different features that will be appealing to your parents, including dining, social activities, and fitness programs.

When Mom and Dad Need Memory Care

When Mom and Dad Need Memory Care

When Mom and Dad Need Memory CareIt’s hard to see someone you love suffering from a decline in memory and cognition—and it’s particularly painful when it happens to your own parents. Fortunately, memory care communities offer specialized treatment that enables seniors with dementia to experience the greatest quality of life for as long as possible.

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Senior Living for Couples

Senior Living for Couples

Senior Living for CouplesRemember “The Notebook?” In the book and movie about a love that spans decades, Noah is committed to staying by his wife Allie’s side, even though he doesn’t need to be in a care facility and she does. Their children try to convince him to come back home, but he tells them that home is wherever his sweetheart is—even though Allie …Read more ›

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Is It Time for Hospice Care?

It Time for Hospice Care?

It Time for Hospice Care?After receiving hospice care at home for the last six weeks of her life, my aunt died of renal cancer at age 44.

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How to Choose the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Choose the Best Nursing Home

Choose the Best Nursing HomeIt’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the options available in Alzheimer’s care. Where can you turn for help to make the best choice for your loved one?

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What If Your Loved One Is Too Shy for Assisted Living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?You just know your mom or dad would get more out of assisted living if they would just come out of their shell. Their new assisted living community has so many great activities, and everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. Why does your parent seem reluctant to join in? …Read more ›

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What Size Community Is Best for Your Parent?

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the best senior housing for youSmall, medium, or large—which Senior Living community is the right fit for your parent? There is no single “correct” answer to that question. While a big sprawling community with upwards of a thousand residents might feel like home to one person, a more intimate setting that houses less than two dozen residents might be best for another. Some would be perfectly content …Read more ›

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The Inside Scoop on Independent Living

shutterstock_124272760If you’ve ever wondered what life is really like in a senior living community, just ask Mollee Kruger. The eighty-seven-year-old writer recently published The Swift Seasons, a novel that offers a humorous and unsentimental look at life among aging residents in an Independent Living facility. (more…)

Telemedicine in Senior Living: The Newest Healthcare Trend

shutterstock_164722715According to the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine is “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.” Essentially, it allows medical professionals to provide interactive healthcare to patients by using modern technology and telecommunications. This technology lets patients visit with their physicians live over video for immediate care. As the use of this …Read more ›

Life Satisfaction at Senior Living Communities vs. Home Care

shutterstock_447859339No matter how much we pamper our loved ones, shower them with attention, and splurge on expensive care options, their health and happiness ultimately determine the effectiveness of their care. (more…)

How to Find Care Options That Fit Your Parent’s Personality

shutterstock_282010337Not all people are the same, and those varying personalities populate senior living homes. Keep these differences in mind when helping your parent select a senior care option. Someone who is extroverted and gregarious may be happier with one type of senior living experience, while someone who is introverted and reserved will prefer a different one. Someone who enjoys books and cerebral discussions may prefer a peaceful …Read more ›

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