Care Options Articles

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.

Who Should Manage Medication?

shutterstock_423588121Taking medication as prescribed is vital to managing illnesses and maintaining good health. However, aging parents and loved ones may fail to properly administer medication for a number of reasons, including forgetfulness and neglect, leading to more health complications with potentially lethal side effects. Take a look into medication management services, and see how these services can benefit your parent or loved one. …Read more ›

Taking Care to the Next Level with Luxury Senior Living

shutterstock_155613707Senior Living communities continue to struggle with an image problem as many people continue to view older adult living communities as somber and somewhat depressing. In response, many senior living brands have revamped their image to appeal to the segment of baby boomers who want more from life after they retire. These days, affluent seniors can choose to live in swanky settings complete with five-star dining options, …Read more ›

8 Questions You Never Thought to Ask about Senior Living

shutterstock_77298424As you research senior communities, you’ve no doubt considered location, costs, and level of care. But some other key features may have escaped your attention. Here, we highlight lesser-known issues to ask about before choosing a senior living community. (more…)

Levels of Care: The Various Types of Senior Living Communities

shutterstock_136759886According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 70 percent of Americans who reach the age of sixty-five will need some form of long-term care for an average of three years. The decision to move your loved one into an unfamiliar setting will be easier if you plan ahead and do your research. Various housing options are available to meet the requirements …Read more ›

Meal Plans vs. Cooking Meals

shutterstock_368396276Many Assisted Living communities offer a variety of meal plan services to their residents. However, some communities feature small kitchens in each apartment where residents can cook their own meals. If you’re unsure whether your parent or loved one should choose a meal plan or prepare their own meals, compare the pros and cons of each option to decide what’s best for their needs and their budget. …Read more ›

Pros and Cons of Having an Assisted Living Roommate

shutterstock_132295124When most people think of having a roommate, they imagine young college kids sleeping in bunk beds in a tiny dorm room. Many people believe one can be “too old” to live with roommates. However, many seniors choose to live in house-sharing environments to save costs and gain companionship along with many other benefits. …Read more ›

Physical Fitness in Senior Living

shutterstock_185901305Physical fitness plays an essential role in the long and healthy lives of seniors. Those who reside in senior living communities should take advantage of the various physical fitness activities and opportunities available to them. (more…)

Connecting Senior Living Residents to the Local Community

shutterstock_257431405Some may think of senior living communities as islands unto themselves, separated from the world around them. However, there are countless ways that senior living communities keep residents connected to what is happening outside its walls and beyond its grounds. (more…)

Summertime Activities for Assisted Living Residents

laughter FBThe summer season creates the perfect opportunities for seniors to enjoy the outdoors, get involved in the community, and meet new people. Ashlee Goetsh, activities director for The Waterford at Ames Assisted Living community in Ames, Iowa, says that she sees a positive change in their residents’ moods during this time of year because they can actually get outside and enjoy the fresh air. “My favorite …Read more ›

Two Parents, Two Different Senior Living Options

shutterstock_105053264No one likes convincing a parent that the time has come to consider senior living. When you have to contend with two parents who need senior care at the same time, the process becomes even more complicated. What happens if both of your parents have a different set of needs? What do you do if those needs are not compatible or possibly even opposed to each other? With …Read more ›

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