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Your Senior Living Search: Finding the Right Cultural Fit

Finding the right cultural fit for your senior living search

Finding the right cultural fit for your senior living searchCaring staff, homey atmosphere, and good food are critical factors in the senior living search, but there’s another element that’s not as easily defined—and it can make a tremendous difference in your level of contentment. That factor is cultural fit. In essence, you must find a senior living community where …Read more ›

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Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

 Dealing with the Dangers of ClutterIt’s important to be safe on the road and at work, but safety at home is an equally critical consideration—particularly in light of National Safety Month this past June.

With the help of Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a professional solution for senior relocation, downsizing, estate sale, and online auction services, we explore …Read more ›

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Can Online Reviews Help Your Senior Living Search?

In the digital age, more and more of us read reviews before we make any kind of purchase. We find out what critics say about a movie before we buy a $15 ticket to the theater. We head to Yelp before we make dinner reservations. We scroll through Amazon to find the most highly rated coffeemaker. We check out Consumer Reports before we buy a new car. …Read more ›

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“Senior Living Near Me”– Moving Close to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to Home

Senior Living Near Me: Moving Closer to HomeSome older adults find it comforting to stay in the same city rather than embarking on a cross-country move to senior living. Several local tasks are simpler and less expensive, such as hiring movers, while others are more complicated—such as stretching out the move over weeks and months, which prolongs the transition.

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Senior Living Strategizing: Top Tips for Family Meetings

: Top Tips for Family Meetings

: Top Tips for Family MeetingsWhen you’re making decisions about moving to a senior living community or hiring home care, it can be a challenge to get family members on the same page. After all, different people tend to have very different opinions when it comes to what’s best for a senior loved one.

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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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Conversation vs. Confrontation: Guidelines for Effective Communication with Your Aging Parents

Conversation vs confrontation

Conversation vs confrontationThe prospect of talking with your parents about senior living may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With effective, empowering communication strategies, these conversations can actually be a relationship-affirming experience, says David Solie, MS, PA, an author, educator, healthcare provider, and thought leader on the developmental psychology of the second half of life.

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Why Many Senior Living Residents Are “Blossoming”

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” –Audrey Hepburn

More and more senior living communities are finding that quote to ring true as their residents “blossom,” thanks to unique gardening programs that foster friendship, cultivate confidence, and provide purpose.

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Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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overcoming-objections-to-senior-livingFor many of us, senior living isn’t a consideration until it becomes a necessity. So when senior care is no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” your loved ones may have trouble getting on board with the idea.

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When You Need to Find Senior Living In a Hurry

finding senior care in an emergency

finding senior care in an emergencyPlanning ahead is an important guideline for locating the best senior living option for your parent, but in the case of an unexpected medical crisis—such as your father has a stroke or your mother suffers a serious fall—you may be suddenly be in a position where you need to find senior living in a hurry. …Read more ›

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