What Makes a Quality Assisted Living Community?

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When looking for an assisted living community, either for yourself or your loved one, you want to find the best possible environment. This is a big move that will lead to a new and exciting chapter of your life. Alleviating a lot of these worries comes down to researching and deciding whether or not a particular assisted living community is

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Guiding a Loved One Toward Assisted Living

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You and your loved one will consider numerous details when selecting the best assisted living community for their unique needs. While choosing the right path for your loved one’s future can be challenging, there are many benefits to each type of alternative care offering. If you think an assisted living community would benefit your loved one, the experts here at

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Speaking with your loved ones about care options

Talking to Aging Parents About Options from ASHA on Vimeo. “Most older people don’t want to live with their kids. They don’t want to be asked because they don’t want to have to say no.” Dick Edwards, Retired Mayo Clinic Eldercare Specialist and author of “Mom, Dad… Can We Talk?”. Talking with your loved ones about care options can be

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Anything Can Be Found on USA.GOV

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So that may be a little bit of a stretch – I’m not sure my mom’s chocolate chip recipe is on there.  Nor is the video of my granddaughter’s kindergarten school play.  But nearly everything else is truly there. A public clearinghouse of information, this website searches federal, state and local government websites to bring you official information on a

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Care Comes in Many Forms

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Being the child of an aging senior can mean that you are responsible for some of their day-to-day tasks. While it can feel like a daunting challenge, there are ways to relieve stress and be helpful to parents in need. First of all, you’re not alone. A 2015 Pew Research study shows that 60% of American grown children have helped a parent

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Are You a Helicopter Child?

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Keeping a close watch on aging parents is natural and necessary, but hovering too closely can cause problems too. Anne Borrowdale was visiting her parents in Suffolk, England, when a salesman rang the doorbell and her father – a minister in his mid-80s at the time – answered it. After several minutes of chatter, Borrowdale stepped in. “I went to the

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Senior Living Straight Up

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The facts on your continuum of housing and care options. It’s been said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But, a third ‘certainty’ we often hear is that ‘the old folks home’ is no place to end up. We can’t argue with the first two, but the third couldn’t be further from the truth today. Senior

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Making the Right Move

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Tips to Finding Senior Care and Housing that Fits. It’s human nature to take the time to find the right fit. You don’t just try on one pair of jeans, test drive one car or tour just one house; you tirelessly explore all your options until you find the one. Why would you do anything less? It’s hard to truly

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High Tech Tool Helps People and Families Coping With Dementia

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High Tech Tool Helps People and Families Coping With Dementia The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging has launched a new program that allows early-stage dementia patients to participate in their own care planning, potentially easing the burden for both the person with dementia and their concerned family members. Known as SHARE, the program outlines a care plan for loved ones to follow as the condition

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Debunking Common Assisted Living Misconceptions

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Assisted living can be a feasible option for many families. It gives seniors the opportunity to live their lives as independently as possible in a safe and caring environment, which makes a positive impact on well being. But often families hesitate to explore assisted living as an option for their loved ones, based on assumptions about what assisted living means. In

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