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How to Start the Difficult Conversation About Assisted Living

Posted in Senior Living 101 on January 6, 2021

Starting the conversation with your parent or loved one about senior care options can be emotional and difficult. Unfortunately, there's not necessarily a universal sign for when it's the right time — which can make the discussion even more challenging. There are, however, some signals that may point towards senior living as a viable and preferable alternative to living alone. Obviously, a form of dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis can certainly lead to assisted care — Read More »

10 Questions You Should Ask a Potential Assisted Living Facility

Posted in Senior Living 101 on November 30, 2020

There are so many considerations to make when choosing the right assisted living community for you or your loved one. It can be difficult, as choosing the right path for the future comes with many questions and concerns. When you or an aging loved one can no longer live on their own, it may be time to look at assisted living options that best suit their needs. These differ from independent living in many ways, Read More »

Why a Social Community is a Must for Seniors

Posted in Lifestyle, Senior Living 101 on November 11, 2020

We all know the benefit of aging adults staying physically active, like assisting with chronic pain, helping recover from an injury, improving emotional well-being, and even delaying or preventing some illnesses. So, why do so many independent living communities and assisted living facilities place such a significant focus on social activities? Well, humans are social beings, and just because we age doesn't mean we stop requiring connections. These relationships can have a significant impact on Read More »

Independent vs. Assisted Living

Posted in Senior Living 101 on October 20, 2020

Exploring new living arrangements for yourself or aging loved one can be a bit overwhelming. You want what's best — which means you're likely searching high and low to discover the best possible fit. You're likely going to run into various types of senior care options, housing, and living situations that you may not fully understand. We're going to help you on this difficult journey, guiding you through the differences between independent living and assisted Read More »

Finding your fit in senior living

Posted in Senior Living 101 on November 26, 2019

Choices of where to live from ASHA on Vimeo. Noticing that your aging loved one may need more assistance than you realized? These testimonials from the American Seniors Housing Association show the amazing impact that assisted living has had on these seniors. From little things like taking out the trash to larger help like care for those with cognitive challenges, New Perspective has options for everyone. We believe in whole-person well-being at every care level, Read More »

5 Sources Older Americans Use to Pay for Senior Living

Posted in Senior Living 101 on November 5, 2019

Ask any older American and it is a question that is on their mind.  If I need it, how do I pay for senior living and/or long-term care? We take a look at 5 options for doing just that. Private Funds Government Programs Long-Term Care Insurance Veteran's Benefits - Aid and Attendance Life Settlements Private Funds Fact is, most people pay for independent living and assisted living with private funds. They may use personal savings, Read More »

How do I start planning my move?

Posted in Senior Living 101 on October 29, 2019

As you begin to prepare for your move to a senior living community, there are several ways to make this a smoother transition for you and your family. One thing is certain – it’s never too early to start the downsizing process. If you’re moving from a home to an independent living apartment or assisted living space, it’s likely you will need to make decisions about what to bring with you. While some older adults Read More »

Anything Can Be Found on USA.GOV

Posted in Caregiving, Senior Living 101 on October 3, 2019

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 nearly uncountable number of topics.  As an added plus – there are no advertisements! Want Read More »

“2018 Best of Senior Living” Awarded to Four New Perspective Senior Living Communities

Posted in News from New Perspective, Senior Living 101 on December 13, 2017

New Perspective communities in Howard, Northshore (Brown Deer) and West Bend, Wis., along with Eagan, Minn., have been honored as being among the top one percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada. MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) DECEMBER 13, 2017 Four New Perspective Senior Living communities are winners of the coveted SeniorAdvisor.com “2018 Best of Senior Living” award. New Perspective communities in Howard, Northshore (Brown Deer) and West Bend, Wis. along with Eagan, Minn. were singled out for the Read More »

New Perspective Senior Living Selects It's Never 2 Late to Connect Senior Residents with Caregivers, Loved Ones

Posted in News from New Perspective, Senior Living 101 on December 12, 2017

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New Perspective is the first senior living company in the country to adopt iN2L as a complete resident engagement solution throughout their communities NEWS PROVIDED BY iN2L , Dec 11, 2017, 09:05 ET DENVER, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Perspective Senior Living has selected It's Never 2 Late® (iN2L) to provide senior-centered digital engagement technology throughout its 21 communities in Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. New Perspective residents and caregivers will have access to the full breadth of iN2L systems. These include iN2L Engage, which Read More »