What Is Assisted Living Like from a Resident’s Perspective?

Many seniors are biased against assisted living communities because they confuse them with hospitals and nursing homes. However, surveys show that a vast majority of assisted living residents state that they wish they had moved sooner because their quality of life has increased a lot. Recently, I had a conversation with Jennifer H., a lady… Continue Reading What Is Assisted Living Like from a Resident’s Perspective?

Downsizing Tips for Seniors: How to Make the Move to Assisted Living Easier

Most Americans know that sooner or later, they will need to downsize and move to a smaller place or a senior living community. Moving out of the home where your loved one lived for many happy years isn’t easy, and downsizing makes the process even more stressful both emotionally and physically. Often, the senior and… Continue Reading Downsizing Tips for Seniors: How to Make the Move to Assisted Living Easier

Halloween Party and Trick or Treaters

This past weekend we had 70 of our residents participate in giving out candy to our trick or treaters. We had 25 children show up and went through a TON of candy. Just multiply 70 residents x 25 children x 2 pieces of candy per child. Yes, that’s 3500 pieces of candy……YIKES!!!!! But the kids… Continue Reading Halloween Party and Trick or Treaters

Selling a Senior’s Home: What You Need to Know

With life expectancy on the rise, most Americans will need some type of long-term care when they grow old. While there are several options to choose from, most of the time, assisted living is the most practical and cost-effective choice for your older adult. Moving to an assisted living community usually means that the senior… Continue Reading Selling a Senior’s Home: What You Need to Know

Reduce The Risk Of A Broken Hip

Seniors Are The Most Frequent Victims The hip is a large, ball-and-socket joint.  It is made up of two parts. The acetabulum (socket), is carved into the hip bone.  And the ball, which is actually the top of the femur (thighbone). Daily, the hip is subject to much stress.  This is due to movement, impact… Continue Reading Reduce The Risk Of A Broken Hip

Assisted Living vs Home Care: Which One to Choose

If you’re an adult child of someone who recently began needing assistance with daily activities, you and your parent are faced with a difficult choice between home care and assisted living. In this article, I’ll try to help you understand the difference between the two options, your older adult’s needs, and help you make the… Continue Reading Assisted Living vs Home Care: Which One to Choose

Essential Information to Ask Your Aging Parents to Prepare: a Checklist

As people age, sooner or later they need to put their affairs in order just in case something happens and their adult children or other loved ones have to help take care of things. While every older individual realizes this, it can be hard to talk to your mom or dad about things like money,… Continue Reading Essential Information to Ask Your Aging Parents to Prepare: a Checklist