Finding a Quality Assisted Living Community

Advocating for quality care in various settings (at the doctor’s office, in a hospital, during family gatherings, etc.) was the focus of this week’s #ElderCareChat conversation. One of the questions the group explored was how to ensure quality ...

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Why New Florida Assisted Living Changed Plans

The neighbors. That’s the main reason that plans are currently on hold for a new multi-million dollar assisted living facility in Titusville, Florida.

According to this Florida Today news article, the man behind the plans is Dr. Ramesh Mathur, ...

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An Overview of Assisted Living Resident Rights

Not much thought is given to the Bill of Rights or the  U.S. Constitution until we feel our freedoms have been violated. Though we may take it for granted, Americans are privileged to have certain inalienable rights.

Accordingly, residents ...

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Assisted Living: A Variety of Venues for Diverse Interests & Needs

As recent data from the US Department of Health & Human Services declares, there are nearly 38,000 assisted living communities in the United States, providing housing and services for almost 1 million residents.

Given such a large number of facilities, the diversity ...

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Get to Know an Assisted Living Community before Move-In Day

“Lunch & learn” events are popular in a number of venues today: at the workplace, in community centers, on college campuses, etc. Typically, these events are designed to educate attendees in an informal setting on the sponsor’s topic of ...

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5 Tips for Selecting an Independent Living Community

Diversity and variety among independent living communities translates to a robust offering of choices for consumers. While it’s good to have choices, the selection process might be overwhelming for those ready to make a move.

Once you’ve narrowed ...

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Senior Living Sleepovers Provide Insight Into Better Senior Living Design

I stumbled upon an absolutely fascinating study while browsing the latest ProAging e-newsletter. It's called the Sleepover Project. Architects and designers from the Baltimore-based firm CSD (Cochran, Stephenson & Donkervoet) launched the project in March of this year. Here's the project's purpose from the CSD website:
"With the long-term goal of providing better design and building more responsive communities, CSD is sending each member of its senior living architectural design team ...

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Aging in Place, Designer-Style

"In an aging population, no one knows what they are going to face. But we all know that as we grow older, we can't do what we used to do." - Rick Watson
A few weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Rick Watson. Rick is the Vice President of Italbec US, one of the world leaders in high-end natural stone and design. His current projects are ...

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