Couples: When Is It Time for Senior Living?

Move to independent living and leave housework and property maintenance behind. Find assisted living that also has Alzheimer’s care. Hire a home care aide. A senior living decision will look different for everyone and is based on multiple factors, ...

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Long-Distance Caregivers Make More Senior Care Decisions

You know Mom needs help at home when you get a call from her long-time neighbor expressing her concerns. You worry about Grandpa now that Alzheimer's seems to be interfering with his ability to manage daily tasks. You toss and ...

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How to Find Assisted Living Homes for Your Loved Ones

As nearly 1 million people now reside in assisted living homes across the country (per data from the National Center on Assisted Living), it is certainly holding its ground as a popular option for seniors today. But just as each assisted ...

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Spotlight on Senior Living in Arizona

Called the Grand Canyon state for good reason, Arizona boasts a number of natural beauty wonders beyond the Canyon in a diverse landscape that includes warm deserts, snow-capped mountain peaks, bustling cities, awe-inspiring national and state parks, and more.

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Spotlight on Assisted Living Options in New Jersey

Though perhaps best known for the Jersey Shore, the small-but-mighty Garden State has much more to offer. Enjoy close proximity to the New York City metropolitan area, the charming college town of Princeton, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, quaint Victorian ...

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Assisted Living Experiencing Dramatic Growth in NY Region

A few years back, a real-estate developer purchased a failed nursing home and set his sights on converting the building to residential condos, until a friend advised him otherwise. Now, as per this recent Wall Street Journal article, Greg Smith of Maplewood Communities LLC is working on getting 15-25 assisted living homes for seniors up and running in the New York region.

Interestingly enough, prior to this venture, Smith had ...

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The Origins of Assisted Living

Assisted living emerged in the 1990s as a new level of care that fell between the extremes of independent senior housing, primarily designed/intended for active, self-sufficient seniors who are generally in good health, and skilled nursing care in a nursing home, a setting created for individuals with more complex medical needs who typically require round-the-clock supervision and services.

As many approached an age where the need for assistance increased, ...

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