Bringing the Family to Assisted Living

After an assisted living move, there is no reason to stop communication with family or friends. Maybe there have been losses (of a spouse/partner or physical/ cognitive ability, for example) that prompted the move, but it’s important -- ...

 
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M.I.T. Professor Designs Virtual Retirement Community

When community resources supporting independence for seniors are often challenging for individuals to access, some creative retirees are creating their own networks.
 
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What to Bring to Assisted Living

Besides the difficult emotional aspects of an assisted living transition, moving from a multi-bedroom home to a studio apartment presents a logistical challenge all its own.

Most assisted living communities strongly encourage residents to bring their own furniture in order ...

 
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Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

When is it time to have “the talk?” For adult children concerned about their parents, talking about a transition to assisted living or another type of senior care setting should happen sooner rather than later.

That being said, a discussion ...

 
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The Most Searchable Senior Care Services

You might be surprised to learn the search term that has seen continual growth in the past decade is also the senior care option in which there seems to be decreasing interest: “nursing home.”

That’s the word from this ...

 
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Senior Care That Comes to You

What is home care all about? Many of us don’t fully understand this type of care until we need it, whether for a senior relative, spouse, friend -- or for ourselves. While it's not always the best fit for ...

 
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End of Life Care Can Come to You

This recent post shared the benefits of home care as an interim option for people with Alzheimer’s, as the disease often impacts the ability to manage basic daily care and household tasks essential for living independently, yet does not ...

 
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Group of Friends Building Their Own Senior Care Home

Senior care is expensive in the UK too, so a group of friends is taking matters into their own hands, according to this news article. Comprised of eight couples who range in age from 65 to 70, the group vacations together, goes ...

 
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Trend Watch: Communes for Seniors

A new senior living option is actually based on an old model, according to this AARP blog post, For Aging Seniors, A Commune-Like Alternative.

In New York, just 30 miles from Manhattan, the 33-bed Fellowship Community adult home operates this way:“...

 
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What Does Home Care Cover?

The simplest definition of home care is just as it sounds: care and services provided at home. There are no age restrictions; home care can be for infants all the way up through the oldest old at the end of ...

 
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