What the USDA Has to Do With Senior Housing

Ever heard of the USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities Program? Right now, in western Wisconsin, construction is underway on three senior housing projects thanks to a public/private partnership between the USDA RDCFP and AgStar Financial Services. It’s ...

 
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The Evolution of Today’s Retirement Living Options

Those in the industry know that retirement living has changed over the years, but many of us still hear the word retirement and probably think about a large country home with a wrap-around porch, where a senior couple sit in ...

 
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5 Little Known Facts About Independent Living

Wondering what independent living is all about? Check out these little known facts about this category of senior housing:

1. Independent living is a great choice for active seniors. Besides offering a packed social calendar, most communities have fitness centers with ...

 
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Getting Into “Green” Assisted Living

Did you know that the green housing trend applies to senior living too?

A recent post from LeadingAge.org reports on the ways that HUD (the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a federal agency) has committed to “increase the ...

 
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Trend Watch: New Homes for the Modern Multigenerational Family

It seems that assisted living and other residential care facilities are becoming a last resort as more families turn to at-home alternatives. There’s the MEDCottage (also known as granny pods), a small, free-standing unit that is connected to the ...

 
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Sibling Rivalry and Senior Care: Making Decisions Amidst Tensions

You and your brother never got along as children. Now that you are adults with children of your own, you have gone your separate ways and there is no need to interact -- except on holidays, or until a parent ...

 
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From Trailer Park to Sunrise Park: Intergenerational Senior Housing

Intergenerational housing is a trend that is gaining traction in the senior living industry, and one that we should all be excited about.

What better way to get back to the days of neighbors helping neighbors and communities supporting their ...

 
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Spotlight on Senior Living & Care in the Country’s “Best Cities”

Released in September, a new survey from The Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Center for Secure Retirement & Sperling’s Best Places mapped out the best cities for seniors. You may be surprised by the results: not a single ...

 
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Spotlight on Assisted Living: New York City & Vicinity

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. Ellis Island, Broadway, Times Square, Central Park: choose assisted living in New York City and you have access to the Big Apple’s endless number of options ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/7/11 Recap: When It’s Time for Senior Care

Every other Wednesday, a fluid but dynamic group of individuals passionate about elder care convene online, via Twitter, in the #ElderCareChat we co-moderate with Denise Brown from Caregiving.com.

This week, knowing when it’s time for the first – or ...

 
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