Assisted Living Your Way

Assisted living may not be as flexible as independent living, however, residents in this setting can lead a very independent life.

Depending on the amount of assistance or care required, a resident in assisted living can basically set his/her ...

 
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What Are 55+ Communities All About?

One of the newer options to join the senior housing spectrum are 55+ communities, also known as active adult communities. Though the boomers and seniors who choose this type of community live independently, this type of setting is still different from ...

 
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Seniors, Obesity and Why Active Living Is Essential

New research shows that a higher body mass index, or BMI, increases the risk of death for seniors, even though in years past, obesity among the 65+ demographic was thought to extend one’s lifespan, per this HuffPost50 article. The study ...

 
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A New Kind of Senior Community

Steve Moran, who blogs about senior housing, shares this post about Haciendas at the River, a new kind of senior living community that he believes his father, a retired ER doctor in his mid 80s who is still very active, ...

 
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How to Further Your Education in Retirement Living

Never stop learning: it’s a surefire way to maintain brain and body health well into -- and beyond -- your retirement years. Henry Ford said, “Anyone who keeps learning stays young,” and this MarketWatch article in the Wall Street ...

 
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Breaking Down Common Assisted Living Myths

Assisted living has been around for about 20 years now, but many people are still confused about this type of senior living setting. Today, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the most common misconceptions surrounding assisted living:

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Embracing Independence in Assisted Living

One of the most difficult aspects of an assisted living transition is the coming loss of independence, be it perceived or actual. Think about it: after 60, 70 or 80 years of being independent, it stands to reason that the help offered in ...

 
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Yes, You Can Be Independent in Assisted Living

The lines are often blurred between assisted living, nursing homes, and every other type of senior housing on the market today. Since most people are thrust into the role of caring for a parent overnight (and it all begins with “...

 
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Meet the Independent Living Team

In this previous post, we presented a few of the primary personnel serving assisted living residents. Now, we’ll cover the key players in an independent living setting (note that specific titles may vary among communities, but roles are essentially ...

 
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Ways to Stay Engaged & Active In Assisted Living

Anticipating a transition to assisted living, either for you or a senior in your social/family circle? Recognize that this is a major adjustment – even if the individual making the move is transferring from an independent living apartment to an ...

 
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