Life Expectancy Linked to Location, Gender, and Race

We recently reported which states have the healthiest seniors (Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Iowa, respectively), and have since discovered new data that reveals discrepancies in life expectancy based not only where you live, but also on race and gender.
 
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How to… Find Your Perfect Retirement Place

The days of retirees flocking to Florida are over. Yes, many still head south to the Sunshine State for its warmer temps, but on the whole, boomers and seniors are exploring all their options -- both domestic and international -- ...

 
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Choosing the Best Independent Living Location

Have you ever considered what your personality has to do with making a decision about senior living?

Of course cost is important, and so is location. However, when considering a move to independent living, it’s essential to visit a ...

 
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Home Care and Assisted Living: Same Services, Different Location?

Besides the obvious difference in location, the services provided by a home care agency or in assisted living are actually very much the same.

Though some home care providers offer skilled medical care (IV therapy, wound care, checking of vital ...

 
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Location, Location, Location: Independent Living

Yesterday we posed this question -- what’s your independent living personality? -- as a means of sorting out what communities might be the best fit for those considering this senior housing category.

Today, we’ll take things a step ...

 
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Spotlight on Unique Senior Care Communities

Although each senior care facility – be it assisted living, independent living, memory care, continuing care, or something in between – is unique in its own way based on the staff, residents, care philosophy, design, and location that comprise it, some communities ...

 
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Spotlight on Senior Care in New Hampshire

The White Mountains, Merrimack Valley, Mount Washington, and Wolfeboro: appropriately named the Granite State for its rocky coastline, rugged natural beauty, and magnificent mountains, New Hampshire is a great place for seniors who love the great outdoors.

Consider these senior ...

 
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Tips for Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Choosing the assisted living community that’s best for you or a senior loved one in your care can be overwhelming, frustrating, or confusing. Here are a few tips to guide you through the selection process:

Location: If you live in or near a major metropolitan area, there are numerous options. In rural or suburban areas, however, options are limited, but you shouldn’t just settle for the closest assisted ...

 
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