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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What Experts Are Saying About Aging in Place

The MetLife Market Institute and the Stanford Center on Longevity released a new report this month, Livable Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place. It’s a long title but the research boils down to this: the success of aging ...

 
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Assisted Living News: What’s Behind Changes for the Industry?

Assisted living is changing, and this recent ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) Update points to the Great Recession as the turning point for the industry.

According to the news article, a shift has taken place in assisted living: now, ...

 
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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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Preparing for Senior Care Conversations During the Holidays: Part 2

Yesterday's post offered advice on considering assisted living options -- or at least starting the conversation about it -- during the upcoming holiday season. Not sure where or how to begin? Consider these helpful tips:

Approach the subject with sensitivity ...

 
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Independent Living or Assisted Living: Which Is Best?

These two senior living settings share a lot in common: meal plans, private apartments, social events and regularly scheduled activities, access to some health care services, transportation, housekeeping and laundry services, use of community facilities (such as a pool, garden, ...

 
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Spotlight on Independent Living in the Pacific Northwest

In a traditionally hot summer month like July, our thoughts may turn to cooler places. Maybe the fresh mountain air, regular rain, and shady forest floors of the Pacific Northwest come to mind. Seniors considering a retirement move -- whether ...

 
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Why Choose Independent Living?

A diverse array of social events; multiple dining venues; access to fitness equipment, health and wellness services; and transportation: these are among the offerings typically available at independent living communities nationwide.

Many seniors choose this setting for the flexibility and ...

 
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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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An Overview of Senior Living Options

We’ve come a long way since the first nursing homes (now commonly known as SNFs – skilled nursing facilities) emerged on the senior living scene in the 1950s. Now, in 2011, the industry has exploded and is continuing to grow and ...

 
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