How to Do Holiday Shopping in Assisted Living

Most assisted living communities provide regularly scheduled trips to area grocery stores, malls, the post office, and other essential spots. At this time of year, additional transportation opportunities are typically offered for residents to complete their holiday shopping. For seniors ...

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Getting Seniors in Assisted Living Out to Vote

Tomorrow, millions of Americans will cast their vote for president, along with a number of other federal, state and local candidates.

Many of us do not even think twice about where, when and how we will vote, but if you ...

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How Do Seniors in Assisted Living Vote?

Fact: seniors vote. A recent blog post for Zillner (a marketing and advertising company focused on senior consumers) affirms this truth with an impressive stat from the Pew Research Center: “...nine out of 10 seniors (91%) who are registered voters say they ‘...

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/7/12: Transportation and Mobility Challenges

Senior mobility and transportation issues ... it’s a huge topic so we certainly didn’t get to everything in one hour’s time, but that was the focus for this week’s #ElderCareChat conversation.

Clearly a topic of interest as ...

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Senior Caregiver Challenges: Transportation and Mobility

Getting in and out of a car. Moving up and off a couch. Walking down the stairs. Stepping out of the shower without slipping.

We take for granted these simple daily tasks to the point where we do them almost ...

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The Holidays in Assisted Living: Transportation and Shopping

The holidays are a bright time in assisted living: often, hallways and common areas sparkle with festive decorations, the dining room features themed menus and meals, residents and staff members bring wrapped packages for toy drives, the activities department hosts ...

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Independent Living: An Overview of Settings & Services

Senior apartments. Retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Subsidized senior housing. Independent living is not limited to one setting only: there are small and large apartment complexes (with studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units), high-rise buildings comprised of efficiency apartments, ...

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Independent Living vs. Retirement Living: What’s the Difference?

Independent living, senior apartments, and retirement communities: they’re all different based on the owner/operator, the location, the cost, services provided, and the population of residents, but one common thread exists no matter what it’s called.

In these ...

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Senior Living Transportation Promotes Convenience, Independence

Giving up driving, taking away the keys, revoking a driver’s license: no matter how it goes down, this is one of the thorniest senior care decisions that families and individuals encounter, and one of the most monumental life changes ...

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