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Guide to Comparing Independent Living Communities


Posted on March 19, 2014 by Admin


There are many reasons that lead older adults to consider independent living options. Keeping up with the daily chores of running a household can become overwhelming and expensive. As grown children move out, a large house with multiple levels presents challenges for a long-term living environment. Everyday tasks that used to take no time at all now suddenly take half the day.

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room


Posted on March 17, 2014 by Admin


We are living and staying independent longer than ever before and with this new territory of aging families find themselves searching for answers to new questions. One question families often struggle with is how to talk to mom or dad about their living arrangements once they can no longer maintain their home (without a lot of help from others.)

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Grandfather and Grandson

Senior Living Communities and Staying Connected


Posted on February 6, 2014 by Admin


When an older adult is considering moving into a senior living community, we often hear that they are worried about giving up their independence. Understandably, they want the same amenities, freedom and access to technology they’ve always had. With this also comes the desire for a continued deep connection with their family. (more…)


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Ladies Playing Cards

ALF and SNF: What’s the Difference?


Posted on January 20, 2014 by Admin


From the moment your dad entered the hospital, a hospital employee (typically called a discharge planner or case manager) started working on a discharge plan.
It’s likely that the case manager will eventually make their way to you, the adult child, and ask you what you plan to do with your dad now that he can’t really manage all alone.

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