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Planning for Future Senior Living Care Needs

Preparing for your Loved Ones that need Senior Living can be overwhelming and stressful. Go over some useful reminders and tips so you can be best prepared to make the best decision possible.


Choosing the Right Senior Living Community or Care Home

Discover all of your care options, advice on touring more communities or care homes to compare, asking the right questions, being thorough during the tour, what to observe, what to ask, planning finances and more. You won’t want to miss this. 


Essential Checklist When Touring a Senior Living Community

View this punch list of questions you need to be asking when touring Senior Living. Plan ahead and ensure your Loved Ones get the best care they deserve


Factors that Influence Senior Care Fees

Quick article on the factors that go into determining your monthly rent and care payment. If you’re working with a budget, make sure not to miss how you or a family member can make care for your loved one more affordable.


How to Find Affordable Senior Living Options

If you’re working with a budget, make sure not to miss how you can make senior living for your loved one more affordable.


Senior Living Move In Discounts

Learn about the “Monthly Rent” Model vs. the “Buy-In Purchase” Model. From move in gifts, reduction in deposit, reduction in community fees. Learn what your options are.


What to Pack for the Move to Senior Living

You’ve decided on the Right Senior Living Community or Care Home for your Loved Ones. Here’s some quick tips to go over that can help you save time.


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Alzheimer’s Disease Frequently Asked Questions

Learn from Neurologist Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, MD, about the most asked about questions on Alzheimer’s Disease

Senior Living Costs – The Hidden Fees Families Should Know

Senior Living Costs are getting more expensive. Before you sign the move-in contract, be sure to…

Residential Care Home vs Senior Living Community

Residential Care Home vs Senior Living Community Being in the Senior Living Industry for…

Helping Seniors Stay Connected and Engaged

We all have a need to be connected to others. It’s just a fact of life. We’re all social…

The Cost of Senior Living and Your Payment Options

The Cost of Senior Living has been constantly increasing this past few years. It…

Is It Safe to Move into Senior Living During the COVID Pandemic?

If you need to move your aging loved one amid the coronavirus, you will definitely need to consider the following…


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Assisted Living Basics 101

Starting the search? Here is everything that you need to know. You’ll find the basics: who it’s for, services provided, costs, how to find it and more.

10 Signs You Need Assisted Living

10 telling signs to determine if your loved one needs assisted living right now or in the future. Their safety is #1 and knowing when they need professional care is crucial.

Choose the Right Senior Living Home

Learn Tips from Industry Doctors on How To Choose The Right Senior Living Facility, Ask the Right Questions, and Be Able to Spot The Good From the Bad.

Senior Living Touring Checklist

Are Mom & Dad showing signs they need care? Learn today how to spot warning signs and how to tell a good community (or home) from the bad.

Senior Living Mistakes to Avoid

Preparing to Tour? Find out what you need to look for when touring a Senior Living Community or Care Home.

How to Make Senior Living Affordable

The National Average Cost of Assisted Living is $3,400 per month. Are you ready for the costs of Senior Living? Here are some tips to make it afforable.

Senior Living Learning Center

Learn From Guides Such As What Is Senior Living, Typical Costs In Your Area, Services That Are Offered, Senior Living Touring Checklists, Guides in Choosing The Right Care, Regulation and Licensing, Programs That Can Help Pay For Care, and Much More.

World Renowned Gerontologists and Experts

From Treating Notable Figures Like the Pope and Dalai Lama, to Pulitzer Prize Nominees, Learn What These Famous Geriatrics Experts Have to Say on Elderly Care.


When Aging at Home Becomes A Dangerous Decision

My elderly father is now 90 years old, and my mother is just three years behind him. They love their country home. It’s their life work. They love working in the yard and doing projects in the house. It shows. The place is beautiful. Their home is the place where our whole family gathers. It’s […]

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Assisted Living Mistakes to Avoid

Last Updated: April 26, 2024   It is important to know the common assisted living mistakes to ensure that you find the right facility that meets your elderly loved one’s care needs. Choosing the right assisted living is crucial since it will have a significant impact on their quality of life, health and happiness as […]

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Why California is One of the Best Places for Assisted Living

Moving a senior loved one to an assisted living place is never an easy decision. It can be very stressful and emotional. Assisted living is a good option for seniors who needs help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), like eating, bathing, walking, dressing and going to the bathroom. It can help the elderly people […]

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Best Hobbies for Seniors & How They Can Benefit from Them

  People of all ages can benefit from taking up a hobby. A “hobby” is generally defined as an activity one is passionate about – to whatever degree that may be – that is not part of their professional life, nor is it something they make money from. For seniors living in the retirement phase […]

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Never Losing Freedom: How Assisted Living Encourages Independence Among Seniors

When considering options for senior care, assisted living can be the best choice to keep the independence so vital to seniors’ everyday lives. When seniors reach the time in which they must begin considering their care options, their choices may seem limited. However, assisted living can not only help sustain the lifestyle they currently enjoy, […]

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10 Positive and Interesting Facts About Aging

Getting older has its perks. When many people think of aging, they often make negative associations with their senior years—aching bones, memory loss or ill health—but aging, it turns out, is actually pretty great. You’re just happier. The older a person gets, the happier they are. A recent study published by the Journal of Clinical […]

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The Cost of Assisted Living and Your Options for Paying

  The Cost of Assisted Living has been constantly increasing this past few years. It is important for seniors and families to check their finances before making the Asisted Living decision. You may want to consult your financial advisor, if you have one so you can budget for the cost of assisted living and other […]

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Debunking Six Assisted Living Myths

When it is time for seniors to make a choice regarding their care, it is important to separate fact from fiction in considering assisted living. Many seniors ask the same questions when weighing whether to move forward with an assisted living facility, and they should consider the truth behind some of the most common myths […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Those in Assisted Living

Father’s Day is just around the corner—and with the day comes the gift, something many people still struggle with. Finding the perfect present for a father who lives in assisted living should not be much more of a challenge than getting one for those not in assisted living. There are plenty of gifts and experiences […]

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Caring for America’s Caregivers

With many Americans choosing to put the burden of caring for their aging loved ones on their own shoulders, it is easy to forget how difficult things can be for the caregiver. Choosing to care for an aging loved one is a choice that dramatically alters a person’s life. In the United States, this life-changing […]

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Fun Fourth of July Activities for Seniors

No holiday inspires patriotism and good old-fashioned summer fun like the Fourth of July. The anticipation to celebrate America’s birthday does not end at childhood—seniors look forward to the Fourth of July as well, and not just to celebrate the country they love but also to get a bit nostalgic. Celebrating Independence Day with a […]

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How Sensory Rooms Can Help Those With Dementia

Many Americans—in fact, nearly 16 million—are currently caring for a loved one with dementia such as Alzheimer’s in their home. Of these care providers, all of whom are unpaid, all would like to see their loved ones live as calm and comfortable a life as possible, especially when confronted with the disorienting and often devastating […]

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How Assisted Living Promotes Independence in Seniors

When considering assisted living, one of the first things seniors and their loved ones discuss is what kind of everyday changes they should expect. Many seniors fear that life in an assisted living community will somehow limit their freedom—but this could not be further from the case. Seniors thinking about assisted living can rest assured […]

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How Assisted Living Will Benefit from the Internet of Things

As America’s senior population grows, the role of technology in caregiving will continue to grow alongside it. Family members are the main source of care for many seniors, but as care becomes more intensive and complicated, seniors and their family members often opt for the care of an assisted living community. While assisted living communities […]

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Are You Ready for Retirement?

Finding the right time to retire can be difficult to pin down. Sometimes emotional needs do not exactly match financial needs; other times, factors such as an employer moving to another state or even certain body, health and mental factors may tell us when it is time to start a new chapter. No matter how […]

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The Challenges of Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Patients

Caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a challenge a growing number of Americans are forced to accept. The more than five million Alzheimer’s sufferers are at least partially cared for by 15 million brave family members and loved ones — many of whom provide this service unpaid. The emotional and health toll […]

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12 Tips for Traveling With Seniors

For a lot of seniors, retirement is an opportunity to explore several lovely sights around the world. They worked for many, many years and have saved enough so during their retirement years, seniors enjoy the luxury of traveling around the world to discover different cities and landmarks. They enjoy traveling with friend and families, especially […]

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Converting Your California House Into a Senior-Friendly Home

Whether it is a new home or a home that has been in the family for generations, houses are not generally built with seniors in mind. Converting your home to be safe for seniors is essential if you plan for your loved one to live there for a long time. As we age, mobility and […]

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10 Best States to Grow Old In

Not all states are created equal when it comes to growing old, and some places in the U.S. may be better equipped — socially, economically, and even physically — to care for its aging population. A survey conducted by Caring reviewed senior care facilities in all 50 states as well as cost of care surveys and […]

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7 Tips for Medication Management for Seniors

Seniors rely more than any other group on prescribed medication. Unfortunately, while medication is prescribed to solve medical problems, it can often actually become the cause of others. Seniors account for over a third of hospital stays in the United States, according to the Department of Health, and over half of those stays are due […]

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How to Help Your Loved One Adjust to an Assisted Living Community

    Any major life change takes a lot patience and planning. Getting the necessary support from family and friends will make it easier. Transitioning your elderly loved one into an assisted living community will be one of the major life changes you’ll experience as a family. Having a full understanding of the assisted living process […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Daily Caregiving Routine

    Caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s is a full-time job. Whether the person caring for the elderly is a loved one or a professional caregiver, the everyday duties of caregiving require someone with a lot of patience and a big heart. It is important to understand what a caregiver’s daily journey is like […]

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Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care

  As a senior care advisor, I always get asked about the difference between Assisted Living and Memory Care. A lot of people are confused and do not completely know what type of long-term care option would be best suited for their aging loved ones. The most common long-term care options today would be Assisted […]

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5 Steps If You Need Assisted Living During the Coronavirus

  During these challenging times, families will still need assisted living during the Coronavirus for their loved ones. Here are some reminders and simple steps on what to do if your loved one needs assisted living. We’ve heard it so many times that the senior population is most susceptible to the coronavirus, right? During this […]

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Senior Living Virtual Tours: Is this the New Norm?

  Due to Covid-19, Senior Living Virtual Tours have been in high demand primarily due to the safety of Senior Living facility residents and its visitors. Since the virus, the world was forced into lockdown. Economies were shut down and most people stayed home. In an effort to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, social […]

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Is it Safe to Move to An Assisted Living During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

  Is it safe to move to an assisted living during covid-19? Transitioning to an Assisted Living facility requires careful planning. It can be very stressful, especially if you need to move your aging loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number one priority is always to keep your loved ones safe and protected against the […]

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What Can Happen After A Fall?

Did you know that per CDC, over 800,000 patients each year are hospitalized because of a fall injury? At least 1 out of 4 older adults aged 65 and over fall each year. If the fall death rates in the US continue to rise, we can anticipate about 7 fall deaths every hour by 2030. […]

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How Senior Couples Benefit from Moving to a Senior Living Community

  Did you know that the number of elderly couples moving into Senior Living Communities has been increasing over the past several years?  One of the most common misconceptions today is that Senior Living Communities are ONLY for seniors who are sick and can’t take care of themselves. The truth is more and more elderly […]

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Helping Seniors Stay Connected and Engaged

  We all have a need to be connected to others. It’s just a fact of life. We’re all social creatures – some more than others, but our social connections keep us healthier in our minds and in our bodies.   Gerontologists have studied the effects of social connection and found that seniors who disengage, […]

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Residential Care Home vs Assisted Living Community

  Residential Care Home vs Assisted Living Community Being in the Senior Care Industry for over 20 years now, I would say that one of the most common questions I get from families is: “Will it be better to move mom/dad to a Residential Care Home or an Assisted Living Community?”  It’s not a simple […]

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