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How to Budget for Assisted Living Services

Getting the right assisted living services without stretching your budget or compromising particular specifications that you are looking out for can be challenging. Older adults are seeking the balance between a comfortable assisted living home and an affordable rate to match. Families setting out to achieve the best without leaving out key services are wary…

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What Is Community Culture and Is it Important?

Senior living community culture is the collection of values, beliefs, ethics, and attitudes that characterize a community and guide practices. Community culture influences everything from staff behavior to older adults’ ways of living. Michele Holleran, founder and CEO of Holleran Community Engagement Research and Consulting, suggests that “creating a campus where both employees and residents…

a woman is happy with her transition to senior care

3 Signs It’s Time to Transition to Senior Care

Many seniors don’t think they need senior care services because of their reluctance to move away from the comfort of their homes. While that is understandable, studies indicate that even though staying at home might give seniors a feeling of comfort, it may not be the best for them. Some people also feel that they…

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Can I Bring My Pet to an Assisted Living Facility?

Apart from the comfort that pets give their owners, there are several other physical and mental health benefits they offer. In fact, adopting a pet is recommended for seniors as it helps relieve boredom and provides that satisfaction that comes from having a sense of responsibility. However, seniors who intend to relocate to assisted living…

a woman is happy with her senior living care

3 Signs It’s Time for Senior Living Care

Caring for our elders can be a difficult, fraught process. One of the biggest decisions we may be faced with as our elders age is the decision to transition them into senior living care or assisted living. It’s unlikely the perfect moment to transition your elder into senior living services will present itself obviously. Informing…

a couple plans for assisted living services

How to Plan for Assisted Living Arrangements

If it is time for you to think about assisted living for yourself or someone you love, the task might seem daunting. There is a lot to consider, like finding the right assisted living services. What should you look for? How about financing? What can you expect? There are a few questions you need to…

a couple talks about the transition to assisted living

How to Talk to a Loved One About the Transition to Assisted Living

As the people you love age, it is hard to know how to approach certain subjects like assisted living services. It is not an easy topic to bring up, but it is an important discussion. The transition to assisted living can be a fun one because of all the community can offer, but change is always…