Assisted Living Center

Assisted living centers are a great option for seniors who are active and engaged but need some extra support with the day-to-day chores of living in a secure, nurturing environment. Below are some informational articles to help you learn more about what assisted living is, if it’s right for your loved one(s) and how to choose an appropriate facility.

Assisted Living Overview

Assisted Living CenterAssisted living is a type of residence for seniors who may need help in managing certain basic daily living activities such as cooking meals, bathing or dressing themselves, doing laundry, or taking medications without assistance.

Seniors in an assisted living center can maintain an active lifestyle while their family members get the peace of mind of knowing that a caring, well-trained staff is only a few feet away should their family member need assistance. Read more about Assisted Living

Assisted Care: Five Signs A Loved One May Need It

Maybe Mom doesn’t take walks like she used to, or Dad can’t mow the lawn anymore. It may be tempting to just pass these things off as a normal part of aging, but sometimes the best thing we can do for our families is acknowledge that there is a problem, and help get them the assisted care they need to remain safe, independent and healthy for as long as possible. Learn how to recognize the signs indicating your loved one might need Assisted Care

Assisted Living Care: What to Expect

Assisted living care is intended to allow seniors to maintain the greatest level of independence possible while receiving assistance with particular daily activities. Many retirement communities offer assisted living care in order to provide a living environment in which seniors can truly ‘age in place.’ Assisted living services can be customized to ensure that each resident’s care is appropriate in meeting their current needs. Read more about what to expect from Assisted Living Care

Checklist for Visiting Assisted Living Homes

Visiting an assisted living center is an essential step in determining the best fit for seniors needing some level of assistance in order to maintain their current level of independence. The following checklist will help guide you through each visit and, afterward, allow you to compare the various options available in an organized manner. Use our checklist for visiting Assisted Living Homes

Assisted Living Facilities: Common Myths

When faced with the responsibility of choosing and selecting senior care options, many families have preconceived ideas about what assisted living centers represent for their loved one’s future. Common myths are perpetuated by the media, which tends to emphasize the negative stories experienced by a relatively small number of seniors. Read more about Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Cost

When considering various options for senior care, it is important to know how much you can expect to pay for different types of care settings. Assisted living costs vary depending on several factors which typically include: geographic location, the size and location of the apartment within the community, and the level of care required at any particular time during a resident’s stay. Read more about Assisted Living Costs

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

The activities of daily living are basic, routine tasks, such as bathing, dressing, eating and using the toilet, that most people are able to perform on a daily basis without assistance. A senior’s ability (or inability) to adequately perform such activities is usually reflective of that person’s ability to live safely and independently. Learn more about Activities of Daily Living

Paying for Assisted Living

There are several sources of funds commonly used for paying for assisted living: Private funds, long-term care insurance or sometimes veterans benefits. Private funds can come from personal investment portfolios, like 401k plans or Individual Retirement Accounts. Learn more about Paying for Assisted Living

Assisted Living Communities

Many of today’s assisted living communities do a great job of helping seniors maintain an independent lifestyle while aiding them with specific, everyday activities such as grooming or shopping. Just as importantly, they provide a community where residents can enjoy a full social life, lots of brain and body activities as well as continue the companionship of their family pet. Learn more about Assisted Living Communities and the activities you’ll find there…

Assisted Facilities FAQ

In working with thousands of families as they explore eldercare options, several questions are posed frequently with regard to assisted facilities. Find out more about Assisted Facilities

Assisted Living Trends

Assisted living communities have become increasingly dedicated to innovation and an emphasis on hospitality in order to remain competitive during challenging economic times. Understanding the resulting assisted living trends will be helpful to families that are in the process of exploring the various options available for aging loved ones. Find out more about Assisted Living Trends

Assisted Senior Living: Services Included

Assisted senior living options and amenities have expanded and evolved to include all manner of assistance, ranging from traditional housekeeping and linen service to lifestyle-enhancing activities such as gardening, massage and aromatherapy. Those who benefit from assisted living maintain a high degree of independence but may need help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and limited nursing services. Learn more about Assisted Senior Living services…

Assisted Living Safety: What to Look For

Tripping, falling and breaking a hip is a bad news scenario for seniors. That is why senior fitness expert Betty Perkins-Carpenter, PhD of Rochester, New York, stresses the importance of fall prevention and other safety measures when evaluating assisted living facilities. Learn more about Assisted Living Safety and what to look for…

Nursing Care in Assisted Living: How do Residents Benefit?

Several of the key goals of assisted living facilities (ALFs) are to promote aging in place and to maximize function and quality of life for residents. To assure the timely identification of acute clinical problems and to optimally manage physical and behavioral problems, nursing care in assisted living facilities and nursing oversight is critical. Learn more about the benefits of having Nursing Care in Assisted Living facilities…

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Senior Assistant Living

Senior assisted living combines the perfect blend of allowing the senior to maintain the active lifestyle they enjoy, while offering the assistance they need. Learn more about senior assistant living