The Right Time to Discuss Assisted Living Options Is … When?

For some families, spouses, siblings, or even friends, the notion of talking about assisted living to somebody who is obviously having difficulty with their own care is not easy. In reality, though, the best time to begin discussing assisted living is long before it might actually be needed. Why is this the best time? People […]

How Often Should You Consider Calling or Visiting an Aging Parent Who Has Just Moved to Assisted Living?

No matter how much convincing it took to get an aging parent or somebody else you care about to consider assisted living, it is certainly a relief when you no longer have to worry about them living alone. When they were at home alone, maybe you sat up late at night, unable to sleep, wondering […]

Starting Slow: Packing for a Move to Assisted Living Can Be Daunting for Some

After having lived in the same house for more than 43 years, Ethel was actually looking forward to a change. She had been widowed and living alone for more than three years and as it became more difficult for her to not just keep up with the general cleanliness of her house, but also its […]

Finding a Good Assisted Living Home for an Aging Parent Should Include Them in the Process

Searching out the perfect ‘facility’ for an elderly parent may seem like a daunting task, especially for adult children who have never done this before, but it’s far too easy to leave that senior out of the process. Assisted living is a wonderful option for people who have difficulty taking care of themselves or who […]

Accepting That Mom Wants an Assisted Living Facility Closer to Friends

Your mother is advancing in years. You have been concerned about her well-being at home for some time. You know she is not as safe as she once was, and you wished she had more things to do during the day. You’ve talked about assisted living, especially since you don’t live close enough to her […]

Is It Better to Let Mom Settle in to Assisted Living or Visit Daily?

Your mother may have been reluctant at first to choose assisted living, but she grew tired of taking care of the house, trying to keep it clean, and still seeing it falling apart around her. She had been alone for more than 10 years since your father passed away and it was a difficult transition […]

Why Assisted Living Is a Great Asset for Creative Seniors

Seniors can be creative just like anyone else. Unlike other adults, elderly men and women may very well be retired and have a lot of extra time to devote to various areas of interest. When an aging person is considering assisted living, they might be looking at a wide range of activities that could pique […]

Assisted Living Can Change Lives (for the Better)

A lot of people unfortunately presume that making a move to assisted living is a sign that the end of life is fast approaching. In reality, assisted living offers seniors incredible options that not only help them engage in life more, but also maintain a higher quality of life, thus improving their health, vitality, energy […]

Settling Nerves with a Pending Move to Assisted Living

Moving is one of the top five stressors in life. Losing a close family member is arguably at the top of the list when it comes to the major stresses in life, but making a move is second in many surveys. When an elderly person is planning a move to assisted living, their family and […]

Yes, Seniors Can Enjoy as Much Privacy as They Want at Assisted Living

If you live in your own house or apartment, having long since left those college days of shared rooms, living spaces, and kitchens behind, it’s a great feeling, isn’t it? You have as much privacy as you want. Of course, when you get married, have children, or take on roommates to help pay the bills, […]