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Whether you're researching for yourself or a family member, knowing what steps you need to take begins with understanding your options.

The expert resources we've compiled are designed to help you navigate the ins and outs, no matter where you are in your journey. Find inspiration to continue living an empowered life, guidance for whether it's time to make a move, and help understanding finance options, among other support and resources.

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Vital Connections Research

Senior vs. Older Adult: Decoding the Terminology of Senior Living

When it comes to aging, language matters. The words we use to describe and label older members of society reflect our vision of their capabilities as well as their contributions. The descriptors with which we identify our parents and grandparents says a lot not only about them, but about us too.

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Vital Body Research

Aging in Place vs. in a Senior Living Community: A Cost Comparison

There are many factors to consider when sorting through care and housing options for older adults. Lifestyle preferences, socialization, transportation, physical limitations, daily routines—to name a few—can all impact the best choice for your loved one. And though cost is always part of the decision, comparing the various ancillary costs of “aging in place” (or remaining at home) with the inclusive pricing of community living is a complicated process. So, let's break it down... 

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Vital Brain Research

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home: What’s The Difference

Not so long ago, there were only two types of “homes”: the family home and the nursing home. Typically, older adults transitioned from the former to the latter when their care needs exceeded the family members' ability to meet them, or when memory issues created unsafe conditions for remaining at home. At that time, people didn't have any other choices.

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Research Vital Body

12 Warning Signs of Dementia to Watch for

There is no denying that the prospect of your loved one developing dementia is overwhelming. Dementia removes a person’s memories and even has the potential of changing personality and habits in unexpected ways.

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The Caregivers Checklist: Supporting an Aging Parent

Everything you need to know about caring for an older adult or loved one.

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Not sure where you are on your journey?

Everyone’s journey is different. We’ve partnered with Roobrik to offer online decision tools that help you understand care needs, learn more about options, and get ready to take the next step.

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Are these memory issues serious?

Learn whether the changes you’re noticing are signs of dementia or part of normal aging, and find out what you can do next.

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Is it still safe to drive?

See how risky driving is for you or your family member, plus find out what you can do now and in the future.

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Ready to Plan Your Move?

Just like moving out of Mom and Dad’s house for the first time or across the country for a new job, moving for a new lifestyle can feel as though it comes with a lot of unknowns. Take the stress out of the next step with resources that eliminate guesswork.

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When you’re ready to move, finding a community that fits your lifestyle is important. See how our communities empower you to find your vitality.

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