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Knowing what steps to take starts with understanding the senior living options best-suited to your loved one.

Our comprehensive list of resources will help you navigate the ins and outs of senior living, no matter where your loved one is in their journey. Inspire them to live an empowered life, offer guidance when you think it’s time for them to make the move, and help them understand the financial options and implications. With you as their steadfast support, they’ll be able to live their golden years with vitality and independence.

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What The Best Senior Living Communities Offer Older Adults

 

If you are a senior, or the adult child of one, you may be thinking it is time to downsize. Many older adults find themselves living in just a few rooms of a large home they have lived in for decades. It’s usually expensive and time-consuming to maintain.

As you start to explore the options for this next chapter in life, you might wonder about the benefits of moving to a senior living community. Many families have only a vague understanding of what senior living communities are and what they have to offer.

From well-balanced meals to a rich variety of events and activities, let’s take a look at what the best senior living communities do to help residents age with success.

 

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How to Research Senior Living Options for a Family Elder

 

Researching senior living communities for a family member can be overwhelming. If you haven’t been through the process before, everything from the terminology to the pricing structure may be tough to decipher. When you are trying to make a good decision on a loved one’s behalf, it can leave you feeling stressed and uncertain.

Fortunately, there are concrete actions you can take to be more confident about your decision.

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Home vs. 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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In-Home Care and Safety Modification Tips

Aging in place is a phrase popular in the senior care industry, but it’s one seniors and their families don’t necessarily understand. In the simplest of terms, it refers to a senior remaining in their own home as they grow old. While it’s a solution many people say they prefer, most are unaware of just all that it entails.

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Home Care vs Senior Living

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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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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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