Changing expectations of senior living communities

Senior living communities are changing. Long gone is the stereotypical model of a facility that feels like an antiseptic, cookie-cutter building with bad paint and cheap carpets. Instead, seniors are demanding better facilities, more home-like residences, and the feel...

How hobbies help seniors

Whenever a person retires, someone will always comment that the lucky retiree needs to find a hobby. There is a common belief that, upon retirement, the person will be so bored that they need to find something to keep them busy. Most people laugh this off, but they...

Do seniors get the winter blues?

Wintertime can be a very dangerous time of year for seniors. There is the added risk of slipping and falling, potentially breaking a bone. Seniors tend to have a harder time dealing with cold weather, which can result in illnesses like hypothermia or pneumonia. But...

Things to do when loved ones come to visit

Visiting people in assisted living facilities can be a stressful situation for both the visitor and the person receiving guests. For the guests, they sometimes struggle with the idea of seeing a loved one in a weaker condition and may feel uncomfortable as they try to...

Convalescent care: What to expect

What is convalescent care? Convalescent care is the care of people post-surgery, outside of a hospital, when the patient requires additional attention and a safer, cleaner environment, but doesn’t require an extensive hospital stay. Many assisted care facilities, such...

Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Me

Once you’ve decided that moving into an independent senior living facility is the right thing for you, the next big choice you’ve got to make is what kind of floor plan is right for you. It’s a tough choice to make, but here are a few questions to think about to make...

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