The National Placement Referral Alliance – NPRA

The National Placement Referral Alliance – NPRA, is a national membership organization formed to protect family choice for older adults. They provide education, promote best industry practices to pursue ethical and professional responsibility in the communities their members serve. The NPRA provides a platform locally from which their members can express their views on industry practices, legislation, rules, and regulations. “At the NPRA, our driving force is to improve the processes for the nation’s senior

Mom’s Big Decision (An illustrative story)

I wouldn’t say my mother was ever a social butterfly, but since Dad’s passing the home health nurse and physical therapist had become the week’s highlights. We just could never get there often enough! Then the pneumonia and fall in the bathroom last winter scared us all. My brother said there was no way Mom could afford a senior home because a coworker told him what it cost for his dad. I did an internet

Questions to Start Your Senior Living Search

There are about 22,000 senior housing properties in the U.S. And there are different types of senior housing within that 22,000, so figuring out which one to choose can feel a bit daunting. Asking yourself two questions – “How much can I afford?” and “What level of services do I need?” – will help you narrow your range of choices so you can find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. What Level of

7 Mistakes Families Make When Looking For Senior Care

Searching for assisted living or residential care by yourself can be an eye opening experience for anyone, especially when your loved one has special needs. Here are some mistakes to avoid when searching. They take facility operators at their word. It’s a regrettable situation, but operators and marketers of assisted living centers are sometimes under considerable pressure to keep their facilities full. This can lead to misrepresenting the facts. For instance, some may say their

Questions to Start Your Senior Living Search

There are about 22,000 senior housing properties in the U.S. And there are different types of senior housing within that 22,000, so figuring out which one to choose can feel a bit daunting. Asking yourself two questions – “How much can I afford?” and “What level of services do I need?” – will help you narrow your range of choices so you can find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. What Level of

Be Proactive About Senior Care – The Potential Cost of Waiting

In the perfect world, we all want to age in our own home.  It is generally the setting where we are most comfortable.  However, life often has different plans for us. As we age, our daily activities can get more challenging.  Some warning signs are; it is unsafe to be at home alone, the amount of home care needed gets too expensive, family/neighbors/friends can no longer help enough, or loneliness or boredom is starting to