Home, Sweet, Well-Designed Home

When selecting a senior living community, the design is important. A personal evaluation will help. Today’s prospective residents are looking for design trends that facilitate a more active and engaged lifestyle. Designs that promote engagement, encourage social living and include plenty of spaces for both privacy and community are in high demand. Consider an overall holistic design that promotes different elements and dimensions of wellness, including: SOCIAL EXPERIENCES: Communities should provide a neighborhood concept with

Choosing a Senior Living Community

Senior living has many options – what’s best for you? Do you require care? Are you independent and seeking an apartment community where you feel safe, can socialize and have activities right at your fingertips? Yes? An independent living community would fit your lifestyle. Check out senior apartments or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A CCRC allows you to move-in as a healthy adult, but if your needs change, you can access higher levels

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

Transitions

An employee shared his first child will be starting kindergarten in a few weeks.  Such an important milestone for a child. Shiny new clothes, haircut, and new superhero backpack.  Often a tear-filled morning for families.  I remember the kindergarten teacher giving all of us a cotton ball with a poem expressing eloquently the feelings of the day.  I carried around the cotton ball in my bag for a week….or maybe I still have it. I

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