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Senior Living Blog: News and Trends on Families and Caregiving.  

 

overwhelmed with your options? Let us help you!

Whether you’re a senior living independently or a caregiver looking to find a great long-term fit in senior housing for your loved one, we can help you navigate the many options available and bring calm back to your life. We’ll discuss the best fit for your family and even tour with you at our pre-certified partners if you’d like. 

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Preventive Care for Older Adults

So what's your best chance at living a long, happy life? In addition to screenings, immunizations and healthy lifestyle choices, we urge you not to go it alone! 

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Senior Fitness

According to the NCOA, “Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age.” To promote regular activity, they adhere to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

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Healthy Eating for Older Adults

As we age, ensuring proper nutrition and exercise becomes integral to maximizing health and living longer. But, what are the essential components of health and wellness for seniors— whether living at home or in a senior care community? 

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Patient Choice in Senior Care

Patient Choice recently has become a hot topic for healthcare providers, politicians and lobbyists, garnering buzzword status across the U.S. landscape.

We understand the importance of Patient Choice and know that nowhere is it more important than in senior care when working with vulnerable populations. So, we decided to address the topic in an effort to empower and protect seniors and their caregivers.

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Types of Senior Housing

While the available senior housing and elder care options continue to improve and expand, the sheer abundance of senior care services can prove overwhelming when navigating it alone.

Wondering where to begin? We created this brief overview of senior housing and elder care options. 

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Paying for Assisted Living (also known as Senior Care)

We'll explore six options to help you pay for assisted living. 

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Assisted Living: Frequently Asked Questions

 Click below for responses to frequently asked questions.

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Tips for Selecting an Assisted living community

Older adults and families who are considering a transition to an assisted living community may be overwhelmed by the number of choices that are available.

 

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Assessing your Needs

Recognizing that it’s time to transition a loved one into an assisted living or memory care home or community can be an uncomfortable, often intimidating, time.

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Celebrating Family Caregivers

Ever since 1997, each U.S. president has issued a Proclamation dedicating the month of Novemberas National Family Caregivers Month in recognition of all family, friends and neighbors who devote their time and energy to ensuring their aging loved ones lead happy, healthy lives.

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Boomers Redfine Senior Living 

As baby boomers make waves with their arrival into retirement years, a local company is helping this generation as it redefines senior living.

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Employer Support for Care Giving Employees

“There are only four kinds of people in this world. Those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady

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National case management week Oct. 8-14

October 8-14thkicks off National Case Management Week, honoring the essential care-giving role case managers provide supporting patients and families through the health care continuum.

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 National Healthcare Decisions Day

Assisted Living Locators, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16thas National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).

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May is Older Americans Month

Assisted Living Locators empowers Older Adults and celebrates their independence.  Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.

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Ways to Pay for Assisted Living 

As more than 77 million baby boomers move into their retirement years, their adult children will quickly learn what the term Assisted Living means.  An Assisted Living Facility (ALF) is a community that provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) while offering seniors a safe and supervised living space where they can remain independent.

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National Parents Day 

National Parent’s Day is July 23rd,a time to celebrate your mother and father and let them how much they are loved and appreciated. This day is also a perfect opportunity to start the conversation about senior living communities with your aging parents.

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Finding the "Right" Assisted Living

Faced with the reality of needing an assisted living, many seniors and families worry about selecting the right community, fear the transition, and may even put it off because they are concerned about how they´ll pay for it.Choosing an assisted living home can be a taxing time, both emotionally and financially. 

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National Assisted Living Week

A weeklong celebration kicks off Sunday, September 10th, and Assisted Living Locators is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country for the festivities. It’s National Assisted Living Week® through Saturday, September 16th.

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Guardianship and Seniors 

The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging describes guardianship as:

"Guardianship or Conservatorship is the legal tool of last resort for decision-making and management of your affairs. Generally a guardianship involves the court appointment of someone to act as guardian to manage the property and/or personal affairs of an incapacitated person (commonly referred to as the ward). Conservatorship typically involves management of just one's assets without control over the person."

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Well Being Advisory Board

Helping aging adults navigate their way through the maze of short-term and long-term senior housing, care and services issues is at the heart of what we do at Assisted Living Locators.  We help our families through what are oftentimes stressful and uncomfortable situations. 

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