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How to Choose a Nursing Home
Sep18

How to Choose a Nursing Home

If you’ve watched or listened to the news at all recently, you know that two major hurricanes hit the U.S. late summer and that millions of people were impacted by these hurricanes. Special attention was drawn to nursing homes in Texas and Florida that were affected by the extreme weather. Images of nursing home residents with water up to their waste in Texas were flooding the news. From Florida, news leaked that eight nursing home...

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Finding the Best Senior Living Community
Jun20

Finding the Best Senior Living Community

Searching for senior living options for yourself or a loved one can often be a long, sometimes difficult process. Whether you’re after assisted living, a continuing care community, or even just a classic nursing home, there are several factors which you’ll want to consider before signing any contract or agreement. Follow these 5 tips and you’ll be a pro in finding the best senior living community for you or a loved one! Senior living...

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7 Myths About Senior Living Communities
Jun13

7 Myths About Senior Living Communities

You most likely already have a lot of preconceptions of a senior care community, whether they’re good or bad, there are plenty of myths that surround senior living communities, so it’s important to lay some of them to rest. Maybe someone you know had a relative in an old-time nursing home years ago, or you watched a Hollywood flick that grossly misrepresented senior living. Either way, you should really know what to accept before you...

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STDs in Retirement Communities
Mar30

STDs in Retirement Communities

April is STD awareness month for the CDC, which means…it’s time to get tested. And before you say, “I don’t need to get tested, I’m over 50,” think again. As a single (or married) person in a retirement community, you may find yourself hitting the neighborhood hangouts, more frequently. STDs in retirement communities are steadily rising to the surprise of health care professionals and seniors. And yes, while this may be uncomfortable,...

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How Independent Retirement Communities Benefit Your Senior
Jan25

How Independent Retirement Communities Benefit Your Senior

For many, independent retirement communities may sound intimidating when choosing the best option for senior care. With so many choices out there between adult day care, at-home care, independent living and more, it can be a tough job for any family member or caregiver to decide. The better option for some is to look at what is not only best for their loved one, but for the rest of the family involved as well. It is important that...

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Luxury Senior Living: Senior Care for the Wealthy
Dec05

Luxury Senior Living: Senior Care for the Wealthy

When most people talk about planning for senior living, they talk about saving for retirement and give tips on how to pay for the cost of care. However, there is a population of wealthy seniors who aren’t worried about the cost of senior care. Yes, they still want a maintenance-free lifestyle and easy living, but they want luxury. These seniors are looking to find luxury senior living centers. What sorts of features and amenities do...

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