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How Communities Enrich the Lives of Memory Care Residents

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, instinct leads most families to believe caring for them at home is best. However, that may not always be the case. Families are often surprised to find that the specialized care and supportive environment in memory care enrich the lives of residents in ways that are not as easily achieved at home. Here’s how. 

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Memory Care Questions to Ask to Find the Best Community for Your Loved One

Although you think your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia would be best supported by memory care at this point, you may be wondering how to choose the community. While memory care is designed to nurture those with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia by providing specially-trained staff and a supportive, safe environment, not all communities are alike. That’s why it’s important to visit more than one community to compare.

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When Is It Time for Memory Care?

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you may wonder how long they’ll be able to remain at home. While each person’s journey is unique, Alzheimer’s disease, in particular, is a progressive disease. In the early stages, most can remain largely independent. However, over time your loved one will need likely need more support than can be provided at home. These signs can help you determine: when...

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What Is Memory Care?

Often, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia leaves families with more questions than answers. Most likely, one of those questions is what’s the best way to support mom or dad’s needs right now? Memory care may have been recommended as a solution, but many families aren’t familiar with the benefits. We can fix that, from what is memory care to how it can help mom or dad continue to enjoy a full and purposeful life. 

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Ways to Save for and Fund Senior Living

Sometimes, the hardest part about planning a move to senior living isn’t convincing your loved one of its benefits, but rather, how your family will pay for it once they agree. However, a limited budget doesn’t automatically mean senior living is beyond your reach! You may not realize that there are a number of options to help fund senior living. Here are some of the most common, as well as some quick ways to save. 

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What to Look for and Ask When Touring Senior Living Communities

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it can only tell part of the story. This is why when making a decision as big as what senior living community you’ll call home you need the detail that only a tour can provide. But even a tour is only as good as the understanding you walk away with and that’s difficult when communities often focus on trying to wow you with bells and whistles alone. Unless you’re prepared going in, that is. We can help...

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How to Make the Senior Living Conversation with Your Parents Easier

Regardless of how close you and your parents are or how well you communicate with each other, some conversations are still hard. The senior living conversation is one of them. Many adult children feel so uncomfortable about the subject that they avoid it altogether. That’s why, all too often, decisions about senior living are made during a crisis which can not only limit your options but also cause even more stress during an already emotional...

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When Is At-Home Care the Best Fit for Seniors?

It’s certainly no secret that when most people begin to need a little extra help with daily activities or with health issues, they prefer to do so at home. Are there times when at-home care is best? Yes. Are there times when that’s not the case? Also, yes. Here’s how to determine when at-home care is right for you or your loved one.

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How Senior Living Communities Differ from Nursing Homes

There are many reasons why you or an older loved one may begin to consider some additional help. Perhaps you’re tired of cooking, cleaning, and maintaining the house. Maybe your loved one wants more opportunities to socialize and stay active. There may have been a recent health scare or a chronic condition may be getting worse. Regardless of the reason(s), families often believe there are few options available – having loved ones provide help,...

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Senior Living Options Guide

Senior Living Options A Guide for Understanding Which Level of Care is the Best Fit Here’s what you can expect from our comprehensive guide: An overview of various types of senior living options Understanding the differences between Assisted Living, Memory Care and more Understanding costs and creating a budget Questions to ask when you visit communities

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