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Assisted Living – Is It the Right Choice for You?

"How do I know when it’s time?” That’s one of the most asked questions from seniors considering assisted living. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer. Often, you have a gut feeling that it’s time. On the other hand, you may be waiting for a “this is it” moment that gives you clarity on what your next step should be.  

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How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

Assisted living is often seen as a place that’s only for seniors who can’t care for themselves. After all, “assisted” is in the actual name, right? But, as the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover because assistance is only a small part of the assisted living story. The reality is that assisted living isn’t where you go to give up your independence, it’s actually where you can find the support and the opportunities to gain it...

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What Can You Expect in Assisted Living?

If you’re considering assisted living for yourself or a loved one you’ve likely done some research and have a basic understanding of what this type of senior living can offer. But, perhaps what’s even more important to learn is how it can benefit you. The best way to do that is to show you what to expect in an assisted living community like ours.

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What Is Assisted Living and When Is It Time to Consider It?

Assisted living is a type of senior living community that families often consider when a loved one begins to need a bit of extra help. But don’t assume that means they’ll be moving to a hospital-like setting. Far from it! In fact, beyond the support your loved one needs, you may be surprised just how active, enriching and fun life in these communities can be. What is assisted living? Let’s find out.

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5 Assisted Living Benefits Beyond Support

Often families choose an assisted living community for a loved one when that person begins to need help with daily activities, has a health scare, or has a chronic condition that’s getting worse. While assisted living communities are ideal for these needs, they offer much more than support. In fact, you may be surprised just how active, enriching and fun the lifestyle in assisted living can be. Check out the benefits.

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Tips for Downsizing to Assisted Living

It goes without saying that a move to assisted living is a big change. And while you’re undoubtedly navigating a range of emotions about the move, there’s also a whole other area you need to navigate as well: the logistics. For many, this is just as overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. These tips on downsizing to assisted living can make the move much easier.

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Comparing Costs: Assisted Living versus Home

If you ask an older adult (or their family, for that matter) if they would rather move to assisted living or stay at home, it’s pretty easy to guess the answer. Home, of course! There are a multitude of reasons in which this is the case; it is home after all. Not the least of which is the fact that most people assume living at home is less costly than assisted living. But that’s not necessarily the case. Let’s compare assisted living versus home.

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How to Choose an Assisted Living Community

Once you’ve decided that assisted living is the right fit for you or a loved one, ideally with some help from our last blog, now you can focus on finding the right community. There are likely a number of assisted living communities from which to choose in your local area, so what should you consider? And what’s the best way to compare? Find out here.

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Is Assisted Living Right for You?

If you or a loved one are beginning to need a bit of extra help with daily activities, have had a recent health scare, or perhaps have a chronic condition that’s getting harder to manage at home, then you might be considering assisted living. But, how do you know if this type of senior living is truly right for you? We can help you find out.

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How Assisted Living is Different than Other Types of Senior Living

Many people use the terms ‘assisted living’ and ‘senior living’ interchangeably. While it’s true that assisted living is a type of senior living, they are not one and the same. There are actually several other types of senior living; the most common are independent living and memory care. In fact, each of these types of senior living caters to specific needs and wants. Here’s how assisted living differs.

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