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5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

Wandering is a common and troubling behavior in people with Alzheimer’s. An adult with the disease could get disoriented and lost, endangering their life. Seniors with memory loss may forget their address – or even their name — making it difficult for others to guide them home safely.

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Common Questions about Financing Senior Living

Common Questions about Financing Senior Living

If you or an aging loved one is considering moving to senior living, you probably have questions about how to cover the costs. 

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Choosing the Right Type of Senior Living

Choosing the Right Type of Senior Living

Senior lifestyle and care housing vary widely, and the choices can be overwhelming. It’s important to think about what kind of assistance and/or medical care is needed now, and what additional assistance or health care might be needed down the road.

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How Much Does a Memory Care Community Cost?

How Much Does a Memory Care Community Cost?

If an aging loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may be planning ahead for the time when your loved one will require a memory care program.

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Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Care?

Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing Care?

Making the decision to move a loved one into a senior living community is difficult enough; deciding which type of community and what kinds of services will be required is another conundrum few families know how to face. There are a number of factors to consider, including atmosphere (which is very important, though subjective), levels and scope of care and services, and cost.

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Discussing Senior Living with Your Loved One

Discussing Senior Living with Your Loved One

Behind closed doors, you talk about and fear “the conversation.” It’s time to gather up your strength, courage, and especially your compassion and have this conversation with your loved one.

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Five Star's Halloween Party Checklist

Five Star's Halloween Party Checklist

Throwing a Halloween Party?  Let Five Star help you get into spirit with these spooky recipes and party tips.  Download our Halloween Party Checklist here!

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Navigating the Maze of Assisted Living

Navigating the Maze of Assisted Living

Selecting an assisted living community can be a confusing and daunting task. Much like finding the perfect house, choosing the right assisted living residence requires a thorough inventory of your loved one’s wants and needs, doing research, taking tours, and asking for guidance along the way.

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The Five Star Experience

The Five Star Experience

It’s All in the Name: Five Star Senior Living Means Five-Star Services
It’s literally true: our name reflects the level of service excellence we strive to maintain every day in every one of our 260 senior living communities across the country.

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A Grandparent Has Alzheimer’s: Tips to Talk About It

A Grandparent Has Alzheimer’s: Tips to Talk About It

If you’re the caregiver of an aging parent with Alzheimer’s, you face communications challenges every day. And if you’re a member of the sandwich generation, also caring for young children, one of these struggles may be talking to your kids about their grandparent’s Alzheimer’s disease.

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