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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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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. Keep in mind that when you factor in all the included services and amenities from landscaping and snow removal to transportation, your loved one’s living costs may not increase by much.

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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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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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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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Assisted Living and Non-Medical Home Care: A Comparison

Assisted Living and Non-Medical Home Care: A Comparison

If you’re caring for an aging loved one, or faced with making decisions for an aging loved one who can no longer care for themselves, you might be considering two alternatives: Non-medical home care or Assisted living community

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moving to Assisted Living

Frequently Asked Questions about Moving to Assisted Living

Moving is tough at any age. For older adults, however, the transition can be both physically and emotionally difficult. This generation of seniors didn’t move around much. As a result, they may have lived in their current home for many decades. Parting with it isn’t easy.

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Is it Memory Loss or Just Normal Aging?

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Is it Memory Loss or Just Normal Aging?

These small memory lapses happen to everyone, but as we age, they might happen more frequently. We may even become concerned they are a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease.
 

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