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Resources for Families

Resources for Families


Finding the best senior living option for yourself or your loved one can be confusing, especially when added to days that are already full. Let us take some of the guess-work out of your senior care search and uncover some hidden jewels you might discover in the process.
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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Bridge to Rediscovery

Bridge to Rediscovery

Bridge to Rediscovery (BTR) is an innovative program offered exclusively at Five Star Senior Living communities since 2007. Recipient of an Assisted Living Federation of America Best of the Best Award, BTR is designed to provide a safe and nurturing environment where seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can flourish and share a positive life experience.

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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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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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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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Best Pets for Keeping Seniors Happy and Healthy

Best Pets for Keeping Seniors Happy and Healthy

The evidence is in! According to a University of Missouri study, older adults who own dogs enjoy better health. And the stronger the bond between the senior and their dog, the greater the health benefits are.

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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Communities and facilities that are part of the Five Star family enjoy the best of both worlds: a local, independent organization with a personal, small-business feel, combined with powerful support from a large, forward-thinking company.

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Health and Wellness for Families

Health and Wellness for Families

At Five Star Senior Living, we emphasize three service areas that represent pillars of our promise to prospective residents and their loved ones that we will work to achieve excellence in all phases of life in our communities. These pillars are Health & Wellness, Warmth & Hospitality, and Dining & Nutrition.

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A Resident Recipe for Meatballs & Meat Sauce

A Resident Recipe for Meatballs & Meat Sauce

Our resident Walter Nelson shares with us a delicious old Polish recipe for homemade meatballs and meat sauce.  Check out the recipe here.

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