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Make the Best of the Holidays at Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Community

It’s the holiday season, so dipity do and dupity dop. The holidays can be a stressful time and the most wonderful time of the year. If your family is preparing for a loved one’s first holiday at their new assisted living home, there are a few tips that families should consider. Most communities will have […]

Different Types of Senior Care

Understanding the Difference Between Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing There are so many options available these days that it can be difficult to know where to turn when your loved one needs extra care. In this article, we have highlighted some of the more popular facilities for seniors. Independent Senior Living. […]

How to Use Your Newsletter as a Marketing Tool

As a long-time manager of a number of assisted living and memory care communities, I am always curious to grab a community newsletter whenever I enter a facility. Nine times out of ten, I am expectedly disappointed. There is no gray area with community newsletters. Small companies print off drivel onto a pastel-colored piece of […]

Assisted Living Companies are Banking on the Baby Boomers

Helping a loved one transition from their cherished home into an assisted living community can be a challenging experience to say the least. Companies are building communities all over the valley in anticipation of the “Baby Boomer” generation eventually coming of age to need assisted living accommodations. The “Baby Boomer” generation (1946-1964) are nostalgically defined […]

Summer Fun

Everyone looks forward to the weather warming up so they can venture outside. Assisted living communities are no different. Whether you are going to feed ducks in the park or getting a hot dog at a baseball game, it important to make a checklist of necessary preparations and items needed in order to be comfortable […]

KEY TERMS OF ASSISTED LIVING

CNA– Certified Nursing Assistant, as they are called in most states. They provide direct care to the residents and administer medications under the registered nurse’s direction and license. POA– Power of Attorney. Assisted living administration must work directly with person responsible for making decisions for their loved one. Sometimes the resident themselves may have the […]

ADULT DAY CARE AND RESPITE CARE

With the cost of assisted living care through the roof, many families choose to take care of their elderly loved ones in their own homes for as long as possible. It is a demanding task that takes a lot of family support. Most families are unaware that a majority of assisted living and memory care […]

TOURING COMMUNITIES WITH YOUR LOVED ONE’S PERSPECTIVE IN MIND

Make no mistake that the assisted living industry is big business. Huge corporations spend millions of dollars researching how to get a prospective resident’s power of attorney to choose one of their communities. Similar to the M&M store on the Las Vegas strip pumping the scent of chocolate throughout their store and onto the street, […]

ASSISTED LIVING AND LAUNDRY

Make no mistake; laundry is a huge issue in every assisted living. Items will be lost, misplaced, bleached, torn etc… That is a simple fact that you must come to terms with. All assisted living communities try their best. Every garment must be labeled and every community has a different system. If their services are […]

ASK ASSISTED LIVING ADVICE FROM HOME HEALTH STAFF

Generally speaking, home health and hospice care companies have certified nursing assistants and registered nurses that visit numerous assisted livings on a daily basis and have no affiliation to any of them. They can tell you which communities have horrible communication, cooperation, staffing issues or just plain stink, literally. It’s a simple idea to ask […]