How Assisted Living Communities Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

Everyone is at risk for COVID-19 infection, but for some, the virus is far more dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the risk increases with age. People who are senior citizens, especially those over age 85, are more likely to experience severe symptoms or lose their lives compared to younger patients. Assisted living communities bring …

What Should I Bring When I Move into an Arizona Assisted Living Community?

Transitioning into an assisted living community can be an intimidating task. It’s a big change for anyone, especially those who have lived in their current home for years. Once you have found the best senior accommodations, you must begin the moving phase. This usually includes downsizing and choosing which items to pack and which to leave behind. The key is …

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10 Budgeting Tips for East Shea Seniors in Assisted Living Communities

Moving into an assisted living community can be beneficial for aging loved ones. They can find comfort, security, safety, and improved quality of life. The problem for many is figuring out how to afford the cost of assisted living. No matter where you live, there are going to be expenses. When you break it down, an assisted living facility often …

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Living with Arthritis: How to Manage Your Condition

One of the hardest parts about being diagnosed with a chronic condition is the knowledge that there is rarely a cure. And, these diseases usually get worse over time. Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting over 54 million Americans. It’s also the leading cause of disability. And, although arthritis is associated with age, …

Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are common topics in the assisted living community. Millions of seniors receive a dementia diagnosis every year – and hundreds of thousands of non-seniors. It can be difficult to recognize the signs of dementia, though, since many of them closely resemble the common signs of age. If your loved one struggles to find …

Frequently Asked Questions

Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living

When it comes to assisted living homes, the average person has many questions. Assisted living is one of those areas in life surrounded by myth and misinformation. Many people only know what it was like 20 or 30 years ago, when one of their relatives went to a “home,” or what they’ve seen in movies. Their minds rarely picture the …

Take Advantage of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit

More and more people understand that the key to good health is preventive care. Even insurers are pushing for patients to take a proactive approach to their health and Medicare is no exception. Within their first year of eligibility, and then once a year after that, the program encourages all beneficiaries to take advantage of Medicare’s annual wellness visit. The …

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College for Seniors: Going to College for Free

Have you ever dreamed of getting a college degree or furthering your education, but figured the expense put it outside your reach? Well, if you’re over 50, you’ll be happy to know that your higher education options are not only a lot cheaper, sometimes they’re free. Lots of schools offer free and discounted courses, both live and online, for mature …