The Difference between Apartment-Style Assisted Living and Residential Assisted Living: The Pros and Cons

For the past 20 years, I have not only operated assisted living facilities, I’ve helped families find the right facility for their loved one. I’ve toured over 1,000 care facilities throughout the state of Arizona, and gotten the inside scoop from both sides – the families receiving care and the people providing it. What I’ve learned is that the most …

Adult daughter hugging her mom at East Shea Assisted Living in Scottsdale

Having the Talk with Your Parent about Moving into Assisted Living

One of the most difficult things in life is accepting the changes that are a normal part of aging. The idea of having someone, even a stranger, provide assistance in the day-to-day chores of life can make you feel inadequate or depressed. Planning this heartfelt conversation ahead of time can help when it’s time to have this talk with your …

Front door of East Shea Assisted Living in Scottsdale AZ

Welcome Home: Personalizing Your Parent’s Assisted Living Home

Moving is one of our most stressful life changes. When you add in the emotions that are a normal part of moving into an assisted living home, it can ratchet the stress level up to 11. One of the factors contributing to that stress is the fact that you’re moving into the unknown. Personalizing your space goes a long way …