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This section provides all the latest and most useful senior living articles written by our gerontology and senior living experts. Read about various senior living lifestyles, get priceless advise on choosing the right long term care facility or community, and gain a lot of other insights into senior living.

Senior Living: How to Find Your Purpose in Older Years

When we are young our purpose is to learn how to live on this planet. We are taught how to walk, talk, eat, use the bathroom, and brush our teeth and hair to name a few things. Then we are sent off to school to learn what everyone else is learning. While in elementary school we learn how to get along with others, read and write and we are asked what we want to do when we grow up. Some of us think ...

Home Health Care Overview

Determining that you or someone you love is in need of help via home health care agency is a difficult decision for most anyone to come to.  The decision to incorporate the help offered through a home health care agency will depend upon the needs and budget of your family.  The home health care realm is one that is generally easier and more affordable than complete assisted living homes...

Senior Veteran Housing

Senior Veteran Housing Overview The issue of seniors and housing has been stealing the headlines for many years now. People work hard all their lives, earn enough money and then end up living miserable lives when they are done with their employment. These cases can be partly attributed to poor planning, but when looking at it critically, you will see that lack of information also has a part of ...

Senior Congregate Care, Living and Housing

What is congregate housing? Congregate housing is an environment that’s designed to cater for the housing needs of seniors and disabled persons. Residents of a congregate housing complex have private apartments but share a common dining room, kitchen facilities, and other amenities. The purpose of this arrangement is to allow seniors to continue living an independent life although assisted ...

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) Explained

What are Continuing Care Retirement Communities? Continuing Care Retirement Communities are Retirement Communities that offer assisted living, independent living, and nursing home care in one place. The resources in CCRC establishments allow seniors to move from one level of care to another as they age. If you have not stayed long after retiring and hence, still capable of caring for yourself, ...

How to Choose an Alzheimer's and Memory Care Facility

Choosing an Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Care Facility If you have a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease, relocating them to an Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Facility could help you in several ways. For one, you will be relieved of emotional and physical stress that is caused by caring for people who have an impaired memory. Why would you trouble yourself when there are professionals who ...

How to choose an Independent Living Community

Independent Living for Seniors Age has its limitations. Just to cite a few, it becomes difficult to learn, remember things clearly, or to get involved in physical activities. After sixty, most people find it more and more difficult to maintain their homes by themselves. In addition, they are often lonely because they have few people their age to interact with. If you long for the companionship ...

Respite Care Overview

Respite Care Overview Respite care is briefly described as temporary institutional care that’s given to anyone who depends on other people’s assistance to get through a day in the absence of their usual caregiver. This type of care is specifically designed to relief the caregiver. You will find yourself in dire need of the services offered in respite care if you are responsible for giving ...

Senior Cooperative Housing

There are several options today when it comes to senior housing. Gone are the days when housing was limited to either owning your home or living in a rental house. These options are turning out to be more specific in such a way that they target a particular group of people in society - more specifically, the elderly. One of the sensitive groups of people in the society, especially when you look...

When Do Seniors Need Adult Day Care?

The modern society is funny and sad in very many ways. We were conceived by our parents and raised by them until we started working and eventually brought up our own kids. However, there comes a time when our parents grow old and can no longer take care of themselves. In such cases, we are obliged to look after our parents, something called “parenting our parents.” Our aged parents have no one...

Nursing Homes Overview: Costs, Payment Options, How to Find

What is a nursing home? Nursing homes are similar to assisted living communities in that patients reside in the nursing home and are cared for by medical professionals.  In regards to nursing homes, care is given around the clock and for extended periods of time, by doctor, nurses, and licensed health professionals.  Compared to other home health care options, nursing homes are for ...