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The OurParents.com Guide to Senior Living Referral Services

The OurParents.com Guide to Senior Living Referral Services

In an ideal world, you’d have plenty of time to choose the best senior living community for your parents. That wouldThe OurParents.com Guide to Senior Living Referral Services include time to make multiple visits to each place you’re considering, to get a strong sense of what life is like there. For most families, though, the reality is more urgent and the time-horizon much shorter. That’s because …Read more ›

Senior In-Home Care

How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community for Your Family

When it comes to selecting a senior living option that is the most appropriate for your family member, there is a myriad of factors to consider.

  1. Have a clear understanding of your loved one’s needs. Find a community that is the best possible match to fill those needs.
  2. Consider the quality, reputation, and policies of the senior living community.
  3. Give consideration to your budget and the affordability …Read more ›

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY is for persons who…

• are healthy older adults, however seek a community that will care for them as their needs change.
• prefer communities that offer independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care within the same location.

CCRCs typically offer a full spectrum of senior living services in a campus-like setting, from independent living and assisting living to memory care and skilled nursing. This allows a resident to progress from one level of care to another …Read more ›

Senior Memory Care

MEMORY CARE is the most appropriate choice for individuals who…

• have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
• are cognitively impaired to the point where they no longer are able to care for themselves, or their safety and well-being is being compromised.

For those with cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, memory care communities offer a secure and safe setting staffed by specially-trained professionals who provide supervised care to residents and guide them through activities suited to their specific …Read more ›

Senior Nursing Homes

A SKILLED NURSING FACILITY is for persons who…

• suffer from a chronic physical or cognitive illness or condition.
• require around-the-clock care.

A skilled nursing facility/nursing home is a state-licensed and regulated healthcare facility for seniors who need round-the-clock care due to short-term or long-term illness or injury. Those requiring the care and services offered by a skilled nursing facility may be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. Skilled nursing facilities
are staffed by trained professionals and often provide rehabilitation services as well as medical and nursing …Read more ›

Senior Independent Living

INDEPENDENT LIVING is for individuals who…

• are largely self-sufficient.
• are able to take care of daily needs without assistance.
• prefer the flexibility to set their own schedules and prepare their own meals.
• enjoy their freedom but want to live in a safe, secure environment.
• like the convenience of living in a maintenance-free community with access to fine dining, regular entertainment, and other amenities.

Independent living is actually a fairly broad term for senior living that could include anything from single-family homes to condos/ villas …Read more ›

Senior Assisted Living

ASSISTED LIVING is for those who…

• need assistance with activities of daily living such as grooming, bathing, medication management, toileting, and mobility.
• require such services as laundry, household chores, maintenance, and meal preparation.
• crave regular opportunities for socialization but are unable to achieve it without help and guidance.
• prefer a regular routine and predictable schedule of activities.

Assisted living communities are the more appropriate choice for those who have physical or cognitive impairments that necessitate assistance with the activities of daily living, such as …Read more ›

Senior Living Options

How to Choose the Right Senior Living Community for Your Family

When it comes to selecting a senior living option that is the most appropriate for your family member, there is a myriad of factors to consider.

  1. Have a clear understanding of your loved one’s needs. Find a community that is the best possible match to fill those needs.
  2. Consider the quality, reputation, and policies of the senior living community.
  3. Give consideration to your budget and the affordability of the options …Read more ›

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