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When Memory Issues Are Cause for Concern

Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

By: Clare Connection

A concern that is commonly voiced by adult children is that their aging parent is beginning to get forgetful. Maybe they are losing their keys more frequently. Perhaps they uncharacteristically failed to pay some bills on time. Such changes can seem especially pronounced for those who only see their parents occasionally (such as around the holiday season that is fast-approaching).

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What is Independent Living?

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018

By: Clare Connection

 When it comes to 55+ retirement communities, there are a number of different options in the marketplace. Some senior living providers cater to those who are able to live fully or mostly independently, while others accommodate those who require more assistance with the regular activities of daily living or higher levels of healthcare. Still other providers span the entire continuum of care, serving residents who live independently but also granting priority access to assisted living services and/or skilled nursing care when necessary.

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Retirement Communities: Understanding the Terminology

Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

By: Clare Connection

Determining what differentiates one type of retirement community from another is a point of confusion for many prospective residents and their family members. Try searching for the term “retirement community” online, and you’ll get thousands of results ranging from active adult communities to nursing homes, and everything in between. How is one to narrow down the field in order to find the type of community that is best for their unique situation or needs?

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8 Questions to Consider Before You Decide to Age in Place

Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

By: Clare Connection

Today’s senior living communities offer more services and amenities than ever, with perks that range from the convenient (like on-site healthcare facilities, transportation, and home maintenance) to the luxurious (like on-site 5-star dining options and indoor pools). Yet despite the seeming allure of many senior living facilities, survey after survey reveals that today’s senior still has a strong desire to stay in their own home for as long as possible, referred to as “aging in place.”

If you are one who feels that you want to stay in your own home, it’s important that you do the appropriate planning. Here are a few important questions that you need to consider to ensure health, happiness, and safety in your home.

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