Siblings disagree (shocking surprise, right?). Whether it be a heated argument over the “official” rules when playing Monopoly as kids to which house should host Thanksgiving when you are adults, I’d venture to bet that your family has experienced its fair share of ups and downs.
Depression and isolation has become increasingly common among today’s aging population, and they come with significant health risks.
Higher than average suicide rates in those over the age of 85 years old are causing wide-spread concern across the United States.
Unfortunately, stereotyping can get in the way of getting an aging loved one who is depressed or isolated the help they need.
How likely are you to need some form of long-term care? According to one study you have a nearly 70 percent chance of needing some kind of long-term care in your lifetime.
Typically, the decision isn’t made alone. More commonly, family encouragement to make the decision is needed.
As the baby-boom generation ages, assisted living will continue to grow in popularity. Assisted living communities offer seniors a way to live independently while getting assistance with daily living activities. While living alone comes with risks of social isolation and loneliness, assisted living offers a vibrant, social environment that improves mental and physical health.
You're at a crossroads. Your mom isn’t safe to live at home alone anymore, or your dad has difficulty taking care of himself since your mom passed away. Now what? For many, the thought of family caregiving is a potential option. But, it’s a big commitment. Take into consideration these pros and cons when making your decision.
If you’ve ever visited an assisted living community, you likely realized it was much more than what you were expecting. Many of today’s assisted living communities offer a vibrant recreational calendar, restaurant-style dining options, and a variety of other amenities. But, understanding the difference between paying a mortgage, and the price structure of an assisted living community can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning.
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Assisted living is a compelling option for seniors who can no longer handle every aspect of independent living but who don’t need the heightened nursing and medical attention that a nursing home offers. Moving into assisted living provides respite from home maintenance, assistance with self-care, and a vibrant, social environment that improves mental and physical health.
Assisted living communities can be a great place for people to spend their senior years. They offer relief from the maintenance of a home, as much or as little daily assistance as you need, and a vibrant, social environment that gives residents access to making new friends, and enjoying new or old hobbies.