Health Concerns of Coronavirus Isolation for Seniors

Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic is not easy for most of us. We have our normal routines, whether it's work, school, or other hobbies. When all that comes to a sudden halt, we can feel confused and frustrated. One especially affected population is seniors in care facilities. Most have been closed off from outside visitors for months now. Some are stuck in their room, with three meals a day [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:20:54-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Assisted Living, Health, Pandemic, seniors|0 Comments

Assisted Living Can Improve Quality of Life

Many of us hope to age at home as independently as possible. However, this may not always be the best option for our situation as we get older. Illnesses, mobility impairments, and the normal aging process may affect our abilities. This may lead to the need for an assisted living. While this may seem like a loss of independence, it can actually improve your quality of life in a variety [...]

By |2019-09-08T16:17:24-07:00September 26th, 2019|Assisted Living, independence, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Veteran Benefits

Did you know that if you served in the United States armed forces, you could qualify for benefits? These benefits can include help with the costs of assisted living, as well as some in-home support. However, the veteran population is often under served in this aspect due to lack of knowledge of the options. Assisted living and nursing care can put a financial burden on the senior and their family. [...]

By |2019-09-15T11:00:45-07:00September 15th, 2019|Aging, Assisted Living, Financial Matters|0 Comments

The Basics of Senior Care Communities

Are you thinking of long-term care or a senior living community? Whether it's for you or your loved one, it can be a little confusing. There are so many types. Each offer different kinds of amenities and services.  Knowing you or your loved one's specific needs is the first step. Learning the basics of senior care communities will inform your life choices as you age. This Next Avenue article helps [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:00:17-07:00March 18th, 2019|Aging, Assisted Living, Long Term Care|0 Comments

Aging in Place Versus Assisted Living

As the saying goes, "home is where the heart is". This speaks to the reason why most older adults wish to age in their own home. The comfort and familiarity that our homes provide us may seem impossible to live without. However, we must factor in the costs of aging in place versus assisted living. Furthermore, the costs are not only financial. We will end up paying a price on [...]

Transitioning into an Assisted Living

Moving is hard for anyone of any age. The process can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. However, when it comes time for transitioning into an Assisted Living facility, seniors can often feel scared, sad, alone, and a slew of other emotions. Many adult children help their aging parents with this transition. For both the children and parents, this is a difficult choice and process. This move is not always [...]

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