More than 54 million people provide unpaid care to an aging or disabled loved one. For primary caregivers, the physical and emotional toll can lead to caregiver fatigue and caregiver burnout, especially around the holidays. For caregivers, it is important to practice selfcare. For those being cared for, a much-needed break from the daily routine can be…

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Most Americans over the age of 65 are either married or living together under the same roof with their significant other.  A trend that is likely to grow well into the future as we live longer and better than ever before. To help accommodate the living preferences of senior couples, the best senior living communities…

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Moving can be a daunting task at any age. For seniors, the emotional toll of moving can cause anxiety about relocating and leaving behind a family home tied to happy memories. Psychologists call the anxiety a senior feels about moving relocation stress syndrome (RSS). This term is used to describe the unique challenges an older adult faces when…

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Moving into a Senior Living Community is an important decision, and for many a difficult one. Deciding where you want to live as you age, before the need arises, will grant you the opportunity to chart your own course for retirement with independence, dignity, and peace of mind.   As you research, you’ll find that…

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Humans, by nature, are social animals. We all have social needs, no matter our age. As the pandemic clearly illustrated, meeting those individual social needs is essential to maintain a happy and healthy life. The need for loved ones near you providing love and support is important for people of all ages, and it is…

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A Life Care community or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is an attractive option for aging adults, though often times the price is a deterrent. However, you should not look at the price tag without considering all of the benefits that come with Life Care. If the ultimate goal in life planning is to make…

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You’ve decided that it is the right time for a Senior Living Community. How do you find the “perfect” Community to fit your lifestyle?   First things first, you’ll want to start your research to make sure you learn everything you can in order to make an informed decision. Finding a community that will fulfill…

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Oftentimes the search for a senior living community can leave older adults and their families confused about what they really want and need. The uncharted territory of senior living options can be difficult to understand between rules, guidelines, and a unique language with many acronyms.  So, let’s break down the basics.   Independent Living and Assisted Living…

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Wendy, originally from North Dakota, attended the University of Minnesota where she received a BA in Psychology in 1997. She then spent 9 years managing Non-Profit Group Homes for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It was this experience that sparked her interest in the complex issues of her Residents and led her back to…

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