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On senior living tours, guides often direct your attention to the shiny features they’re proudest of. These offerings may be great, but it is crucial to use an evidence-based method to determine the quality of care your loved one will receive.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for encouraging seniors to participate in activities at their senior living facility.

Family members are often responsible for providing seniors with supportive care, but the ability to recognize when it is time to hire outside help is beneficial for everyone involved.

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) promise to care for you for the rest of your life, but they do so for a price.

There are many different living options available to those who are considering a move to a senior housing community. It is vitally important to consider future care needs and finances when making this major decision.

Patients who are overweight or obese face significant challenges when trying to find a rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility or nursing home that can accommodate their unique needs. These tips will help you narrow down your search and make sure your loved one is well cared for.

The emotions involved in relocating a senior often overshadow the medical, financial and legal implications. Make sure you and your loved one are fully prepared for everything that a move entails.

Family members often struggle with decisions regarding memory care. There is no downside to placing a senior with dementia in a facility too soon, however there are many consequences of waiting too long.

Most of us old folks claim we want to age in place—to stay in the familiar homes we love. But for many, that choice turns seniors into "elderly orphans," alone and isolated. What to do?

Groups of healthy college students are living alongside older adults in nursing homes and other long term care facilities. The unusual arrangement offers benefits to both young and old.

Security measures such as locked doors are common fixtures in memory care facilities. But how does constantly being under lock and key truly affect men and women with dementia?

I recently toured a veteran's home in a midsize Minnesota town. The facility was beautifully designed and superbly run. The only thing that struck me as unusual was that I didn't notice any women.

I'm sure you've heard that soldiers in the field resist becoming close to their buddies, the reason being that they either rotate out or worse, become KIA's. Living in a 55+ community has the same pitfalls.

Is your loved one resistant to the idea of moving to a retirement home? Maybe this video will change their mind.

In order to find the best fit for an aging loved one, it’s important to understand what types of housing and care are available and how they compare.

In recent weeks, I've been following the spread of the "Village" concept around the country. These villages are non-profit membership organizations designed to help seniors stay in their own homes -- active, safe, and comfortable. What a great idea!

Being an elder law attorney prepared me well for the day when the symptoms of my father's memory loss became debilitating. I knew what documents to prepare and what information to have on hand.

Choosing the right memory care community for a loved one with dementia can be daunting. There are many things to consider, but here's why you should always take size into account when making your decision.

For dementia patients, “home” is more than just a place where they had once lived. It’s a sense of love and safety that stems from their surroundings.

Placing mom in a nursing home—something we never thought we would consider—was not what we feared it to be.
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