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There are 8 instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) that are used to determine a senior’s ability to be self-sufficient and what services are needed to support living independently.

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.

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.

It can be hard for a senior to adjust after moving from their home into independent living. This transition can be made easier with the support of family caregivers and residents in the new community.

Learn how to pay for independent living by utilizing the financial resources available to you and your elderly loved one.

Independent living communities come in a variety of sizes, shapes and price points. See how these five innovative and slightly unusual options cater to the specific needs and interests of aging adults.

Rapidly advancing technology is making it easier than ever for seniors to age in place. Discover five important technological tools that may allow you loved one to live at home longer.

Holiday visits to an aging parent's house can reveal a lot about their health and well being. Discover what warning signs to look for.

When a family member is considering moving to indepent living, or retirement community, caregivers and family members have lots of question. Here are common questions that caregivers ask.

Understanding senior housing options will help you assess your elderly parent’s needs and make the best choice. Learn about home care, independent and assisted living, and more.

When aging parents want to continue living at home, but can no longer do minor home repairs, a handyman for seniors could be the answer.

Most seniors wish to continue living in their own homes, but this can be unrealistic and unsafe as their abilities wane. See how individual services like meal delivery and more comprehensive in-home care can enable a loved one to age in place safely.

Seniors need to feel useful to enjoy a high quality of life. Sticking to everyday routines and engaging in enjoyable activities helps them maintain a sense of purpose. But if you believe an elder’s actions are risky or dangerous, when should you step in?

As people age, they often consider simplifying their living arrangements. Seniors who are still physically and mentally capable of living independently and enjoy the companionship of their peers should consider moving to an independent living community.

The task of getting an elderly relative out of a cluttered, filthy, unsafe home is never easy. Here are some tips for caregivers and family to make the process more successful.

Use these tips to work with your aging loved ones and devise a plan that balances their safety and independence and gives you added peace of mind.

Long-distance caregiving is challenging, but so is convincing Mom and Dad to relocate so they’re closer to family. How do you know if you are making the right decision?

"Intentional communities" enable the elderly to stay at home longer with full access to assisted living services and thus offering respite for the primary caregiver.