Seniors Living Alone

  • How to Pay for Independent Living

    Understand how retirement communities differ from other senior living options and learn how various assets, income sources and benefits can cover the costs of living in an independent senior community.

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  • Questions and Answers About Independent Living Communities

    Also known as retirement communities, independent living enables self-sufficient seniors to enjoy a social atmosphere, amenities, services and activities without any of the responsibilities and maintenance that come with home ownership.

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  • In-Home Services That Can Help Seniors Continue to Live Independently

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

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  • A Caregiver’s Struggle: Balancing an Elder's Sense of Purpose with Their Safety

    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?

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  • 3 Types of Independent Living for Seniors

    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.

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  • My Loved One Isn’t Safe Living Alone Anymore—Now What?

    Making care decisions for aging parents is never easy. 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.

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  • Aging at Home with Intentional Communities

    Aging in place is an independent living option for seniors who want to stay in their own home safely and comfortably. "Intentional communities" enable the elderly to stay at home longer with full access to support services.

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  • Should Your Elderly Parent Continue Living at Home?

    Adult children worried about the dangers of a senior living alone is often met with an elderly parent's claim that,"Everything is fine!" However, the difficult task of determining whether an aging loved one can remain at home safely must be addressed.

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  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Defined

    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.

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  • Expert Advice on Aging in Place

    Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.

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  • Renting vs. Buying in Senior Living Communities

    When considering the many different types of senior housing communities available, you may be faced with the decision to rent or buy. It’s important to consider an elder’s future care needs and finances before deciding which option is best.

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  • Roommates Help Older Adults Age in Place

    Many adults want to age in place, whether or not it's truly safe for them to do so. Discover the senior housing trend that can enable older individuals to maintain their independence and their safety.

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  • Key Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living

    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.

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  • 20 Warning Signs That an Elderly Driver is No Longer Safe Behind the Wheel

    Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the risk of car accidents and injury increases with age. Look for these warning signs that indicate it's time for a senior to stop driving.

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  • Returning to Senior Housing After a Hospital Stay

    A hospital stay can seriously affect a senior’s health and independence. Understanding the common issues that occur during care transitions will help you and your loved one know what to expect and ensure the discharge process goes as smoothly as possible.

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  • Overview of Senior Living: Continuing Care Retirement Communities

    What is a CCRC? Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) explained: What they are, what to expect, how to find one and how to pay for one.

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  • How to Discuss Unsafe Driving with a Senior

    Elders who have become increasingly dangerous on the road are often in denial about their inability to safely drive a car. Use these 7 tips for discussing unsafe driving with an aging parent.

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  • How Do I Get Dad Out of His Cluttered, Unsafe Home?

    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.

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  • Should You Convince Your Aging Parents to Move Closer to You?

    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?

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  • Making Home Safer For Seniors: A Room-by-Room Assessment

    Create a home environment, both inside and out, that makes it possible for seniors who want to stay in their homes to safely age in place.

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