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Checklist for Choosing the Right Memory Care

Today may be the day you and your family begin your research into Memory Care communities for Mom or Dad. Or maybe you’ve been putting off making the decision due to fear of the unknown or a feeling of guilt for not being able to take on all your loved one’s care needs alone. We […]

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7 Tips for Hurricane Preparation

What is a Hurricane? Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that produce torrential rains, storm surges and tornadoes. The typical season for these storms lasts from June through November. There are five categories with wind speeds ranging from 74 mph to 155 mph. Are you prepared for this season? Our Plan Each year, as we monitor […]

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What’s the Greatest Challenge in Caring for an Aging Loved One?

At Commonwealth Senior Living, improving the lives of seniors and their families is central to everything we do. We’ve found the best way to further support these individuals is simply by asking. So we asked families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one has been for their family and here’s what […]

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How to Pay for Senior Living

When beginning to discuss making the move to senior living, almost all conversations involve the legal and financial issues families face. So, how much does senior living cost? The short answer is that costs can vary. The pricing is dependent on the amount of care an individual needs. For example, an Independent Living apartment rate […]

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Veterans Aid & Attendance: How We Can Help

We created Our Promise to Veterans in 2017 which includes a rate lock for life for veterans and their spouses. This means the rate on a veteran’s suite will never increase, an offer that only Commonwealth Senior Living can promise. Our recognition to veterans is something we exercise daily and incorporate throughout each of our […]

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10 Tips for a Safe Summer

Take a look at the forecast for the summer, and you’ll see that most days are projected to be well over 90 degrees. According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 40% of heat related fatalities in the United States from 2004-2018 were among individuals 65 years or older. As we age, our bodies become […]

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The Longest Day

Each year during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, we celebrate the Longest Day. This day always occurs on the summer solstice, or the longest day of sunshine during the calendar year. We are excited that there is so much passionate research around Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias being done as well as the personalized […]

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Life at Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg

Commonwealth Senior Living is proud to serve our residents and their families in Christiansburg, Virginia. Our community offers both Assisted Living with three different floorplan options, and Memory Care, with two different floorplan options, allowing our residents to age in place. This means that while an individual’s care needs may change, their home, hobbies, and […]

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Preparing to Visit Senior Living Communities

As we discussed previously, there are several signs that a loved one is not getting the support they deserve and starting that conversation is best when you’ve already researched options in the area.  It’s best to start preparing a plan for the future you both would feel comfortable with now rather than being forced to […]

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Starting the Conversation: How to Talk About Adding Support 

June 2022  We understand starting the conversation about adding support may be intimidating, but we want you to know you are not alone. Remember that you have an army of supporters and people like us who are available to assist you on your journey. Don’t get us wrong, it will not be easy. You may […]

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