Making the decision

What's the Difference?

Up until the 1980s, seniors who could not live safely in their own home or with family had little access to institutional care. Since the 1980s, senior living has developed from adult care homes to a variety of vibrant lifestyles and progression of care options ranging between Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We […]

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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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5 Tips for Long Term Care Planning Month

Oftentimes seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care. Consequently, the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family member. Planning in advance can be an incredible gift to your family. Talk to them about any concerns you may have about senior living and what […]

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Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

When your loved one begins to need additional support, you may not always live next door. 15% of caregivers in the U.S. are long-distance caregivers at an average of 450 miles away. That’s around 10 million Americans of the almost 66 million who have served as caregivers for a loved one. If you are one […]

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The Story of Phil & Jean

We all know the marriage vows, “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part”. Some of us live those vows to the letter. Jean is one of these individuals. We know […]

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Reducing Family Stress

When asked where you would like to live in your 80s and 90s, what would you say? Most likely your answer would be “at home.” There is an idyllic image of staying in a home where memories have been made, but as people live longer, health complications may interfere with these plans. As we age, […]

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Back from Visiting Mom and Dad?

Oftentimes visiting family over the holidays is a mixed bag of emotions. The hectic build up of getting everything together, packing, traveling, and the flurry of parties can be stressful. But at the same time it is wonderful to see everyone, reminisce, and catch up. Add to that, the potential concern about loved one’s safety […]

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Home for the Holidays: How are Mom and Dad?

Our own Executive Director, Carrie Little visited the Hampton Roads Show right after Thanksgiving to talk about signs our loved ones could use some extra help and how to start your research. Coming into town and visiting aging parents may occasionally present surprises. They following list are signs that your loved one may need extra […]

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