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recovering from surgery in an assisted living facility

When my mother decided to get surgery on both of her knees, we knew that it would be difficult for her to get around for a couple of weeks. We weighed the pros and cons of having her stay in my home while she recovered and did some research about her staying at an assisted living facility up the road from my place. After reading about what I would have to do for her during her recovery, we decided that the medical professionals at the assisted living facility would be best to handle it. Learn about staying at an assisted living facility for surgical recovery here on my blog.

What Makes Senior Living Communities Special?

Many people focus on the quality of care and access to services senior living communities offer. While those things are certainly important, these are not the things that distinguish one group of senior living apartments from all the others. In fact, many different communities offer similar services to their residents. What makes some senior living communities special is the community itself and the lengths administrators go to in order to foster that sense of community. Read More 

Separating Your Elderly Parents: What To Do When One Needs A Nursing Home And The Other Doesn’t

One of the most difficult aspects of aging is accepting the help needed to live a safe and healthy existence. Watching your parents' needs grow beyond the extent of the help you can provide is also a heavy burden to bear. When one parent requires a nursing home and the other doesn't, though, everyone's heart begins to tremble.  While it's not an easy course to navigate, it's a necessity you have to face with fortitude, foresight and, hopefully, the help of your entire family. Read More 

How Retirement Communities Are Changing The Lives Of Retirees

Once upon a time, retirement communities and homes had a negative connotation. They were clinical facilities that were dreary and depressing. Today's retirement communities, though, are game-changers for the aging population. Instead of a place where people go, essentially to die, they have become places people to go to live life with a little extra zest during their golden years. What has happened to change the connotations surrounding the standard senior living community? Read More