Brookdale Senior Living Review

Brookdale Senior Living, founded in 1978 and based in Brentwood, Tennessee, is the largest operator of senior housing in the United States. Across all their properties Brookdale has nearly 750 locations and service over 100,000 residents across 43 states. Independent Living Assisted Living Skilled Nursing (aka nursing homes) Memory Care Continuing Care Physical rehabilitation Hospice … Read more

Five Star Senior Living Review

About Founded in 2000 by Barry M. Portnoy and Gerard M. Martin, Five Star Senior Living is publicly traded senior housing company (Nasdaq: FVE). As of Nov 2020, it’s the 4th largest senior housing operator in the United States. With diverse locations in suburban, rural, and metropolitan areas, Five Star Senior Living welcomes residents from … Read more

Common Types Of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and it’s estimated to grow to 13 million over the next 30-years. For adults with older parents, the thought of Alzheimer’s disease is frightening. Seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease may have difficulty in a variety of areas – everything from memory … Read more

How To Remodel Home for an Elderly Person

Turning a regular home to meet a senior citizen’s needs is a growing trend. There are more people who are 62+ than ever before, and 80% of senior living hazards can be removed. It’s all about design – use good lighting, remove slippery surfaces, fewer stairs, etc. To help you a senior home remodel we … Read more

What Are ADLs – Activities of Daily Living

In the healthcare care industry terms such as Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) & Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are used to measure a senior’s level of functioning in performing everyday tasks and chores. These assessments can be useful for assessing the elderly in order to evaluate the type and level of care services … Read more

How To Find The Best Nursing Home

There are a lot of nursing homes throughout the US – according to cdc.gov, there were 15,600 nursing homes, 1.7 million licensed beds, and 1.3 million residents. Below is our checklist of things to consider when picking a nursing home. 1. Distance Distance matters. It should be a top priority. Constant contact with friends and … Read more

Vi Assisted Living Review

About Vi Living was founded by Penny Pritzker in 1987 – today they own and operate 10 retirement communities across 6 states. Each facility is designed to around the community. There’s a lot of events – both on campus and off campus – that are meant to foster relationships between residents and staff. Each community … Read more

Checklist For Evaluating Senior Care Facilities

A senior care facility is a good option for people 55+ who require a little more assistance than in-home care. It’s typically a home in a senior community and houses 2-8 seniors who are at a similar stage in terms of health. Originally called boarding homes, residential care facilities provide non-medical care services – it … Read more

How To Pay For Assisted Living or Nursing Home

Paying for Senior Care is important, but can be costly. The best assisted living and nursing homes can cost over $4,000/mo, and high-end, luxury senior housing facilities can cost $8,000+/mo (plus an entrance fee!). Average costs for senior care (acl.gov): Compared to 2004, senior living costs have increased 80-90%. Here’s some good things to consider … Read more

Checklist For Evaluating Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facilities offer a variety of care services that are between a senior retirement communities (or “independent living”) and a nursing home (or “skilled nursing”).  They’ve increased in popularity because seniors are able to keep their independence, and provide an extra layer of safety. Moving a loved one to an assisted living facility is … Read more

What If My Parent Won’t Accept Help

Generations matter and seniors who are 65+ can sometimes have a higher sense of independence – after all, they have lived through wartime and possibly the Great Depression. Lifetime struggles can create a high sense of independence, and not wanting to rely on another person for help. But there comes a time when getting help … Read more