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

How To Find The Best Nursing Home

There are a lot of nursing homes throughout the US – according to, 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 ( 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

Senior Living Move In Checklist

When moving into an assisted living facility it can be hard to know exactly what to pack – some homes may offer towels and bedsheets while others require you to have them day 1. Any moving list includes basic items such as clothes, toiletries, pillows, bedding and towels. Seniors can also bring items that will … Read more

6 Most Common Senior Living Arrangements

1. Senior In-Home Care Avg. $21.00 per hour for non-medical home care In-home health care is offered as a service with daily check-ups or phone calls, and emergency services on-call. In-home care is provided by a caregiving professional – this person is hired to assist the senior with the daily activities. Depending on a person’s mobility … Read more

How To Pick An Assisted Living Facility

Cost, quality of care, faith, and location are the primary factors people usually consider when choosing a facility, but there are many other features to take into account. Average assisted living prices in 2020 (nationwide). 1 Bedroom: $3,665 2 Bedrooms: $4,275 Semi-Private: $1,280 Studio Apt: $3,325 Below is our checklist of things to look for … Read more