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How Assisted Living Facilities Are Regulated and Graded

How Assisted Living Facilities Are Regulated and Graded

Due in part to its great year-round climate and its moderate cost of living, the state of Arizona has long been a popular place for older adults to live after retirement. This popularity has only increased as our nation’s population has grown older, with a proportionate rise in the number of assisted living facilities to […]

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The Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

The Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are often considered interchangeable terms. But there are distinct differences you need to know if you are considering one or the other for a loved one. About Assisted Living Facilities Assisted living facilities usually cater to the same age group as nursing homes, but their purpose and function share […]

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Elderly Enrichment: The Importance of Activities for Seniors

Elderly Enrichment: The Importance of Activities for Seniors

The decision to move yourself or an elderly loved one into an assisted living community can be a difficult one to make. Just as importantly, it can be a difficult decision to stick with after you’ve actually made it. Understanding the benefits of assisted living is the best way to reassure yourself that you’ve made […]

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Help For One of the Hardest Conversations You’ll Ever Have

Help For One of the Hardest Conversations You’ll Ever Have

We all want our parents to live in their home peacefully until the end of their days, but this just isn’t realistic in most cases. As our parents and loved ones continue to age, they become progressively less able to care for themselves in the same comfort and safety than they were when they were […]

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What Is Memory Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients?

What Is Memory Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients?

What is memory care for seniors and how does that differ from traditional assisted living? Both help the elderly maintain a satisfactory way of life, but memory care is specialized for those with certain cognitive health conditions. When elderly people develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, you may notice they begin to experience memory […]

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