Pets and Seniors: Do You Need a Furry Friend? It’s been estimated that pets have a place in nearly 80 million United States households. Pet ownership can bring joy to all ages, and recent research confirms that Baby Boomers are the second-largest group of pet owners, just behind Millennials. There’s something comforting about a wagging tail greeting you each morning or stroking some soft fur as you settle in for the evening. What can a furry companion offer for seniors? …Continue Reading
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Downsizing Your Home: How to Prepare After you’ve made the decision to downsize your home and simplify your life by moving into a senior living community, it’s time to start preparing for your moving day. Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, but keeping organized throughout the process will allow you to look forward to this new chapter in your life. Moving To-Do List to Get You Started As soon as you have chosen the retirement community that best …Continue Reading
How Does Quality of Life Improve in a CCRC? Today’s modern senior living communities offer an active, vibrant lifestyle with a wide variety of services and amenities to keep residents happy and healthy and improve their overall quality of life. These communities are a far cry from the institutionalized “nursing home” of the past, with its white walls and hospital beds. Research has shown seniors thrive in a community setting where they can remain as independent as possible. A continuing …Continue Reading
What is a Living Will? A living will, also known as an advance directive or health care directive, is a legal document specifying your wishes regarding end-of-life care in the event you become incapacitated in some way. By definition, a living will is a written statement detailing a person’s desires regarding their medical treatment in circumstances in which they are no longer able to express informed consent. The living will is often confused with a different legal document, the last …Continue Reading
What is Independent Living for Seniors? When seniors are still able-bodied, healthy and active, and require very little assistance with daily tasks, it may seem like there’s no reason to consider moving from a home they’ve lived in for most of their lives. In this case, independent living for seniors may be thought to mean aging in place in the home. However, more and more seniors are beginning to realize that staying in their current homes can become more of …Continue Reading
Staying Together as You Age If you and your spouse are currently still healthy, active and enjoying all that life has to offer in your retirement years, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about your future together. You might think that aging in place in your home will be the best option for both of you, but being prepared for the decline in health that can be a normal part of aging is vitally important. In fact, …Continue Reading