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Preparing for a Senior Living Tour

Your parent has made the decision to move into a senior living community. Now comes the task of selecting the community that is the best fit for his or her needs. You’ll likely tour several communities before making your final decision. Be prepared in advance with a list of questions and a good idea of […]

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If Senior Living Becomes Boring

Here are some suggestions you can share to help your parents to overcome boredom in senior living and make their days more enjoyable. Have Them Shake Up Their Routine For some seniors, routine can be comforting. Breakfast at eight. Reading the newspaper at nine. Stretching exercises at ten. Watching a favorite TV show at eleven. […]

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10 Tips for Spotting and Avoiding Scams

In this world of on-line relationships, even seniors can ‘fall’ for the sweetheart scam. This can happen when a lonely senior enrolls in an on-line dating website– and a much younger person creates a relationship with the lonely senior–and before long is asking for money. And lots of it. Anyone can be scammed by a supposed […]

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Making the Most of Your Visits

When your parent (relative/old friend)  moves into senior living, you may have some questions about how best to handle your visits. How often should you visit? How long should the visit be? Is there a limit to how many people should visit at one time? What are some good things to do during the course of […]

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Really Good Gifts for Seniors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can be the most stressful time of the year, too. Shopping for a loved one in senior living may present a challenge. Where can you find memorable gifts that show you really care? put together a really good list of gifts of smart gifts […]

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Assistive Devices for Seniors

From the 10/23/2017 Senior Living Blog of A Place for Mom   For many individuals with senior parents who live in their own homes, mobility and safety is a constant worry. Declining agility and unsteadiness can result in falls with devastating injuries for seniors, as well tasks that were previously simple, such as getting out of […]

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Healthy Aging Month

The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. September is Healthy Aging® Month and the time to get started on better health practices. This month is the time to celebrate life and turn over a new leaf.  September is Healthy Aging Month, a month dedicated to helping individuals gain a more positive outlook about […]

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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location.   A study done by, of families who toured facilities and others whose family member moved there, reported that the most commonly cited attribute for a […]

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