Accreditation is an official “approval” given by an independent governing body to a senior living community and/or their staff, showing that they provide senior care to very high standards.
GLOSSARY OF SENIOR LIVING TERMS
If you’re new to the concepts of Assisted Living and Memory Care, trying to understand all the terms related to these types of care can feel a little overwhelming. We understand! That’s why we put together this glossary of key terms related to the senior living industry.
PRIVATE PAY VS. GOVERNMENT ASSISTED
There are a variety of ways to pay for the costs of senior living communities. The two main options are private forms of payment or various government assistance programs. Need help finding the one that’s right for you? Continue reading below to learn more about each program so you can make a more informed decision.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUDGET
When considering private pay senior living, budgeting is among one of the most significant things you must consider. In this budgeting guide, we have listed several factors to consider when planning a budget for senior living expenses:
Your Monthly Cost of Living
Whether you are just getting started or have done your research, this guide is here to help you understand your budget and if private pay senior living is the right choice for you.
RIGHTSIZING PERKS & TIPS
Downsizing is a key part of simplifying your life and cutting costs. Explore the tips below for help on making the transition as easy as possible, and learn more about the advantages that proper downsizing can bring to your life.
BENEFITS OF SENIOR LIVING
Most seniors want to live in their own homes as they continue to age, preferring to age in place with in-home care. It’s very understandable, as you are likely more comfortable in a familiar place and don’t want to deal with the difficulty of moving. But there are many advantages to senior living communities. Here’s why living in a senior living community might be the best option for you:
The organizations listed below are good resources:
To better understand and cope with the changes caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, we offer monthly support groups and educational sessions for residents, family members, and friends at each of our communities. These include specialized support groups such as one for men who are unaccustomed to their new role as a caregiver and one for men who are unsure of how to cope with their feelings surrounding a loved one’s loss of memory or end of life.
Memory Care support groups are led by trained professionals and former caregivers at each community. These groups present family members the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and share their personal experiences.
These sessions are free and open to everyone. Family and friends are always welcome. Please check our calendar for particular sessions.