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In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living: What's Best for Your Family?

Adults don't all age the same way at the same time, so having an open and honest conversation with the senior in your life can help determine the best type of care to suit their needs. Two common options for seniors who require care are private, in-home care from... more


Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes: Choosing the Best Care for Your Loved One

It can be a difficult and emotional choice to start looking for care outside the home for your aging loved one. As the primary decision-maker, there are two main factors to take into consideration: the level of care needed and what it will cost. Whether your aging relative needs a... more


How to Manage the Transition to Assisted Living

Life is full of transitions, some of them more difficult than others. When a loved one gets into their senior years, the change can be challenging for the entire family—especially when it comes to making care decisions. Should you move them into your home or outfit their existing home so... more


Everything You Need to Know to Become a Qualified CNA

A certified nursing assistant is often the first step to becoming an RN or LPN. If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, researching how to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a good first step. It can open the door to many other opportunities such as... more


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What qualities do you look for in an assisted living center?

I have started to look for assisted living centers for my mother. Any advice?I just want to be prepared when that time comes.


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How long do you try to put off moving your parent to an assisted living center?

I really don't want to put my mother in an assisted living center. But she is getting to the point that she needs help. How can I put this off a little longer?


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What are the pros and cons of live-in care vs. assisted living?

My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more


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It’s Not About the Fountain in the Lobby

The decision has been made. All the discussion, negotiation, and stalling is over. A few tears have been shed. But finally, your elderly mom or dad is moving out of the family home. He or she will be going to a facility that offers daily assistance and monitoring.  And... more