Finding Senior Care With a Heart

How to find the perfect care situation for your senior.     16 hours. That's how long Carolyn Childerston's mom Doris spent on the floor of her small-town Nebraska home after taking a fall last September. Carolyn, who lives in Maryland, had been calling all day to wish... more


Villages and Intentional Communities

Intentional communities and "villages" typically are, or are affiliated with, non-profit organizations and have much in common with a buying co-op. These loosely defined communities are planned to help the aging populations stay in their own neighborhoods and create a network of connections that allow them to lead safe, healthy... more


Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

What to look for and what to ask.Elders are usually reluctant to leave their homes to move to assisted living, but in the right facility, many seniors perk up and thrive with the readily available socialization.Here are some factors to consider and questions to ask when looking for... more


Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Everything You Need to Know

Palliative care and hospice care are both great options for managing pain. Here’s what you need to know about these two choices. When it comes to serious illnesses and terminal diagnoses, the choices for treatment and care can be overwhelming. If you’re researching options for a loved one, you might... more


How to guides

The Home Care Options Guide: Volunteer Care

The following page will highlight the important facts and factors when choosing Home Care to help your senior Age in Place. How do I manage so many people in my already hectic life? Some caregivers may not prefer enlisting neighbors, extended family, friends and volunteer help. Still, they go this route... more


Strategies for Communicating With Senior Housing Staff

4 techniques to create the ideal relationship with your parents' assisted living caregivers.Mrs. Simpson's beloved family watch was missing. As a new resident in an Assisted Living community, she became certain an aide took it, so she told her daughter, Betsy.Betsy was very upset. Riddled with guilt... more


How to guides

The Home Care Options Guide: Choosing Between Independent and Agency Care

The following page will highlight the important facts and factors when choosing Home Care to help your senior Age in Place. There are real benefits and drawbacks to both going with an agency or hiring independently, so the best thing to do is consider the pros and cons below to determine... more


Michigan Senior Housing

Read about the local resources that can help you find senior housing in Michigan.Michigan-Housing Resources Retirement CommunitiesMany seniors are not yet ready for institutionalized care, but desire to live in aretirement communitycatering to their older age. To satisfy this demand, there are multiple senior community options in Michigan.ˇ        Naturally... more