Sometimes 5-star service was granted those shining stars for the wrong reasons. Consumers tend to trust award winning or specially approved products. While shopping for assisted living facilities, awards and endorsements can be persuasive decision makers. By looking at one prestigious organization’s guidelines, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), get a grip on what [...]
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Retirement planners, young and old, will eventually look their future in the face and calculate retirement living options. The national Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that by 2050, 27 million Americans will need some type of paid long term care. In 2000, that amount was 13 million. The retirement living elephant won’t leave the room unless [...]
A four-bedroom house with numerous flights of stairs may not be the ideal place to spend your retirement. It is great for company, but an obstacle course for aging. Downsizing may require a new perspective on living options and senior housing isn’t always a loss of independence. Knowing what every option entails may make decisions [...]
With American’s population getting ever older, chances are that you or someone you know will be, or already is, looking at long-term care. There are many concerns and issues to consider during this time. For most aging adults who have lived their entire lives independently, it can be very difficult to make this decision, both [...]
It is important to consider your financial future at an early age. The younger you start planning for the future, the more money you will have to enjoy during your retirement. As your reach retirement age, you may find the need to live in an assisted living community. These homes offer a way for you [...]
As people grow older, one’s mortality starts to see more and more real. This especially happens once a person hits the age of 30. With this major landmark in place, it’s common for people to start worrying about their finances and quality of life after they hit the retirement age. This is why it is [...]