Articles about Senior Housing

Comparing the Pros and Cons of Alzheimer

Comparing the Pros and Cons of Alzheimer's Living Options

Planning ahead by exploring living arrangements and care for your parent or loved one with Alzheimer's is critical when it comes time to making the right decision. When finding the best care becomes urgent or a crisis, you are more likely to be forced into


10 Questions to Bring on Your Senior Care Facility Tour

10 Questions to Bring on Your Senior Care Facility Tour

For example, Is it easy to arrange for a tour of the facility within a few days? The facility should openly invite you and all interested family members for a tour. You should expect them to be available to accommodate your schedule and set a date in a


When is it Time for Assisted Living or a Nursing Home?

When is it Time for Assisted Living or a Nursing Home?

A family is often faced with the difficult decision of when is the right time to move an elderly parent to assisted living or possibly a nursing home. Each family situation is very different and it may help you to answer some of the following questions when


Checking on Your Loved One

Checking on Your Loved One's Care in a Nursing Home

More often than not the squeaky wheel does get the oil in regards to your loved one's care in a nursing home. Families who are vigilant in monitoring signs of neglect or abuse noted below and voicing their concerns are apt to receive more caregiving attention.


How to Measure Quality of and Compare Assisted Living Facilities

How to Measure Quality of and Compare Assisted Living Facilities

When our parents move to assisted living, we want to be sure they will be well cared for. Finding reputable facilities that provide quality of care is of course our top priority. This undertaking, however, is especially challenging because assisted living


10 Warning Signs of Elderly Neglect or Abuse in a Nursing Home

10 Warning Signs of Elderly Neglect or Abuse in a Nursing Home

Institutional elder abuse generally refers to mistreatment that occurs in residential facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and board and care homes. Institutional abuse is usually done by those who have a legal obligation to provide elder victims