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What is Assisted Living Video


A nice short video on Assisted Living and what it is that makes it so special. When my mother and father moved into assisted living I was envious of the gentle care and attention they were given. It may not always feel good to leave a home we have lived in our entire lives but given the right assisted living center or assisted living home, our changing needs will be met with compassion and support.                                       

Assisted Living – Move Before You “Have” To


(photo courtesy of Dmuth and Flickr)

I love it when I find a really positive article on assisted living. Take a moment to read Roseann Keegan’s article about the changes in her grandmother after her grandmother’s move to assisted living, click here .

It’s wonderful when the move into assisted living becomes a positive experience. All too often (more…)

Assisted Living Homes – An Alternative to a Nursing Home


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A Residential Assisted Living Home is also referred to as residential care, board and care, congregate care, personal care or group homes with the name depending on the state you live in.  The Residential Assisted Living Home is a little known segment of senior housing which is growing in popularity. As their name becomes more standardized their profile will become more visible.

At a time when you or a family member are making a decision on where to live and how to be cared for take a look at these warm and loving homes as an alternative to a nursing home. A Residential Assisted Living Home provides care for (more…)

After 55 Living Radio Episode 6 – The ABCs of Senior Housing with ALFA

The many options available for Senior Housing can be confusing, so we spoke to Karen Barno, President of the Arizona Chapter of ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) about the many choices available.

Karen talks in depth about the different types of housing, the different levels of care, cost structures and how to tour intelligently. If you are considering a move for yourself or a loved one, this episode a a must!

For more information about ALFA and how it can assist you with information about Senior Housing options, visit ALFA Arizona’s website at

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Caregivers, a 35% shortage. Will you be affected?


(photo courtesy of chanchanchepon and flickr) 

In almost every newspaper everyday we read about the explosion of the baby boomers. We also read the statistic which says if given the choice as we grow older 87% of people say they want to remain in their own home.

I am 100% pro home care yet being in the senior care industry tells me a different story. There is a growing shortage of caregivers in the United States. If there is a shortage now is anyone being realistic that the caregiver shortage will only get worse as the baby boomers come into being? What will the answer be? (more…)

Music is such good company

Yesterday I visited an assisted living home and as I entered through the front door, I heard the most beautiful music. All the residents were sitting around (more…)