The stereotype of the absent-minded and forgetful stoner might be a thing of the past. There have been promising studies that link active ingredients in marijuana to the prevention, but also even reversing Alzheimer’s and other diseases that affect the brain. So does marijuana stop Alzheimer’s? Since the mid 2000’s evidence from these studies has…

Estate Planning: 3 Legal Documents Your Elderly Parents Need Estate Planning can be a tough subject to discuss with your parents as it focuses around a time when they could be in the hospital and unable to make decisions for themselves or have passed away. However having these estate planning documents in order can protect…

Change can be difficult and stressful and everyone handles it differently. Like with any change, making the transition to senior living can be made easier on everyone by keeping a positive outlook, patience and understanding, and if possible, as many family and friends involved as possible. What Your Loved One Should Bring With Them When…

Does My Parent Need Assisted Living? The decision to move a parent or loved one into an assisted living facility is never an easy one, especially if they are independent and like doing things on their own. They’ve probably lived in the same house for the last several years, even decades and have many fond…

When a Loved One Needs Memory Care Loved ones suffering Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other progressive memory problems will eventually need round-the-clock memory care for safety and quality of life reasons. Memory care provided by assisted living facilities (ALFs) offer personal care support (bathing, dressing, meals), medication management and activities designed to improve physical and…

Assisted Living Activities At many assisted living facilities residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. These structured programs help all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. Assisted living staff members make sure the activities are fun and…

Seniors need varying degrees of help as they get older, but still want to feel independent. Assisted living staff members do their best to provide services in a caring and respectful manner. The staff members try to make sure that each resident is able to maintain a full life while staying at an assisted living…

Frequently Asked Questions It’s important to be fully informed when you’re searching for the right assisted living. The following are common questions that people new to assisted living frequently ask. What is assisted living? Assisted living facilities provide housing for seniors that need supervision or assistance with daily activities. Staff actively monitor residents to maintain…

Assisted Living Costs For basic assisted living care, costs can range from $1800 to $2400 a month which works out to be about $60 – $80 per day. This cost doesn’t include personal care or medication expenses. For most facilities, basic costs will cover the room, utilities, housekeeping, basic meal plan and some activities. Varying…

With all the different types of senior living available today it’s difficult to understand the differences between them and even more difficult to choose the right one for you or a loved one. Adding to this confusion is assisted living may mean different services not only at different facilities, but even to two people at…