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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Alaska


Alaska might not be the obvious first choice destination for most people to retire to, but it has all the fresh air and wilderness a person could hope for. What’s more, the state boasts 0 percent tax on any retirement income and has some of the country’s highest Medicaid spending for eligible seniors. While sunseekers might […]

What Are IADLs or the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living?


IADLs or the Instrument Activities of Daily Living are more complex than the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) needed for basic unassisted living and go a long way in improving the quality of life in elders. Definition of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) The Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs or the Instrumental ADLs) […]

What is a Medicaid Waiver? Your Guide to Medicaid Home and Community Based Services


What is a Medicaid waiver, anyway? Let us help you discover what you need to know about Medicaid waivers and how to access home and community based services. A Definition of Medicaid Waivers A Medicaid waiver is a provision in Medicaid law which allows the federal government to waive rules that usually apply to the […]

Adult Foster Care, Perhaps a Good Option for Your Loved Ones


Is Adult Foster Care a Humane Option? First you need to know what it is. Adult foster care (AFC) is the equivalent of you caring for and engaging your loved one, except with AFC, professionals are doing it. Often, children find it is difficult to fully care for their parents or their grandparents due to […]

The Older Americans Act: How It Serves Seniors Today


For most of human history, “aging” wasn’t a hot topic. In the Iron and Bronze Ages, people didn’t live past their twenties. By 1900, the average lifespan was still under 50 years in the United States. We worked, raised a family, and died. Over the past century, a combination of sanitation, improved living conditions and […]

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Hawaii


Most people agree that Hawaii is paradise. That’s why, for some seniors, Hawaii is the ultimate retirement destination. They imagine spending their golden years on white sandy beaches, biking along gorgeous paths, and taking in the beauty that surrounds them every day. For those lucky enough to call Hawaii home during their younger years, they […]

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Delaware


Delaware is one of the best states for retirees to spend their golden years. It is one of the most tax-free places in the US with no state, local, inheritance, property, or social security taxes. Delaware also offers a beautiful shoreline with beaches far more pristine than California or Florida can boast. If you are […]

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania has become a popular retirement destination not only for its beautiful fall foliage and diverse historical and cultural sites, but also for its recreational activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Many seniors also choose to retire to Pennsylvania for financial reasons: Pennsylvania does not tax social security income or federal, state, […]

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Indiana


When deciding where to retire, most people look to warm climates. But, there are other things to consider like population density, cost of living, and the types of communities that call a place home. One state that is worth a second look in retirement is Indiana. Retirees are choosing Indiana because it is one of […]

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois


There are some fantastic reasons to retire to Illinois, including its low cost of living, strong communities, and abundant educational and cultural opportunities, especially near the university and college campuses. With small towns, natural beauty, access to the Illinois River, and quaint shopping venues, Illinois is a great place to call home during your golden […]