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The Best Bathroom Modifications for Senior Independence and Safety


Even the most independent seniors can struggle with bathroom safety. Slippery floors, tubs, and showers are dangerous for people of any age, and seniors especially need to be cautious when they are in the bathroom. One of the best ways to ensure senior independence and safety in the bathroom is to make modifications so that […]

5 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place


As reported by AARP, 80% of seniors have a firm plan to age in place. There are some home modifications that should be completed to make aging in place more possible for older adults, though. These modifications are a proactive approach to increasing the level of safety in the home, and they often add convenience and […]

Senior Gift Ideas: 14 Tech & Gadget Experts Recommend the Best Gift Ideas for Seniors


Are you running out of gift ideas for your older loved ones? No need to fret. We here at Assisted Living Today pride ourselves on providing valuable information for seniors or those who need assisted living. With that, we’ve interviewed a panel of technology and gadget experts who may be able to help. Technology or gadgets […]

Best Tablets and Accessories for Seniors 2015 – 2016


With their convenience, portability, and easy-to-use features, many people are skipping purchasing a computer altogether and going straight for a tablet. That’s just as true for senior citizens as it is for all age groups. Tablets offer plenty of computing power in a sleek, impressive package. But which tablet should you buy? Apple’s iPad was […]

The Best Laptops and Accessories for Seniors in 2015 and 2016


Gone are the days when computers were for “the kids” and grandma and grandpa had to make do with a telephone call. Today’s senior citizens are just as likely to be emailing, shopping, banking and tweeting online as they are to mail a letter, drive to the mall, make a bank deposit in person or […]

Train your brain to combat stress


by Gina Roberts-Grey You know that feeling when you’re too mentally exhausted to think straight? Not only can it be problematic because it leaves you feeling frazzled and unable to remember what you need at the grocery store or where you left the car keys, mental exhaustion is toxic, too. A tired, overwrought brain can […]

Misconceptions About Aging: 4 Important Issues


Don’t let incorrect assumptions hinder the help you offer to aging relatives in their emotional and financial affairs. As family members age – whether they are spouses, partners, parents or other relatives — those who help manage their affairs want to act with their best interests in mind. But even with the greatest of intentions, […]

Senior Finance Tips: 16 Experts Share Tips On The Biggest Financial Mistakes Families Make When Planning For Elder Care


When it comes to making financial plans for elder care, the unfortunate truth is that the vast majority of families are extremely unprepared. Whether it’s because many families are too preoccupied with the emotional changes that come with preparing for elder care to then make sufficient financial plans, or because many families’ need for senior […]

Medicaid: It’s Not Blanket Coverage!


  People tend to think of Medicare and Medicaid in a single breath, like peanut butter and jelly. But the two programs, while complementary, address distinct aspects of senior health care and finances. And neither of them offers blanket coverage for assisted living, despite this common misconception. Medicare, examined in detail in a previous post, […]

Top Assisted Living Facilities in New York


New York, the Empire State, is the 27th largest state in the country, and the third most populated, largely because of New York City–the most populous city in the U.S. Assisted living facilities are numerous to support the growing need for care, and to offer choices for both city dwellers who want to remain in […]