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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Miami, FL

For active seniors, life in Florida’s second-largest city includes access to 35 miles of Miami’s beautiful beachfront, a vibrant nightlife and celebrations of the city’s diverse Cuban and LGBT communities. Nature and wildlife lovers enjoy close proximity to the stunning Everglades and Biscayne Bay’s Cape Florida State Park, where bird-watchers can spot nearly 170 species of migratory birds. For northern …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Anaheim, CA

Home to theme parks, urban amenities and year-round sun, the city of Anaheim, California, offers an appealing retirement experience for active seniors. They can go golfing at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course, an 18-hole course situated on a rolling landscape, or shopping at Anaheim Gardenwalk, an outdoor venue with stores, restaurants and entertainment. Anaheim also …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Houston, TX

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Texas. Located near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, this southeast Texas metropolis offers year-round warm weather for its residents. Its outdoor green spaces, including the 155-acre Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, can be enjoyed at any time of year. …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in San Diego, CA

Sun-worshipping seniors flock to San Diego, where about 266 sunny days per year keep spirits high. California’s second-largest city spans 17 miles of Pacific Ocean shoreline, which is largely responsible for the near-perfect climate that enables year-round enjoyment of the city’s abundant outdoor recreational amenities. The area is home to SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, both …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Glendale, CA

Seniors in Glendale enjoy close proximity to all that the Los Angeles area has to offer from a comfortable, suburban setting. For those with an affinity for the outdoors, the warm Mediterranean climate pairs with views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and it’s a short drive to the famous Griffith Park. Seniors aged 65 and older comprise 16.5% of …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Phoenix, AZ

Mountain views, clear skies and stunning sunsets create a pleasant home for more than 1.6 million Phoenix residents, 10% of which are seniors age 65 and older. Temperatures often soar into the triple digits during the summer, but during other seasons, the weather is generally mild enough to explore the Phoenix Zoo, Papago Park and Camelback Mountain. Phoenix …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago, IL

Chicago is a fascinating city that offers both old-world traditions and innovation spread throughout a metropolitan area that ranks as the third most populated in the United States. It also came in 16th on the list of America’s Most Playful Cities, and there certainly is plenty for active seniors to see and do. There are …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Pflugerville, TX

With its family-oriented, quiet suburban feel, abundance of neighborhood parks and easy-to-navigate roads, Pflugerville offers seniors a peaceful, relaxing lifestyle in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Less than 18 miles from the vibrant Austin capital, ranked by U.S. News as the number one best place to live in the nation, seniors in Pflugerville have easy access to year-round live music entertainment, …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Mansfield, TX

Once a rural farming community, Mansfield is now a lively suburban city that retains an inviting, small-town atmosphere. In fact, Mansfield has been named multiple times to Money Magazine’s list of the best small cities in America thanks to its low incidence of crime, prime location — midway between Dallas and Forth Worth — and plentiful leisure …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Cape Coral, FL

With warm winters and an average of 265 sunny days per year, it’s no surprise that Cape Coral has been included on Forbes’ list of the 25 best places to retire. Located on a wide peninsula on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, the city has a population of nearly 190,000 residents and almost 19% are aged …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in The Bronx, NY

While Bronx County may be the third most densely populated county in the United States, it’s probably better known for being the home of Yankee Stadium, one of the most famous and beloved sports stadiums worldwide. One of New York City’s five boroughs, The Bronx is also home to the iconic New York Botanical Garden and The Bronx …

Top 9 Assisted Living Facilities in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh boasts a low cost of living, 10% lower than the national average, and a high safety rating, and it’s home to one of the best hospitals in the country — the prestigious UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. Along with its growing senior population and abundance of senior resources and programs, these attributes make it no surprise that the city is named the number one spot to retire in the U.S. With …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Bellevue, WA

Bellevue, which means beautiful view in French, is a city that lives up to its name. With Lake Washington to the west and a view of the nearby snow-capped mountains from its sprawling downtown, this scenic city is a perfect locale for seniors who love outdoor recreation. Located just 9 miles from Seattle, the city …

Top 6 Assisted Living Facilities in Detroit, MI

As the largest and most populous city in one of the most affordable states in the country, Detroit offers seniors a low cost of living and the excitement of an emerging tech and artistic center. Downtown, where world-famous art deco and neo-gothic buildings fill the skyline, sports fans can the catch games of four professional teams, including the Lions and Tigers. In nearby midtown, …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Durham, NC

As one of North Carolina’s most heavily populated cities, Durham blends authentic Americana charm with modern-day conveniences for an urban experience that’s never far from the tranquil countryside. Programs such as Durham’s Senior Games and events hosted by local senior centers help retirees maintain an active and vibrant social life. Durham’s cost of living ranks lower than the …

Top 7 Assisted Living Facilities in La Mesa, CA

Tucked among the rolling hills of San Diego County, La Mesa covers only 9 square miles and is known for its comfortable climate, quaint downtown and walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods. With only about 12 inches of rain per year, which is more than three times less than the national average, and around 261 sunny days annually, La Mesa invites year-round outdoor activities …

Top 8 Assisted Living Facilities in Longmont, CO

The city of Longmont boasts 1,500 acres of parks and 300 days of sunshine annually, making this Colorado enclave an ideal retirement location for outdoor lovers. Seniors can golf at Ute Creek Golf Course or bird-watch at St. Vrain State Park. In the historic Downtown district, locals can explore boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and music venues. …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Troy, MI

If you or a loved one is considering retiring in the Midwest, the Detroit suburb of Troy, Michigan is a good place to start. Ranked as the #16 best place to retire in Michigan, and the #5 best place to live in the state, this city of 83,800 residents is bustling, affordable, and safe. Sixteen …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Denver

Colorado’s “mile high city” of Denver may be one of the most desirable senior living destinations in the country. Surrounded by 200 mountain peaks visible for up to 140 miles, the city features unparalleled views of nature and more than 200 public parks. For seniors who are worried about cold Colorado weather, it’s interesting to …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Ohio

Ohio is a city full of charm and is a great choice for anyone looking to retire in an assisted living facility. With the best assisted living facilities around, you will be spoilt for choice while choosing where to retire in. Ohio not only boasts of excellent assisted living facilities to retire in but also …

How to Choose Assisted Living for Someone with Disabilities

Here’s a startling statistic: by 2020, the number of seniors is projected to outnumber children worldwide. By 2050, one-fifth of the total U.S. population will be 65+. Those 85 or older will be the fastest-growing segment over the next few decades. For many elders, life on a day-to-day basis is challenging. More than half of …

The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in North Dakota

When you look for a state with assisted living facilities, North Dakota doesn’t really pop into your head. North Dakota offers affordable prices at a booming economy as it’s a less frequented state. But despite the growing economy, median home costs around $100,000 which are almost one-third less than the median cost in the country …

The Plaza at Clover Lake Assisted Living Facility in Carmel, NY

Imagine living in lush grandeur, with acres of beautiful gardens that someone else lovingly tends for you — even your own private lake! You’ve just described The Plaza at Clover Lake, a deluxe senior living community that offers both independent and assisted living with superb quality of life. Located on 135 acres in scenic Carmel, …

Assisted Living Options for Low-Income Elders

Assisted living facilities are an excellent option for elderly adults who are no longer able to live alone in their home, but don’t require the around-the-clock care provided in a nursing home. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly challenging for elders and their families to find affordable assisted living. The high cost associated with many assisted …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen gave this state one bad rap when he crooned “we gotta get out while we’re young”! He may not be entirely wrong though Springsteen can certainly choose to retire anywhere. Basically, the average American retiree will find New Jersey an expensive and tax burdened state. That means, the many assisted living facilities in …

White Pine Senior Living Facility in Fridley, Minnesota (MN) Reviews, Pricing & More

Senior living doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and affordability in the form of a set cost is one factor that attracts families to Fridley’s White Pine Senior Living residence. Offering both assisted living and memory care, White Pine eschews the nonrefundable assessment or application fee many other assisted living and memory …

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss… What’s the Difference?

People tend to use “Alzheimer’s” as a catchall term for memory loss in older adults, but Alzheimer’s disease is only one form of dementia affecting people around the world. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it’s important to understand the differences, especially if a loved one is facing a new diagnosis. In …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in New Hampshire

Thinking about retiring to New Hampshire? Well, the upside is that it has just been chosen the best state to retire to in 2017. It offers the best possible benefits in both financial and lifestyle categories that attract retirees. A low cost of living, good healthcare quality, low crime, plenty of cultural vitality make it an …

The Walpan Residence: Refined Retirement Living

  What could be finer than retiring to a charming, turn-of-the-century colonial on a quiet, residential street? Not having to worry about the upkeep — or preparing your own meals! Since 1963, The Walpan Residence in Montclair, New Jersey, has offered seniors elegant independent living in a luxurious, family-like atmosphere designed to provide all the …

Assisted Living for Veterans: Benefits You Didn’t Know Existed

Veterans give their all in the service, yet may find it challenging to resume their civilian lives, especially if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Reintegrating into the community can be a long, hard road. And even later in life, veterans face an additional hurdle if they need to move into an assisted living …

Aster Retirement Community of Marshfield: Five-Star Senior Living

If you’re looking to retire in style, Aster Retirement Community of Marshfield is an excellent choice. Housed in the historic Purdy Building, a renovated schoolhouse, Aster combines elegance and tradition with contemporary senior living. Fifty-three assisted living suites are situated in a comfortable neighborhood setting, with manicured flowerbeds, a cozy parlor, bright sunroom, and a …

Assisted Living with Pets: A Doggone Purrrfect Match!

Seniors who have pets may think of Fluffy or Fido as another grandchild, and treat their cat or dog accordingly. So while a move to assisted living may be warranted in terms of health or mobility, they may balk if it means saying farewell to their beloved canine or feline friend. Unless they can make …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities In Louisiana

If you plan to retire in the Pelican state, aka Louisiana, you will be living a good life. With many festivals and a wonderfully rich cuisine, Louisiana is well-known for its high times, year-round warm weather and plenty of outdoorsy activities. Bird-watching, fishing trips on the bayou and some 20 state parks are what you …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas

Why retire in Kansas? Well, it’s what Dorothy called home for starters and went about clicking her red heels to get back to! Seriously though, with a cost of living 12% below national average, the cost of assisted living goes down too; so Kansas becomes a haven for those looking for active but affordable silver …

The Safest, Easiest to Use Tablets for Seniors

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 Senior Laptops 2017 Compared & Reviewed

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 …

Announcing the “Baby Boomer Blues: Which Pills are You Popping” Infographic

We’ve just released our latest infographic: “Baby Boomers Blues: What Pills are You Popping?” The infographic takes a look at some of the most common health issues  senior citizens and Baby Boomers deal with on a daily basis (from Hypertension to Erectile Disfunction) and the specific medications they use to help deal with and ease …

Announcing the Winners of the 2012 ALTY Blog Awards

We’ve got some big news! Winners for The 2012 ALTY Blog Awards have been decided. You the voters have spoken and you’ve chosen this year’s best senior care and senior living blogs from across eight different awards categories. And you spoke loudly, with more than 12,000 votes being cast over the course of a month. …

Announcing the 2012 ALTY Blog Awards

Welcome to the first annual Assisted Living Today Blog Awards, aka The ALTY Awards! The ALTY Awards is our annual blog awards event that will honor the best articles and blog posts from across the assisted living and senior care industry from the previous calendar year.The way the ALTYs work is our committee of writers …