Category «Assisted Living Today»

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Redwood City, CA

Located in the thriving San Francisco Bay area and less than 30 miles from San Francisco itself, Redwood City offers seniors its own vibrant downtown entertainment district filled with shops, eateries and cultural events in Courthouse Square. With an average of 255 sunny days per year, moderate temperatures and rain well below the average amount …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Birmingham, AL

With its southern charm and rich, vibrant history as a pivotal area in the civil rights movement, Birmingham offers seniors a wealth of cultural and outdoor attractions. It includes a population of approximately 210,000 residents, with 13.8% being seniors aged 65 or older. The historical movie palace, called the Alabama Theater, hosts musical, film and …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Kansas City, MO

The largest city in Missouri, Kansas City is known for its culture scene, especially when it comes to jazz music and art. Senior residents of this area can enjoy this firsthand in the Crossroads Arts District, where the Buttonwood Art Space and Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Art Gallery are located. Kansas City has 158 …

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 Jacksonville, FL

With 22-miles of beaches, unparalleled recreation opportunities and year-round sunny weather, Jacksonville, Florida, has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts. While adventurous retirees may appreciate the fact that Jacksonville has the country’s largest urban park system, this Florida city also appeals to culture aficionados, thanks to its historic downtown neighborhoods and burgeoning local art scene. …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Rosa, CA

With its idyllic location in the heart of California’s wine country, Santa Rosa is a popular retirement destination among seniors seeking a comfortable year-round climate, easy access to health care and plenty of local amenities and attractions. As the seat of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa is known for its wineries, the Luther Burbank Center for …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in West Bloomfield, MI

West Bloomfield, Michigan, is technically designated as a township and is a suburb of Detroit. More than 65,000 people live in this picturesque town, and a full 20% of the city’s residents are seniors aged 65 years or older. West Bloomfield is a desirable area for retirees because of its low crime rate and plenty …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Washington, D.C.

As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., offers seniors a unique retirement experience filled with iconic historical sites, abundant cultural activities and access to world-class health care. The city is home to a long list of nationally recognized attractions, including the National Gallery, the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian. From the brick-lined jazz clubs of Georgetown …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …