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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Skokie

Skokie, Illinois has everything you need. From big city fun nearby, and quaint charm as well, there is an amazing balance right here in the Skokie area. The following 10 facilities are the top ten in the Skokie area in no particular order. None of the facilities are directly in Skokie, but they are the top 10 …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Portland

Portland, Oregon is one of those places that you’ve always wanted to live, but maybe didn’t know it. Portland is a populated city, but, everywhere you go you’ll find, you’re in a close-knit community. Everyone knows your name, or at least seemingly. If you don’t mind some rain, or even if you like it, this …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Nevada

Nevada is a low-tax paradise with no tax on income, social security or retirement exemptions so naturally, it becomes a haven for retirees with limited means. There are no taxes on estate or inheritance either. This state is also a boon for those looking for arid, dry and sunny climates and of course, a bit …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Naples

Florida is full of beauty that often goes unnoticed due to distractions usually reported on the news. As it is, Florida has become one of the most popular living destination reported by Forbes magazine for not only seniors, but also younger people. There are many activities one can experience in the picturesque and active state, …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fairfield

Whether you enjoy time away from people, or time with people, you choose how you fulfill your needs. If you want a more secluded living environment, those options are here, and should you desire to live among a quaint community with shops, and dinner options, those too are listed here. Here are the top 10 …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Jacksonville

Jacksonville may be the place for you! Seniors really enjoy “River by the Sea.” Jacksonville is known for beautiful beaches, an exciting environment, while also having a laid-back side. Jacksonville is an old movie town, it’s filled with lovely parks, and the city cries “history.” There are many wonderful places where you can satisfy your …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Deerfield, IL

Deerfield, Illinois sits on the northeastern part of the state, with Lake Michigan nearby. Chicago is just under an hour’s drive south of Deerfield, while Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect are just Southwest. To the north exists the quaint Waukegan. Needless to say, Deerfield is rather small compared to many of the cities we highlight …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Cleveland

For those exploring assisted living in Cleveland, you’ve come to the right place. Cleveland has University Circle! Populated with cultural, religious, social service, and of course educational facilities, you’ve stumbled upon an eclectic environment of diversity and excitement. There’s lots of bars, restaurants and entertainment in the area as well, should you decide to leave …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts is the epicenter of academia and culture. Harvard is in nearby Cambridge, MIT is also nearby, along with many other reputable schools. The streets are idyllic in the winter time, as if you just walked off a Walt Whitman poem. The Freedom Trail is in Boston, as is the permanent home of 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 …

The Benefits (Gifts) of Caregiving

As Baby Boomers age, they might be setting their sights on retirement, travel, taking up that old hobby or starting a new one. Instead, many of them find themselves as the primary family caregiver for elderly parents, taking on management finances and routine of medication dispensing when they expected to be stepping away from routine …

Home For the Holidays: Can a Resident of Assisted Living Visit Home?

“There’s no place like home for the holidays,” say the lyrics to a popular Christmas song. And as friends and families gather to celebrate their beliefs or enjoy traditional meal around a table, the absence of a family member can be very difficult. Is grandma, grandpa, mom or dad allowed to leave his or her …

Assisted Living Today’s Weekly Roundup

It’s a season for random acts of kindness, reflecting on the year gone by and sharing time with our loved ones. Remember to take time from your busy routine to visit your elderly friends and relatives in assisted living and nursing facilities. The best gift you can give is your time and attention. And while …

When To Hang Up the Car Keys: Driver Safety and the Elderly

No one wants to watch his or her independence slip away or be the one to take that independence away from a loved one, and losing the ability to drive oneself at will is a significant loss of independence. It’s not easy, but there comes a time to consider both your loved one’s safety and …