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Top 50 Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

An increasingly popular state for retirement, Texas has a lot of perks for seniors including low costs, warm weather, charming towns, exciting college towns and cities, and seemingly endless opportunities for an active, healthy lifestyle. The fact that Texas does not have state income tax helps retirees keep their wallets full as well. Seniors also …

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Claremont, CA

Claremont is located just outside Los Angeles and offers a scenic, historic antidote to that fast-paced city. With its tree-lined streets and old-fashioned architecture, Claremont is appealing to seniors who love the SoCal sunshine but need a break from the standard Los Angeles lifestyle. It’s home to cultural treasures, such as the Claremont Museum of Art and the Alf Museum of Paleontology. The …

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, …

Assisted Living Facilities in Massachusetts

If you’re wondering where to spend your golden years, why not consider Massachusetts? The Bay State has many charms, including beautiful vistas and a diverse cultural life. With no inheritance tax — or tax on social security or retirement income — it makes financial sense to retire to Massachusetts. Plus, it’s an all-round pleasant place …

Assisted Living Facilities in Connecticut

Connecticut is one of the hidden jewels of the U.S. Its four vibrant seasons, classic eastern scenery, idyllic coast  and historic status make Connecticut a wonderful place to both live and retire. If you want to spend time strolling through picturesque autumn foliage or a coastline free from tourists, you may want to consider retiring …

Assisted Living Facilities in Texas

An increasingly popular state for retirement, Texas has a lot of perks for seniors including low costs, warm weather, charming towns, exciting college towns and cities, and seemingly endless opportunities for an active, healthy lifestyle. The fact that Texas does not have state income tax helps retirees keep their wallets full as well. Seniors also …

Assisted Living Facilities in California

California is the state best known for its perfect climate, gorgeous beaches, and diversity. For retirees, it can’t get much better than California. What better place to spend your golden years than between the beach and the bustling cities? Of course, finding the right assisted or independent living facility is an important part of deciding …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …