Evaluating Communities

Senior Downsizing Dos: Tips for a Quick Home Sale

Making the decision to downsize is a big step. Whether the move is for health reasons, financial reasons, for less hassle, to be closer to family or simply to enjoy a new adventure; you’re ready for all the future holds. But can you say the same for your home? Be […]
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Four Home Safety Tips for Seniors

According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors want to stay in their own home as they age. However, issues with limited mobility, vision, hearing, balance and even cognitive impairments can raise safety concerns in the home environment. To help keep yourself or your loved one safe consider these home […]
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The Pros and Cons of Moving to Senior Living vs Aging at Home

When older adults first begin to plan for retirement, one question that almost always comes up is where to live. Aging in place at home is one potential solution. Moving to senior living is another. There are definite pros and cons to consider with each. It’s important to take time […]
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Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ – AARP

by G. Oscar Anderson, AARP Research, September 2010 In order to better understand loneliness and social isolation among older adults, AARP commissioned a national survey of the 45+ population to examine these issues.  In addition to examining prevalence rates among older Americans, the study provides a descriptive profile of lonely […]
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The Crisis of Caring for an Aging Loved One

The following data is from AARP (www.AARP.com) and addresses the crisis adult children face in caring for an older relative or friend.  Caring for an older relative or friend is now the “new normal” of family caregiving in the United States. Today, the “average” family caregiver in the United States […]
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Selecting a Senior Community

Determining When Assisted Living is Right for You

Throughout November, we celebrated National Long-term Care Awareness Month.  This holiday shines a light on the various living and care options available to our aging population. Typically, the phrase long-term care is associated with nursing homes.  However, a nursing home is just one example of a senior care community.  Long-term […]
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Nurse caring for elderly resident

10 Questions to Ask During a Tour of a Potential Senior Living Community

Deciding which senior living community to choose for you or a loved one can be difficult and emotional.  There are many factors that contribute to this decision process.  The employees and staff at Traditions Senior Living recommend scheduling a visit to any potential community and asking the following questions in […]
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