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Senior Living in the Lap of Luxury

The luxury senior community is a growing niche for well-heeled patrons, with options ranging from age restriction to assisted living to continuing care.

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Get Your Estate in Order When Moving to Senior Housing

Seniors who are are considering a move to a senior living community need to establish or review an estate plan so they understand the financial implications of their choices for… (Read More)

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5 Senior Living Myths, Busted

Terrible food, a clinical atmosphere and lonely nights: that’s the grim vision many people conjure up when thinking about senior living communities. And like a bad dream, it has little… (Read More)

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Stay Fit at an Active Retirement Community

When Jack Lindquist’s doctor told him to find a place he’d like to live for the rest of his life, he and his wife looked at a dozen retirement communities… (Read More)

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What Is an Over 55 Community?

 An “Over 55 community”—also known as age-qualified communities, active adult housing, age-restricted communities, or age-segregated communities—has an age restriction for residence and are designed for seniors who want to remain… (Read More)

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What Are Independent Living Communities?

Independent living communities are designed for seniors who need little assistance with the duties of daily life and who seek the conveniences and social aspects of community. Also known as… (Read More)

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What Are Continuing Care Retirement Communities?

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are residential campuses providing a continuum of care under one roof. Levels of care can vary from fully private units to assisted living and skilled nursing… (Read More)

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What is an Assisted Living Facility?

Assisted living goes by a variety of different names including assisted care, assistive care, residential care, supportive living, basic care, personal care, adult living facilities, and adult foster care. Whatever… (Read More)

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What Is an Alzheimer’s Care Facility?

Although many assisted-living communities and nursing homes will cater to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, facilities providing specialized care and housing tailored to the needs of individuals afflicted with these… (Read More)

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