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Skilled nursing facilities are places where patients go when they need 24/7 medical care from skilled nurses. They generally have beds in rooms that patients share during their time at the facility. The purpose of this type of situation is to have a licensed nurse take care of health care needs that only a skilled…

Puppies! Assisted living in Indianapolis, Indiana

As people get older, many need assistance with daily living activities such eating, getting dressed, bathing, and grooming. It’s not an easy time for family members since most people work and don’t have the time necessary to help their loved ones. It’s a difficult time that only gets worse once the family realizes how much…

cost of assisted living in richmond

If you’re new to looking at choices for assisted living or wondering what costs are covered, you’re not alone: families across the nation are looking to relocate a loved one into assisted living. Much of this has a lot to do with the large number of people that are over 65 years of age. The…

Retirement communities are all about improving your quality of life. Therefore, many recognize how pets contribute to that quality of life and are happy to have you bring them along when you move in. More than companionship. “We strongly believe in the life-affirming power of pets,” says Holiday Retirement, which owns Heritage Oaks on Richmond,…

When it’s time for a loved one to move into a retirement living community, there are a lot of things to consider. Location, cost and care level are just a few of the many factors that families weigh. But the most important thing to consider is one simple question. Will my family member be happy?…

Helping to Choose a Nursing Home Once a Child … Always a Child I’ve written many articles about and marketing for senior living facilities over the years, so I know how dogged seniors can be about their independence. They’ll drag their feet about moving into assisted living, or heaven forbid, a nursing home, because the…

Nursing Home Recreates Classic Film Moments

Seniors recreate classic movie moments A Nursing Home in Germany recently did a professional photo shoot with residents, ranging in age from 75-98, recreating classic film moments.  The residents paid tribute to films including Titanic, Rocky, James Bond, Blues Brothers, Mary Poppins, and more.  The community shot the photos for an upcoming calendar that starred…

continuing care retirement

Nobody likes moving. Even if it’s to a better living space or an exciting new city, the packing, transporting, unpacking, arranging, and acclimating can be just unbearable. So, do you really think seniors are any different? Luckily, there’s an option that can keep the hassle of moving to a minimum: Continuing Care Retirement Communities. These…