Worried about Mom and Dad at the Holidays?

Senior Man, Senior Woman, giving a hug, assisted living

Are you visiting for the holidays and noticing changes with mom or dad? Are concerns about a parent’s health, care or possible memory loss distracting you from work or preventing you from enjoying a family get together? Caregivers can often find themselves worried about their parents at the ho…


Emergency Preparation: Helping Older Adults Stay Safe

Senior Man, Emergency Preparations for Seniors, Senior Living

Caregivers can support peace of mind for everyone, especially their senior loved ones, with this easy-to-follow list for emergencies You may have heard the saying that the best way to help prevent bad things from happening is to prepare for them. We take that saying to heart, and whether you are exp…


Intergenerational Friendships: Good for Everyone

Assisted Living, elder and boy: Scientific research shows the benefits of intergenerational relationships

Bringing Younger and Older Generations Together Benefits Everyone Involved We hear a lot about intergenerational friendships these days, and there’s a good reason why—there are many benefits to such relationships including a broader sense of wellbeing and community. In our daily lives, we can te…


Talking with Loved Ones About the Future

Talking about the future, discussing assisted living or memory care with loved ones

Talking with Loved Ones About the Future: Discussing Assisted Living or Memory Care Are you worried about your mom or dad—or another loved one who is living alone? Let’s say you are and want to ask if he or she would consider moving to an assisted living or memory care community. Chances are you…


Senior Living Testimonials & Tour

Bob Ask, Resident Review of Stoney Point Meadows Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids IA

Senior Living Testimonials and Tour: Resident Bob Ask, Marketing Director Jill Oldham Ryder, Son of Residents Dave Thompson, and Staff RN Brandi Simmons   Coach Bob Ask, resident of Stoney Point Meadows, recalls his decision to move to assisted living in Cedar Rapids IA. He left his home of ove…


Touring a Senior Living Community

Choosing Senior Living, Cedar Rapids IA, Dining Room Experience

Whether you are considering an Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Memory Care facility for your loved one, you’ll want to make sure it’s a great fit As the number of older people in our communities continues to increase, it’s also likely the number of housing options is increasing too. Th…


When to Consider Memory Care for a Loved One

Memory Care, Smiling Gentleman in Assisted Living, Cedar Rapids IA

Are you thinking about Memory Care for a loved one or for yourself? Change is never easy—especially as we get older. Physical, mental and emotional changes can mean we have to live differently. Some people may choose to move to assisted living settings while others want to stay in their homes as l…


How to know it’s time for Assisted Living

What is assisted living? Caregiver and Woman in Assisted Living, Outdoors, closeup

Considering Assisted Living for yourself or a loved one involves answering questions and thinking though options – this article can help. Do you wish you or a loved one had more help around the house? Are you or a loved one feeling overwhelmed by tasks that need to be done to maintain your hom…


The Benefits of Giving Up Driving

Seniors Benefit Giving Up Driving, Seniors On a Bus

Americans are in love with the road, and we have the cars and roads to prove it: there were about 225 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2016. There are more than 164,000 miles of highways. Yet, millennials often voluntarily do without cars, and their actions are persuading others…


Planning for the Future: How Long-term Care Insurance Can Help

Long Term Care Insurance, Computer on Desk

We live in a world where many of us are living longer. What does that mean? It gives us more time to enjoy life, friendships, family and other pleasures. On the other hand, what happens if we find ourselves unable to manage on our own? The fact is, families are far more spread out geographically


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