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


Calculate the Cost of a Senior Living Community

Calculating Senior Living Costs, Calculator

What is the cost of living in your home and how does it compare to living at a community that offers independent/assisted living options, or one that provides memory care or skilled nursing care? You may discover that a care community is much more affordable than you think. Before moving, you’ll w…


Memory Care, Restrictions & COVID-19

Memory Care and Safety Measures for COVID-19

A view from within senior living memory care during the pandemic It is getting close to three months since visiting restrictions began at Emerald Crest. The week before the restrictions, I was ice fishing on Leech Lake and now we’ve had temperatures in the 90s. Winter is a distant memory. Where ou…


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