closer look series

What Are Ancillary Services and How They Can Help You

Posted on 03/5/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is last in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer on housing options for caregivers.  For a series recap, please see links below. Senior care and housing clearly encompasses more than just retirement community condos and assisted living suites. Yet even beyond the levels of care covered in this series, there are several additional services that often “wrap-around” or supplement other types of care. Most are provided at home or within another setting (like a …

Taking a Closer Look at Nursing Homes

Posted on 02/27/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is eighth in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer.  For a series recap, please see links below. In the past, when all else failed (or when individuals outlived family and friends who could provide support), people turned to nursing homes. Not anymore, as this series has indicated. Thanks to assisted living, independent living, home care, urban villages, active adult communities and more, caregivers and seniors have an array of choices — and just in …

4 Common Questions Asked About Assisted Living

Posted on 02/20/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is seventh in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. Series recap: We opened with an overview of the levels of senior care and housing, then continued with tips on how to initiate a conversation about options and search for the best care. Next, we focused on independent living and assisted living; dove into assisted living in greater detail; and now, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about this level of service. Ultimately, choosing assisted living care often comes down to …

A Closer Look at Assisted Living, Part 2

Posted on 02/13/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is sixth in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. Series recap: We opened with an overview of the levels of senior care and housing, then continued with tips on how to initiate a conversation about options and search for the best care. Next, we focused on independent living and assisted living; today, we’ll continue our exploration of assisted living care. Though it may be difficult to think of something as highly personal as senior …

A Closer Look at Assisted Living

Posted on 02/7/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is fifth in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. If you’ve been following this series, we started with the basic levels of senior care and housing, and continued with tips on how to initiate a conversation about options and search for the best care. Last week, we focused on independent living; today, we’ll cover assisted living. Assisted living is the new kid on the block, an adolescent in the industry and a category of …

Taking a Closer Look at Independent Living

Posted on 01/30/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is fourth in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. If you’ve been following this series, you now have an overview of the basic levels of senior care and housing, a guide to knowing when and how to initiate a conversation about options, and tips on how to search for the best senior care. Today’s post will explore the independent living category of care in greater detail. Now more than just a concept, independent living …