4 Common Questions Asked About Assisted Living

Editor’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 …

No One Disabled in the Dining Room?

Nothing like a disabled person to ruin your appetite. Or so it seems among some of the upscale retirement communities around the country, where the main dining rooms has been declared off-limits to their residents who are in poor health or disabled. The New York Times reports that several of these continuing care retirement communities, that include assisted living or nursing care along with independent-living apartments, have enacted policies that bar their sicker residents from eating in the main dining …

Taking a Closer Look at Independent Living

Editor’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 …