independent living

No One Disabled in the Dining Room?

Posted on 02/13/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNothing 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

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 …