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Starting the Senior Living Conversation

Starting the Senior Living Conversation
Discussing senior living options with an aging parent or loved one can be uncomfortable and difficult, but avoiding the discussion altogether can be dangerous to seniors' health. Start this conversation early to eliminate more serious problems down the road.

Exploring Senior Living Alternatives

Exploring Senior Living Alternatives
Choosing a senior living alternative can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know what your options are. Gain an overview of senior living and start exploring which alternative fits best with your needs.

Exploring Senior Living Alternatives for Aging Parents

Exploring Senior Living Alternatives for Aging Parents
Are you starting to consider senior living alternatives for your aging parent or loved one? Learn about the many options for senior living and help prepare your aging loved one for the next chapter in his or her life.

Options for Seniors with Alzheimer's or Dementia

Options for Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Seniors living with Alzheimer's or dementia have different needs, and will therefore have different senior living options. Learn what these options are and how to choose the right environment for your aging loved one.

Aging in Place

Aging in Place
Do you know the true cost of aging in place? Before deciding if living in the same home as you age is the best option for you, consider the financial and safety implications.

Warning Signs for Seniors Living Alone

Warning Signs for Seniors Living Alone
There may come a time when living at home poses a danger for seniors. Learn how to recognize the signs that your elderly parent or loved one is no longer able to live on his or her own--before it's too late.

Home Care for Seniors

Home Care for Seniors
If you or a loved one wants to remain at home but still requires personal or health care, home care can provide a valuable caregiving service. Learn how to choose and pay for a home care provider and what type of services they may offer.

Moving in with a Relative or Friend

Moving in with a Relative or Friend
While it can be comforting to have a caregiver who is a relative or close friend, it can also create new challenges for your relationship with that person. Consider moving in with a relative or a friend as a senior living alternative, but make sure you know how to handle possible repercussions before you make the move.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Continuing care retirement communities offer the most comprehensive options for senior living, combining independent living, assisted living and nursing home care into one facility. Learn what type of amenities and fee structures you can expect with this type of senior housing.

Independent Senior Living Options

Independent Senior Living Options
Want the comfort and companionship of a senior community but still want to live on your own? There are many independent senior living options that allow you to have the best of both worlds.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living
If you're not ready for a nursing home but also aren't comfortable living on your own, assisted living can provide a perfect middle ground. Learn what aspects of care you can expect from assisted living and how to make the transition to this senior living alternative.

Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes
If you or a loved one has reached the point of needing 24-hour care, your best senior living alternative may be a nursing home. Learn about the unparalleled level of health care you can receive in a nursing home, as well as how to choose and pay for one.

Cost Considerations for Senior Living

Cost Considerations for Senior Living
Choosing the senior living alternative that's right for your budget can be tricky. Use this cost comparison of senior living alternatives to help you decide which option is best for you and your wallet.

Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing Your Home
The house you bought 30 years ago may not make sense for your current lifestyle. Learn about downsizing your home and decide whether consolidation is right for you.

Eldercare Financial Abuse

Eldercare Financial Abuse
Protect your elderly loved ones by learning how to recognize and prevent eldercare financial abuse.