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12 Tips for Touring Independent Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 24, 2018 7:44:00 AM

If you're thinking about an independent living community as your retirement home there's a good chance you'll quickly become overwhelmed by glossy brochures and overzealous sales pitches. Before you make appointments to tour the communities on your list it's important to have a good grasp of what to look for when you tour. Here are a dozen tips to help you do just that.

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Biggest Challenges with Senior Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 17, 2018 7:09:00 AM

Not all senior living communities are created equal; each has its own unique atmosphere, amenities, and policies designed to attract seniors who are ready for a new type of lifestyle. That being said, when you're considering a move to a senior campus it's important that you look beyond a convenient location or a scenic view. While there are checklists you can use to decide which particular living arrangement best suits your lifestyle it's also important that you have a good overview of the most common issues in retirement living. Here are three challenges seniors often face when adjusting to senior living communities and three challenges the community administrations most often contend with. This will help you evaluate the overall campus when considering your future home.

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10 Benefits to Independent Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 10, 2018 9:23:00 AM

Are you wondering if an independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize you may find your choices overwhelming, so here's a quick look at 10 benefits to independent living communities.

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Understanding Your Aging Parents: Seniors’ Top 10 Fears

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 3, 2018 7:46:00 AM

One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors fear most.

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7 Steps to Becoming Your Parent's Power of Attorney

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 20, 2018 9:19:00 AM

A power of attorney gives you the legal oversight of your parent's financial and medical decisions. The laws concerning power of attorney are clearly defined in order to prevent elder fraud: in order to grant you power of attorney your parent must be of sound mind. There are different types of power of attorney but the most common for seniors is a durable power of attorney, which grants you the right to manage all of your parent's affairs should they become unable to do so. If your parent is suffering from dementia you will probably need to have the court appoint you conservator of their estate. Here are the basic steps you'll need to take in order to become your parents' power of attorney:

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