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Senior Housing

How to Choose a Continuing-Care Retirement Community

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you want your next move to be your final one, a full-service retirement community -- better known as a continuing-care retirement community (or CCRC) -- is a good option to consider, but they aren't cheap, so you need to be prudent when choosing.

Simple Changes for Making a Home Senior-Friendly

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are lots of small adjustments and simple modifications you can do to make your home safer and livable as you age that are very inexpensive or completely free. Here are several to consider.

More Seniors Living With Adult Kids, But Don't Blame Economy

Jed Kolko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The last few years have seen an increase in multigenerational living. Young adults became far more likely to live with their parents during the recess...

Why Workforce and Housing Aren't 'Elderly' Issues

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

The economic upheaval we've experienced since 2007 has really upended our long-held assumptions about employment and retirement. My generation grew up thinking that we would retire comfortably at age 65 and that younger people would naturally come along to take our jobs and keep the economy growing.

Focusing on the Future of Senior Housing

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Dwayne J. Clark

When my career began 28 years ago, the assisted living concept was first introduced because family members demanded an alternative to medical institutions and nursing homes.

How Aging at Home Became 'Aging at Home'

Rachel Adelson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Our grandparents had arthritis; we'll have arthritis. The difference is we'll live with it longer. The difference is we've had fewer kids. The difference is we may have higher expectations. The difference is that there are vastly many more of us.

Shared Housing Ideas For Older Gays And Lesbians

Next Avenue | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joan M. Burda Here’s how LGBTs can find housemates after 60 -- and avoid legal problems and personality conflicts...

Loved Ones With Alzheimer's: The Cost of Care

Sean Kell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Sean Kell

Memory care, a care type providing unique and intensive assistance to seniors with dementia conditions, has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments of senior care options. It is also quite costly.

Why the Time is Right for Housing Plus Services

Robyn Stone | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

The local community -- whether it is a city, town, county or neighborhood -- plays a major role in allowing seniors to remain independent.

Making it Easier to Age in Place

Robyn Stone | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

"Aging in place isn't as easy as it sounds." I heard these words recently from a friend who lost her husband less than a year ago. Her face still showed the strain of her years of caregiving, and now she worries that she won't be able to remain independent for as long as her husband did.

The Journey of Finding Senior Care and Housing: Nursing Homes and Beyond

Sean Kell | Posted 09.07.2012 | Fifty
Sean Kell

Whether a result of denial, limited personal resources or a lack of desire to plan ahead, there is a clear misconception among Americans of the choices available today. Here are some tips to help understand the variety of senior living options and how to assess which ones may be best suited for your loved one.

How to Pick an Assisted Living Residence

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Assisted living facilities are residential communities that offer different levels of health or personal care services for seniors who want or need help with daily living.

What's Your Ideal Place to Grow Old?

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 09.13.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

What is your ideal place to grow old, and will you be part of its evolution?

Why More Boomers Are Living Alone

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 06.21.2012 | Fifty

When mom or dad has a harder time getting around their homes, one begins to make plans: “Should she move in with us? Maybe we should look into nursi...

How One Man Is Revolutionizing Senior Housing

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Forget bingo and donuts. Real estate developer Tim Carpenter is quietly revolutionizing senior living, creating affordable communities focused on wellness, life-long learning, community building, and intergenerational arts programs.

Needed: Creative Ideas To Serve The Aging Hordes

Mark Schwartz | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Mark Schwartz

We may as well devote societal resources to creating living options old folks will like rather than tolerate or worse. Why? We are those old folks not long from now.