Senior Living Blog - Senior Housing Professionals

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90% of seniors over the age of 60 would like to stay in their own homes and "age in place". Only 9% expressed a desire to move to a care facility and 4% to move in with a relative. What modifications are needed for your loved one to remain independent, safe, and comfortable in their own home? read more

Castle Rock is part of the Denver metropolitan area and is located in Douglas County, Colorado (https://www.douglas.co.us/). It is conveniently located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs. With a reputation for small-town hospitality, this charming community has been nationally recognized as one of the best towns to live, work, dine, and play. With roots in mining and railroads, Castle Rock offers an updated taste of the Old West. Easily accessible by Interstate 25, the town encompasses 33 square miles and sits in the East Plum Creek Valley at the base of the Rocky Mountains. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Castle Rock is a safe and welcoming place to enjoy nature, year round. read more

Retirement in Washington State

Published December 07, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

About Marysville WA Marysville WA is part of the greater Seattle area and is located in Snohomish County, Washington. It is conveniently located only 35 miles north of Seattle. Established in 1872 as a trading post by James P. Comeford. He was a government-appointed Indian agent and an Irish immigrant who had served in the Civil War. Marysville did not have early settlers till 1883. The Point Elliot Treaty of 1855 opened Snohomish County to American settlement and commercial activities which included trapping, fishing, and logging. read more

Elder Abuse Awareness

Published November 22, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

The maltreatment of an elder including physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, confinement, abandonment, and willful deprivation of necessary things such as medicine, food, shelter, medical care, etc., is a significant public health problem. In the United States, nearly 1 in 10 persons over the age of 60 that live at home have been abused in such a way, and it remains likely that this is an underestimated statistic as it is likely that many cases may go unreported. The perpetrators are often adult children, spouses, or other close family members who are the primary caregivers. Abuse may commonly take the form of passive neglect, in which the lack of information or education leaves an elder exposed to poor caregiving skills. read more

Ask any senior living community owner or manager what their greatest fear is. Go ahead. I dare you to. What simple 9 letter word can make even the most seasoned administrator tremble? It's vacancies. Yes, that's right. Vacancies. (Cue the dramatic overture). Does this topic make you cringe? Would you like to read about some strategies to boost your occupancy rates? Good! You have come to the right place. read more

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