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6 Reasons You’re Not Planning For Long-Term Care

Here’s an interesting quandary: while experts estimate that today’s retirees face a 69 percent future risk of needing long-term care, six in 10 middle-aged adults consider themselves unlikely to ever require assistance living their lives. Those numbers indicate that aging adults are overly optimistic about their future living needs—and their confidence is causing many to […]

Tips for Holiday Visits With Elderly Loved Ones

This is a magical time at Sunset Communities, as we watch families reunite to celebrate the holidays. Of course, we also see the stress that the season’s hustle and bustle can cause among our residents. So if you’re planning to visit someone living at Sunset this season—or inviting an elderly loved one to your home […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, a time for acknowledging all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. By attempting to create greater understanding of Alzheimer’s, the goal of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month is to eliminate the associated stigma that prevents many individuals who experience early symptoms from seeking immediate medical […]

Understanding Senior Living Costs

Understanding Senior Living Costs

For many older adults, transitioning from home to assisted or supported living involves making tough decisions. More often than not, affordability is the most important consideration. When it comes to comparing costs between options—moving to a skilled nursing facility versus an independent living community, for example—understanding the various charges involved is critical to making informed […]

Lessons in Senior Housing: 10 Must-Know Senior Care Terms

Lessons in Senior Housing: 10 Must-Know Senior Care Terms

Do you understand the difference between Active Living and Assisted Living? Do you how a Continuing Care Community differs from a Nursing Home? Unless you’ve been around the senior housing industry for a while, you’re likely to be confused about all the various care alternatives available. Just learning the different names from one living option to […]