Senior Living

Advice on aging well, independent living, retirement housing, and more lifestyle topics for aging parents and their caregivers.

Shopping for Long-Term Care
Shopping for Long-Term Care

The average annual cost for a private nursing home room is $87,235 -- and rising. Here are a few… >>

5+ Keys to Living Longer and Better
5+ Keys to Living Longer and Better

Each of us can live strong, healthy, vibrant, energetic lives for a long time to come. The key?… >>

Senior Care: A Crash Course on What's Important
Senior Care: A Crash Course on What’s Important

Dad goes to the ER with a broken hip, you become a caregiver. Here's a go-to guide of the… >>

Sleep Deprived? 8 Tips to Stay Sharp
Sleep Deprived? 8 Tips to Stay Sharp

Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley connect a decline in cognitive function with… >>

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move
How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

How can you decide what to keep and what to toss when you move to a smaller space? Here are some… >>

6 Secrets to Staying Happy–and Sharp
6 Secrets to Staying Happy–and Sharp

Can lifting your spirits boost your brain power? Here are six simple ways to lighten your mood and… >>

6 Ways to Stay Healthier than Your Parents
6 Ways to Stay Healthier than Your Parents

Being overweight, out of shape, short of breath, and having chronic diseases could keep you from… >>

8 Aging Myths, Debunked
8 Aging Myths, Debunked

Are a lower libido, achy joints, and a grumpy mood guaranteed side-effects of growing older? With… >>

Study: Alzheimer’s Symptoms Reduced By Music
Study: Alzheimer’s Symptoms Reduced By Music

Creating a soothing environment and positive atmosphere with music is a great way for caregivers to… >>

The ABCs of Assisted Living Care
The ABCs of Assisted Living Care

Cutting through the jargon for the best in senior living. >>

How to Cope with Difficult, Aging Parents
How to Cope with Difficult, Aging Parents

Figuring out how to balance guilt and obligation in caring for aging parents. >>

Using Technology to Help Care for Your Aging Parents
Using Technology to Help Care for Your Aging Parents

Living far away from your aging parents can be challenging, but advances in technology are making… >>

Simple Strategies for Talking About the Future with Aging Parents
Simple Strategies for Talking About the Future with Aging Parents

If you’re worried about bringing up the sensitive topic of aging with your parents, chances are… >>

Role Reversal: Talking to Your Aging Parents
Role Reversal: Talking to Your Aging Parents

A handful of strategies to get aging parents to open up about how they're really doing, and how you… >>

When Dad Has Dementia: 7 Secrets to Better Communication
When Dad Has Dementia: 7 Secrets to Better Communication

Alzheimer’s and related dementias (there is said to be more than 50 types) do more than impair… >>

6 Ways the Baby Boomers Made Senior Living Better
6 Ways the Baby Boomers Made Senior Living Better

Today's post-retirement living? It's nothing your Grandma would recognize. >>

Smart Tech: Top 10 Innovations in Senior Living
Smart Tech: Top 10 Innovations in Senior Living

Savvy new products and services tackle senior living and health using the latest in technology. >>