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Who is Entitled to Respite Care, and When Does it Make Sense?

If you’re currently the main caregiver for a relative, you’re not alone. According to the Pew Research Center, there are more than 40 million unpaid caregivers in the United States alone. Ninety percent of those are family members caring for a loved one. While it’s a noble act to take care of an aging parent …

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Independent Living for Couples: What You Need to Know

Did you know that the percentage of married senior couples has increased over the past 50 years? That means that more of us are looking for senior living arrangements that support both our needs and those of our partner/spouse. You may be surprised to know that some studies indicate that more than 25% of senior …

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6 Tips for a Smooth Move into Independent Living

So you’ve finally done it. You’ve determined how you want to live your retirement years. You’ve weighed your options. You’ve done your research, and you’ve decided that an independent living community is right for you. Congratulations and welcome to an exciting new chapter in your life! Now let’s help you prepare to make the most …

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When to Move from Assisted Living to Memory Care

There’s no one perfect road map for aging. It looks different for everyone. And because of that, it’s hard to know when the right time is to do things. When should you retire? If and when should you consider moving to a senior living community? What should you do if you or one of your …

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5 Best Independent Living Amenities and Services You Should Know About

Goals are as different as the people who make them. Some aspire to learn the guitar. Others might want to improve their overall health and wellness. And who doesn’t want to just enjoy life more? As many seniors consider their living options, some are looking at retirement communities and the independent living amenities they provide …

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How Much Does Independent Living Cost in Houston, TX?

If you’re exploring your senior living options, you know there are a lot of choices out there, and each choice seems to have a different price tag. When it comes to fully understanding how much independent living costs in Houston, TX, how do you know which senior living community is a good value for you?  …

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Benefits of Social Engagement for Assisted Living

There are some well-known ways to stay healthy: eat right, be physically active and get the proper amount of rest. But over the last few years, being social has been shown to have a positive impact on seniors’ overall well-being. It’s true. The benefits of social interaction in the elderly can improve mind, body and …

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5 Best Autumn Activities for Seniors

Fall in Houston isn’t like other parts of the U.S. (But then what about Texas is?) While this area might not get the colorful leaf changes like northern parts of the country, we don’t need a heavy coat and hat either. As the heat and mosquitos take a break, it’s a great time to get …

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Benefits of Being Outdoors for Seniors

During the late spring and summer in Texas, being outside of the comforting reach of air conditioning can be almost unthinkable. But as the calendar turns to fall and early winter, it’s the perfect time to start enjoying the weather the rest of the country wishes it had.  But what makes the great outdoors so …

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Questions to Ask While Touring a Senior Living Facility

Selecting a senior living community is arguably one of life’s most important decisions. You’re not only choosing what kind of lifestyle you want today — you’re also deciding on the senior care environment you may need one day.  So in addition to understanding the types of contracts available and examining the costs, knowing what types of …

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