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When You Need a Little Assistance, You Can Rely on Signature Services

Custom services tailored to your needs. Every Independent Living resident is unique and has different needs. That is why our Signature Services are fully customized to provide what you need when you need it. No task is too small. It may be temporary assistance following a surgery or a helping hand with house cleaning—or, you […]

Know the Difference Between a Skilled Nursing Facility and Senior Rehabilitation

A common area of confusion for those seeking and evaluating care options for a loved one is the difference between skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation. Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and rehab facilities offer different services and carry different costs. In a nutshell, rehab facilities provide short-term, in-patient rehabilitative […]

How to Compare the Costs of Senior Care

Understanding the cost of senior care can be confusing. If you’ve read our other posts on how to pay for assisted living (or if you’ve just started looking into paying for senior care yourself), you know that it can be a complicated process. Assessing, preparing for and financing the costs of senior care isn’t always easy. […]

The Boston Retirement Community Revolutionizing Independent Living

We are delighted to share that The Commons in Lincoln was recently featured in the esteemed online pages of Boston Magazine. Read on to explore the full narrative of our unique approach to retirement living, our commitment to personalized living spaces and the cultivation of an environment that fosters creativity and a sense of belonging. […]

Senior Living 101: Your Quick Guide to Senior Care Options

Your Quick Guide to the World of Senior Care Options Do you know the difference between assisted living and independent living? How about hospice and palliative care? What even is an adult day care center? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you’re not alone. The spectrum of senior care options is crowded and […]

The Commons Defies Misconceptions In Senior Living Rehab

No privacy. Hospital-like environment. Rigid schedules. Bland food. Residents Only. These are a few of the common skilled rehab misconceptions that Lauren Griffin encounters in her role as Director of Social Services. We asked her to help dispel some common misunderstandings about rehab at a senior living community and highlight how short-term care at The Commons […]

Seven Ways to Maximize Your Retirement

You have worked hard your entire professional career, making smart decisions, planning ahead and imagining your retirement. Now, the time has come to, in the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Live the life you’ve imagined.” As you step into this next phase of life and imagine your next chapter, here is a look at seven […]

What’s Included in the Cost of Senior Living Communities?

It’s easy to look at the cost of senior living communities and get caught up in sticker shock. You may even rule out certain options right away, thinking, “Mom could never afford that!” But you have to think of a senior living community in two parts: It’s a place to live, and It provides care or non-care related services and amenities. […]

More Millennials Providing Care For Senior Family Members

An increasing number of young adults are taking on caregiving responsibilities for aging family members, a recent study has found. For many millennials, attempting to balance the competing demands of work, family and caregiving create significant stress. What are the reasons behind the growing trend, and what steps can caregivers take to ease the burden? Increasing […]

Challenges in Home Care

Many people hope to remain in their own homes as they get older, but aging in place can sometimes prove challenging. With the baby boomers retiring in large numbers — and an increasing number requiring care services — help at home is becoming more difficult to find. Family care partners often step in to fill […]