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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. […]

How to Compare Senior Care Costs

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’s a complicated process. Assessing, preparing for and financing the costs of senior care isn’t always easy. And even when you have a firm grasp on pricing models and […]

Choosing A Rehabilitative Community

Overall environment The location of the community you choose is important, since friends and family likely will want to visit you or your loved one during your rehabilitative stay. In addition, consider the appearance and overall feel of communities you review. Is the community clean and orderly? Does the environment feel welcoming? Although sub-acute rehabilitative […]

What’s 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 […]