Our grandparents rarely thought about assisted living. Options were few, costs of care were low, insurance was less restrictive, and loved ones expected to eventually become caregivers. It was normal to rely on family. It was a different time. Today’s care environment looks nothing like the past. Costs─and expectations─have changed. In 2017, the cost of [...]
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Falls aren’t just painful; they’re scary, too. Then, before we know it, our shaken confidence and fear of falling starts to change our lifestyle. Less gardening, less shopping, less movement. Before we know it, that new “lifestyle of less” snowballs into decline. The reduced amount of activity and mobility leads to muscle weakness and more [...]
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Arizona’s luxury retirement communities are among the best in the world, offering an impressive selection of locations, amenities and lifestyles. When deciding which community to live in, it’s natural to want the best money can buy within our budget. As we look at different communities, however, it becomes quickly apparent that luxury is a subjective [...]
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Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain in their own homes during their golden years; however, the reality is that successful independent living requires certain skills. If just one of these vital skills is missing, self-care can be a serious problem, leading to safety, comfort and health issues. Like baking, these ingredients─these skills─combine to help [...]
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Arizona’s best retirement communities share a lifestyle choice in common with those who live longest… and it’s probably not what you’re thinking. It’s social interaction. Talking to the barista, the mail lady, a checkout clerk at Target, your neighbors and others you come into contact with during the day matters just as much as closer [...]
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