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A Starter Guide for Assisted Living

This list of articles will support those seeking information and advice about assisted living facilities

By Next Avenue | July 29, 2013

Roughly 750,000 Americans live in an assisted living facility — a number that's only expected to grow as millions of aging adults change their living arrangements in the coming decades. Below, find smart analysis and advice on assisted living and how to choose a facility wisely.

What Is an Assisted Living Facility? This article from the Department of Health and Human Services explains.

Don't Miss PBS' Assisted Living Exposé We review the pros and cons of assisted living and analyze the financial implications for families in response to "Life and Death in Assisted Living," a powerful exposé presented by PBS' Frontline and ProPublica.

8 Tips for Finding a Home for Your Elderly Parents Here's how to help them find a facility that's reputable and a good match for them socially.

Shaky Finances of Continuing Care Retirement Communities The solvency of some of these residential developments for older Americans raises cause for concern. If you or your parents are considering moving to one, know what questions to ask.

The Family Caregiving Alliance offers good advice for how to select the best residential care option and smoothly make the transition from home to a residential facility.
Caring.com has a comprehensive Senior Care Directory, intended to help people find an appropriate facility. Learn more about it here.

How to Find Residential Care for Alzheimer's Patients  If you're helping someone with Alzheimer's select housing, there are special considerations you should know about. 
How to Cut the Caregiving Costs of Alzheimer's Disease You'll also want to review these five ways to help pay for care for an Alzheimer's patient.

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