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This is a destination to learn more about life at Country Meadows, tips and advice for seniors and their families, caregiving support and ideas to keep senior minds and bodies active. Our new category “Through My Own Lens,” is written by a Country Meadows resident and provides a first-hand look into what it is like to live at one of our retirement communities.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably about to become eligible for Medicare. Congratulations! You may have heard stories about how challenging it can be to enroll, how complicated the system is and how there are gaps in coverage. But, enrolling in Medicare does not have to be difficult or intimidating. With enough time to educate … Continue reading “Medicare Tips for Seniors: Where to Start.”Read More
Some of the most frequently asked questions that our Senior Care Experts receive have to do with affording senior care. When people begin their research, navigating the maze of long-term care for seniors can seem daunting. We have compiled some resources to help. What is long-term care? Technically speaking, the US Government’s Department of Health … Continue reading “Long-Term Care for Seniors: Understanding the Basics”Read More
Moving from a lifelong home to a retirement home is a significant change. For example, our experienced team at Country Meadows of Allentown has helped many families over the years make successful transitions to their new homes. To assist your family, they’ve shared these helpful tips to make moving to a retirement home a positive … Continue reading “Moving to a Retirement Home: A Checklist for a Successful Transition”Read More
We’ve talked before about the trend today for seniors to age in place. But sometimes needs change and the time comes to begin to look at retirement homes or assisted living or personal care facilities. A conversation with your loved one’s doctor may be the catalyst that brings about the decision to begin searching, but … Continue reading “Considering retirement homes? When is the right time to move?”Read More
Your parents just told you that they’re considering moving to a retirement village. What does this mean? The truth is, it can mean a lot of different things, depending on the facility that they are choosing. Typically, when seniors talk about moving to a retirement village, they are talking about a Continuing Care Retirement Community, … Continue reading “Mom and Dad are considering a retirement village. What should they look for?”Read More
These days, it seems like everyone is talking about the concept of “aging in place.” The baby boom generation is approaching the age at which they will likely require retirement home or senior living services, but this generation wants to remain at home as long as possible. Aging in place can have different meanings to … Continue reading “Why should you plan ahead for a retirement home?”Read More
“What is the difference between a nursing home and a retirement community” is one of the questions our retirement living specialists are most frequently asked. The truth is, while many people use “Nursing Home” and “Retirement Community” interchangeably, there are some big differences between the kinds of services residents receive in both places. Retirement communities … Continue reading “What is the difference between a nursing home and a retirement community?”Read More