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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.

Dementia can cause financial confusion early on

June 28, 2015

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Recognizing when a senior loved one might be ready for dementia care can be difficult on many levels, but a recent article in the New York Times shows that, often, financial competency is the first thing to slip. You may still be a long way from looking into dementia care or Alzheimer’s facilities for your …

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Senior living in the Pennsylvania summers

June 18, 2015

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Just as PA winters can be brutal, our summers can be hot, hot, hot. And, no matter how active seniors are, their bodies just can’t handle the heat as well as they used to. According to AgingCare.com, about 400 Americans die from heat waves each year, and many of them are elderly. But, don’t worry, …

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There are more retirement homes in Lancaster, PA than ever. But finding affordable senior housing can be a challenge.

June 8, 2015

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The population in Lancaster, PA, has been growing steadily for years. It’s also no surprise that the Central PA community is one of the most popular places to retire in Pennsylvania. According to the Lancaster County Planning Commission, the population of Lancaster County is expected to grow by 25 percent by the year 2040. Many …

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Boomers: today’s senior communities want you and they’re changing to fit your needs.

May 25, 2015

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If you’re a member of the Baby Boom generation, it probably won’t surprise you to know that the senior communities are readying themselves for you at a near frenetic pace. Just as boomers played a critical role in the counterculture, civil rights movement and feminism…they are having a drastic effect on the future of retirement …

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Looking for a nursing home for mom? Here are five things to consider.

May 10, 2015

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This week marks the beginning of the American Health Care Association’s National Nursing Home Week. So, in the spirit of celebrating the nursing home, we bring you a list of important things to consider when researching a nursing home for your loved one: Is the nursing home conveniently located? Chances are you will want to …

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What are the top cities for senior living in PA?

April 15, 2015

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According to the U.S. Census, Pennsylvania has one of the highest concentrations of seniors in the country, with just over 16 percent of its population over 65 and a median age of 40.4. With so many reasons to retire here, it’s no wonder that Pennsylvania is a favorite for senior living. Pennsylvania’s tax structure is …

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What are Assisted Living Facilities? Not Personal Care, in Pennsylvania.

March 27, 2015

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The differences between assisted living housing and personal care housing are some of the things that our senior care team outlines with prospective residents and their families all the time. Up until 2011, the terms were interchangeable, but the licensing regulations in Pennsylvania have changed, causing a need for clarification between the two types of …

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Retirement in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton: PA towns gaining in popularity among seniors.

March 11, 2015

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Retirement in Allentown, along with Bethlehem and Easton, which make up the region known as the Lehigh Valley, is gaining in popularity among seniors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Lehigh Valley’s proximity to Philadelphia (just 60 miles north) and New York City (just 90 miles west) makes it a central location with plenty of …

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Medicare Tips for Seniors: Where to Start.

February 25, 2015

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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 …

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Long-Term Care for Seniors: Understanding the Basics

February 6, 2015

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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 …

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Moving to a Retirement Home: A Checklist for a Successful Transition

January 21, 2015

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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 …

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Considering retirement homes? When is the right time to move?

December 23, 2014

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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 …

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Mom and Dad are considering a retirement village. What should they look for?

December 15, 2014

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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, …

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Why should you plan ahead for a retirement home?

December 1, 2014

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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 …

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What is the difference between a nursing home and a retirement community?

November 21, 2014

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“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 …

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