Category Archives: Retirement Communities

Unpacking the True Costs of Home Maintenance

If you are a senior citizen trying to decide between downsizing to a smaller home and moving to a retirement community, you’ll want to be aware of the maintenance and repair costs associated with home ownership.  When these additional expenses are figured into your overall budget, you may be surprised at how affordable senior living… Read More »

Living Life Well in Your Retirement Years

There are many factors that go into choosing a retirement community.  Everything from financial planning to healthcare, apartment preferences, staff personalities, dining options, amenities – the list goes on and on.  While these are all important factors in making a final decision, one vital piece of the overall puzzle can often go overlooked: Will my… Read More »

The Importance of Memory Care

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.6% of residential care community residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia.  The same is true for approximately 20% of current Primrose assisted living residents, and the need for memory care support continues to grow rapidly. Improving Resident… Read More »

When is it Unsafe for Loved Ones to Live at Home?

We all want our loved ones to remain safe and healthy in their retirement years.  It should be a time for them to enjoy the freedom and independence that comes as a reward for a lifetime of hard work and dedication.  According to AARP, nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to enjoy their… Read More »

When Siblings Disagree About Senior Care

Caring for an aging loved one can be one of the most stressful things to happen to a family.  The experience is often physically, emotionally, and financially draining.  When there are multiple siblings involved, disagreements can rear their ugly heads.  The good news is that it doesn’t not have to be this way!  When cooler… Read More »

So You’re on the Wait List – Now What?

What a journey it has been!  You’ve researched retirement communities online, visited with staff, gone on countless tours, asked a million questions, and finally settled on one that is a great fit for you.  They don’t have the apartment you are looking for available just yet, so you put down a deposit and find yourself… Read More »

Why Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

Did you know that Americans spent over $60 billion on pets in 2015?  We certainly love animals in this country – and for good reason.  That furry puppy or kitten in your lap can help you to reduce stress, lower high pressure, and decrease your cholesterol among other things. More than just a companion For… Read More »

Eliminating Stress and Strengthening Family Bonds

Over 10,000 people turn 65 every day.  At some point, most of us will need to address the question of how to handle the changing health needs of our aging loved ones.  Every year, there are approximately 44 million Americans providing 37 billion hours of care.  While this experience can be very rewarding, it can… Read More »