November 13, 2014

New Listing Alert – Fountaingrove Lodge 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Dr. Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Check out our newest listing and 2014 ALFA Senior Living by Design Grand Award winner – Fountaingrove Lodge in Santa Rosa, Catalonia!

LGBT-Gay-Retirement-Communities-by-Fountaingrove1At Fountaingrove Lodge, wellness is the foundation of an active, healthy, and rewarding lifestyle. That’s why we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive wellness program that can enrich your life while exceeding your expectations when it comes to healthy living. Residents feel peace of mind knowing they have the option of Fountaingrove Lodge’s Signature in-home continued care services. Our other wellness services and amenities include fitness instruction, a fully equipped fitness center, outdoor pool, walking paths, health education, emergency response systems, personal health assessments, periodic health screenings, and of course special diet accommodations overseen by our executive chef.

Check out their full listing here complete with picture and contact information!


November 10, 2014

What is the difference in a Family Care Home and an Assisted Living Community?

Filed under: Adult Family Care Home,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 1:31 pm

The main difference is by level of care, staffing requirements and size of community. Assisted living is not really medically oriented. It is designed to provide assistance with daily tasks like dressing, cleaning, bathroom, etc. Some facilities have a no-dementia policy and some are licensed to care for Alzheimer’s patients.

There are not strict requirements for nursing or LVNs on staff, and most do not require full-time nurses. Most use med-techs for medication management. The patients in assisted living are mostly all long-term and there can be (with the right place) a more familial environment.1

Family Care Home residents may need help with almost all of their ADLs, there are obviously a wide range of patients and they all need different levels of care. Assisted living facilities have criteria or certain things that people have to be able to do on their own in order to live in the facility. They can usually get around pretty well, get themselves ready, feed themselves, etc. and just need minimal assistance or even simply need the assurance of knowing that help is nearby in case they do need something even if they are basically self-sufficient.  A Family Care Home is more custom designed with the resident’s needs covered.

The Bright Horizon Senior Care Home serves as a small assisted living facility in  North Raleigh to promote health and  quality of life for seniors. Check out their custom page and listing on!


New Listing Alert – Bright Horizon Senior Care Home 1405 Falls Church Road Raleigh, NC 2760

Filed under: Adult Family Care Home,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 12:47 pm

We’re running a beta test for an Adult Family Care Home in Raleigh, NC to familiarize them with and to help clarify and spread the word about the services of Adult Family Care Homes and how they differ from other types of senior care such as Assisted Living. We’re working on a custom page for Bright Horizon to accomplish this goal and promote their business. In the meantime please visit their listing page on complete with links to their website and Facebook page!

The Bright Horizon Senior Care Home serves as a small assisted living facility in North Raleigh to promote health and Bright Horizon Senior Carequality of life for seniors. This facility serves only six residents at a time. This allows us to focus on the unique and individual needs of our clients. Our highly skilled providers implement a person centered approach which is built upon the individual’s ability to participate in activities and honors the individual’s choices, strengths, and needs.

Check out the full listing here.



November 6, 2014

New Advertiser Alert – Cambridge Village of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC!

Filed under: active adult,assisted living,retirement,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 1:40 pm

Please welcome our newest advertiser – Cambridge Village of Wilmington!

As one of the premier Wilmington, NC retirement communities, Cambridge Village of Wilmington has so much to offer. Cambridge is unique in that itlogo offers the conveniences and amenities you would expect of a luxury independent senior living community, yet it is located in an urban setting. Set on a beautifully landscaped, 10-acre site, our community is within walking distance of Mayfaire Towne Center, the epicenter for shopping, dining and entertainment in Wilmington. Cambridge Village provides superior safety, amenities, care and service. And resident satisfaction has become the norm. Simply put, we offer the best there is in affordable Wilmington, NC retirement community living.

Check out their full ad here.


November 4, 2014

New Advertiser Alert – Timeless Home Care 2750 N 29th Ave. Suite 320 Hollywood, FL 33020

Filed under: home health care,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 12:25 pm

Untitled-1Please welcome our newest advertiser in Southeast Florida – Timeless Home Care!

Timeless Home Care provides individualized private duty home health care to meet your independent lifestyle needs. Let our staff assist you at home with one or more of our many available customized, affordable services.

Our Skilled Services provide a professional staff to evaluate each patient’s progress in collaboration with the physician. Your Timeless Home Care Advisor acts as the clients advocate and liason between the agency, clients, and their families.

View the full listing here.


October 8, 2014

New Advertiser Alert – Devine Care Plus 6024 Lake Worth Road Lake Worth, FL 33463

Filed under: Companions,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 10:42 am

Please welcome Devine Care Plus in Lake Worth, Florida to! They’re our newest advertiser and 1011855_145123295687325_69816134_nwe hope to bring them lots of new business through their web ad and banner which can be seen in every search performed in the Southeast Florida market.

The professionals at Devine Care Plus LLC have made it our mission to provide individuals with compassionate quality service. We pride our self on C.I.P. Compassion, Integrity and Professionalism. We aim to please by preserving our clients lives enriching them with the quality services they deserve at a cost effective price.

Check out their full ad here and you can view their banner advertisement in the search results of EVERY search done in the Southeast Florida area.


October 1, 2014

New Listing Alert – The Crossings at Steele Creek 13600 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28278

Filed under: assisted living,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 1:35 pm

Please welcome our newest advertiser to the Charlotte NC Market, The Crossings at Steele Creek!

Saber Healthcare Group is pleased to announce The Crossings at Steele Creek, an Assisted Living Community. This 20141001115648logo38,000 square foot, 90 bed, state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care community is located in the Southwest region of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte North, Carolina. Our community offers private rooms, as well as semi-private rooms designed to give you the look and feel of a private room.

Numerous amenities throughout the community include: flat screen TV’s; telephones; private bath; sitting areas throughout for your enjoyment; outdoor seating; and many others! Stop by for a tour when we open our doors to see our beautiful community or call 866-510-5835 to reserve your suite today!

Check out the full ad on here!


September 23, 2014

With So Many Senior Citizens unwilling To Go Digital, How Can We Make It Easier?

Filed under: seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 11:28 am

by John Brennan
IT Director –

We’re often asked the demographic of users and the reality is over 65% of our users are females Untitled-2between the ages of 45 and 60. What that tells us is that the majority of our users are the children of older adults using technology to research housing and care options for mom and/or dad. But what about all of  the technologies infiltrating our lives – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, eMail, the internet, etc.?

Pew Research (  recently did a study of technology use by Americans aged 65 and older and the results are pretty much what you’d expect – 6 out of 10 seniors now go online, and while the growth rate for this segment is faster than any other, seniors are still way behind in technology adoption rates compared to the rest of America. In fact, once we look at the 75-79 demographic, the number of users is less than 50%.

New technologies have great potential to help seniors – there’s medical care information  available like never before, you can have face to face interaction most only associated with Sci Fi movies through programs such as Skype, you can virtual travel through the world using Google street view and visit places you’ve only dreamed of,  and you can reconnect with family and friends and stay involved in their lives through social media sites such as Facebook.

With so many great reasons to use these new technologies, it begs the question – why aren’t more seniors doing it? Pew found 2 distinct reasons – physical limitations and difficulty learning how to use these new tools. Here are a few suggestions to overcome these obstacles and help you or a senior you know start exploring the digital world we live in.

Touch Screens
Say goodbye to that mouse! Using a mouse while suffering arthritis can be reason alone to stay away from a computer but with the advancements of tablets, e-readers and touch screen computers mice can be eliminated. In fact, research shows that 27% of older Americans already own a tablet, an e-book reader, or both. These are folks in the know and they know it’s much easier to point and touch than it is to move and click.

Browser Magnification
Nearly every browser available today offers the ability to enlarge text and images with the click of a button or swipe of the fingers. This is what makes reading a book or browsing the web so attractive to so many. Unlike a newspaper or paperback book, a digital device can make the text bigger, change the font, or alternate between background colors making reading easier on the eyes and brain.

DECREASED Functionality
Yep, you read that right, decreased functionality. Today there are computers built and programmed specifically for seniors (, for example) that focus on the concept of “less is more”. These devices shelve features like multiple browser tabs, overlapping windows and drop down menus and simplifies navigation making staying in touch and exploring the web that much easier.


Attention Central Virginians! Aging With Grace – 2nd Annual Gathering – Only 25 seats left!

Filed under: Senior Housing Events,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 9:34 am

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Aging with Grace 2nd Annual GatheringUntitled-1

Equipping Churches for Senior Ministry
in the Age of the Baby Boomer”
Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
in Glen Allen, VA on
September 23, 2014
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. John Upton, President of Baptist World Alliance and the BGAV. Multiple other experts are slated to share insights on medical, spiritual, physical, and other aging related issues. There will also be a Vendor EXPO featuring 40+ senior service organizations.

As Spiritual Leaders, we are called by God to tend to the widows, orphans, the sick and the dying. We thus have an obligation and usually a keen desire to help church members.

Our ministry can be most effective if Pastors have Spiritual, Emotional and Practical help we can offer to families in need.

To register for the Aging with Grace Annual Gathering event on September 23, 2014 visit
or call
804.321-3300 Ext. 104.
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The Aging with Grace 2nd Annual Gathering brings together Pastors, Church Leaders and Community Caregivers from many different denominations and disciplines to connect, learn and share their experiences with leading experts in the fields of Senior Ministry and Aging Related Issues.

This event fosters better communication between Pastors, Church Staff, Lay Ministers and Caregiving Organizations that provide care for our senior, aging population. Learn More.


2nd Annual Gathering
Dr. John Upton

President of
Baptist World Alliance
Executive Minister of
Baptist General Association of Virginia
Plus a Senior Resources EXPO
Featuring 30+ vendors
including our
Early Bird Sponsors
Bon Secours Health Systems
Bremo Pharmacy
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Always Best Care
Alzheimers Association
Arthritis Foundation
Care Patrol
Carriage Hill Apartments
Clinical Research Partners
CMG Foundation
Comfort Keepers
Companion Extraordinaire
Heart n’ Home Healthcare
Heritage Oaks Independent Living
Imperial Plaza Retirement Community
Legal Shield
ManorCare Assisted Living
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Powell Orthotics & Orthopedics
RE/MAX Commonwealth
Security One Lending
Senior Connections – CAAA
Spring Arbor Assisted Living
The Crossings at Bon Air
The Crossings at University Park
VA Dept. of Aging & Rehabilitative Services
Winning The Training Game
WPER “Positive Hits” Radio
Hosted by
The Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center

2880 Mountain Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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The 2nd Annual Aging with Grace Gathering, on September 23, 2014 (from 9am to 2pm) at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center will address these and similar issues head on and face first. Through a combination of Breakouts sessions (with Medical experts, healthcare experts, experienced Pastors and even lawyers), a Keynote presentation from Dr. John Upton and an EXPO featuring 30+ community resource organization, the Virginia Council of Churches is addressing this issue head on.

Won’t you help us develop viable solutions
for Virginia’s Churches?


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September 18, 2014

Southeast Florida Social Worker/Case Manger Appreciation Luncheons

Filed under: seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 10:25 am

please join us for our annual social worker and case manager appreciation luncheons in Southeast Florida. There will be two events, one in Miami and one in Davie.

OCT. 22, 2014
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, 33132

OCT. 23, 2014
Signature Grand
6900 State Rd 84
Davie, 33317


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