June 14, 2018

Be In The Senior Housing Know: Independent and Active Adult Senior Housing

By: Darleen Mahoney

Independent Senior Housing, Independent Living Communities or Age Restricted Communities are created for Seniors that are typically active, healthy, and do not Seniors Enjoying Independent Livingrequire medical assistance. The biggest factor is the age restriction that is placed on the residents that move in, typically the age is 55+-62, but can vary.  Its not unusual that some new residents are still working and are years away from retirement age. These communities are built in neighborhoods of homes, townhomes, condos, cottages, apartments, or any type of home where the residents can maintain an independent lifestyle. These communities may offer amenities that attract residents like golf courses, pools, community centers, work out centers, and include ground maintenance and security. There is an activity director who plans a calendar of events including group trips, special dances and karaoke nights.

What are the benefits of an Independent Living Community? These communities provide senior specific social environments and activities to residents that appeal to their “senior only” residents.

Residents of an Independent Living Community live alone or as a couple without any type of skilled nursing. If their health declines and they choose to remain in the community, they still have the option to hire home health care providers or private caregivers.

There are many variables on policies as these are set by management. Depending on a public, private, or government managed property the policies may vary greatly. Costs should line up with the market value for similar housing and community in the area. There can be additional community related costs and taxes for landscaping, pool maintenance, etc. There are subsidizes programs through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development for those low-income seniors in need.

If you are an independent, active adult over the age of 55 you have many options to choose from in Independent Senior Living! Visit us on www.SeniorLivingGuide.com, click on Active Adult/Retirement, then click on your State and Region of Interest and begin researching what each one offers you and your lifestyle! Happy House hunting!

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April 10, 2018

Chicago Pacific Founders Acquires The Willows of Easley in Easley, South Carolina

NEWS RELEASE
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Contact: John Rijos, President and CEO, Chicago Pacific Founders (312) 273-4750, jrijos@cpfounders.com

Guy Geller, President, Grace Management, Inc. (312) 273-4750, ggeller@cpfounders.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grace and Pacific Founders LogosChicago Pacific Founders Acquires The Willows of Easley in Easley, South Carolina

Chicago, IL – April 4, 2018 — Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) and its subsidiaries, CPF Living Communities and Grace Management, Inc., announce the acquisition of The Willows of Easley, a 100-unit senior living community in Easley, South Carolina. The Willows of Easley

The Willows of Easley is an Independent and Assisted Living community located in the heart of Easley, South Carolina, a short 15-minute drive from downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Despite its small-town feel, Easley’s quaint and thriving downtown has many conveniences including popular department stores for shopping, fine dining restaurants, and quality medical facilities. The Willows of Easley, highly regarded for providing quality care and programming, will continue its full spectrum of independent living and assisted living services to its residents.

Grace Management Willows of EasleyTerms of the deal were not disclosed, but investments in the campus will serve to enhance the quality of life for all stakeholders – including residents, families, associates and prospective residents across the region.

The Willows of Easley is now managed by Grace Management, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of senior living management services.

“We are thrilled to have found The Willows of Easley and to be in the Easley, South Carolina market. We are committed to providing the highest quality of life possible to all of our residents,” said John Rijos, CPF Living’s President and CEO.

About Chicago Pacific Founders
Chicago Pacific Founders is a Chicago and San Francisco-based healthcare private equity investment firm. The fund is targeting investments in healthcare verticals including senior living and innovative healthcare service-based platforms.

About Grace Management, Inc.
Grace Management, Inc. was established in 1984 to develop, market, and manage residential communities for seniors. While the core of the business is third-party senior housing management, Grace Management, Inc. also offers marketing and operational consulting services, receivership and loan workout services, due diligence review for pending sale or purchase considerations and third-party reviews for various types of senior housing communities. For more information, please visit www.gracemanagement.com.

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February 20, 2018

Is A Continuing Care Community Right for You?

By: Darleen Mahoney

I am on my own personal journey to discover what the best decisions are for my Dad. He is 71 years old and starting to decline both physically and mentally. He decided to be independent and retire in a 55+ restrictive community years ago, but I see the need for additional long-term services for him in the near future. On this journey, I found myself needing a clear vision on what are our options might be that would be best for him and his needs.

I started looking at continuing care community options – what they entail and if it would be a good fit. I regretted that this option was not considered years ago and wondered if it was too late for him to make this move.

Continuing care communities are independent living housing with all the perks of the social, recreational and other retirement community extras that keep independent seniors active. They also have two additional tiers of care available – assisted living and nursing level care. Later, if the independentContinuing Care Retirement Community senior’s health declines, they can smoothly transition to the assisted living tier, and then, the nursing side, if needed.

According to the AARP, “Nearly 90% of people 65 and older said they would like to ‘age in place.’ And yet the hard truth is that a beloved house in a familiar community can become both physically impractical and socially isolating over time”. http://time.com/money/4579934/continuing-care-retirement-communities-cost/

Once you decide that this is a viable option for you or your loved one to explore, it’s a matter of choosing which one would be right for you.

The AARP recommends that you take many steps to make this determination:

https://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-08-2009/ginzler_housing_choices.html

  • Visit multiple residences
  • Take a tour, talk to the residents, staff, and visiting family members.
  • Ask staff members how long they’ve worked there; a good sign of quality is low turnover.
  • Check with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Many assisted-living residences, nursing homes, and CCRCs voluntarily apply for accreditation, which means they meet many quality measures.
  • Get clear information on financial arrangements and costs
  • Discuss at length with your loved ones, they will help you make a good decision in your best interest.

Regardless of whether a continuing care community is right for you or your loved one, it’s always best to be informed and proactive when making plans of this magnitude. Their health and happiness in the long term is dependent on finding the best senior living arrangement.

When you’re ready to begin your search, remember SeniorLivingGuide.com – the nation’s fastest growing senior housing and services resource!

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July 21, 2016

New Listing Alert – St. Catherine’s Village 200 Dominican Dr Madison, MS 39110 866-451-3617

Filed under: Active Adult,Alzheimer's,Assisted Living,New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 1:31 pm

Please welcome our newest FEATURED listing in the Jackson, Mississippi region – St. Catherine’s Village!

St. Catherine’s Village, Mississippi’s first all-inclusive, Continuing Care Retirement logoCommunity, is a gracious environment of caring. For health and well-being, for comfort and security, for faith and friendship, St. Catherine’s Village is a lifestyle, a family and a ministry. Services and amenities are designed to enhance the lifestyle and promote choice.

Nestled on 160 acres of rolling green hills and tall pine trees, St. Catherine’s Village overlooks a tranquil 15 acre stocked lake.

Check out there full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20160721112204

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July 8, 2016

Please welcome The Georgian to SeniorLivingGuide.com!

Filed under: Active Adult,New Senior Housing Information,Retirement — seniorlivingguide @ 9:52 am

11659359_455966671230071_6193672419490700539_nCheck out our newest Featured advertiser – The Georgian Apartments in Houston TX! You can view their new FEATURED ad complete with a video and links to their corporate website, clinic Facebook and Twitter profiles here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20160707095456

uniiHome is not a place but a feeling of complete comfort and relaxation. Here at The Georgian, you will enjoy a community of Houston apartments perfect for independent seniors, ages fifty-five and up. Designed with a variety of recreational and residential accommodations, these one and two bedroom apartments and townhomes offer neighborhood convenience at an affordable price. Take a look around and you will see why so many are proud to call The Georgian their home.

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November 13, 2014

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

Filed under: Active Adult,Alzheimer's,Assisted Living,New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 12:49 pm

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

LGBT-Gay-Retirement-Communities-by-Fountaingrove1At Fountaingrove Lodge, ambulance 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!

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November 13, 2013

New Listing Alert – Assisted Transition 801 West Bay Drive #327 Largo, FL 33770

Filed under: New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 3:10 pm

AT_Logo_on_Gray-Medium_ResAssisted Transition is a FREE Elder Care Referral Service. Finding local, and long term care for every senior is our specialty! We take away the confusion, view and help our clients understand what option is best for them: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing Home, or Home Care. Because we care, we offer FREE GUIDED TOURS to our clients.

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20131113125713

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November 7, 2013

New Listing Alert – Preferred Care at Home – Virginia Beach

Filed under: Home Health Care,New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 1:06 pm

Untitled-1Preferred Care at Home understands that long term care can be costly and have built a reputation on offering quality services at affordable prices. The cost-effective Live-In Services had always been our specialty, sovaldi sale providing 24-hour peace of mind

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20131107094807

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November 6, 2013

New Listing Alert – Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home 515 N. Elm Street Greensboro, NC 27401

Filed under: New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 11:25 am

DignityMemorialLogoAs North America’s largest provider of funeral, ambulance cremation and cemetery services, pilule the Dignity Memorial® network is the name families turn to for compassionate and professional final arrangements. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements.

Offered through a network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in the United States and Canada, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.\n
View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20131106090342

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October 22, 2013

New Listing Alert – Cross Keys Village 2990 Carlisle Pike New Oxford, FL 17350

Filed under: Active Adult,Alzheimer's,Assisted Living,Hospice,New Senior Housing Information — seniorlivingguide @ 11:53 am

20131022102133logoPerfectly situated in New Oxford, viagra Pa., remedy Cross Keys Village is a fee for service continuing care retirement community offering spacious residences, resort-like amenities, a focus on wellness and lifelong learning. Situated on over 250 acres of rolling, South Central Pennsylvania land this caring community is guided by a Church of the Brethren theme: “Continuing the work of Jesus Peacefully. Simply. Together.”

View the full listing here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20131022102133

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