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Senior Living Communities Shake Off “Old Folks Home” Vibe

  Today’s retirees will live longer, healthier and more active lives than any previous generation. The average life expectancy in the US has hit an all-time high of 77.9 years, according to a recently released report by the National Center for Health Statistics. If joining an independent senior living community is in your plans, there […]

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Aging-in-Place vs Independent Senior Living Communities

It’s one of the most basic questions to decide when it comes to retirement planning: Should you move to an independent senior living community, or retrofit your house so you can live your remaining years in the family home? Answer: It depends.   Aging-in-place design, sometimes called universal design, focuses on renovating homes to allow […]

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Seniors’ (Brains) Just Wanna Have Fun

More and more, the medical community (particularly in the area of neuroscience) is verifying that active, social adults are healthier and happier than those who are isolated and sedentary. For example, a recent study by the Mayo Clinic shows that an active, social brain helps many older adults reduce the risk of developing memory and […]

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What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living?

What’s Included in the Cost of Assisted Living? Today, seniors have many living options to choose from once they retire. As you shop for a new community for you or a loved one, monthly rent and what’s included with it are not far from mind. Below are some of the amenities covered by the cost […]

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Helping Your Parents Transition to Assisted Living

Moving to an assisted living community is a great option for seniors to have access to necessary assistance and healthcare while maintaining a sense of independence. However, leaving your home to move into an assisted living community can be a difficult transition. Although assisted living may be the best solution for your loved one with […]

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Perks of Retiring in the Hawkeye State

As you start thinking about settling into the last stages of your life, where you choose to do it is an important part of the decision. Ranked sixth on Bankrate’s 2015 “Best and Worst States to Retire” list, Iowa is an attractive choice for seniors in any phase of their retirement. Below are some of […]

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Knowing Your Options: Independent vs. Assisted Living

Today, seniors have many options to choose from when thinking about retirement plans. As you make these decisions, it’s important to consider all of your options to determine the right fit. In this article, we’ll focus primarily on the benefits of independent living communities vs assisted living centers. Independent senior living communities focus on preserving […]

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How to Pick an Assisted Living Community

How to Pick an Assisted Living Community As you or a loved one starts considering moving into an assisted living community, you’ll likely find many communities in your area to choose from. The best way to compare assisted living communities is to take a tour of each one. Like Melrose Meadows, most assisted living communities […]

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Maintaining Independence While in Assisted Living

Maintaining Independence While in Assisted Living At Melrose Meadows, our top priority is caring for our residents while helping them maintain as much independence as possible. That’s why we believe in self-directed care that allows our residents to get the care they need without having unnecessary assistance imposed on them.     Below are the […]

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Knowing Your Options: Assisted Living vs. Home Care

Knowing Your Options: Assisted Living vs. Home Care     When a loved one needs additional assistance, it’s important to consider all of the options to find the best choice for your family. As you discuss options with your loved ones, they may insist on wanting to stay at home. However, before making the decision […]

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