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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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Independent Living Amenities: What to Expect from Your New Home

Today, seniors have so many options to choose from as they start thinking about retirement plans. As you start making your decision, it’s important to consider all of the pros and cons of the options you’re considering.   Independent living communities differ from other retirement options because they focus on preserving the independence of the […]

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How to Pay for Assisted Living

As you begin the next stage of your life, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to pay for it all. Luckily, assisted living can be much more affordable than nursing homes or long-term home care. If you or your loved one doesn’t need close medical supervision, assisted living could be the perfect fit. Although Medicare […]

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Why Assisted Living Rocks

  Let’s face it: there’s a stigma associated with Assisted Living. People confuse it with skilled nursing or end-of-life care. There’s this perception that Assisted Living means you can’t do anything for yourself, that you’re going to be locked away in a tiny shared room and forgotten about.   We at Melrose want to shatter […]

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Assisted Living Amenities: What to Expect When You Move In

  Today’s seniors have so many more options for retirement living than their parents did. As you start thinking about retirement plans, it may seem difficult to decipher which retirement community is the best fit, but it’s important to consider the pros and cons of each lifestyle. We recently reviewed the benefits of independent living […]

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4 Benefits of Independent Living

When the time comes to retire, we all want the same thing: “Finally, time to relax.” When deciding where to retire, you should consider all of your options and which will best support the lifestyle you expect. Luckily, if you’re looking for a laid back, resort-style lifestyle, independent living may be your best bet. Below […]

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