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Top 5 Articles on Senior Care Written by Laureate Group

Articles on senior care

The world of senior care can be confusion. New observations about a loved one’s health can also bring many new questions. We understand, and so do others who are just starting their own unique journey with researching senior care options. Which is why we took a look at our top 5 most-searched Laureate Group articles that family members or seniors themselves have searched our site for as guidance.

5. Selling Your Home: The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief

Your home represents so much more than the bricks and mortar. It is about family, memories, neighbors, security, and what you have known for so many years. Leaving that huge part of your being can be similar to losing someone you have loved in your life.

Let’s examine the five stages of normal grief that were first proposed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book ‘On Death and Dying…'”

WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MOST SEARCHED LAUREATE GROUP ARTICLES:
  • Written by Bruce Nemovitz, Senior Real Estate Specialist and Certified Senior Advisor. Bruce has sold residential homes in the four county Milwaukee-Metro areas for 35 years.
  • His post reinforces that choosing to sell your home can bring about the feelings of loss and grief, similar to the feelings one has when losing a loved one.

4. How to Talk to Your Parents about Moving

While a conversation about a parent’s living situation can be difficult, it does not have to be adversarial. In my years at Laureate Group Senior Communities helping older adults in transition, I have been witness to many family discussions that have honored the experience and feelings of everyone involved and achieved a successful outcome for the entire family…”

WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MOST SEARCHED LAUREATE GROUP ARTICLES:
  • Written by Adele Lund, Laureate Group’s Director of Business and Community Relations and expert on Difficult Conversations.
  • Adele’s post explores much more than “how-to” have that difficult conversation with an aging parent; she dives into a real-life experience she had talking with clients of hers, Sue and Emma.

3. Full Time RNs in Assisted Living: Why It Matters

It’s essential to realize that not all assisted living communities have nurses on staff.  Some facilities choose to work with an RN consultant to provide services on an “as needed” basis for the facility or employ RNs that take calls and answer questions by phone without ever seeing the residents.

Some have nurses that cover several different locations which may be miles apart. Others may utilize Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or caregivers on staff, but not necessarily RNs to make clinical decisions…”

WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MOST SEARCHED LAUREATE GROUP ARTICLES:
  • Written by Lisa Stueland, RN, Laureate Group’s Vice President Operations. This post goes beyond the definition of what an RN does for an Assisted Living faciilty; it explores the why.
  • Why it matters, why it’s different at each community you explore, and why you should ask questions when touring a facility.

2. Senior Apartment vs Independent Retirement Community

Perhaps you or a loved one is considering moving into an apartment that caters to seniors and trying to weigh the many options available. An understanding of the difference between independent living communities compared to senior apartment complexes will help you to make the right decision for both the short and long term…”

WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MOST SEARCHED LAUREATE GROUP ARTICLES:
  • Written by Adele Lund, Laureate Group’s Director of Business and Community Relations and expert on Difficult Conversations. This post presents the difference between a senior apartment and Independent Living services.
  • If you thought these living facilities are the same, then this post can help clarify the questions you should ask on your next community tour.

1. What is the Difference Between RCAC and CBRF?

Perhaps you or a loved one is considering moving into an apartment that caters to seniors and trying to weigh the many options available. An understanding of the difference between independent living communities compared to senior apartment complexes will help you to make the right decision for both the short and long term…”

WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE MOST SEARCHED LAUREATE GROUP ARTICLES:
  • Written by Beth Anderson, Laureate Group’s Executive Vice President. This post identifies the differences between two of the most common acronyms in senior living: Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCAC) and Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF).
  • For those just starting their journey with senior care, these acronyms can seem scary. Beth Anderson breaks down their meaning to make them more understandable.