Top 5 Most Searched Laureate Group Blog Posts of 2018

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A new year can bring new observations about a loved one's health. This 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 2018 Top 5 Most-Searched Laureate Group Blog Posts that family members or seniors themselves have searched our site for as guidance. Whether you've just started searching for resources for you or a loved one, or you're simply curious about senior care options, take a look at what others have found useful from Laureate Group throughout their journey.

  Top 5 Most-Searched Laureate Group Blogs of 2018


5. The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief: The Home You Love

 

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."

 

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  • 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. My Parents Refuse to Talk About Moving. What Do I Do?

 

Home for many seniors equals independence. Moving from a home later in life, especially one they’ve enjoyed for many years can be extremely difficult. Then when you consider that some seniors view this as “the last move” you can understand why one may not want to discuss moving.

 

So many emotions come into play that some seniors are unable to separate the house from living. Talking about change can be difficult and stressful for everyone. Having said that, in my experience, it is more stressful having a sudden health crisis force a decision to move upon a family.

 

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  • 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

 

When choosing assisted living, you want to have the assurance that quality care is directed and provided under the direct supervision of qualified professionals such as Registered Nurses. It’s essential to realize that not all assisted living communities have nurses — RNs or even LPNs— on staff.  Many facilities make the claim that there are “nurses on staff."

 

But take the time to ask more specific questions to determine what in fact that really means.

 

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  • 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. Understanding the Difference Between Senior Apartments and Independent Retirement Communities

 

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. 

 

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  • 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's the Difference Between RCAC and CBRF? Differences and Similarities Between Two Types of Assisted Living Facilities

 

Not all assisted living facilities are the same, and understanding the various distinctions between assisted living facilities becomes a high priority when a loved one suddenly requires supportive care.

 

The reality of assisted living in Wisconsin is that when you have seen one assisted living facility, you have seen just one assisted living facility.

 

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  • 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.