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Senior Living Communities 60 Day Trial Stay

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 25th, 2013

So often we hear from the caregivers of prospective residents that their loved one just isn’t ready to commit to moving into an assisted or independent living community. They don’t want to be the “bad guy” and push to make a decision. Their loved one is not convinced it is the right time and other family members may feel guilty even suggesting it. This always begs the question “What other decisions have you or your loved one had to make that you weren’t ready for?” That really gets them to think. Change can be hard – but it doesn’t have to be.

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Assisted Living New Year's Resolutions

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 31st, 2012

As the year comes to an end, it is a time to reflect on the all of the successes and memories of the past year. Bringing in another new year allows us the opportunity to make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. It is especially important for seniors to continue to make resolutions each year. Making resolutions can create something to look forward to and a sense of confidence and excitement.

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Assisted Living Moving Preparation in CT

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 10th, 2012

Once a senior decides to move into an assisted living community, the next step is for them to start preparations to move. It is completely normal for both seniors and their loved ones to feel some apprehension and a sense of loss, which is common during all of life's transitions. With some preparation, as well as guidance from the staff at your assisted living of choice in CT, it is possible to make this move smoothly and without a significant degree of emotional distress. 

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Quality Activities Keep Assisted Living Residents Smiling

By: Elizabeth Bemis
November 27th, 2012

Assisted living communities are popular with older adults because they allow them to retain their independence within their own apartment in a dedicated purpose-built community, while having easy access to wide-ranging services, such as meals, health care, transportation and social and recreational activities. United Methodist Homes, a leader in assisted and independent care communities is known for its commitment to providing the highest quality of accommodations and care throughout the assisted living network. Assisted living in CT offers residents a variety of choices in accommodation and a multiplicity of programs and services to ensure that they can enjoy their retirement years to the fullest.

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The Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 23rd, 2012

Assisted Living Communities As an individual ages, it may become necessary to look into alternative living facilities. Assisted living communities are just one of the many options available. There are several benefits of living in an assisted living facility. 

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