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Senior Living Blog: News & Resources

Helpful articles regarding Elder Care and places like retirement communities in the Central Florida area.

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Long-Distance Caregivers: How to Help during the Holidays

Long-Distance Caregivers: How to Help during the Holidays

Living far away from a loved one can complicate many things, not the least of which is their daily care. If you live in a different city or state from your aging parent or loved one, as the miles expand so do your worries. You must try to understand their health and day-to-day needs from […]

Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How to Prevent It

Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How to Prevent It

Love, obligation or maybe out of doing what’s right, you may be one of more than 40 million adults taking care of an elderly, chronically ill, or a disabled loved one with caregiver burnout, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. In fact, 70 percent of family caretakers take care of one person over 65, while […]

North Star Honors National Family Caregiver Month

North Star Honors National Family Caregiver Month

November is dedicated to those friends and family members who care for their loved one and North Star Senior Advisors honors National Family Caregiver Month! Did you know that there are about 44 million Americans who are caregivers for a family member, friend or neighbor? November is dedicated to honoring all the hard work caregivers […]

Low-Income Seniors and the Cost of Assisted Living in Florida

Low-Income Seniors and the Cost of Assisted Living in Florida

Can Low-Income Families Afford the Cost of Assisted Living in Florida? I’m often asked about the cost of assisted living in Florida by low-income seniors and what I do to help them. Honestly, when I started my placement company having to learn that I can’t help the world was heartbreaking. I even contemplated continuing with […]

How Pet Therapy Benefits the Elderly

How Pet Therapy Benefits the Elderly

How are Animals and other Pet Therapy programs Beneficial to the Elderly? Pets provide love and companionship in addition to reduced stress and anxiety levels research proves. What’s even better? Many Assisted Living communities welcome pets and provide pet therapy for those that do not have one One thing I have noticed is that animals […]

Do You Need a Geriatric Care Manager?

Do You Need a Geriatric Care Manager?

Have you noticed your parent or senior loved one needs more care than they’re currently receiving? Or perhaps need help scheduling appointments and driving to those appointments. Figuring out what to do next can be overwhelming and confusing. What are their true health and day-to-day needs? Who can help provide care? A geriatric care manager […]

Assisted Living Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Assisted Living Guide: Everything You Need to Know

The Only Assisted Living Guide You’ll Need Assisted living care has evolved since our grandparents were faced with moving their loved ones into a facility. As a matter of fact, the term “facility” is rarely used these days as the word has been replaced with “Senior Living Community.” In today’s day age where we are […]