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  • Elmcroft of Teays Valley

    Elmcroft of Teays Valley

    4000 Outlook Dr, Hurricane, WV 25526
    (1)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. Located in charming and fast-growing Hurricane, West Virginia, our senior living community offers residents a warm, relaxing environment, engaged and friendly staff...

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  • Bellaire at Devonshire

    Bellaire at Devonshire

    5 Bexley Drive, Scott Depot, WV 25560
    (12)
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    Bellaire at Devonshire is an assisted living community located in the tranquil neighborhood of Scott Depot, Putnam County, West Virginia. Our community is situated on a beautiful rolling terrain, which is designed to give our residents an experience of their lives. At Bellaire, we strive to offer a...

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  • Harmony at Southridge (Opening Early 2020)

    Harmony at Southridge (Opening Early 2020)

    801 Peyton Way, Charleston, WV 25309
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    Comfort. Easy elegance. Irresistible cuisine. Friends and family. These are the elements that make a person feel at home, and they are the very essence of everyday senior living at Harmony at Southridge. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, our senior living community offers spacious apartments and...

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  • Brookdale Charleston Gardens

    Brookdale Charleston Gardens

    800 Association Drive / Northgate Business Park, Charleston, WV 25311
    (10)
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    Great Care for Now and Later We are an assisted living and memory care community in Charleston, West Virginia where seniors can find more options for living life well, and less stress knowing that we’re here to help. They also find a warm community that feels just like home sweet home. You’ll find...

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  • Elmcroft of Kingsport

    Elmcroft of Kingsport

    901 Teasel Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660
    (28)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. On a daily basis, residents of Elmcroft of Kingsport experience the natural beauty throughout the foothills of the Smoky and Appalachian Mountains. Spectacular area...

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  • Dominion Senior Living of Richmond

    Dominion Senior Living of Richmond

    200 Meridian Way, Richmond, KY 40475
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    Our assisted living and memory care community is located in Heritage Place subdivision offering a variety of floorplans including studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. We provide 24/7 nursing, all-inclusive pricing (no care fees), all-day dining and wireless emergency pendants.

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  • Elmcroft of Bristol

    Elmcroft of Bristol

    826 Meadowview Rd, Bristol, TN 37620
    (3)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Bristol is located in one of Tennessee’s most charming and naturally beautiful hometowns. Residents enjoy our peaceful setting and friendly memory care...

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  • Dominion Senior Living Bristol

    Dominion Senior Living Bristol

    425 Shelby Lane, Bristol, TN 37620
    (7)
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    Dominion Senior Living is an assisted living community located in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee conveniently off Volunteer Parkway and is easily accessible to counties in Tennessee and North Carolina, alike. Though we are simple to locate, our campus maintains the feel of being nestled away...

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  • The Villages at Greystone Senior Living Community

    The Villages at Greystone Senior Living Community

    200 Greystone Drive, Beaver, WV 25813
    (11)
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    Our assisted living programs have become increasingly popular because they combine professional care with homelike surroundings, reasonable cost, attractive private or semiprivate apartments, and well balanced programs of events and activities. We provide both nurses and around-the-clock resident...

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  • Brookdale Colonial Heights

    Brookdale Colonial Heights

    400 Professional Park Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663
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    Do you want to redefine what it means to be independent? When you move into our assisted living and memory care community in Kingsport, Tennessee, you can experience just that. Because we take care of all the cooking, cleaning, laundry and other household chores, you suddenly get a whole lot of...

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  • Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community

    Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community

    701 Liberty Ridge Lane, Lexington, KY 40509
    (19)
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    At Liberty Ridge, you will find a wonderful lifestyle filled with new friendships and new experiences. Liberty Ridge offers a variety of lifestyle options to suit your needs and desires, including independent living garden homes, assisted living apartments and a memory care neighborhood. Located on...

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  • Richmond Place

    Richmond Place

    3051 Rio Dosa Drive, Lexington, KY 40509
    (55)
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    Are you ready for more adventures and fewer chores? Located in an exclusive neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, personal care, memory care, and skilled nursing. Here you’ll have...

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  • Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm

    Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm

    2700 Man O'War Blvd, Lexington, KY 40515
    (10)
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    Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm is a unique senior living experience for the astute, active senior promoting the freedom to enjoy life. Our Independent Living community promotes a healthy and energetic lifestyle giving residents the opportunity to be as engaged and occupied as they choose to be....

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  • Highgrove at Tates Creek

    Highgrove at Tates Creek

    4251 Saron Dr, Lexington, KY 40515
    (16)
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    Highgrove at Tates Creek is located in the Tates Creek area of southeast Lexington, just south of Man O' War Boulevard. The community is constructed on a beautiful site consisting of rolling hills, mature trees and a winding creek. At Highgrove at Tates Creek, we provide service with dignity. We...

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  • Elmcroft of Johnson City

    Elmcroft of Johnson City

    406 E Mountain View Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601
    (5)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Johnson City is a peaceful and intimate memory care and assisted living community in one of Tennessee’s top ten best places to live. We provide senior...

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  • Magnolia Springs Lexington

    Magnolia Springs Lexington

    2701 Magnolia Springs Dr, Lexington, KY 40511
    (69)
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    Who says moving to a senior living community means giving up your sense of independence? Magnolia Springs embraces the fact you are your own person, different, unique, one-of-a-kind—with your own lifestyle, pursuits, and hopes for the future. Even better, we celebrate it! Each and every day. That’s...

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  • The Courtyards at Johnson City - The Gardens

    The Courtyards at Johnson City - The Gardens

    2105 E Lakeview Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601
    (5)
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    The Courtyards at Johnson City Lakeview 1 offer senior living at its very best. Located in picturesque Johnson City Tennessee, The Courtyards is a great place to call home when your loved one can no longer live on his or her own. You can rest assured that your loved one is well cared for in either a...

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  • Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City

    Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City

    2412 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604
    (1)
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    Dominion Senior Living is an assisted living community that is located in Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee. Here you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery and views of the mountains. Dominion Senior Living is committed in helping our seniors with their spiritual, emotional, and...

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  • Brookdale Johnson City

    Brookdale Johnson City

    2003 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
    (11)
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    Home Comfort, Community Convenience Whether are you just beginning to look for a community or you’ve already visited several, we think you will find that our charming assisted living and memory care community in Johnson City, Tennessee stands out from the rest. As soon as you set foot through the...

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  • Ashton Grove (Opening Spring 2020)

    Ashton Grove (Opening Spring 2020)

    115 Ashton Grove Way, Georgetown, KY 40324
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    There is a place for you or your loved one at Ashtongrove in Georgetown, KY. You may be searching for a feeling of community with people who share your interests, someplace safe and comfortable with little to no home maintenance. You value your independence and want to stay active and connected in...

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  • The Homeplace at Midway

    The Homeplace at Midway

    101 Sexton Way, Midway, KY 40347
    (5)
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    The Homeplace at Midway in Midway, KY, is unlike any other Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living or Memory Care community you have ever visited. We reinvent senior living with care that is more personalized, a lifestyle that is more meaningful, surroundings that are more comfortable and an experience...

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  • Brookdale Greeneville

    Brookdale Greeneville

    155 Serral Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745
    (6)
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    A Life Worth Living No one should force you to choose between quality care and independence, especially when you can savor both here at our assisted living and memory care community. As soon as you walk through the front doors, you will notice there’s something different about this place. Maybe it’s...

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  • Parkview Manor

    Parkview Manor

    1004 Argyll Woods Dr, Danville, KY 40422
    (4)
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    Anyone who isn't able to deal with the huge variety tasks involved in daily life can benefit from taking residence at Parkview Manor assisted living homes. This assisted living community offers a variety of different living accommodations for those with or without medical problems. Regardless of the...

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  • Forest Ridge

    Forest Ridge

    151 Village Park Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694
    (3)
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    Forest Ridge is an assisted living community for people suffering from dementia in West Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina. The picturesque home is at the foot of Mount Jefferson and provides the best views of the awesome physical features in Ashe County. The center is conveniently located close...

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  • Deerfield Ridge

    Deerfield Ridge

    287 Bamboo Rd, Boone, NC 28607
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    Situated in the hills of Boone, North Caroline, lies our beautiful home, Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living. Our senior living facility is only two miles from Watauga Medical Center and many primary care physicians. Your loved ones can enjoy exquisite mountain views while living stress free in our home...

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  • Arden Courts of Anderson Twp

    Arden Courts of Anderson Twp

    6870 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244
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    For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...

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  • Pinebrook

    Pinebrook

    5877 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, OH 45150
    (12)
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    Pinebrook Retirement Community is a new state of the art, Independent living community located in Miami Township, Ohio , a northeast suburb of Cincinnati. At Pinebrook, everyone is our family and we strive to provide a personal touch to our residents every day. Our staff members see to all the...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

    7486 Lee Hwy, Radford, VA 24141
    (10)
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    Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford is an excellent community located in a commercial area in Radford, Virginia. Our community is in close proximity to various medical offices and Carilion New River Valley Community hospital. Our main facility accommodates residents who require more attention and...

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  • Wellington Manor Assisted Living

    Wellington Manor Assisted Living

    375 Hedrick Dr, Newport, TN 37821
    (16)
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    Wellington Manor Assisted Living is an exceptional memory care and assisted living community in Newport Tennessee. Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee on the Pigeon River, Newport is a vibrant city with stunning scenic views, a historic downtown area and an abundance of opportunities for...

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  • Carriage Court of Washington Court House

    Carriage Court of Washington Court House

    500 North Glenn Avenue, Washington Court House, OH 43160
    (4)
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        Carriage Court of Washington Court House is Community-Based Assisted Living at its finest, offering assistance as needed to suit individual lifestyles and personal requirements. Residents live in the comfort and security of a small, friendly, family-like setting with all the...

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  • Magnolia Springs Loveland

    Magnolia Springs Loveland

    767 Loveland-Miamiville Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
    (51)
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    The Magnolia Springs Way Who says moving to a senior living community means giving up your sense of independence? Magnolia Springs embraces the fact you are your own person, different, unique, one-of-a-kind—with your own lifestyle, pursuits, and hopes for the future. Even better, we celebrate it!...

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  • Atria Summit Hills

    Atria Summit Hills

    2625 Legends Way, Crestview Hills, KY 41017
    (13)
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    Atria Summit Hills is a warm, welcoming community with all the comforts of home. Our goal is an environment where older people thrive and where adult children feel secure their parents are protected and fulfilled. Relax on a shaded patio, in the study or library, or socialize in our large community...

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  • The Kenwood by Senior Star

    The Kenwood by Senior Star

    5435 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
    (14)
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    Welcome to The Kenwood by Senior Star! The Kenwood is a premiere independent living, assisted living, and memory support community located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We offer a resident-inspired approach that ensures a high quality of life for seniors and peace of mind for their loved ones. Inside The...

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  • Hyde Park Health Center - Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Hyde Park Health Center - Assisted Living & Memory Care

    4001 Rosslyn Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45209
    (3)
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    Hyde Park Health Center is a place for Life. Focusing on the whole person, we provide warm, caring individual attention. One and two-bedroom Assisted Living apartments offer residents all the comforts of home surrounded by cherished personal possessions with the reassurance of knowing any necessary...

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  • Charter Senior Living of Edgewood

    Charter Senior Living of Edgewood

    2950 Turkeyfoot Rd, Edgewood, KY 41017
    (25)
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    Charter Senior Living of Edgewood offers senior living options, including memory care, to seniors who are looking for personalized care in a friendly, safe, and maintenance free environment. We are considered one of the top personal care communities in Northern Kentucky. Our residents enjoy grounds...

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  • Barrington of Oakley

    Barrington of Oakley

    4855 Babson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227
    (20)
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    The Barrington of Oakley offers Independent Living and Assisted Living services. We are located just down the street from the shops of Oakley and the restaurants of Hyde Park. This location, just past the intersection of Red Bank and Madison Roads, gives the Oakley Campus of Living easy access both...

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  • Elmcroft of Florence

    Elmcroft of Florence

    212 Main Street, Florence, KY 41042
    (25)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Florence, a Kentucky senior living and memory care community offers accommodations for those who may require assistance in their daily living activities...

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  • Brookdale Kenwood

    Brookdale Kenwood

    9090 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
    (30)
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    The Place Where You Can Thrive When you decide to make your home at our assisted living and memory care community in Cincinnati, Ohio, you are doing more than moving into a new place. You are embarking on a new journey rich with quality care, deep friendships and a world of activities and events. ...

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  • Magnolia Springs Florence

    Magnolia Springs Florence

    7665 Ewing Blvd, Florence, KY 41042
    (47)
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    Magnolia Springs wins 2018 Best of Assisted Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com SeniorAdvisor.com is in their fifth year of hosting the Best of Senior Living Awards. SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2018 Award winners represent the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior...

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  • Carriage Court of Kenwood

    Carriage Court of Kenwood

    4650 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
    (59)
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    Carriage Court Kenwood provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. A separate Special Care Center for residents with Alzheimer's or other memory related...

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  • Arden Courts of Kenwood

    Arden Courts of Kenwood

    4580 E Galbraith Rd, Kenwood, OH 45236
    (7)
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    For over 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Our community features home like common areas, inviting...

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  • Elmcroft of Halls

    Elmcroft of Halls

    7521 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938
    (15)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Halls Knoxville is located just a quarter of a mile north of the original Halls Crossroads of Andersonville Pike and Emory Road in northern Knox County....

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  • Elmcroft of Marietta

    Elmcroft of Marietta

    150 Browns Rd, Marietta, OH 45750
    (13)
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    Fall in love with Elmcroft! Move in by February 20 and get up to $1,000 off your New Resident Fee.* See our Sales Director for details. Situated in historic Marietta, along the mighty Ohio River, our community features five acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Residents enjoy Elmcroft of...

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  • Madonna Manor

    Madonna Manor

    2344 Amsterdam Rd, Villa Hills, KY 41017
    (6)
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    At Madonna Manor, we offer a variety of community features. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining includes...

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  • Traditions of Deerfield

    Traditions of Deerfield

    3455 Nantucket Cir, Loveland, OH 45140
    (10)
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    Traditions of Deerfield brings a highly desirable new senior living option to the residents of Loveland and Greater Cincinnati. Located conveniently on Montgomery Road in Deerfield Township, Traditions will offer Independent and Assisted Living, as well as a secure Memory care for those affected...

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  • Carriage Court of Lancaster

    Carriage Court of Lancaster

    800 Becks Knob Road, Lancaster, OH 43130
    (17)
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    Carriage Court is a community of close friends.  In fact, we feel so close to the residents that we consider them to be our second family.   After all, a home should be a place where people care about their neighbors and enjoy each other's company.  That's why our caregivers do more...

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  • The Sheridan at Mason

    The Sheridan at Mason

    5373 Merten Dr, Mason, OH 45040
    (8)
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    Care That’s Always There The Sheridan at Mason residents and residents’ families receive valuable peace of mind knowing that professional service staff are available 24 hours a day to ensure real-time status updates, should your loved one need immediate help. The Sheridan at Mason is composed of 68...

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  • The Landing of Long Cove

    The Landing of Long Cove

    5535 Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, OH 45040
    (54)
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    The Landing of Long Cove is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Mason, Ohio, as also evidenced by being the recipient of the 2020 Best of Assisted Living Award ! Everyone who walks through our door becomes a member of our community family! Our fast-growing town is a beautiful...

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  • Trinity Hills of Knoxville

    Trinity Hills of Knoxville

    4611 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914
    (8)
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    Trinity Hills of Knoxville offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, and Adult Day Care in an environment that feels like home providing the privacy and security you desire.  Our staff works around the clock to assist with your needs and to ensure your well-being.  Trinity...

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  • Bickford of Lancaster

    Bickford of Lancaster

    1834 Countryside Drive, Lancaster, OH 43130
    (13)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing...

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Van Lear, Kentucky

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a complex that houses at least two individuals who have no family ties to the administrator. This type of complex offers its occupants 24-hour care administered by registered nurses. These nurses provide health related services for people who cannot properly take care of their own needs due to their aging.

This type of facility is a helpful and comfortable living alternative for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will commonly individuals 55 and above which is uncommon for other senior care types.The most common mental issue effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their memory recall, and familiarity, and decision making abilities. Many residents of nursing homes are seniorswith interpersonal social issues, which can span verbal fits, resisting assistance, or a tendency to wander. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include a private room, unless medically needed, personal reading materials, and specially prepared food. A significant amount of residents tend to be bachelors or widows with smaller social support groups, and almost fifty percent of nursing home residents are over 85 years old. A significant number of nursing home occupants are persons who have incontinence issues, have mental or physical disabilities, require assistance with daily tasks such as walking, or experience difficulty seeing and hearing.

Demographics and Values

Van Lear has a population density of 72 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Kentucky

In terms of personal well-being, Kentucky ranks 44th in healthcare and 40th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 103 hospitals and 285 health centers that service a population of 4,482,977. Arh Our Lady Of The Way, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, and Saint Joseph London are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Residents of Kentucky enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 12th in the United States. In terms of resources, Kentucky has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 89.9, and a housing index rating of 77.4. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average.

Social demographics of the state

Thirty-nine percent of Kentucky residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 7,745 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Kentucky there are 67 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 33% of Kentucky residents voted Democrat and 63% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Kentucky ranks 45th in the nation.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.30 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Kentucky is around 4.04 inches. The average humidity across the state is 70%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. The average air quality index rating in Kentucky is 38.6 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of June with a rating of around 48.0 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Kentucky is around 75°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Kentucky drops to around 36°F. The average high winter temperature is around 52°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 19, (January)°F during the month of January. While residents of Kentucky mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Kentucky can include earthquakes (moderate), floods, and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Kentucky

The state of Kentucky has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bluegrass, dwarf iris, wild columbine, and tulip poplar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cardinal (the state bird), the flying squirrel, the black bear, or the eagles.