Guides & Tools

From talking to your loved ones about making a move to senior living to selecting the right community, the experts at A Place for Mom offer guidance for every step in your family’s journey. Learn more about financing, caregiving and more.

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Finding the Right Memory Care Community: 50 Essential Questions to Ask

By: Merritt Whitley, editor All memory care communities are different. The staff, day-to-day operations, technology uses, and care techniques vary. It’s important to find a community whose requirements and services best align with the needs of your loved one. Your loved one is one-of-a-kind as well. Whether they have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of… Read More

Dementia care guide

If you or a loved one is dealing with a dementia diagnosis, you’re far from alone. The latest estimates from the Alzheimer’s Association indicate that nearly 5 million Americans are currently living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and Alzheimer’s patients account for only 60-80% of total dementia patients.   DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Tips for Touring Assisted Living Communities

Finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one is one of the most important decisions you can make. We’ve compiled the top elements to look for when assessing a senior assisted living community.  During your visit, consider the quality of care that your loved one may receive. The decision of “if, when and… Read More

Public Pay Resource Guide

At A Place for Mom, we know that the cost of senior care can stretch family budgets to the breaking point. We also know that as difficult as it can be to get a true picture of a loved ones’ needs and then match him or her with the perfect senior care community, it can… Read More

Moving Seniors: Settling in to Senior Care

By Jeannette Franks, PhD Moving seniors is never as simple as we’d like. You may think your job is done once the move date for your loved one is set. But your involvement will only continue, as she or he transitions to a new home and adjusts to the new surroundings. Whether nearby or at… Read More

Guide to Pet Friendly Assisted Living

People of all ages love their pets. In fact, two-thirds of U.S. households include an animal companion. Seniors are particularly fond of their furry friends, and with good reason: pets help seniors keep active, give them a sense of purpose, provide companionship and decrease stress. Traditionally, seniors have had to part with their cherished companions… Read More

Guide to Senior Housing and Care

Families have many decisions to make during a senior care search. With so many options available in the U.S., it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed. We created this Guide to Senior Housing and care to empower families with current market information so they may act as strong advocates for their aging loved ones. With… Read More

Guide to Seniors Housing in Canada

As of 2013, Canada has one of the highest average life expectancies for men and women in the world. With more Canadians living past 80, and an aging population that’s expected to quadruple by 2051, the number of senior housing options has grown dramatically. For many families new to the world of senior living, navigating… Read More