& A Place for mom
As the official A Place for Mom spokesperson, Joan Lunden helps families navigate the complex process of finding appropriate senior housing for their loved ones. Ms. Lunden, a mother of seven, draws from her own experience of trying to find the right senior care living option for her own mother.
Discussing health, housing, or finances with a parent can be intimidating to everyone involved – but it doesn’t have to be. I’m Joan Lunden and I’ve teamed up with A Place for Mom to help prepare you for these conversations. We’ve gathered top experts in health, well-being, finance, legal and cognition to help you ask the right questions. Our experts will guide you through these important topics with your aging loved ones. In addition, I’ve added a few helpful tips on how to keep the conversation positive and productive. Download the Having Tough Conversations Guide to get started.
Former Host of “Good Morning America”
Joan Lunden &
A Place for Mom
Joan Lunden first got involved in senior living when she became responsible for her mother’s care many years ago, and the topic has remained close to her heart ever since. Millions have come to associate Joan with their own search for senior living because of her role as A Place for Mom’s official spokesperson.
Helpful Guides, Tips, and Checklists
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
5 Best-Kept Secrets to Financing Senior Care
“How do I pay for senior care?” It’s a question many aging Americans struggle with. Many families may need to look beyond traditional ways of financing their golden years. Download this guide to learn more about what resources you can tap to help pay for senior care, including: Veterans Aid & Attendance. If you or… Read More
Assisted Living Residence Checklist
It’s important to be prepared when calling and touring assisted living centers. Each community is unique, if you’ve seen one assisted living facility, you’ve seen one assisted living facility. Download the checklist below to stay organized, compare communities and ask the right questions to help you decide on the community that’s right for your loved… 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
Glossary of Senior Living Terms
Senior living, senior housing and senior care can open a whole new world to families. There are different levels of care–depending on your loved one’s needs–and various options, depending on a senior’s health, age and financial status. The A Place for Mom Senior Living Glossary is designed to give you a clear understanding of commonly… Read More
Caregiver’s Tool to Prioritize
When the person you care for is affected by any kind of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, things come up on an almost daily basis that need to be addressed. Many family caregivers feel they need to “fix” every problem. The fact is there are many events or behaviors that occur only once, for a short… Read More