& 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
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
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
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
Dementia Care Guide
As caregivers, it can be terrifying to imagine our loved ones forgetting cherished memories or being unable to recognize those closest to them. But the possibility of older-age dementia is one we can’t afford to forget. According to a 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 25% of caregivers… 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