& 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
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
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
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
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
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
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