& 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
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
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
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
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
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
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