Word of the Week

Activities of Daily Living – Word of the Week #4

August 31, 2016

Word of the Week: [su_highlight]Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)[/su_highlight] Activities of daily living (ADLs) are basic the basic tasks required to take care dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, walking, and moving from one chair to another (or to the bed). Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are more complex…

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1 or 2 Person Transfer – Word of the Week #3

August 24, 2016

Word of the Week: [su_highlight]1 or 2 Person Transfer[/su_highlight] This is the third in a series of articles to inform you about the language used in senior housing communities. These new vocabulary words will also inform you about what to look for as you shop for your new apartment in a senior housing building. This…

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What is a CCRC? Word of the Week #2

August 17, 2016

Word of the Week: [su_highlight]Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC[/su_highlight] One type of community not many seniors know about is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).  A CCRC offers a full continuum of care for seniors on one campus.  This allows residents to stay in one place even if their care needs change.  The services…

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The Hidden Language of Senior Housing

July 27, 2016

If you’re considering downsizing into senior housing, you’ll quickly find out it’s a little more complicated than just leasing a regular apartment. There’s an entirely different language used in senior housing. So, in addition to learning new vocabulary, you also have to take the extra step of finding out why all these new words should even…

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