Navigating Moving a Loved One from Assisted Living to Memory Care

February 28th 2024

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s presents unique challenges that often require thoughtful adjustments to their living arrangements. As their cognitive abilities decline, the need for specialized care becomes increasingly apparent. Recognizing when to transition from assisted living to memory care is a crucial aspect of ensuring the well-being and safety of your loved one.

Understanding Assisted Living and Memory Care:

Assisted living communities are designed to support seniors who need help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. These facilities offer a level of independence while assisting as needed. On the other hand, memory care communities are specifically tailored for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s, offering a higher level of supervision, specialized activities, and safety measures.

Signs That It’s Time for the Transition:

  1. Safety Concerns: One of the first signs it may be time to consider memory care is an increase in safety concerns. If your loved one is frequently getting lost, experiencing falls, or forgetting to turn off appliances, their safety may be compromised. Memory care units are equipped to address these safety concerns with secure environments and trained staff.

  2. Escalating Cognitive Decline: As dementia progresses, cognitive decline becomes more pronounced. If your loved one is struggling with basic tasks, forgetting the names and faces of family members, or displaying signs of increased confusion, memory care may be better suited to provide the specialized attention and structured routines they need.

  3. Agitation or Aggressive Behavior: Individuals with dementia may exhibit challenging behaviors, including agitation, aggression, or wandering. If these behaviors become frequent and challenging to manage within an assisted living setting, memory care professionals are trained to handle such situations with specialized techniques and a higher staff-to-resident ratio.

  4. Decline in Personal Care Abilities: A decline in the ability to perform personal care activities, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing, may signal the need to transition to memory care. Memory care communities are staffed with professionals trained to assist residents with dignity and respect, understanding the unique needs associated with dementia.

  5. Social Isolation: Social engagement is crucial for the well-being of seniors. If your loved one is withdrawing from social activities or struggling to communicate effectively with others due to cognitive decline, memory care can offer specialized programs and activities designed to stimulate cognitive function and foster social connections.

  6. Consultation and Communication: Before making the decision to move your loved one from assisted living to memory care, it’s essential to consult with healthcare professionals, the assisted living staff, and family members. Discuss the observed changes in your loved one’s behavior and cognitive abilities. Additionally, involve your loved one in the decision-making process to the extent possible, ensuring that their preferences and wishes are considered.

Transitioning a loved one from assisted living to memory care is a challenging decision, but it may be necessary to ensure their safety, well-being, and quality of life. Monitoring signs of cognitive decline, addressing safety concerns, and maintaining open communication with healthcare professionals can guide you through this process. By choosing the right level of care, you provide your loved one with the support they need to navigate the challenges of dementia with dignity and compassion.

At Grace Management, Inc., we provide your loved one with The Village Program® our

specialized Memory Care program. Our goal is to provide a memory care program with meaningful and enriching activities that create an environment of success for our residents. The Village Program® is designed to Reflect on memories and past accomplishments. Rejoice in the successes experienced every day. Renew their hope and spirits every day.

To learn more about The Village Program®, visit the communities page on our website and find a community near you.

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Senior Housing Is Better for Your Health

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Senior Housing Is Better for Your Health

February 14th 2024

Making the move to a senior living community can have a number of positive effects on your life, but did you know it could even improve your overall wellness? According to a recent study done by NORC at the University of Chicago, making the move to a senior community can mean becoming less “frail.”

The Results Are In

NORC’s comprehensive study applied Harvard’s Claims-Based Frailty Index to a population of 495,099 Medicare beneficiaries across the senior housing continuum to assess older adults’ vulnerability to adverse health outcomes—measuring their rate of chronic conditions, acute conditions, and health services utilization.

Not surprisingly, the results showed that residents with the greatest level of need and vulnerability tend to reside in communities equipped with the most intensive care and support services. But, more significantly, the results illustrated a correlation between a resident’s length of stay and their increased health outcomes, ultimately determining the path-defining truth: Older adults are less vulnerable soon after moving into senior housing.

The authors of the study, NORC’s Vice President of Health Care Strategy Dianne Munevar and Senior Associate of Health Care Strategy Claudia Gorman, determined from the data that—while an analysis of an individual’s frailty 12 months prior to moving into a senior community can be useful—the vulnerability expectation for seniors is unanimous:

  • Seniors are more vulnerable to declining health outcomes in the year prior to moving into a senior living community.
  • Upon moving into senior housing, vulnerability increases for a short period as residents settle in before leveling off and showing improvement.
  • Vulnerability to adverse health outcomes levels off / decreases around 3 months after residents move into a senior living community.
  • Residents experience a 10% decline in relative frailty levels one year after moving into a senior living community.

According to Raymond Braun, president and CEO at The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care—the organization that provided the grant that funded the study—the finding that vulnerability “declines after entering senior living…suggests that this kind of housing can help restore a measure of vitality and independence” for residents.

Braun went on to say: “For operators, [this finding] indicates that investing in non-medical supports is critical for residents’ improved health and safety.”

Living Gracefully in Your Next Chapter

Which is why Grace Management, Inc. communities are dedicated not only to providing compassionate care and services to residents—but also helping our residents live up to their full potential, so they can rest easy knowing that their lifestyle and interests will be catered to and their expectations exceeded. A sentiment reflected in Lead Researcher Munevar’s findings, when she reported, “Non-medical care and services like socialization, transportation, exercise, balanced nutrition, medication management, and others have a positive impact on a resident’s health.”

With a variety of living options, as well as daily wellness, cultural, and educational life enrichment activities and events offered through our Vibrant Living Program, communities operated by Grace Management are where you can live your best life—exactly as you want. Because we believe in the power of community and the importance of feeling supported—with compassionate care and elevated resources—to live and age gracefully in your next chapter.

A Place Where You Belong

Communities operated by Grace Management are proud to offer exceptional Independent Living, Concierge Living, Cooperative Apartment Homes, Personal Care, Assisted Living, Specialized Care, and Memory Care in a place that is not just like home, it is home.

Managed by Grace Management, Inc., a leader in providing the best senior living experiences, our communities have elevated industry standards while providing the resources and information seniors and their loved ones need to make important life decisions. Grace Management, Inc. is a subsidiary of CPF Living Communities and is ranked in ASHA’s 50 largest senior housing owners.

For more information, or to schedule a personalized visit, please call (763) 544-9934 or visit

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Munevar, D., & Gorman, C. (n.d.). (2023, September 26). Older adults are demonstrably less vulnerable soon after moving into senior housing. The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

The Importance of Where Seniors Live

December 27th 2023

As we journey through life, it’s only natural that our living arrangements evolve. One stage that deserves careful consideration is senior living. Choosing the right environment goes beyond just choosing a place to live; it can impact our overall well-being and happiness. In this blog, we’ll explore the important role that the right living environment plays for seniors.

Social Benefits of Senior Living

  • Sense of Belonging: Senior living communities offer a wonderful sense of belonging and camaraderie. Living among peers with shared experiences creates an instant bond, fostering a strong support system that helps combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • Activities and Events: These vibrant communities are buzzing with engaging activities and events catered to each individual’s interests. From group exercise classes to book clubs, seniors can participate in diverse activities that keep their minds sharp and their hearts full.
  • Breaking Barriers: Senior living communities eliminates the barriers to socializing that can arise in traditional living arrangements. The proximity of like-minded individuals makes reaching out and interacting with others easier, forming lasting friendships.
  • Freedom from Household Chores: In senior living communities, everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning are taken care of, allowing seniors more time to focus on socializing and enjoying life. This newfound freedom contributes to a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment.

Health Benefits of Senior Living

  • Enhanced Safety and Security: Senior living communities are designed with the safety and well-being of residents in mind. From accessible living spaces to emergency response systems, seniors can feel confident in their surroundings, reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Nutritious Meals: A well-balanced diet is crucial for health, and senior living communities typically provide healthy meals tailored to their resident’s dietary needs. Proper nutrition promotes physical health and enhances mental clarity and emotional well-being.
  • Regular Exercise: Many senior living communities offer exercise programs catered to individual needs. Regular physical activity improves cardiovascular health, maintains mobility, and reduces the risk of chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension.
  • Access to Healthcare: Senior living communities often have available healthcare services on-site or nearby. This ensures prompt attention to medical needs and regular check-ups, leading to early detection and management of health issues.
  • Mental Stimulation: Social interaction, mental exercises, and the various activities available in senior living communities stimulate cognitive function and memory. This can reduce the risk of cognitive decline and promote mental sharpness.

Choosing the right place to live is not just about bricks and mortar; it’s about creating a nurturing environment that enriches your life physically, emotionally, and socially. Senior living communities offer an array of social benefits, providing a strong sense of community and belonging, and the health benefits ensure seniors can enjoy their golden years to the fullest.

As we embrace the idea of senior living, let us remember that it’s not just a transition of residence; it’s a celebration of life and an investment in the well-being of those who have given us so much.

At Grace Management, Inc., we understand the importance of where you live. Are you interested in learning more? Head over to the communities page on our website and find a community near you!

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Assisted Living FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

December 20th 2023

Considering transitioning to an assisted living community can be a significant decision for both individuals and their families. Let’s take some time to explore the most common questions about assisted living and find out why it might be the perfect option for you or your loved one.

1. What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a specialized senior living option designed for individuals who value their independence but may need some assistance with daily activities. Residents in assisted living communities can receive support with tasks like bathing, dressing, medication management, and more. Most assisted living communities have completely customizable level of care options. It is a great balance between independence and the availability of care, creating a safe and comfortable environment for seniors.

2. What Makes Assisted Living Different?

Assisted living stands apart from other senior living options due to its focus on personalized care plans and support services. Unlike nursing homes, which offer around-the-clock medical care, assisted living communities promote active and social lifestyles, encouraging residents to engage in a variety of activities and events each and every day.

3. What Are the Benefits of Assisted Living?

The benefits of assisted living are numerous and can make a substantial difference in a person’s life. Some key advantages include:

  • Independence: Residents maintain their independence while receiving assistance with daily tasks as needed.
  • Social Life: Assisted living communities offer a range of social activities and opportunities to foster new friendships and connections.
  • Safety and Security: These communities are designed with safety in mind, providing peace of mind for both residents and their families.
  • Nutritious Meals: Many assisted living communities offer restaurant-style dining, and dietary needs are catered to, ensuring residents receive balanced nutrition.
  • Personalized Care: Each resident’s care plan is tailored to their individual needs, ensuring they receive the support they require.

4. How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

The cost of assisted living can vary depending on factors such as location, amenities, and the level of care needed. Generally, it is more affordable than nursing home care. While the costs can seem daunting at first, it’s essential to consider the expenses associated with living independently, such as home maintenance, utility bills, and groceries, which are often included in the price you see at an assisted living community.

5. Can I Have a Private Room?

Most assisted living communities offer private apartments, allowing residents to have their own space and privacy. These apartments can range from studio to two bedrooms and offer a bathroom; some communities even offer a kitchenette space. 

6. What Activities Are Available?

Assisted living communities are bustling with activities to cater to a wide range of interests. There’s something for everyone, from fitness classes, hobby clubs, and arts and crafts to movie nights, excursions, and social gatherings. These activities promote mental stimulation, physical health, and social interaction among residents.

7. Do Assisted Living Communities Allow Pets?

Yes, many assisted living communities recognize the benefits of pet companionship and have pet-friendly policies. However, pet policies can vary, so it’s essential to inquire about restrictions, pet sizes, and any associated fees.

8. What Should I Ask When Researching Assisted Living Communities?

Choosing the right assisted living community requires thorough research. Here are some crucial questions to ask:

  • What level of care do they provide?
  • What are the costs, and what do they cover?
  • Are there different accommodation options, and what are their features?
  • What social activities and amenities are offered?
  • How do they handle medical emergencies?
  • Are there any additional fees or contracts to be aware of?
  • Can I meet and talk to current residents to get their perspectives?
  • How do they involve families in the care and decision-making process?

Finding the right fit is essential for a positive assisted living experience, so take your time to visit different communities, ask questions, and discuss your options with your loved ones.

Assisted living provides an excellent balance of support and independence for seniors. It offers many benefits, including a vibrant social life, personalized care, and peace of mind for residents and their families. When considering assisted living, don’t hesitate to ask questions and explore various communities to find the perfect place to call home!

Are you interested in learning more? Find a Grace Management, Inc. assisted living community near you by heading over to the communities page on our website.

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Signs You Are Ready for Independent Living

November 15th 2023

Are you at a point where an independent living community is becoming increasingly appealing? There are many different aspects to consider when deciding whether you are ready to move into an Independent Living community. In this blog, we will discuss some signs indicating you are ready to take the next step and make the move.

  1. You don’t want to look after your home: Maintaining a household can be a demanding task, requiring time, effort, and attention to detail. If you’re finding that the responsibilities of home ownership have become burdensome, it may be a sign that you’re ready for independent living. The allure of a more streamlined and hassle-free lifestyle, where you can focus on your own needs without the added stress of home maintenance, can be a compelling reason to make the transition.
  2. You are considering your future health needs: As we journey through life, thinking about our long-term health and well-being is natural. Independent living communities often offer a range of amenities and support services tailored to meet the evolving needs of their residents. From on-site healthcare facilities to wellness programs and fitness centers, these communities are designed to ensure you can age gracefully while maintaining your independence. If you’re already contemplating your future health needs and desire a supportive environment, independent living may be the perfect fit.

  3. You are interested in convenience: One of the most significant advantages of living in an independent living community is the convenience it provides. Imagine having access to a wide array of amenities and services at your doorstep. From housekeeping and maintenance to transportation services and scheduled activities, independent living communities are geared towards simplifying your life. If having more free time and the convenience of readily available resources appeals to you, independent living can offer just that.

  4. You are lonely or want to make new friends: Feeling lonely or craving companionship is a common human experience. Independent living communities foster a sense of belonging and social engagement, allowing you to forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals. These communities often organize social events, clubs, and activities, providing ample opportunities to meet new friends and build lasting relationships. If you desire a vibrant and supportive social environment that encourages socializing and personal growth, independent living can offer a warm and welcoming community.

  5. You want to learn and grow: Independent living is not just about comfort and convenience; it’s also an opportunity for personal development and growth. Many communities offer a range of educational programs, workshops, and recreational activities to stimulate your mind, nurture your interests, and expand your horizons. Whether it’s pursuing a new hobby, participating in fitness classes, or engaging in lifelong learning, independent living communities can provide a rich environment for personal enrichment and self-discovery.

Embarking on the journey of independent living is a significant decision that can bring about positive changes in your life. Take some time to consider the signs that you may be ready to move into an Independent Living Community.

Are you interested in learning more about Independent Living communities at Grace Management, Inc.? Head over to the communities page on our website and find a community near you today. It’s not like home. It is home.™Senior couple

Protecting Seniors from Fraud: Safeguarding Our Loved Ones

October 19th 2023

As our loved one’s age, protecting them from the threat of fraud becomes increasingly important. Scammers often target seniors due to their vulnerability and trusting nature. However, we can educate seniors to defend themselves against these malicious activities. This blog will explore these crucial aspects of safeguarding seniors from fraud.

  1. Awareness of Types of Fraud: To effectively combat fraud, it is essential to know the various types. Here are some common scams that target seniors:
    1. Identity Theft: This occurs when someone steals personal information to access finances, open accounts, or make fraudulent transactions.
    2. Medicare/Healthcare Fraud: Scammers may pose as healthcare providers or representatives and try to obtain personal information or bill for services never provided.
    3. Grandparent Scams: Fraudsters impersonate a grandchild in distress, seeking financial assistance urgently.
    4. Sweepstakes/Lottery Scams: Seniors are told they have won a prize but must pay fees or taxes upfront to claim it, resulting in financial losses.
  1. Fraud Education: Educating seniors about the tactics used by fraudsters is crucial in building their defense. Here’s what can be done:
    1. Community Workshops: Local organizations, senior centers, and community groups can organize workshops to educate seniors about fraud schemes and how to identify them.
    2. Informational Resources: Distribute brochures, pamphlets, or online resources with helpful tips and guidelines on recognizing and avoiding scams.
    3. Family Support: Family members can play an active role by discussing potential scams, sharing information, and staying involved in their loved ones’ finances.
  1. Online Security: With the growing prevalence of digital transactions, it is vital to reinforce online security for seniors. Consider the following measures:
    1. Strong Passwords: Encourage using unique and complex passwords for all online accounts. Consider utilizing password managers for added security.
    2. Phishing Awareness: Teach seniors to be cautious of suspicious emails, messages, or phone calls asking for personal information, and advise them not to click on unfamiliar links.
    3. Software Updates: Regularly updating operating systems, antivirus software, and applications helps protect against vulnerabilities that scammers may exploit.
    4. Secure Wi-Fi: Advise seniors to secure their home Wi-Fi network with a strong password to prevent unauthorized access.
  1. Monitoring Money: Keeping a close eye on financial transactions and accounts is essential to detect fraudulent activity promptly. These steps can be helpful:
    1. Regular Account Review: Encourage seniors to regularly review bank statements, credit card bills, and other financial documents. Look for any discrepancies or unfamiliar charges.
    2. Automatic Alerts: Enable text or email notifications for account activity, such as large withdrawals or unusual transactions.
    3. Trusted Advisors: Consider involving a trusted family member or financial advisor to assist in monitoring financial matters and provide an extra layer of protection.
  1. How to Report Fraud: In the unfortunate event that a senior falls victim to fraud, it is crucial to know how to report it. If you suspect that your loved one has been targeted by fraud, take the following steps to report the incident:
    1. Contact Local Authorities: Report the fraud to your local police department or the appropriate law enforcement agency. Provide them with as much information as possible, including any documentation or evidence you may have.
    2. Federal Trade Commission (FTC): File a complaint with the FTC through their website ( or by calling their toll-free helpline at 1-877-FTC-HELP. The FTC collects information on fraud incidents and shares it with law enforcement agencies.
    3. State Attorney General’s Office: Reach out to your state’s Attorney General’s office or consumer protection agency to report the fraud and seek guidance on further action.
    4. Credit Bureaus: If the fraud involves identity theft, contact one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place a fraud alert on the senior’s credit report. This helps prevent additional fraudulent accounts from being opened.
    5. Financial Institutions: Notify their bank, credit card companies, and other financial institutions about the fraud. They can assist in investigating and resolving any unauthorized transactions.

Protecting seniors from fraud is not a one-time effort but an ongoing commitment to their well-being and safety. Let’s stand united against fraud and safeguard our loved ones.

At Grace Management, Inc., we want to help you protect your loved ones. Are you interested in learning more? Head over to our communities page on our website to find a community near you.

Aging In Place VS Moving Into A Senior Living Community

May 10th 2023

As people age, they face a difficult decision about where to live. Should they stay in their current homes or move into a senior living community? This is a crucial decision that impacts many aspects of their lives. In this blog, we will explore the pros and cons of aging in place versus moving into a senior living community.

What is aging in place?

Aging in place means staying in one’s own home, staying in a place that is comfortable and familiar. It can include adding features to the home that make life easier or adding supplemental services to maintain the quality of life of the person living there.

What is senior living?

Senior living communities are residential communities designed for seniors that provide varying levels of assistance and care. It includes Active Adult Living, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities.

There are pros and cons to both aging in place and moving into a senior living community for senior adults. These include different aspects of an older adult’s life that are important, including social interaction, emergency planning, self-care, and independence.

Social Interaction:

Senior living communities provide seniors with opportunities to interact with their peers and engage in social activities, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation. These communities do this through life enrichment programming and built-in social activities and outings. Social connection is critical for maintaining mental health and emotional well-being.

Aging in place can provide an opportunity for seniors to remain connected to their existing community. If seniors have an existing community aging in place could be the right choice. 

Emergency Planning:

Senior living communities are designed to provide seniors with support and access to emergency services. They have staff trained to handle medical emergencies and power outages, ensuring residents’ safety and well-being. Having these plans put into place helps bring peace of mind to residents and their families. 

Aging in place requires a robust emergency plan, ensuring seniors have access to emergency services, and are prepared for potential emergencies such as power outages, natural disasters, or medical emergencies.


Senior living communities provide residents with a range of services, such as dining, housekeeping, and transportation, freeing them from the burden of these tasks and allowing them to focus on self-care. Seniors are able to focus on what brings them joy rather than daily tasks that can feel tiresome. Senior living communities can also offer opportunities for seniors to pursue their hobbies and interests, stay active, and engaged.

Aging in place allows seniors to perform their activities of daily living and their self-care in an independent manner.


Senior living communities offer residents a range of options, from independent living to assisted living, allowing seniors to maintain their independence while receiving the support they need. Seniors who live in communities often feel like they have more independence than they did while living in their previous homes.

Aging in place provides seniors with the ability to maintain their independence, live on their own terms, and continue to make decisions that impact their lives.


Moving into a senior living community can also present challenges. It can be difficult to adjust to new surroundings and make new friends. Senior living communities can also be expensive, which can be intimidating at first.

Aging in place also presents challenges. Seniors living alone may experience isolation and loneliness, leading to depression and other health issues. They may also face difficulty accessing healthcare services and may have a hard time keeping up with home maintenance tasks. Aging in place may not be suitable for seniors with significant medical issues or mobility limitations.

The decision to age in place or move into a senior living community is a personal one that depends on individual needs and preferences. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and it is essential to carefully consider each one before making a decision. Ultimately, the decision should prioritize the lifestyle and needs of the senior.

Are you interested in learning more about senior living communities and what they have to offer? Head over to our communities page on our website and find a community near you.


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What is Rightsizing for Seniors?

April 19th 2023

As we age, our housing needs change, and it’s important to consider the right size of our living space. The process of finding the ideal living space that suits our current lifestyle is known as rightsizing. In this blog, we’ll discuss what rightsizing for seniors is the difference between downsizing and rightsizing, the benefits of rightsizing, understanding what you need, and how senior living fits into rightsizing.

Downsizing vs. Rightsizing

People often use the terms “downsizing” and “rightsizing” interchangeably. Downsizing means reducing the number of possessions and moving into a smaller living space, often due to financial reasons. Rightsizing is about finding the ideal living space that suits your current lifestyle, including location, size, and amenities. Rightsizing focuses on finding the perfect fit for your needs and can include both downsizing and upsizing.

Benefits of Rightsizing

Rightsizing offers several benefits for seniors, including:

  • Lower expenses: Moving into a smaller, more manageable living space can save you money on utilities, maintenance, and property taxes.
  • Increased safety: A smaller living space with accessible features, such as grab bars and handrails, can make your living environment safer and more secure.
  • More social opportunities: Moving into a community of like-minded people can provide you with opportunities for socializing and building new relationships.
  • Less upkeep: A smaller living space requires less upkeep, giving you more time to focus on the activities you enjoy.
  • Improved quality of life: Moving into a living space that suits your current lifestyle and needs can improve your overall quality of life.

Understand What You Need

Before beginning the rightsizing process, it’s important to understand what you need from your living space. Consider these questions:

  • What are your current physical limitations?
  • What activities do you enjoy doing?
  • What are your housing preferences?
  • What is your budget?

By answering these questions, you’ll have a better understanding of what you need from your living space, making it easier to find a community that is the perfect fit.

How Senior Living Fits into Rightsizing

Senior living communities are designed to provide seniors with the support and care they need to live independently and enjoy an active lifestyle. These communities offer various services and amenities, including transportation, housekeeping, dining, and social activities. Senior living communities can be an excellent option for those looking to rightsize their living space while maintaining their independence.

Rightsizing is a process that seniors can use to find the ideal living space that suits their current lifestyle. Are you interested in learning more about how a Grace Management, Inc. community can help you with the rightsizing process? Head over to the communities page on our website and find a community near you!


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Making an Informed Decision about Assisted Living

March 29th 2023

As our loved ones age, we are often faced with the difficult decision of whether to move them into an assisted living community. This can be an emotional and overwhelming process, but making an informed decision is important to ensure the best possible care for our loved ones. Here are some tips to consider when making this decision.

Assess their Needs

The first step is to assess the needs of your loved one. Do they need help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and cooking? Do they require medical assistance, such as managing medications or treatments? Are they still mentally and physically active, or are they showing signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s? Evaluating their specific needs will help you determine the level of care they require.

Visit Different Communities

Once you have determined the level of care needed, it is important to visit different communities. This will give you an opportunity to see what each community offers and help you decide what fits your loved one best. It is essential to take the time to speak with associates, residents, and their families to get a sense of the community and the care provided.

Consider the Location

Location is another important factor to consider when choosing an assisted living community. Is it in a safe and accessible area? Is it close to family and friends, or will it require a long-distance move? Will your loved one be able to maintain social connections and engage in their preferred activities? Considering these factors will help ensure that your loved one is comfortable and happy in their new home.

Trust your Gut

Finally, it is important to trust your gut. If you feel uncomfortable or have concerns about a particular community, it may not be the right fit for your loved one. It is essential to choose a community that you feel confident and comfortable with, and that will provide the best care possible for your loved one.

Making an informed decision about assisted living for your loved one can be a challenging process, but by taking the time to make an informed decision, you can ensure that your loved one is happy and well-cared for in their new home.

Interested in learning more about Grace Management, Inc. communities? Head over to the community page on our website.

It’s not like home. It is home. ™


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What is an Independent Living Community?

February 22nd 2023

As you age, there is a common misconception that senior living communities are only for seniors who need assistance or care. You wouldn’t want this misconception to cause you to miss out on everything independent living communities have to offer.

What is independent living? Independent living covers a variety of housing options for seniors. However, it most commonly refers to communities that offer fun and active lifestyles but take away the stress of being a homeowner. In independent living communities, residents enjoy living community life with different luxuries and amenities.

Independent living is designed to make life more convenient in retirement. Many independent living communities offer housekeeping services, meal options, and transportation services, alongside all the other convenient amenities offered.

Grace Management, Inc. communities offer our independent living residents many convenient amenities. With the day-to-day freedom to come and go and the convenience of any number of activities to choose from, independent living at GMI communities is the perfect fit for an active and healthy lifestyle. Our independent living communities offer amenities like all-inclusive dining, a fitness center, a beauty salon and barber shop, game rooms, movie theaters, libraries, and more.

All the amenities sound great, but why should you choose independent living? It may feel too soon to consider selling your home and moving into independent living. Here are some reasons to consider independent living:

  • Connections with peers – Many people understand the effects social isolation has on seniors. Once you move into an independent living community, you have access to a multitude of built-in social interactions in everyday life. This will help you prevent falling into social isolation.
  • Constant activity – There will always be something for you to do while living in an independent living community. From planned physical activities to an eventful social calendar, you will always have a variety of activities to choose from.
  • Freedom – You aren’t responsible for the hassle of taking care of a house or yard once you move into an independent living community. If you don’t want to cook or do dishes, you don’t have to. You can spend your time pursuing what interests you.
  • Easy access to care – As you age, more often than not, your health will begin to change. Many independent living communities also have an assisted living option that allows you to have the care you need where you are already.

Interested in learning more about what independent living communities can offer you? Head over to the community page on our website and filter by independent living to find a Grace Management, Inc. community near you.


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