As you are learning more about assisted living, you’ll likely find the following resources of interest. We’ve assembled them by category to make it a little easier to find the information and answers you need.

Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

  • 4 Major Benefits of Assisted Living: If you are wondering what advantages moving to an assisted living community offers, this will help. The article explores important topics ranging from isolation to safety.
  • The Advantages of Assisted Living: This U.S. News & World Report article features insights from experts on topics ranging from the costs of assisted living to its many benefits.
  • Learn About Assisted Living (Video): The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) created this helpful video to educate older adults and their loved ones on assisted living.

Downsizing and Selling a Senior’s Home

  • Rightsizing: Where to Start: From hosting a yard sale to disposing of hazardous materials, this information will help you begin the process of cleaning out an older adult’s house.
  • National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM): Downsizing and relocating can be difficult at any age. When an older loved one has lived in their house for many years, it’s even more so. This organization’s members are professionals who can make the process go more smoothly. They can be of assistance with everything from hiring a moving company to hosting an estate sale and hanging pictures on the walls at the new home.
  • Why Use an SRES: You might also find it especially helpful to work with a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Realtors who have earned the SRES designation have taken extra coursework and have experience assisting older adults through the process of selling their home and moving to a more senior-friendly housing solution.

General Assisted Living Topics

  • The Role Location Plays When Choosing an Assisted Living Community: Research shows that where you live during your retirement years often plays a significant role in how healthy and happy you are. This article explains what you should consider when deciding where to live as you grow older.
  • Resources for Consumers: Developed by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), this useful website covers a variety of important topics. They include how assisted living is certified, how to search for a community and what benefits are available for veterans.
  • Assisted Living Terminology: To help families more easily navigate the search process, the Indiana Assisted Living Association (IALA) has assembled this glossary of terms related to assisted living. It is specific to regulations in the state of Indiana and how different senior services are defined.
  • Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: How Are They Different?: This article addresses a commonly asked question: What is the difference between an independent living community and an assisted living community? It will be helpful if you aren’t sure which one is the best option for you or a loved one.

Tour an ASC Community in Your Neighborhood

We hope you find this Resources page and our Assisted Living Decision Toolkit to be useful in your search. If you have questions or would like to visit an ASC assisted living community near you, please call us to set up a time that is convenient for you. One of our team members will be happy to help!

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