Few people want to think about aging services and long-term care until they absolutely have to. But oftentimes, the consequence of poor planning is a rushed decision or an abrupt placement. Don't wait until an unexpected illness or injury forces you to consider aging service options.
Selecting a Retirement Community
In recent years, many attractive options for retirement livng have emerged. One popular option is the continuing care retirement community, or CCRC. This type of community is different from other housing and care options because it provides for housing, services and nursing care, usually all in one location. For more info, download the PDF >
Emptying the House: Impossible Task or Joyful Rite of Passage?
You may be one of America's 76 million baby-boomers, or one of the nearly 35 million Americans over the age of 65. You may be a couple, or a widowed survivor preparing to move from the home in which you raised your children to an apartment or retirement community, or the adult child of parents who are making such a move. For more info, download the PDF >
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) www.aarp.org
- Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) www.alfa.org
- Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) www.carf.org/aging
- LeadingAge, formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) www.leadingage.org
- LeadingAge Massachusetts, formerly Massachusetts Aging Services (MassAging) www.leadingagema.org
- Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) www.massalfa.org
- Town of Longmeadow www.longmeadow.org