• Short Term Options

    Many seniors who are looking for senior housing don’t know about short term stay options that are available at many senior living communities. There are a few different reasons you or your loved one might need a short term stay. At some senior communities they offer flexible, temporary and customized care solutions to meet the unique needs of seniors. Sometimes short term housing and care is needed after a hospital stay. Respite care can be a useful intermediate step between the hospital and home. When your loved one is not quite ready to return to living independently at home, respite care can be¬ a wise choice. When seniors have caregivers, those caregivers will at times need to have a break, whether they go on an actual vacation or just take some time off. Many senior communities offer a short term option with a range of personalized services depending on the needs of the senior. Another reason to sign up for […]

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  • Cascade Inn

    Cascade Inn in Vancouver WA is a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, and respite care. With a dedicated, caring staff, a vibrant activity schedule, and a pet friendly environment, Cascade Inn provides a level of support to each individual that meets their needs.

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  • Glenwood Place Exterior

    Glenwood Place

    The lifestyle options at Glenwood Place Senior Living cover a range of needs. On the Glenwwood Place campus there are options that include independent living, assisted living, enhanced care, and memory care.

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  • The Quarry Exterior

    The Quarry

    The Quarry Senior Living center is located near Columbia Tech Center in Vancouver, WA. This beautiful multi-care level retirement community supports the concept of ‚Äúaging in place‚ÄĚ.

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  • Van Mall Exterior

    Van Mall

    Van Mall offers an active community featuring both independent living and assisted living options. With a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere, and located in a comfortable, residential neighborhood, Van Mall truly feels like home.

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  • Fairgate Estate Assisted Living in Camas, WA

    Fairgate Estate

    Fairgate Estate offers seniors a intimate environment with personalized care. It has the charm of living in your own home, meal preparation that is truly home cooking, and a staff that understands and respects the aging person.

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  • Senior Couple Relocating

    Relocating to Assisted Living

    When you have exhausted all of the home support and home care options, it is likely time to explore¬ assisted living and¬ other alternative long term care choices that involve moving you or your loved one from their current home. To know which assisted living setting is best for your circumstances, it might be helpful to ask someone who is familiar with senior services. ¬ You could speak with other families who have had some experience with their own assisted living search, your physician, or a social worker. If you are in a hospital, skilled nursing home, or working with a home health agency, you can ask the discharge planner or social worker.¬ Or there are national services, like the Eldercare Locator, which is a nationwide toll-free service to help older adults and their caregivers find local services, but the perfect choice would be someone who is familiar with all of the various long term care and assisted living community […]

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  • Van Mall

    Financial Considerations For Senior Housing

    Making the move to Van Mall Retirement Community, or one of the other communities in Vancouver, requires some planning ahead, especially when it comes to the financial considerations. Whatever your current financial situation is, here is some basic information about funding your move to a senior community. First, there is the more traditional path, where your move is funded with income from interest, capital gains or dividends from savings and investments. It is also an option for some people to get a line of credit on one of these accounts to pay for senior housing. Many seniors use the funds from the sale of their home to pay for senior housing. For those who are not ready to sell their home, there are home equity options that may be used for this purpose. Some people are in the position to use their life insurance policy to fund a move to a senior community. It is possible to get a life […]

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    Choosing An Assisted Living Facility

    Choosing an assisted living facility for an aging loved one can be a daunting task. Today there are many options available, and this can make the decision feel quite overwhelming. Doing your research can help you feel more in control of the process, and you will be able to help your loved one settle into the place that’s¬ right¬ for them. Here are some helpful tips on what to look for in a facility. Look for public certificates clearly displayed. You should be able to view inspection reports, and certificates from the Department of Public Health, the Department of Public Safety and the Fire Department. Look for cleanliness. Keep in mind that the level of cleanliness you see when you visit the facility is probably a good indicator of the cleanliness of the building all the time. See if the standard of cleanliness matches your standards. Notice how clean it smells too. What is the level of transparency? When you […]

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  • Coping With Guilt Over A Move To Assisted Living

    The process of managing our aging parents’ lives and futures can evoke all kinds of feelings, from denial and fear, to guilt and inadequacy, to confusion and ambivalence. As adult children we suddenly find ourselves in the role of caregiver for our elderly parents, who have been the ones to care for us. This reversal¬ of roles brings up many different emotions for both parent and child.¬ When the decision to move to assisted living has been made, it will be very challenging for an elderly parent to adjust to a new life, to make new acquaintances, to learn to trust new caregivers, to adapt to a new schedule and a new living space. While they are adjusting to those things, we, as adult children, are shifting our identity to that of decision-maker, while at the same time perhaps struggling with the guilt that comes from admitting that we can’t take care of our parents¬ ourselves. While moving anyone into […]

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