Category: assisted living

National Social Work Month: Looking Back on 30 Years … and Counting

Allyson Stanton of Stanton Aging Solutions

It is National Social Work Month, which inspired me to reflect on my 30 years of serving geriatric clients and their families. For most of my career, I was a Social Work Director in residential communities. The most rewarding part was giving my clients a voice.

Are You Prepared for the Unexpected? Learn About the Importance of Advance Planning

Sitting at a kitchen table, an adult daughter talks to her older parents about the importance of advance planning.

We have seen many families face crisis scenarios unprepared. The trauma of a devastating diagnosis, accident, or health event can send families into totally avoidable chaos. Many couples and families are completely unprepared for such situations and are forced to make weighty decisions about a loved one’s care amidst overwhelming emotions.

The Essential Assisted Living Move-in Checklist

Senior man moving into an assisted living community with the help of his son to lift boxes

Moving a loved one to assisted living can be an overwhelming transition for everyone involved, even when your loved one understands and accepts that they need to move. We have compiled an Assisted Living Move-In Checklist as a resource for families, based on our experience placing individuals in communities and providing ongoing care management and concierge care services.

How to Choose an Assisted Living Community: Critical Questions to Ask

Four senior women stretch exercise bands to stay fit at an assisted living community

Perhaps you’ve seen that your loved one can no longer live alone safely, or maybe you care for your loved one in your home and have realized that their care needs exceed what you can provide. You’ve decided it’s time to find an assisted living community in Maryland that will provide the best care and quality of life possible, while within your budget and at a comfortable driving distance.