Assisted Living For A Couple

Locating the best assisted living facility for one person is difficult, but finding assisted living for a couple has unique challenges.  Very often a family looks for assisted living for a couple because one spouse needs care, and the well spouse can no longer provide care for any number of reasons. In San Diego County there are over a hundred assisted living communities.  In addition, there are hundreds of small assisted living care homes.  Locating […]

Moving to a Retirement Community or Assisted Living?

Moving to a senior community or assisted living community in San Diego? In some cases, making the decision to move to a senior community is the easy part.  The more challenging part can be physically moving yourself and your belongings. In this several part series, we’ll look at how to make the transition to a senior community take place with the least amount of stress possible. Assuming the senior has a house to sell, the first […]

Local Assisted Living Resources Are Best

Families need support and local assisted living resources when making difficult care decisions. And one of the most important decisions a senior and their family will make is where that senior will live for their remaining years. I'm a professional eldercare adviser, AND my family just helped my parents move to assisted living. It would be my pleasure to help you. San Diego County is where I've been helping families for over 10 years. If [...]

6 Myths About Assisted Living

There are a lot of reasons families hesitate moving their elder loved one to assisted living, or an elderly person resists this change. Some of the reasons for this hesitation are valid, but many times the perception seniors and families have about assisted living are not completely accurate. Here are some common misconceptions.  1. Assisted living is not affordable. Yes, in San Diego County the cost of senior living is high compared to many cities in […]

Moving My Father-in-Law to Assisted Living

My mother-in-law, Bonnie Marquis, passed away on April 5, 2017. She was 90 years old and had been married to my father-in-law, Jack, for 68 years. She passed in the way we all hope to leave this earth, in her sleep while napping. Now Jack is left alone. He has dementia and needs someone with him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We knew keeping Jack in his home would be difficult to […]