Long-Term Care #infographic A Comparison of Assisted Living vs Nursing Homes. But Don't write off independent living at home, because it can be a lot cheaper, and AARP says some 90% of seniors want to age-in-place in the familiar surroundings of their own home. At mhealthtalk.com, I write about various solutions for independent living, and many of the topics apply to assisted living as well.
Make Microwavable Heating Pads - to give to every member in an assisted living home. This is community service--make it a Take Action project by a) creating a "how to" handout and giving copies to volunteer organizations that help the elderly; b) doing a community assessment to find other organizations that could use donations (faith-based orgs with a ministry for seniors, hospitals, clinics, etc) or c) creating a new group of volunteers who commit to making these year-round.