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.
Direct cost comparisons of housing options for the elderly or disabled. Clearly, staying at home in a universally designed home with medical and/or technical support as needed is dramatically less expensive. #AgeInPlace
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.
Barlavington Manor (http://www.barlavingtonmanor.co.uk/) is a family run, West Sussex Residential Care Home in Petworth, with Assisted Living, Dementia Unit and stunning views over the South Downs that can take you through all these experiences.