1. I'm glad to hear there are efforts to ensure state regulations are being followed. I hope Florida is among the states to take part in this program? My mother recently moved into a retirement community in Florida called University Village, We looked around for months to find the right place. It was a long process and we did a lot of research to find a place we felt comfortable with. We were very concerned about standard of living and how closely the state monitored these locations. Although my mother seems very happy, I think it's important to continue researching and remaining knowledgeable on regulations of these type of communities.

  2. Residing in an assisted living center is similar to having a private apartment, complete with private bathroom and kitchen, but you can rest easy with the knowledge that trained staff is on hand to help your loved one when necessary.