Must Reads: Busting Myths About Couples in Senior Living

Top news organizations around the country recently ran these must-read stories related to senior housing.

Keeping Love Together: Breaking Down 3 Myths about Senior Housing for Couples — Married couples can move into senior housing together even if they have different care needs — and doing so might help them maintain their health, an expert stresses.

Facing Suits, a Nursing Home in California Seeks Bankruptcy — Nursing home operator North American Health Care has declared bankruptcy despite positive cash flow, due to the threat posed by potentially ruinous lawsuits. Bankruptcies of this sort could become more widespread given aggressive legal actions against providers, some say.


Beyond Fun: The Vital Future Of Wearables — If seniors use wearable health monitors, would that help caregivers focus less on patients’ physical needs and more on emotional and psychological wellbeing?

Q&A: How do you pay for long-term care? — From insurance to reverse mortgages, there are many ways to pay for long-term care, and the variety can cause confusion. The good news is there also are many resources to help people make the best choices.

How to Find the Best Assisted Living Community for You — Taking a tour and asking about facility fees are among the 12 tips that U.S. News & World Report recently offered seniors who are considering assisted living communities.


How to Find a Retirement Home That Doesn’t Make You Feel Old — Cast a wide net and focus on activities and amenities, this article advises older adults seeking a vibrant senior living community.

5 considerations before moving to a retirement community — Think about what services you might need in the future as well as what you expect from a retirement community on the day you move in, a personal finance expert writes.

Written by Tim Mullaney