Making the Move: How to Transition Smoothly to Assisted Living

Transitioning to an assisted living facility is a significant step for seniors and their families. It signifies a new chapter in life that promises enhanced care, community, and comfort. However, the move can also bring a mix of emotions and logistical challenges. At Golden Life AFC, we understand the importance of a smooth transition. In […]

Understanding Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurances at Golden Life Assisted Living

Navigating the world of healthcare financing can be overwhelming, especially when considering care options for loved ones in assisted living facilities. Golden Life Assisted Living understands the intricacies involved, and we’re here to guide you through the maze of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurances. Let’s delve deeper into understanding these options and how they can […]

11 Tips for Moving Parents Into Assisted Living

The decision to move your parents into assisted living is never easy. No one wants to sacrifice their independence, and even fewer people actively want to leave home. There are memories and lived experiences deeply connected with that home. But as time moves on, staying put isn’t always an option.  As parents age, independent living […]

7 Social Activities for Elderly in Adult Foster Care

A group of elderly gentlemen playing card games.

As we age, our need for socialization doesn’t go away. Often, the need for socialization increases with age. As a result, many elders who move into adult foster care or assisted living facilities will experience depression due to a lack of social interactions.  This isn’t to say that there are no social activities available to […]

Adult Foster Care: What Is Foster Care For Adults

An image of an elderly woman holding a walker in a room with some plants.

As parents age, it can become difficult to balance the desire to care for them properly with all the other responsibilities in your life. For many, it becomes nearly impossible to weigh options, costs, and quality for the care of aging parents. Many people in this predicament find that adult foster care can be a […]

Checklist for Moving Into Assisted Living: What to Bring and What Not to Take

A picture of an elderly woman standing, holding a cane in an adult foster care room. A green chair and a wood dresser.

Are you getting ready to move a parent or loved one into an assisted living facility? This type of transition can be emotional for both the person moving into assisted living and the caretaker. You may feel guilty for relinquishing some of your responsibilities to the center’s staff.  However, a U.S. News and World Report […]

How to Pay for Adult Foster Care

Adult foster care requires advanced planning involving daily living care for seniors and adults who need a supportive, home-based environment for long-term care. When you consider how to pay for adult foster care, there are various funding options such as investments, insurance, and government assistance. In many situations, families plan arrangements that usually combine both […]

5 Things To Look For When Choosing An Adult Assisted Living Facility

When someone you love for requires additional care on a daily basis, it can be a difficult time. As a family, it’s a big decision to make to transfer your loved one to an assisted living facility, even though it’s in their best interests. Once you’ve made the decision, the next thing to do is […]

Are Adult Foster Homes a Good Long-Term Care Option?

Older adults often become unable to live independently, which means they need help from caregivers with their daily life activities. Unfortunately, not all seniors can get reliable caregivers, which leaves them vulnerable to neglect and abuse. This is why adult foster care homes are becoming popular; they provide seniors with a small family-like setting where […]

Adult Foster Care vs. Assisted Living

While it’s easy to assume that foster care is only for children and teens, that’s not the case. There is also such a thing as foster care for adults with disabilities, designed for individuals over 18 with special needs. Residents may be disabled, dealing with mental health struggles, or facing age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s or […]