Assisted Living Resources to Aid Your Search


One of the most important things you’ll do as a caregiver is help your loved one find the Assisted Living community where all their daily care needs will be met. Our priority is making sure you have all the information you need to make the decision that’s best for your loved one.

As such, we’ve compiled eight of the most helpful Assisted Living resources to give you a better understanding of all the Assisted Living options available to your loved one, and how you can support him or her during the transition from home to community.

Highly Recommended Assisted Living Guides

Understanding the basics of Assisted Living: The more you know about Assisted Living, the easier it will be for you and your loved one to choose a community that he or she can call home. One of the most useful Assisted Living resources you’ll find is the National Caregivers Library’s Basics of Assisted Living.

A what’s what for Assisted Living communities: What’s the difference between Board and Care Homes, Assisted Living Communities, Nursing Homes and Continuing Care Retirement Communities? The National Institute on Aging provides in-depth definitions of each in one of their Assisted Living resources.

When to determine if the time is right for Assisted Living: What are the signs that a transition to an Assisted Living community would benefit your loved one? And how can you make sure that transition is as smooth as possible? Find out everything you need to know about supporting your loved one during this phase of life in this Assisted Living guide from HelpGuide.

An Assisted Living step-by-step: Looking for Assisted Living for your loved one, but confused about where to begin? This Assisted Living guide from AARP offers tips for finding communities, asking the right questions, planning a tour and more.

Daily life in Assisted Living: Life at an Assisted Living community is a transition from life at home for new residents. This article from Senior Living offers a look at a typical day at an Assisted Living community, including what your loved one can expect when it comes to morning and evening routine, meals, activities and more.

Evaluating an Assisted Living community: What should you be keeping an eye out for when touring Assisted Living communities for your loved one? Senior Living offers 13 steps you should take when evaluating a senior living community.

A checklist for your tour: Which items should you be checking off and taking note of as you tour Assisted Living communities? Today’s Caregiver offers an extensive checklist for scoring each community you visit.

Literature for caregivers: Caring for a loved one is challenging, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Next Avenue publishes stories that offer advice and support for caregivers and cover a variety of topics related to caring for an older loved one.

Learn More About Edgewood and Senior Living in MA

Are you finding yourself asking, “What are the Assisted Living options near me?” more often? To get a better understanding of Assisted Living or learn more about all the options The Woodlands Inn Assisted Living community at Edgewood offers your loved one for retirement living, call (978) 222-7747.