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Author: Alissa Sauer

Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over ten years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

The Dangers of Senior Isolation

There’s no question that humans are social creatures and that today’s technological advances have made it easier than ever to connect with each other. A couple of taps on a smartphone and you can see the face of a loved one on the other side of the world. A quick email or text elicits an immediate…

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Finding Love in Senior Living

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At Leisure Care, every day brings Five-Star Fun. But, what does that actually look like? We are glad you asked. It’s a celebration – a celebration of life, of retirement, and of our residents. Our residents are what makes each of our communities so special, so vibrant, so, well…fun! For some of our residents, Five-Star…

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10 Reasons to Retire in Idaho

Idaho may not be the first place you think of when you think of retiring, but maybe it should be. This often overlooked retirement destination may not boast the white sand beaches of Florida or the desert landscape of Arizona but it has several other benefits that draw retirees to its abundance of green spaces….

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The Cost of In-Home Care Vs. Senior Housing

When it comes to senior care, financial considerations are important and weigh heavily on the minds of seniors and family members seeking care. While every person’s financial situation is unique and personal, we can do a general cost comparison to determine if in-home care or senior living is more affordable. The results may surprise you….

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What is a Retirement Community?

Fun. Adventure. Activity. Friendships. Laughter. Is this what comes to mind when you think of a retirement community? It should be. Today’s senior living communities are places where seniors thrive, truly living each day as they want in a community where they are encouraged. Learn more about choices in senior living and how retirement communities…

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A Person-Centered Approach To Memory Care

At Leisure Care, we believe that all people, regardless of age and ability are important and meant to be valued. Each person has a purpose and a life to be honored and cared for – and cared for well. We also know that Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia are stressful, causing emotional, physical,…

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8 Reasons to Retire in New Mexico

New Mexico is known as the land of enchantment, boasting picturesque desert landscapes and vibrant culture. The state is quickly becoming a popular retirement destination, attracting seniors from all over the country. New Mexico has a low cost of living and an abundance of opportunity when combined with its temperate climate and welcoming culture makes…

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7 Ways to Pay for Senior Care

You know the signs to look for, you have the support of your family, it’s time to commit to a move. It’s time to talk numbers—and we’re here to help. Finances may at first appear to be a stumbling block in your move. While the cost of care can vary greatly depending on location, type…

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7 Steps to Downsizing for a Move to Senior Living

As exciting as a move to senior living can be, the start of the journey can be daunting. Beginning the moving process often means sorting through decades worth of items to decide which ones will stay and which ones will have to go. From starting the conversation about downsizing to your packing day, there is a…

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