Senior living resources

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the different types of senior living options? Not sure if a loved one needs assisted living or skilled nursing care? We can help you navigate the landscape to make the right choices for you and your family. Read one of the many articles below from our senior living experts, or send us a question through our “get in touch” feature at the bottom of this or any page.

Senior Living

Choosing a senior care community
Know the right questions when selecting a senior care community.

Talking to a parent about transitioning to senior living
We know it isn’t easy to have a conversation about leaving the family home. Here are some tips to make it a bit easier.

Easing the transition to senior housing for mom or dad
You are your parent’s best resource for assistance in finding the right care community.

Independent Living

Independent living: A closer look
Independent living communities appeal to those seeking an active, maintenance-free lifestyle.

When is independent living the right choice?
An independent living community could be the right fit for you or your loved one.

Assisted Living

Assisted living: A closer look
Assisted living is often thought of as a bridge between independent living and skilled nursing care — the best of both worlds.

When is assisted living needed?
Services and amenities can vary depending upon an individual’s needs.

Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care

10 common misconceptions about nursing homes
Myths dispelled about long-term care communities.

Long-term care: A closer look
With skilled medical professionals and treatment services on site, long-term skilled nursing offers the highest level of care available outside of a hospital.

When is long-term skilled nursing needed?
As an individual’s needs change, so does the level of care.

Benedictine’s Direct Admissions program makes receiving care simpler for many
Learn how to be admitted directly to a Benedictine skilled nursing community without a previous hospital stay.


Memory Care

Memory care: A closer look
These programs can provide peace of mind for both the patient and the caregiver.

When is memory care needed?
Top signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Transitional Short-Term Rehabilitation

Short-term rehab: A closer look
Specialized short-stay care after surgery, injury or illness.

When is short-term rehab needed?
The involvement of a multi-skilled team is key to successful recovery.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehab: A closer look
Offering a range of therapy services after surgery, injury or illness.

When is outpatient rehab needed?
After surgery, injury or accidents, outpatient rehabilitation is often the next step.

Home Care

Care at home: A closer look
Home care services can make it possible to move from hospital to home with professional medical and life-assistance services.

When is home care needed?
Home care is often an option after a hospital or long-term care stay.

Adult Day Services

Adult day services: A closer look
An in-depth look at the services provided by adult day centers.

When are adult day services needed?
Find out if your loved one could benefit from an adult day program.

Other Resources

Health care directives
Learn more about the importance of advance care planning and health care directives.

Living Well with Benedictine
Taking Care of our inner self: A conversation with Sister Lisa Maurer (download)

Benedictine’s Direct Admissions program makes receiving care simpler for many
Learn how to be admitted directly to a Benedictine skilled nursing community without a previous hospital stay.

Healthy eating tips for older adults
Learn a few simple tips for healthy eating specially for older adults.

One conversation can make all the difference
Learn how to create your plan for future medical decisions.

Perks of community living for older adults
Living in community can benefit your health.