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Jewish Senior Living

2023 Guide To Los Angeles Senior Living Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Posted: Sep 13th, 2023

How do Los Angeles Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities observe the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? My blog gives you some highlights of what's going on around town.

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Senior Living Options

Evaluating Board and Care Homes: Considerations for Making an Informed Decision

Posted: Aug 15th, 2023

Selecting the right board and care home for your loved one is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. These smaller, homelike settings can provide personalized care and a family atmosphere, but it's important to work with a knowledgeable professional in choosing a home.

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Senior Living Options

Top Dining Trends in Los Angeles Senior Living

Posted: Jul 10th, 2023

As we baby boomers age and with the adoption of a more “foodie” culture, dining options in senior living communities are changing. Senior Living expert Sarah Ordover details some of the latest trends in Los Angeles.

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Senior Living Options

Los Angeles Senior Living Facilities With Swimming Pools

Posted: Jun 20th, 2023

Swimming pools offer many benefits to seniors. But unfortunately, few independent living, assisted living, or memory care communities in Los Angeles feature pools as an amenity. Sarah Ordover tells you where to find them here and talks about the advantages of getting your loved one in the water.

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Senior Living Guides

The 6 Best LA Senior Living Communities To Enjoy The Outdoors

Posted: May 22nd, 2023

More and more families seeking independent living, assisted living communities or memory care facilities in Los Angeles are looking for outdoor space. Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles owner, Sarah Ordover, shares her favorites here.

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Senior Living Options

Assisted Living in California - What Is and Is Not Allowed

Posted: May 16th, 2023

The regulations governing assisted living, board and care home, and memory care facilities in Los Angeles limit care for conditions such as diabetes and bed sores. In this blog, Sarah Ordover helps you understand what is and is not allowed in California Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

When Is It Time To Move A Loved One To Memory Care?

Posted: May 2nd, 2023

Guilt and fear are the two driving forces keeping family from moving a loved one into memory care. In this blog, Sarah gives a case study of a wife who is working through her feelings about placing her husband with Parkinson's and Lewy-Body dementia.

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Senior Living Options

Understanding the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program

Posted: Apr 11th, 2023

California's Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver program is a much-needed service for low-income seniors but locating a suitable assisted living or memory care bed in metro Los Angeles can be difficult.

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Senior Health Conditions

Choosing Assisted Living for Someone with Parkinson's Disease

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2023

Parkinson's disease is a debilitating condition impacting the central nervous system. For most families, at some point, in-home care or assisted living, including a group home or memory care, may be the best option when caring for a loved one.

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Senior Living Options

Los Angeles Assisted Living - Decorating with Style

Posted: Mar 5th, 2023

In Los Angeles, moving to a senior living community, whether it is an independent living community or assisted living does not mean forgoing your own personal style. Senior living expert, Sarah Ordover, shares some of her favorite apartments.

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Nursing Homes

How To Pick a Skilled Nursing Facility in Los Angeles

Posted: Feb 1st, 2023

Most of my clients have had to choose a skilled nursing (SNF) in LA for their loved ones at some point. How do you choose where to go? Sarah Ordover shares some tips and tells you about the 100-day SNF myth

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Luxury Assisted Living

9 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles

Posted: Jan 11th, 2023

From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, Sarah Ordover shares 9 communities worth considering if you're searching for luxury living in LA. Learn more: 310-750-0681

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Senior Living Options

6 Most Dog-Friendly Senior Living Facilities in Los Angeles

Posted: Jan 11th, 2023

Find out all you need to know about assisted living communities that allow dogs in this blog from Los Angeles senior living expert, Sarah Ordover of Assisted Living Locators.

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Jewish Senior Living

Jewish Assisted Living In Los Angeles & Surrounding Area

Posted: Dec 31st, 2022

I often get asked about Jewish retirement living and assisted living in Los Angeles. Fortunately, the large Jewish population means that many properties cater to the Jewish faith.

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Senior Living Guides

Insider's Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Beverly Hills

Posted: Dec 30th, 2022

Sarah Ordover provides an insider's guide to the best independent, assisted and memory care communities in the Beverly Hills area.

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Senior Health Conditions

Seeing A Parent for Thanksgiving? Look for Warning Signs.

Posted: Nov 8th, 2022

Seeing a parent over Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays is a time to look for warning signs that your loved one may need help.

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Senior Living Options

Los Angeles Senior Living- Independent vs Assisted- How To Choose

Posted: Oct 28th, 2022

How to choose between independent living and assisted living senior living in Los Angeles? Senior Living Advisor Sarah Ordover explains the difference.

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Want To Delight Your Aging Parent? Give Them Rosemary Clooney!

Posted: Oct 12th, 2022

Studies show that our most important music is the songs we listened to when we were 13 and 14 years old. Delight your elder with the gift of music, a significant way to connect as your loved one ages.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Best Memory Care Facilities for Different Stages of Dementia

Posted: Jul 25th, 2022

Care facilities for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia are evolving. In Los Angeles today, there are an increasing number of alternative living arrangements that respond to individuals at the different stages of dementia.

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Senior Living News

Which Senior Living Option Is Right For Me?

Posted: Jul 12th, 2022

Knowing which type of senior living could be best for your current and future needs is the first step to making a confident decision. Senior Living Expert Sarah Ordover reviews the different types of communities in this article to help you make the right choice.

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Senior Living Guides

Independent Senior Living Retirement Communities in Los Angeles

Posted: May 24th, 2022

In metro Los Angeles, there are only a handful of independent senior living retirement communities. Most places that provide independent living also provide assisted living and, in many cases, memory care. Los Angeles Senior Living Expert, Sarah Ordover, discusses some of the best options here.

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Senior Living News

Senior Living Objection #1: "Everyone Is So Old"

Posted: May 17th, 2022

The number one objection I receive from elders and their families when touring senior living communities in Los Angeles is "Everyone Looks So Old." This article discusses why so many older adults are prejudiced against their own.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Free Virtual Lectures For Caregivers - Navigating Dementia and Alzheimer's

Posted: Mar 15th, 2022

Families and caregivers are invited to Zoom in to a series of lectures on navigating memory loss presented by Assisted Living Locators and Dementia Care Education.

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Senior Living Guides

The Definitive Guide to Los Angeles Board and Care Homes

Posted: Feb 8th, 2022

Board and Care Homes provide a small group home setting for physically or cognitively disabled seniors. Get the info you need here to be a smart consumer.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Want To Improve Your Memory? Forget Pills! Eat Better!

Posted: Jan 20th, 2022

Memory supplements and pills are a billion-dollar business. But your diet plays a bigger role in maintaining cognitive health than any over-the-counter memory aide.

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Senior Living News

Evaluating Assisted Living Facilities in Los Angeles - Key Factors

Posted: Dec 17th, 2021

Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles owner, Sarah Ordover, walks you through the most important factors to consider when evaluating independent living, assisted living, or Alzheimer's/Memory care options.

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Financial Legal Considerations

The 6 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in California

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, Medicare does NOT pay for assisted living. Senior Living expert, Sarah Ordover, explains the 6 ways that families can pay for long-term care.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Insider's Guide To 7 Best Los Angeles Memory Care Facilities

Posted: Oct 7th, 2021

Local expert Sarah Ordover of Assisted Living Locators provides the real scoop on the best dementia, Alzheimer's and memory care facilities in Los Angeles

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Luxury Assisted Living

4 New Los Angeles Luxury Senior Living Communities - 2021

Posted: Sep 24th, 2021

4 luxury independent living, assisted living and memory care communities have opened in the Los Angeles area in the past year. What makes these communities stand out from the crowd? Find out here.

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Jewish Senior Living

Los Angeles Jewish Assisted Living: High Holy Day Celebrations

Posted: Sep 9th, 2021

Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, be they independent, assisted living or memory care, have thriving, active Jewish communities. This is particularly on display during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. See how Jewish seniors celebrate here.

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Financial Legal Considerations

California Cost Of Long-Term Care - Genworth Survey Results

Posted: Aug 24th, 2021

Average assisted living cost in California is $5,000 per month for a one bedroom, $29 per hour for home care, and $11,500 for a nursing home. Los Angeles prices are higher.

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Nursing Homes

Skilled Nursing Versus Nursing Homes - What's The Difference?

Posted: Aug 11th, 2021

When your loved one is discharged from the hospital, understanding the difference between a skilled nursing facility and a nursing home is an important step in determining the best care option.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

An In-Depth Look At Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: Jun 4th, 2021

A diagnosis of the Alzheimer's Disease can be debilitating, disheartening, and disorienting. The amount of information out there can feel overwhelming, or somehow like never enough. But there are a few major aspects of the disease that anyone impacted by Alzheimer’s should know.

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Insiders Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Burbank and Glendale

Posted: May 12th, 2021

Burbank and Glendale offer some of the best priced assisted living communities in the Greater Los Angeles area from simple and homey to upscale luxury. Sarah Ordover, owner of Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles shares some of her favorites.

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Senior Living Guides

Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: San Fernando Valley East

Posted: Mar 31st, 2021

The San Fernando Valley has many affordable assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care options. Sarah Ordover highlights some here.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

"Fun Inside," New Activity Books for Seniors with MCI

Posted: Mar 4th, 2021

"Fun Inside" is a series of three activity books written for seniors of the greatest generation with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The books provide simple word games, puzzles and coloring activities to stimulate and soothe those dealing with cognitive decline who do not yet have Alzheimer's or other form of dementia.

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Covid 19

Most California Assisted Livings Have Received First Vaccine

Posted: Feb 18th, 2021

On a February 17, 2021 Zoom call with Residential Care For the Elderly (RCFE) administrators, the California Department of Social Services announced that most California assisted living facilities have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Senior Living Guides

Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Hollywood & West Hollywood

Posted: Feb 5th, 2021

Learn about the Jewish Kosher communities, luxury assisted living facilities, great independent living properties & more in Hollywood and West Hollywood.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Do "Brain Boosting" Memory Supplements Work for the Elderly?

Posted: Jan 26th, 2021

Brain-boosting memory supplements are advertised everywhere but do they work? The answer is no. Exercise & strong relationships do more for seniors.

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Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Santa Monica

Posted: Jan 12th, 2021

Sarah Ordover shares her picks for the best senior independent living, senior assisted living, board and care homes and memory care facilities in Santa Monica.

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Covid 19

Assisted Living Vaccine Procedures Announced by State Licensing

Posted: Dec 8th, 2020

Community Care Licensing Announces "The Pharmacy Partnership Program" to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines at Senior Care Facilities

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Financial Legal Considerations

Elder in Bad Health? Medicare Advantage May Not Be an Advantage

Posted: Nov 27th, 2020

Medicare open enrollment ends December 7th. If your senior suffers from dementia, stroke or ends up in rehab a lot, consider getting back on Medicare.

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Covid 19

Can We Tour Yet?

Posted: Oct 7th, 2020

Assisted living and other senior living communities have resumed move-ins and tours, with slight adjustments due to COVID.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Assisted Living in Los Angeles: Couples With Different Needs

Posted: Aug 18th, 2020

Accommodating couples with different physical & cognitive needs is a challenge. We can help you navigate this challenging situation in the LA area.

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Covid 19

Requests for Caregiving Services Surging During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: Jul 29th, 2020

As workplaces reopen and school begins, it is essential that families find resources to take care of the more vulnerable, older population.

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Covid 19

CA Assisted Living Rule Changes - Visits, Dining, Activities

Posted: Jul 9th, 2020

In June, the Ca Dept. of Social Services issued new guidelines to assisted livings paving the way for relaxation on a number of social activities.

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Covid 19

Long-Term Care Under COVID-19 Explained

Posted: May 27th, 2020

Nursing homes and assisted living are different yet they are lumped together during the COVID outbreak. Infection is significantly lower in assisted living.

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Covid 19

Should You Move Your Parent To Assisted Living During COVID-19?

Posted: May 12th, 2020

There are many factors to consider when contemplating a move to assisted living or memory care during the COVID. Here is one client's experience.

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Covid 19

6 Tips For Keeping In Touch During COVID-19

Posted: May 12th, 2020

Not being able to visit your loved one in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home is an anxiety provoking experience. Here are some tips to help you.

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Senior Living News

10 Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Ready For Assisted Living

Posted: Nov 13th, 2019

Not eating, increased isolation and lack of housekeeping should sound the alarm.

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Senior Living News

Can I Bring My Dog?

Posted: Jun 12th, 2019

Pets are welcome at Assisted Living. Bring your dog, cat, even your bird! Furry friends encouraged!

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Senior Living Guides

Los Angeles Assisted Living Costs

Posted: Jun 11th, 2019

The cost of Los Angeles assisted living varies greatly depending on location, facility size and amenities.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Options for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Communities

Posted: Jun 10th, 2019

There are a number of different types of dementia care communities in the Los Angeles area. Sarah discusses them here.

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