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Ken Teegardin

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Ken Teegardin has been creating content and curating the senior living database since 2005. After becoming the care giver for his father, he was inspired to create a website where seniors and care giver could get reliable information about care. Prior to creating SeniorLiving.Org (a content rich senior living site), he focused on managing the most complete assisted living database (AssistedSeniorLiving)in the country. Now, Ken has written and edited hundreds of articles about care giving and continues to manage the database for this site.

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What Is Hospice Care And What Should I Do?
Hospice care is specialized care for those with a terminal diagnosis. Once a terminal diagnosis is given, everyone in the family needs special ...

Senior Living Word And Acronym Definitions
The following table includes definitions of most of the special language used in senior living and senior care. Understanding the language used by ...

Best Places To Retire
Where Should I retire? This question has as many different answers as there are people asking. But before we get to the where let’s look at ...

Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare, administered by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is the U.S.’s largest health insurance program covering ...

Pain Treatment for Seniors
The big myth is that pain is normal for seniors. It’s not. What is true of pain is that (1) it’s the most feared complication of ...

The Guide To Being A Baby Boomer
They’ve arrived. In 2011, that first round of Baby Boomers—those Americans born between 1946 and 1964—turns 65. From now until ...

Senior Living And Retirement Taxes
So you’re planning to throw off the work shackles, retire, and start your second life. Congratulations! You’ve earned it. Maybe ...

Jobs for Seniors (The Working Elderly)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 1995 and 2007, the number of full-time older workers (65 and older) doubled. They predicted that ...

Religious Based Senior Care
Here are our special lists of organizations from the database that offer religious based senior living: Christian Senior Care Catholic ...

How To Select an Independent Living Community
To see a list of Independent living facilities, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) and then click on the independent living button ...

How To Find the Best Assisted Living Community
To see a list of assisted living facilities, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the ...

How To Find The Best Nursing Home
To see a list of nursing homes, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the 'Nursing ...

Senior Retirement Lifestyles And Costs
Whether you need help finding the right retirement community for a loved one or for yourself, we’ll show you what to expect from each senior ...

Active Senior Living And Active Retirement Living
You now have the time to do what you always wanted to do. What was that again? Hiking the Appalachian Trail? Volunteering at the Humane Society? ...

Retiring Abroad
Imagine walking on a Panamanian beach every day; tasting fresh pasta in your Italian neighborhood Trattoria; strolling ancient Spanish cobbled streets ...

Congregational Senior Living
To see a list of congregational Living options, enter your desired location in the search bar and then select on independent living. Retiring is ...

Taking Care of Your Heart
Though the number of deaths from heart disease recently fell 3.7%, it remains the leading killer in the U.S. Over 600,000 Americans die from the ...

Buying Hearing Aids Online
Do you have trouble hearing the table conversation in a crowded restaurant? Do your phone conservations often have, “I’m sorry, can you ...

Causes of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s is an “irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ...

Sudoku and Crossword Puzzles
One of the biggest fears for seniors is losing their mental sharpness or developing dementia. It’s understandable that some of the brain’s ...

How To Avoid The Retiree Blues
Nearly 76 million boomers are heading toward senior living over the next few decades. If you’re one nearing the big “R” have you ...

Aging Well: The Choice is Ours
Aging well is a choice for most people. The decisions you make, your habits and your lifestyle all affect how you live your senior years. Even if you ...

Parkinson's Disease in the Elderly
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder. This means symptoms continue and worsen over time. There are no cures--only ...

Colon Cancer In Seniors
Colorectal (colon or rectal) cancers start as a polyp or growth of tissue in the lining that grows into the colon or rectum. A polyp called an ...

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system—the spinal cord, brain, and optic nerves. Symptoms range from the ...

Senior Fall Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of deaths related to injury for people age 65 and older. The falls that don't kill you can change your life. Simple falls ...

Reverse Mortgage: Only in an Emergency
For some seniors, the sub-prime mortgage crisis was just a headline. But for those who were hooked into an expensive mortgage, the results may have ...

New Advances in Digital Hearing Aids Help Baby Boomers
Did you work around loud machines? Wear Walkman headphones while jogging? Grow up listening to Kiss, Cream and Led Zeppelin with the volume turned up ...

Senior Living: The Risks of Eating Alone
Eating alone isn’t easy. But it can be especially difficult for seniors. Your social life may have changed. You may have physical limitations ...

Managing Decision And Guilt
Amy Goya had an emotional decision to make—moving her parents into an assisted living facility. Even for someone who had worked in senior care, ...

Finding The Best Memory Care Facility
To see a list of Alzheimer's care and dementia facilities, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then ...

Why And When To Use Home Care For Seniors
To see a list of senior home care providers, enter your desired area (zip, city, or full address) in the search bar above and then click on the ...

Senior Living Aids and Assistive Technology Devices
Seniors have thousands of products to choose from that make home life easier. These products—that go the names assistive technology devices ...

Retirement Financial Advisors: Stretching Your Retirement Dollars
As the entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, once asked, "Do you have more month left at the end of the money?" That rings ...

Continuing Care Retirement Communities
For seniors with the financial means, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) may be the ideal senior living option to "age in ...

The Basics of Respite Care
Many Americans provide daily assistance to elderly family members or friends so they are still able to live in their homes. This can be a physically ...

Jobs (Employment) for Seniors
More seniors are working because_____ Fill in the blank. Reaching retirement age doesn't mean you're going to sit back and watch the garden grow. ...

Best Blogs For Senior
At Seniorliving.org, we scoured the web for the “Top 10 Best Blogs for Seniors.” We selected blogs that we think provide great value to ...

Convalescent Homes
Convalescent homes are staffed by medical professionals and provide short-term care and recovery for patients after surgeries and long-term illness. ...

55 Plus Communities
The concept of 55+ communities is simple: people 55 or older live in a planned community with a variety of amenities that cater to the senior ...

Retirement Communities
As seen the above infographic, the term retirement community is a broad term covering many varieties of housing options for seniors. There are ...

Palliative Care
Palliative Care Palliative (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is treatment for the physical, emotional and psychological symptoms that can occur ...

Companion Care
Companion care is primarily emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home. ...

Live-In Senior Care
Live-in care is for seniors who need around-the-clock assistance from a caregiver. Assistance is generally non-medical and includes such tasks as ...

Personal Transportation for Seniors
Did you know that one-half of Americans 65 and older do not have access to public transportation? And that more than half of all non-drivers 65 and ...

Physical Therapy for Seniors
For seniors recovering from injury or illness and for those experiencing chronic pain, physical therapy can help relieve pain and restore physical ...

Our Top 20 Senior Websites
From health to finances to technology and humor, at SeniorLiving.org’s “Top 20 Senior Websites,” you’ll find a little bit of ...

Senior Living Apartments
For seniors looking for a low-maintenance, lower cost lifestyle, a senior living apartment may be the ideal community. Senior living apartments ...

Senior Living Communities
  As a caregiver or senior, there is a new lingo that you have to learn when you first start learning about options for seniors. It can be a ...

Seniors Living With Diabetes
In the U.S., about one in four people over 60 has diabetes. It’s a disease with no cure. Fortunately, seniors living with diabetes can ...

Paying for Senior Living
It wasn't supposed to be this way. But no doubt about it---times are tough. Paying for senior living can feel suffocating. Breathe easy. We'll show ...

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans gender Elder Living
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates that there are over 3 million GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) elders in the U.S. ...

4 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Stroke
Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. That's one stroke every 45 seconds. Of these, about 137,000 people die each year making it the ...

An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease
Ask a healthy senior what they fear most about getting older, and you'll likely here "Alzheimer's" or "dementia." First, you ...

Caring for Alzheimer's Seniors: Part 1
If you are caring for an Alzheimer's senior, you are one of nearly 15 million. As a family member, spouse, or friend, you as a caregiver are an ...

3 Ways To Boost Your Elderly Brain and Live Longer
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind ...

Senior Mobility Scooters And Power Wheelchairs
Getting your mobility back can change your life. Whether you want to spend time with your grandkids, grocery shop, or just cruise your neighborhood's ...

Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Seniors: Depression
Depression or Alzheimer’s or both? You can certainly have both. And unfortunately, if you have depression, you may be twice as likely to develop ...

Phoenix: Still a Popular Retirement City
The Phoenix area continues to attract a steady stream of retirees. And why wouldn’t it? The area is still relatively affordable, there’s ...

Definitions of Senior Care Legal Types of Residences
The following definitions are used on this site to distinguish between different levels of care. Many states have unique requirements that do not work ...

Help for Family Caregivers of Seniors
Today’s senior caregivers are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters. Forty-three million in the U.S. provide care to those 50 ...

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