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What are assisted living facilities, and what is their history?

What are assisted living facilities, and what is their history?

In celebration of National Assisted Living Week later this month, I want to explore assisted living facilities, or care centers, as we call them. Simply put, assisted living facilities are designed to serve adults who need help with everyday activities like walking,...

What is self-directed care?

What is self-directed care?

As we close Older Americans Month, I wanted to take one last look at the theme of “Age My Way.” Specifically, I want to take some time to explore the history and current impact of self-directed care. Simply put, self-directed care, or self-directed services, is the...

What is Older Americans Month?

What is Older Americans Month?

This week at Heart2Heart, we begin the observation of Older Americans Month, celebrated in May every year since 1963. This year, the Administration for Community Living has declared the Older Americans Month theme as “Age My Way.”I think the month is an important...