Donna cared for her uncle at home before moving him to a memory care community. Following this personal experience, she became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to work with persons with dementia, volunteers with persons with dementia who are receiving hospice care, and she runs a family support group.


On senior living tours, guides often direct your attention to the shiny features they’re proudest of. These amenities may be great, but this checklist of essentials can clue you in to the subtler indicators of a quality community.

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