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Educational White Papers

Touchmark believes in educating our prospective residents and their families. There are so many factors that go into making the decision to move to a retirement community, and we want to provide the resources and guidance to make this transition easier. 

Below are some resource documents that may be of assistance to yourself or your family. 

My parents need more support. What can I do?  

Communicating to one’s mom and dad that it is not safe to continue living in their current home is one of the hardest things an adult child faces. It does not matter whether the parent is living in the family home or in a retirement community. When parents need more care, it often falls to the children to help make the best decision, as many older adults are in denial that they need more care. Download the Full White Paper.

 

Social Isolation: "The older I get, the more isolated and lonely I feel."

Could this affect my health? The natural inclination of most people is to stay in their own homes for as long as they can. Traditionally, declining health has been the primary reason older adults move from their “family home” into a home that offers support with medical care and daily chores. Today, an increasing number of healthy, active adults are moving to retirement communities—but for a very different type of support: social support. And they are discovering it has profound and far-reaching benefits. Download the Full White Paper.

 

I have many fears and reservations about moving into a new environment.

Fear can prevent us from making bad choices. It also can just as easily prevent us from making good choices. Since fear thrives in darkness and lack of information, the cure for it is to shed some light on the subject. Research can help debunk the myths and dissolve the concerns of seniors who are considering moving from their family home into a retirement community. Download the Full White Paper.