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Senior Living Resources

Senior Resources and Articles To Help You Navigate The Future

It is common to have questions when it is time to talk about the future for you or your loved one Franciscan Ministries has developed several resource guides to take the guesswork out of senior living. Find the answers to a wide variety of questions and relevant topics.


Fully Living Life Amidst a Pandemic

Reference this guide to learn how to reduce your risk of COVID-19, support your overall well-being, and enhance your retirement lifestyle.

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Nonprofit vs. For-Profit Senior Living Communities

Download our free resource to learn more about how senior living communities are structured and why choosing a nonprofit community benefits you or a loved one.

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Why Consider Senior Living?

Discover six reasons why you should consider making the transition into a senior living community by downloading our free guide.

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The Benefits of Choosing a Multi-Community Organization

Reference this guide to learn why financial resilience matters and the benefits of choosing a senior living community that is part of a larger organization.

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Home Safety Checklist

Download our free checklist for easy ways to modify your home, making it safer, more comfortable, and easier for you or a family member to navigate.

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Family Decision Workbook

Our free workbook can help you and your family choose the right senior living community – from having the initial discussion and learning about your options to organizing your thoughts and making the final decision.

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Helping Your Loved One Transition to Senior Living

Learn how to get ready for moving day and ease your family member’s transition into their new community by downloading our free guide.

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Top Reasons to Move to Senior Living Now Rather Than Later

Discover the benefits of choosing to transition into a senior living community now rather than waiting until later and how by doing so you can enhance your quality of life.

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Finding the Right Assisted Living Community

Download our free checklist to learn which questions you should be asking each potential assisted living community to find out if it is the right fit for you or a loved one.

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Your Guide to Touring a Senior Living Community

Easily compare the senior living communities you tour and keep track of what you like and dislike about each one by downloading our free worksheet.

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Senior Living Options

Learn about the levels of care that are available, what is included in each of them, and which one would be right for you or your family member.

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Cost of Living Workbook

Discover how the costs of living in a private residence add up and compare to those in a senior living community by downloading our free resource.

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Downsizing & Moving Checklist

Give yourself plenty of time and learn how to prepare for the move into a senior living community by downloading our week-by-week downsizing and moving checklist.

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What to Look for in an Independent Living Community

Learn which questions to ask and what elements to focus on as you tour independent living communities to determine which one is right for you.

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Memory Care Checklist

Download our free checklist to discover which questions you should be asking to determine if a memory care community is the right fit for your loved one.

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