The LSS Senior Living Blog

We are dedicated to providing resources to help you and your family learn more about the best senior living options. Explore our recent blog posts to learn more about senior living options, how to navigate the decision-making process, and discover what sets LSS communities apart.

Cover photo of seniors for the article What’s Included in the Cost of Senior Living

What’s Included in the Cost of Senior Living

May 14, 2024

The cost of senior living: just what are you getting? Quite a lot, from important services, amenities and experiences to intangible delights. Learn more.

You’ve chosen a lifestyle filled with companionship, stimulation and wellness. You’ll be surrounded by interesting people eager to share experiences. A cheerful and experienced staff will be on hand to assist when needed, 24 hours a day. You have a sound plan in place, offering both you and your family peace of mind both now and in the future. Priceless!

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What’s Important for You in a Senior Living Community?

May 7, 2024

Choosing a senior living community requires careful consideration. Prioritizing wants and needs will give you more confidence when making a decision.

After all, this is where you want to feel completely at home, relaxed, safe, and cared for by people you trust. And of course, you will want to keep in mind how you want to feel in your new home.

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An older man spelling a yellow trumpet vine in Ashland Parks.

Ashland Parks — Opportunities for Seniors to Connect with Nature

April 9, 2024

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder once said, “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” She was…

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Group of seniors sitting in chairs at Ashland's Arts.

Ashland’s Arts and Learning Opportunities for Seniors

April 2, 2024

A love of the arts and the ability to learn are two things that do not fade with age. In…

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Adult male and female riding on a rollercoaster at one of Ashland's local festivals.

Ashland’s Annual Festivals That Seniors Won’t Want to Miss

March 12, 2024

Having fun with people you enjoy isn’t just a great way to spend an afternoon. It’s actually good for you…

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Group of seniors celebrating Ashland Ohio!

Ashland: The Ohio Town That’s Great for Seniors

March 5, 2024

It’s a perfect combination: an easygoing, relaxed country ambiance with friendly neighbors, beautiful scenery and a great location, together with…

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Two elder women clinking coffee mugs finding connection and purpose during retirement in Ashland.

Finding Connection and Purpose During Retirement in Ashland

February 13, 2024

There’s a saying that “A good friend is a connection to life.” That’s especially true for older adults in assisted…

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Staying Fit During Retirement in Ashland

February 6, 2024

Physical activity and fresh air are key ingredients for longevity, whether it’s an invigorating cardio workout or a fun game…

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Senior woman at a Doctor's Appointment for health services in Ashland.

Health Services in Ashland — Great Options for Retirees

January 9, 2024

Knowing your loved one is benefiting from quality care and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle is important; so is trusting that…

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Senior couple on a stroll outdoors with fall colored leaves on the tree.

Live Well During Retirement in Ashland

January 2, 2024

Ashland, Ohio makes it easy to enjoy life. Not only can your older loved one benefit from exceptional assisted living…

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When a Holiday Visit Reveals Your Aging Parent Is Struggling at Home

December 12, 2023

As you plan a holiday visit to see your aging parent or parents, you might want to be on the…

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Senior mom with adult daughter by the Christmas tree for the holidays and presents and decorations in the background

Why a Move to Senior Living Can Make More Sense Before the Holidays

December 5, 2023

When the holidays roll around, it’s only natural to try and make everything as bright and cheerful as possible for…

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Santa Claus and elder woman playing piano

6 Ways to Make It Easier to Move to Senior Living During the Holidays

November 14, 2023

A move to senior living isn’t just about packing and unpacking. It is a whole new beginning that lets you…

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Senior couple on couch with tree in background during holiday stress

Senior Holiday Stress and How Senior Living Can Help Them Cope

November 7, 2023

Be of good cheer. Get in the holiday spirit. Celebrate! It all sounds great but, as the years go by,…

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Comparing the Cost of Home to Senior Living

Comparing the Cost of Home to Senior Living

October 17, 2023

Living at home vs. the cost of senior living: it’s a senior care debate that has many families scratching their…

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Tips for Funding Senior Living Expenses

Tips for Funding Senior Living Expenses

October 10, 2023

Coming up with a strategy for funding senior living expenses — in particular, long-term care — can feel overwhelming when…

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Understanding the Cost of Long-term care

Understanding the Cost of Long-Term Care

September 19, 2023

When someone you love needs long-term care, you want to do everything you can to make sure they receive exceptional…

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Insurance Options for Paying for Senior Living

Insurance Options for Paying for Senior Living

September 12, 2023

When considering what financial resources will be available to you for your future care needs, you might not have realized…

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VA Aid and Attendance Benefit

VA Aid and Attendance Benefit and How it Can Help Pay for Senior Living

August 22, 2023

At LSS Senior Living, we honor those who have served in the armed forces, and we want you to know…

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Funding Sources for Senior Care and Housing

Funding Sources for Senior Care and Housing

August 15, 2023

Senior care and housing may be more affordable than you think, and knowing your funding options can help you take…

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Comparing the Cost and Value of Assisted Living with Care at Home Couple reviewing costs

Comparing the Cost and Value of Assisted Living with Care at Home

July 11, 2023

Arrange for care at home or choose the supportive environment of assisted living: which is more costly, or more importantly,…

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What to Look for When Touring an Assisted Living Community Older man with caregiver

What to Look for When Touring an Assisted Living Community

July 5, 2023

Goldilocks had to sleep in several beds before she found the one that fit her. Choosing an assisted living community…

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Is assisted living right for you Older adult women hugging care taker

Is Assisted Living Right for You? Questions to Ask Yourself

June 13, 2023

One of the most common senior living questions asked is: how do you know when it’s time to make the…

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Elder woman reading how assisted living improves quality of life

How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

June 6, 2023

A sense of independence. Close relationships. Wellness. A safe and pleasant environment. Peace of mind. All of these could be…

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What can you expect in senior living

What Can You Expect in Assisted Living?

May 9, 2023

Many people aren’t sure what to expect in assisted living and are pleasantly surprised when they learn of all the…

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Assisted living defined

Assisted Living Defined

May 2, 2023

What is assisted living? Most likely it’s so much more than you imagined…freedom from everyday worries, new experiences to enjoy…

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Senior living safety

Safety and Security: The Peace of Mind Senior Living Communities Provide

April 28, 2023

Senior living safety is about more than accessible bathrooms or handrails in the hallways. It’s about taking away the worries…

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Aging with grace: How a strong social life protects health and wellness of seniors

Aging with Grace: How a Strong Social Life Protects Health and Wellness of Seniors

April 21, 2023

Everyone loves to have friends; they are good for the soul. And it turns out, being around good friends and…

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Paying for senior living

Money Matters: 5 Tips for Paying for a Move to a Senior Living Community 

April 14, 2023

When it comes to choosing senior living, there are so many more options today, whether it’s the size of the…

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Decorate your senior living apartment

Decorate Your Space: 5 Tips to Make a Senior Living Apartment Feel Like Home 

April 7, 2023

Home is where you feel comfortable, welcomed, and peaceful. It’s where you can sit back and relax and welcome friends…

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Senior living amenities comfort and convenience

Amenities Count: Comfort and Convenience in Today’s Senior Living Communities

March 28, 2023

When the subject turns to retirement, many people’s first thought is what type of senior living amenities will I be…

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How senior living residents spend their time

Sneak Peek: See How Senior Living Residents Spend Their Day

March 21, 2023

Just what do senior living residents do all day? It’s much more than playing bingo or sitting in a rocking…

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The Senior Living Search: Key Questions for Making an Informed Choice

The Senior Living Search: Key Questions for Making an Informed Choice

March 14, 2023
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Spot the Signs: Is It Time for a Loved One to Move to Senior Living?

March 7, 2023

Is it normal signs of aging, or is it time for senior living for your loved one? Here are a…

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