Topic: Why use Search Senior Living?

“Educates the user … will save me time”

“Your site actually educates the user about senior living while they go through the selection process. This will save me time when I talk to potential resident and their family members.”

Molly Knoderer, Marketing Director, Adobe House – Petaluma, California

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“Very Knowledgeable”

“Jill is very knowledgeable! I had an especially difficult time with a patient who needed a nursing home. The situation was almost impossible as the patient had Medi-Cal pending. Jill helped me find TWO places that would help him. I am ever grateful and impressed, her site is very helpful and easy to use.”

– Diane M. Slabaugh, Hospital and Physician Liaison, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

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“Extraordinarily Useful and Well Designed”

“Your website is extraordinarily useful and well designed. I am so impressed! I am talking to our local therapist organization about aging next Friday and will be sure to highlight your site.”

– Sue Steele, Marin County Therapist focused on issues of aging

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“User Friendly”

“ is the most user-friendly site out there for Senior Living!”

– Robin Myers, Senior Care Specialist, Care for Seniors

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“I love the site! I think the site is very comprehensive and allows folks to narrow their choices and think about what is important to them, get the virtual tours via photos. Kind of like when my daughter was trying to choose a college.”

– Kira Reginato, Radio Host- Ask Kira About Aging & Geriatric Care Manager

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Fitness for Memory Health

A friend of mine posted a quote on Facebook the other day that made me laugh out loud: “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres.

Most of us know by now how important exercise is for keeping us healthy and fit at any age. But recently there has been quite a lot of evidence that shows how vital physical movement and fitness is for maintaining healthy brain function and memory.  Many senior communities have incorporated this knowledge into their activities programs.

For your next community search on  you can see on each of our community pages if they have exercise, fitness and brain fitness programs. All communities that serve residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementias should have these listed. Some great examples of communities that serve residents with memory care needs and have specialized fitness programs are AgeSong communities, AlmaVia of San Francisco and Rhoda Goldman Plaza.

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Pet Friendly Retirement Communities & Nursing Homes

For many of us (myself included), pets really are like family. Moving to a new home and a new community is a big adjustment for anyone. It may be a surprise and a relief to know that many senior communities welcome resident’s pets. In many cases they can move with you!

On you can easily find retirement communities which allow pets in 2 different ways:

1. Go to our home page to search for a retirement community
When you search, just check “pet policy” under “select your preferences”


2. Visit our retirement communities page to browse by city.
On any given city where we list individual communities, just scroll down and you can see the pet policy for each community.

Pet Policies May Vary by Community:

Requirements vary with each community, however the most common include a deposit with the first month’s rent to cover any cleaning or damage, there are often size restrictions for dogs and if you are unable to care for your pet without assistance, you or your family might need to make special arrangements. You’ll see on our site that many communities have really nice walking paths and open areas you and your pet can enjoy together.

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