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SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE CTION says most nurses and physi-cians don’t have training in geriatrics. Clark says it’s imperative to visit several facilities with a critical eye before making a decision, and that the person moving to the facility, rather than a family member, should be the one to make it. Clark says no facility is perfect for everybody. “If you’ve seen one older adult, you’ve seen one older adult,” he says. “I know people who are old at fifty and young at ninety.” The Assisted Living Federa-tion of America has a detailed checklist of things to consider when choosing an assisted living facility (see sidebar). The checklist offers more than seventy items to consider when seeking assisted living ranging from health care, ser-vices, social activities and the features of individual units. >> MOVING HOME continued on page 116 “If you’ve seen one older adult, you’ve seen one older adult. I know people who are old at fifty and young at ninety.” Summer Camp Guide Online at RIMonthly.com ere Is No Place Like My Home ! FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS many seniors have happily called Laurelmead Cooperative home. As owners, Laurelmead residents are able to redesign their apartment homes in ways that suit them–this is a very unique concept for senior communities. You can move from a house that has grown too large into one that ts just right. In addition to your home enjoy the bene ts of the many dining facilities, tness center (including a swimming pool), movie theater, billiards room and peaceful gardens–and all within two miles of the “Renaissance City” of Providence. So if you and your family (and your interior designer) are interested in learning what is available at Laurelmead, contact our sales manager. Come and see what is possible at Laurelmead! A Retirement Living Cooperative 401-273-9550 • www.laurelmead.com • sales@laurelmead.com RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY 355 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI 02906 l MARCH 2014 115

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