LISTEN: Navigating assisted living for seniors

Two women wear gloves and hold hands through holes cut in a clear plastic sheet.
Karen Froland (right) and her mom, Alene Robinson, hold hands on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Aspen Creek assisted-living home in Anchorage.(Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

Assisted-living homes are highly flexible and supportive communities that offer staff support for activities. Basically, assisted living is for people who can live independently but want or need assistance with some of the tasks of daily living. As our population ages, it’s becoming a popular option for seniors nationwide. What services are available in Alaska?

Listen here:

HOST: Dr. Justin Clark

GUESTS:

  • Anna Houser, executive director, Aspen Creek Senior Living Center

LINKS:
https://www.aspencreekalaska.com

https://health.usnews.com/best-assisted-living/articles/what-is-assisted-living

https://www.ahcancal.org/Assisted-Living/Facts-and-Figures/Pages/default.aspx

PARTICIPATE:

  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).
  • Send an email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air).

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at 8 p.m. AKDT

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