Being an Independent Senior

A_couple_on_a_cycling_trek_on_banks_of_Rhine_River(Germany)The term independent senior living usually brings to mind a senior living in a retirement community without the need for assistance with daily activities. However, being an independent senior living in a retirement community can mean so much more than just not needing help bathing in the morning.

When you move into a retirement community, you are also ridding yourself of the burden of having a mortgage, property taxes, lawns to mow, roofs to repair, and all the other responsibilities that come with owning a home. Senior housing retirement communities can provide real independence and the ability to enjoy retirement to the fullest. We can help you find the perfect one for your needs, call us today at 386-299-5838.


Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

imagesWhen you have decided to start looking at assisted living facilities for your new home, Your Senior Link can help make your search easier. We have information on assisted living homes in Volusia and Flagler.  Helping you find just the right new place to call home is our goal and we will be with you each step of the way.

We can help match you with the kind of assisted living facility you want and need with the level of activities that you are comfortable with. Whether you are looking for active retirement communities with help available when needed, or need help every day, we will help you find just what you need to live a happier, more worry free life. Call us today at 386-299-5838 to get started today.


Brenda O’Donnell talks with Sheila McKay Vaughn, Rebecca Sandval, and Katie Bowens about Home Healthcare and figuring out the right sort of help for you and your loved ones.

What is Home Healthcare?  Its a helping service for people who are “homebound”, unlike what you might think at first this doesn’t mean you can’t leave your home or will not leave your home simply that a doctor believes your condition would be “unduly taxing” if you left your home OR your condition could worsen as a result of leaving your home unassisted.  Home Healthcare and Home Care is a service to help homebound people with whatever they might need, be it physical therapy/rehabilitation or simply help around the house with things like getting up and down, bathing, etc.



Shiela McKay-Vaughan is proud to announce that is providing assisted living and memory care Senior living placement throughout Central Florida, including Oak Hill, Volusia County, Daytona Beach and Flagler. is a partner with Newport Senior Link which provides Senior Placement Services in Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Marion, Volusia and Flagler Counties.

When it comes time to decide where you or your loved ones will spend their golden years, it can be a very important and delicate decision to make. We are committed to offering personalized placement services and experienced staff to help your loved one in every way possible “to find a place they can call home” when they can or no longer choose to live in their home.

Considering Assisted Living
When considering assisted living as an option for your loved ones, it is important to know that they will be happy, and well taken care of. An ideal assisted living facility will offer outstanding food, household cleaning, and personal care for each resident. This includes changing linens, providing residents with their medicines as needed, making sure that they are comfortable, and even helping with bathing for those who need it. There are a wide variety of services that come into play when discussing assisted living. One of the most important things to remember is that assisted living is not taking away your loved one’s independence. Rather, it is offering more freedom as your loved one will not have to worry about many of the simple, mundane tasks of daily life and will be able to really focus on what they love.

Working with Our Team
There are many great reasons why you should consider working with our outstanding team here at Your Senior Link. We offer a wide variety of personal services to ensure that each and every senior that comes to us receives the best available attention possible. We are also more than happy to personally visit both the seniors and their families to help them with every step of the decision-making process. We realize that this is not an easy or quick decision to make. This is why we offer free and personalized services all the way from the first discussion, to the personalized tours of our facilities and even beyond that as your loved one gets settled into their new home. We want every part of the process to be as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Getting the Care You Deserve
Here at Your Senior Link, we offer personalized service. We are not a call center, so you will never feel as though you aren’t receiving the amount of care and attention that you need. Our team is more than happy to meet with you in person to discuss all of your options so that you and your loved ones are completely happy and comfortable with any final decision that you make.

We are able to help reduce your loved ones from the burdens of home ownership, offer them an outstanding social scene, as well as wonderful excursions which they can take part of within their retirement community on a regular basis. We also offer your loved ones the opportunity to live to the fullest at this special stage in their lives. We know that it can be hard on a parent/child relationship when the roles are suddenly reversed, and this is why we offer the kind of loving and tender care that your loved one needs so that the parent remains the parent and feels that their independence has not changed.

With help from our team, you and your loved ones will find that looking for a new living arrangement provided by Your Senior Link can be a satisfactory experience. We provide outstanding communities for seniors. Call 386-299-5838 for a Free Consultation.

3594895637_e668e4f06bAs we age, change is harder to adjust to. At Your Senior Link, we do all that we can to make sure that when you move into senior apartments, your transition will be as easy as possible. Contact us today to learn how we can make your move in Daytona Beach easier.


We often hear the term ‘advance directive,’ but not many of us really know what it is and what it does. There can be a lot of confusion about what they are and how they relate to wills, trusts, power of attorney and other legal documents that are written up to carry out our wishes when we are no longer able. Home health care and assisted living facilities often require such documents as part of the agreement for services. These requirements may become more widespread as people in Beverly Beach and Holly Hill age.

Your Senior Link has released a wonderful podcast on our website or through iTunes, that you can listen to that goes a long way in clearing up much of the mystery and confusion about advanced directives and how they fit in with our last wish instructions. This first of many podcasts from Your Senior Link features Brenda O’Donnell as she talks with Scott Selis and Sheila McKay Vaughn. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of our future podcasts. Your Senior Link is dedicated to making getting older a lot easier than it used to be by providing excellent information to all who need it.