What to Expect From Assisted Living Care

If you are considering a transition to assisted living for yourself, a parent or someone you know, it’s important to understand what to expect from this level of care before becoming a resident:

How much help is needed now? ...

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Is the Manager In? At Holiday Retirement, They Live There

Besides being one of the largest senior living providers in the country (they operate hundreds of assisted living, independent living and retirement communities throughout the US and Canada), Holiday Retirement employs live-in managers, a unique feature that few senior living ...

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#ElderCareChat 3/6/13 Recap Post: Where Should Elder Care Dollars Go?

This Wednesday, 45 participants from all walks of the elder care life engaged in a bit of role-playing for our conversation on financing. As usual, it was a lively -- or “hopping,” as faithful attendee @NatriceR described it -- hour of ...

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The Difference Between a Nursing Home and Assisted Living

Nursing home versus assisted living: what’s the difference? The main distinction between the two are the qualifications of the staff and the types of care services they provide.

Let’s break down the three basic categories of senior care, ...

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#ElderCareChat 2/20/13 Recap: Mental Health & Aging Issues

This Wednesday, 37 participants confronted a difficult but nonetheless important subject during our real-time Twitter forum: mental health and aging issues. CDC stats from 2004 say that 67% of nursing home residents have mental disorders. A recent Institute of Medicine report said 1 in 5 ...

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#ElderCareChat to Cover Mental Health & Aging Issues

Last week, we covered a tough topic in assisted living: mental health issues. (Read the post here.) Today at 1pm ET, we will explore that topic in more detail during our bi-monthly #ElderCareChat on Twitter, a forum that we co-moderate ...

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Assisted Living Care Costs

How much does assisted living cost? It depends on where you live and how many services or daily care hours your loved one needs.

Genworth, a long term care insurance provider, offers an interactive map of the country so consumers ...

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Creating a Safe Senior Living Space

Preventing a fall or related injury is a key aspect of successful aging in place. It doesn’t matter whether the person resides in assisted living, at home, or in another type of senior care community. As the primary caregiver ...

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#ElderCareChat 2/6/13 Recap Post: Advocating for Quality Care

This Wednesday, 52 participants (with several new faces among the group) talked about the various settings in which family caregivers and their loved ones find themselves: at the doctor’s office, at home with a home health care provider, in the ...

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The Truth About Special Alzheimer’s Care

What does it really mean when a senior living community offers “special Alzheimer’s care?” Unfortunately, much like assisted living, there is no uniform definition for this type of care.

Each state has its own licensing rules and regulations for ...

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