When Family Gathers, Making Senior Care Decisions

The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to talk about senior care decisions. As most families are scattered across the country (and sometimes, overseas), a major holiday might be the one and only time a year that everyone is ...

 
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CCRCs Are Dedicated to Wellness

When you’re searching for the best place for you or your loved one to grow old, you’re looking for more than food and shelter – you want a place where you can thrive for the rest of your days.
 
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Survey Estimates Costs of Long-Term Care

One of the tasks baby boomers and seniors tend to put off is researching long-term care for themselves or a loved one. Looking ahead gives you several advantages – finding out about the senior care industry, understanding levels of care available ...

 
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Bringing the Family to Assisted Living

After an assisted living move, there is no reason to stop communication with family or friends. Maybe there have been losses (of a spouse/partner or physical/ cognitive ability, for example) that prompted the move, but it’s important -- ...

 
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Finding Your Best Senior Living Match

Whether you’re considering a 55+ condo, a retirement living apartment, or an assisted living suite, here are a few tips for finding your best match in a senior living community:

Searching online first can save time. While we would never ...

 
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When Searching for Senior Care, Where to Spend and Where to Save

Truth: senior care is expensive, and you can’t rely on Medicare to pick up the bill (read more about paying for care).

When a family member takes on the responsibility of caring for an older adult, the cost is ...

 
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How to Vet a Potential Caregiver: Four Questions to Ask Caregiver Candidates

Now that you've made the tough decision that your aging loved one needs help at home, here comes the even harder part: finding the right person to invite into your home -- and life -- every day.  While it can ...

 
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How to Vet a Potential Caregiver: Questions to Ask Yourself

Leaving your loved one with someone who, at the start, is a stranger, is a stressful scenario. How can you ensure the skill set of a potential home caregiver meets your loved one's needs? How can you be sure this is someone you'll want to welcome into your family's home every day?

But here's a twist you might not expect as you embark on the home care process: You don't ...

 
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Seniors’ Finances: Time for the Family Meeting?

In a recent post, I suggested children ask senior parents the whereabouts of their important documents, such as a Durable Power of Attorney. It's critical information to have if your parent is suddenly hospitalized or incapacitated, but no one likes ...

 
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Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

When is it time to have “the talk?” For adult children concerned about their parents, talking about a transition to assisted living or another type of senior care setting should happen sooner rather than later.

That being said, a discussion ...

 
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