3 Important Tips for Choosing Your Assisted Living Home

According to a recent study by CareScout, 70 percent of seniors 65 years and older will require a form of long-term care at some point in later life. That statistic makes it critical to choose wisely to find the right fit in ...

 
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States Use Limited Long-Term Care Budgets for Home Health

In these challenging economic times, states are closely scrutinizing their long-term care budgets. This has resulted in many states opting for creative care solutions using their Medicaid funding. SeniorHousingNews.com reports that one choice is shifting the money to community-based ...

 
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Helping Senior Parents Downsize Before a Move

You might imagine my mother belongs to a nomadic tribe evidenced by how few possessions she keeps in her home. Although her worldly goods wouldn’t fit on a camel’s back, a small trailer would do if she downsizes. ...

 
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The Best Medicine: Pets Visit Hospitalized Owners

Anyone who loves a pet knows their powerful, positive energy and huge role they play in our lives. Studies show that being around animals is also good for both physical and mental well-being. As a N.Y. Times New Old ...

 
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New Assisted Living Categories Proposed in Florida

The state of Florida is tackling a very difficult issue in response to the rising number of incidents over the years of physical abuse and neglect occurring in assisted living communities. In a recent article, Alfa.org reports the Florida ...

 
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Green Matters in Senior Living

While “sustainable living” may be today’s hottest catchphrase, to those born and raised in a generation of conservation, it’s just common sense. So it’s only natural to continue your “Waste not, want not” commitment in your senior ...

 
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Seniors Adopting Senior Pets

May is National Pet Month and with May 5th through May 11th National Pet Week, the American Veterinary Medical Association is busy promoting events that celebrate how pets enrich our lives. Pet rescue groups, shelters, and vet clinics all over ...

 
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Senior Medication: Did You Take Your Digital Pill Today?

According to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, seniors take an average of five to six medications. While pill dispensers have become more sophisticated and user-friendly, keeping track and following different dosing instructions can be complicated. Now ...

 
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Is That Covered? The Scope of Care in Assisted Living

When considering different assisted living communities, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the look and feel of a place. While atmosphere and ambiance is important (read our post about good design in assisted living), a clear understanding of ...

 
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The Holidays in Assisted Living: Gifts for Staff

If you often visit a relative or friend in assisted living, you probably know the staff quite well. At this time of year then, you might be inclined to give gifts to a few of those employees who have gone ...

 
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