What You Should Know About the Alzheimer’s Care Crisis

A $215 billion dollar price tag, annually: that’s the financial impact of Alzheimer’s care in this country, according to this new study from the RAND Corporation.

The staggering amount represents the cumulative cost of providing care for someone with ...

 
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Memory Care: A Billion Dollar Business

This week, the Alzheimer’s Association released their 2013 Facts & Figures Report. The numbers are unsettling:

Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds.
There are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers, providing over 17 billion hours of unpaid care, valued ...

 
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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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Home Care: How to Make It Work for Your Family

It seems like a simple thing: Dad wants to stay at home, so you bring in home care. Unfortunately, it’s not always a straightforward process. The cost can be a challenge, but what families also underestimate is the transition. ...

 
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Not All Assisted Living Homes Are Created Equal

Big, small, friendly, quiet, secluded, active: there a number of ways to describe an assisted living community, as there are many types available today.

Ultimately, a decision about care will come down to preference (for example, national chain vs. family-owned) ...

 
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If You Build It, Will Seniors Come?

A recent article from Senior Housing News reports that occupancy rates for senior living are at a four-year high (in the fourth quarter, they rose to 89.1%, up one percentage point from the year prior, says the piece). Clearly, there is ...

 
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The Assisted Living ABCs: Part 2

In yesterday’s Part 1 post, we covered Assessment, Bathing and Community, three important aspects of assisted living care. Today, we’ll cover three more:

Assistance with medication: When it comes to the care provided, assisted living communities are typically non-medical ...

 
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5 Assisted Living “Must-Knows”

In late August, a CBS News video highlighted the 5 things consumers need to know about assisted living. (Access the video and accompanying article here.)

Reporter Rebecca Jarvis covered these major issues:

Getting the facility’s ratings. There is no Zagat ...

 
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The Signs of Quality Alzheimer’s Care

For most families, making the decision to consider 24-hour Alzheimer’s care is a heart-wrenching one. Yet no matter how difficult it has been to provide care at home, how to find a place that will equal the care you’...

 
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CDC Says More Seniors Struggle with Daily Activities

Brushing your teeth. Getting out of bed. Taking a shower. Yes, on days when you’re exhausted, it’s hard to muster up the energy to complete these basic life tasks. However, most of us don’t regularly experience pain, ...

 
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