Good News for Medicare

When it comes to government and health care, it’s easy to focus on all the things that have gone wrong. But for those who haven’t reached Medicare age yet, as well as those currently relying on it for ...

 
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The Financial and Emotional Impact of Caregiving

No one said caregiving would be easy – but just how heavy is the burden on those caring for their aging parents? A recent survey by eHealth, America’s first and largest private health insurance exchange, offers some insight.
 
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Making Hospice Care More Affordable

Still an underutilized service, hospice care may become more affordable for providers thanks to advocacy efforts from MedPAC, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Says this Leading Age news article by Peter Notarstefano, the Commission “recommended changes to a U-shaped curve ...

 
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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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Food Prices Go Up, Senior Living Costs May Follow

Anyone who shops for groceries or dines out on a regular basis knows that food is expensive. Many of us also know that when food prices go up, the impact is felt elsewhere. So is the case with senior living ...

 
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Out-of-Pocket Costs in Senior Care

Long term care (home care, assisted living, nursing homes) is expensive. Most would not doubt or argue that point, but when it comes to the point of paying for long term care, confusion reigns.

As discussed in our recent #ElderCareChat ...

 
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Essential Long Term Care Statistics: Are You Prepared?

This article from Morningstar’s Christine Benz, the site’s director of personal finance, shares what she believes are the “40 must-know statistics about long term care.”

While most of the stats are related to nursing home care, the underlying message ...

 
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Keeping Residents Happy in Senior Living

Providers, take note: residents are leaving your communities because of the high costs and poor service, according to a recent article from SeniorHousingNews.com. (Their declining health and a desire to be closer to family were factors too, though these ...

 
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Senior Living Stats: Options, Costs and Decision-Making

This new infographic from Alert1 Medical Alert Systems displays statistics about senior care in a fresh, clear, and colorful way: Access it here.

Per the data, there are 34 million seniors (those over age 65) in the U.S., and two-thirds of ...

 
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Senior Living Trend Watch: Remodeling for Aging in Place

New construction may still be in the slumps, but the market for remodeling is hot. In a recent SeniorHousingNews.com article, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports “the remodeling business is in full swing.” Specifically, 68 percent of remodelers ...

 
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