How to Pay for Senior Care (Besides Using Medicaid)

In 2011, Medicaid spent $427 billion dollars, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

What does that have to do with senior care?

The same Kaiser Family Foundation report states that Medicaid covered 43 percent of all long term care services (senior care in ...

 
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CMS Dollars Flow to States for Home and Community-Based Options

In recent years, it seems that funding for new or existing programs supporting seniors has been reduced or eliminated altogether. Finally, some good news from the Assisted Living Federation of America: CMS (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) is ...

 
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Senator Seeks Support for Stronger Elder Abuse Prevention, Punishments

As Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) has taken on a number of significant senior issues, among them: improving the quality of care in nursing homes, creating a system of background checks for senior ...

 
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HUD Grants Support Independent Living, Vital Senior Housing Services

Last Wednesday, a press release from HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) announced that $100 million in grant funding would be distributed to various local entities. HUD officials hope the grants will support employee retention and recruitment ...

 
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Mayo Clinic Opens “Living Lab” at Minnesota Senior Community

Yesterday, Medical News Today reported on a synergistic partnership between national retailer Best Buy®, the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) and Charter House, a continuing care retirement community in Rochester, Minnesota. As per the release, a “living lab” (formally ...

 
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How Do I Pay for Assisted Living?

Assisted living is an extremely popular option for those who need assistance with day-to-day tasks but do not necessarily require the advanced medical/skilled care provided in a nursing home. Some prefer assisted living care because it fosters independence in ...

 
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States Scramble as Cuts in Medicaid Continue

Medicare and Medicaid are hitting headlines across the nation as Congress considers spending cuts and payment reductions to these essential programs. As the first wave of boomers becomes eligible for Medicare this year, and a rising number of individuals of ...

 
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Stimulus Fund Dollars Support Affordable Senior Housing Project

Remember the federal economic stimulus package of 2009?

Officially deemed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this funding stream is still flowing and recently helped the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) finance 51 new affordable senior housing apartments, according to SeniorHousingNews....

 
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SeniorsforLiving.com’s Senior Living Transition Resource Guide

Transition. The word operates as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is defined as “a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another;” as an intransitive verb, it refers to the act of making a transition.

Life is comprised of transitions great and small, but the later years are certainly rife with them.

Getting an AARP membership, needing bifocals when reading the morning paper, ...

 
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Trapped in the Suburbs? The Need for Change in Senior Housing & Services

Head to Roseville, Minnesota, and you’ll find yourself in one of the oldest suburbs in the country.

For now.

Not too long ago, PBS did a special report called “Real Housewives of Roseville: A Blueprint America Special Report”, as part of their popular Need to Know series.

Take 12 minutes to watch this interesting piece on the quiet Northern town, which is just one of many across the country who ...

 
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