CARE Act to Offer Essential Support to Caregivers

We often hear about serious gaps in senior healthcare. Many occur when an older adult is hospitalized then released to a rehab facility or to return home. Although conscientious medical providers do try to coordinate care with transitioning patients and ...

 
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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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Treat the Whole Person Not the Condition

Not long ago, I ran into an older couple who looked very familiar. After searching my memory bank, I remembered – he was a distinguished professor at the small, prestigious college in the village where I grew up. His wife didn’...

 
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Nursing Home Residents Satisfied But Improvements Needed

In an industry often the focus of criticism, a new satisfaction study that surveyed nursing home residents produced some very positive results. Recently reported by McKnights.com, the study showed nursing homes with higher staffing levels and with fewer deficiencies ...

 
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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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Well-Drawn Characters Enliven Retirement Community Novel

I just finished Jill McCorkle’s latest novel, “Life After Life,” a tale of unique personalities that inhabit the fictional Pine Haven Retirement Community. It’s a great read and not at all what you might expect. Not having read ...

 
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Is 60 the New 40?

Earlier this year, I hit one of those milestone birthdays that ends in zero. After 20, it seems like all of the “Big-0” birthdays give most of us pause. But whether you have a good or bad reaction, it is just ...

 
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The Most Searchable Senior Care Services

You might be surprised to learn the search term that has seen continual growth in the past decade is also the senior care option in which there seems to be decreasing interest: “nursing home.”

That’s the word from this ...

 
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Senior Living Provider Alert: Industrial System Dangers Reported

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living reports that a widely used Honeywell product used in many senior care facilities has a dangerous flaw.

Per the article, published today on the McKnight’s site, computer security experts found that ...

 
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Aging in Place Trend Watch: Homes Designed for a Long Life

A recent AARP survey, Voices of 50+ America: Dreams & Challenges, indicated that more than half of boomers view aging in place (AIP) as a major concern when it comes to the future of long term care. In addition, 49 percent of ...

 
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