The Gift of Adult Day Services

It may be one of the lesser known and most underutilized senior care services -- there are only 4,600 centers across the country and 260,000 participants served, per this MetLife Study -- but adult day care (or adult day services) is still ...

 
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CCRCs Are Dedicated to Wellness

When you’re searching for the best place for you or your loved one to grow old, you’re looking for more than food and shelter – you want a place where you can thrive for the rest of your days.
 
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May Is National Elder Law Month

As we age, the importance of planning for our future health and legal needs cannot be underestimated. It starts as young parents, when we make sure we have a will or trust in place to protect our children just in ...

 
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The Power of Humor in Senior Living

Most senior living providers offer a variety of programs for the body, mind, and soul – but what about activities geared directly toward the funny bone? If laughter is truly the best medicine, how are senior living communities providing an appropriate dosage?
 
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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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The Need for Total Alzheimer’s Care Communities

In the future, will we see more senior communities devoted entirely to dementia care? A reader’s comment on a recent post about a Wisconsin senior housing project raised the question: “It is especially interesting that one whole facility will ...

 
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Is Care Available in Independent Living?

It’s a question that people currently residing in independent living -- or people considering it -- may have, and the simple answer is yes. However, that "yes" doesn’t mean the community itself provides care services. Even if the ...

 
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How Health Care Law Changes Will Affect Seniors

A new post on the Visiting Nurse Service of New York blog outlines some of the changes seniors should expect as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The article references the following:

Coverage of more preventive services under Medicare ...

 
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End of Life Care Can Come to You

This recent post shared the benefits of home care as an interim option for people with Alzheimer’s, as the disease often impacts the ability to manage basic daily care and household tasks essential for living independently, yet does not ...

 
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What Does Home Care Cover?

The simplest definition of home care is just as it sounds: care and services provided at home. There are no age restrictions; home care can be for infants all the way up through the oldest old at the end of ...

 
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