How to Select an Assisted Living Floor Plan

 What is an Assisted Living Facility?In short, it's housing that provides long-term senior care options for personal care services like meals, bathing, dressing, transportation and medication management. ...more

What are Activities of Daily Living?

What are Activities of Daily Living?...more

Long-Term Care Experts Say Americans Deny Aging

If asked, "How many Americans will need long-term care as they grow older?" How would you answer? Most people respond, "Probably 25 percent."Long-term Care research like the Inquiry Journal tells us that 7 out of 10 Americans will need care services for at least three years after the age of 65. While another study by Genworth shows that 63% of all Americans don't believe they will ever need care, at all. Ever. But that's not true as the researchers from the Inquiry found. ...more

Tips for Male Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving published a study 2009 that showed men made up about one-third of all caregivers.  However, in 2012 Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reports that men now comprise 45 percent of all family caregivers in the nation. ...more

Facts on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease made it to the Oscars!I'm really grateful for the exposure and the awareness the dreaded disease will receive from the Oscar winnings! It's horrifying to all families and especially for those living with the illness. My dad lived with dementia. So, seeing Still Alice felt very familiar and it illustrated closely what our family lived through. Moore says she's grateful to have the opportunity to bring awareness to the disease, especially from the perspective of the one diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ...more
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Ask These before Hiring a Caregiver

Family caregivers must know how to hire a care agency and a private caregiver. After learning the questions to ask, you must research the ratings and data created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. It’s designed to keep your loved ones safe.  States do not require home care agencies to obtain a license or a certificate. But if a home care agency offers nursing care, the agency has laws, regulations, and  compliance guidelines to follow. ...more
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Where Seniors Choose to Age

Senior citizens want to live at home even as they get older. And in today’s world, in-home care agencies can make it easier for an older adult to age in place. AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   ...more

Impact of Long Term Care on Career

When an aging relative needs help and care at home, life for family members become riddled with problems. Across geographical distances and family generations, sons, daughters, and even grandchildren learn the hardship of rearranging schedules and responsibilities.Elder care consumes much of their time and energy. ...more

Understanding Long-Term Care

When families face the challenge of learning the differences in nursing home care and assisted living facilities, it can be confusing. There's a simple way to filter through what your loved one may need.  The major difference between the two is the level of care a resident will receive. Nursing homes offer medical and care by nurses, and even by physicians. It's very similar to a hospital. ...more

Estate Planning for Your Pet

Aging adults have pets for companionship. Having a pet carries responsibility too. It’s important that you plan for their care should you fall ill or pass away. The pet may feel like family to you but don’t assume family members will feel the same as you do about Spot.  Have a plan in place for Spot so that the family does not have the added burden of making plans for the care of him.1. Get all the pet’s information together for easy access. This would include health issues, the vet’s information, a list of special care the pet requires, and specifics on their routine....more