Preparing Yourself for a Housing Change

Whether you’re considering home care services or relocating to a retirement home or other facility, planning your future housing needs often runs hand-in-hand with facing up to some loss in your level of independence. Understandably, the prospect of losing independence can be overwhelming for many older adults. It can bring with it feelings of shame, […]

Moving Into Assisted-Living Is A Family Affair

The Washington Post recently detailed how the search for appropriate long time care is “like finding the right college for a young adult.” See an excerpt of the piece below: Mary Trvalik never wanted to be an expert on assisted-living facilities, but she became one. Trvalik and her husband spent late 2019 and early 2020 […]

Skilled Nursing vs Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?

Searching for care options for a loved one can sometimes feel like a vocabulary test. With so many types of care available, the names may seem interchangeable – but each type of care serves a specific need to ensure the best possible outcomes for your loved one. One example of this is the distinction between skilled care and assisted […]

When it’s Time to Leave Home

The decision about whether your parents should move is often tricky and emotional. Each family will have its own reasons for wanting (or not wanting) to take such a step. One family may decide a move is right because the parents can no longer manage the home. For another family, the need for hands-on care […]

Paying for Assisted Living

Costs for assisted living communities vary greatly and depend on the size of rooms, amenities, services provided, and location. Calculating the approximate cost is important as well as understanding what happens if private, personal funds are depleted.  Communities should willingly provide consumers with key information regarding base rates, specific fees for additional services, occupancy levels, […]

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