assisted living

One Word That Should be Removed from Senior Living Lingo

Are there certain words that make you feel a certain way, triggering either positive or negative feelings? Family, work, home, taxes, and vacation might be a few examples. Working in the senior living space, I think a lot about the specific terminology that is used within our industry vertical, as well as the aging-related language [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:20:56-04:00January 14th, 2019|

Long Term Care: How Much Does Medicare Actually Cover?

Although Medicare is usually thought of as coverage for hospital stays (Part A) and doctor visits (part B), it also has an application to senior living. When I speak to groups of people who are considering moving to a retirement community—specifically continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)—I’m often asked how Medicare plays into the decision. I’ll [...]

By |2018-04-15T16:17:04-04:00April 13th, 2018|

Sibling Rivalry: When Family Members Disagree on Senior Care Options

When it comes to caring for an aging loved one, having family members by your side can be a tremendous help—mentally, physically, and financially. But there are also times when having to consider more than one opinion on an issue can cause great strife between relatives. We often see this challenge come up between adult [...]

By |2018-01-30T09:13:27-05:00January 29th, 2018|

Geriatric Care Managers: “Professional Relatives” to Coordinate Care

In last week’s blog post, I discussed the steps you and your family can take in advance of a healthcare emergency to reduce some of the stress of a difficult situation—what’s referred to as “pre-crisis planning.” From exploring assisted living facilities in your area to working with an experienced financial advisor to prepare your assets, [...]

By |2017-11-13T13:03:31-05:00November 13th, 2017|

Will a CCRC Move Me to Assisted Living Too Soon?

I enjoy receiving comments and feedback from people who read our blog and use the myLifeSite tools; they offer so many valuable insights into the senior living decision process. I recently got an email from a myLifeSite reader who told me that she and her husband are fully committed to moving to a continuing care [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:49-04:00October 30th, 2017|

A Low-Wage Paradox for Assisted Living & LTC Caregivers

According to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in June, the healthcare sector added 37,000 jobs. As the country’s population grows older, the need for more employees in the healthcare services field, including what’s referred to as “direct care” workers–like home health aides, personal care aides, and nursing assistants who [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:51-04:00July 17th, 2017|

What is a “Continuum of Care”?

If you have been looking at various senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities), you have likely heard or seen the term “continuum of care” used. It’s an important concept when it comes to the variety of services provided by retirement communities, but I find it is also [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:51-04:00July 10th, 2017|
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