When “What If” Happens: What to Do After a Health Crisis

You’ve probably heard the quote “Getting old ain't for sissies,” which is typically attributed to Bette Davis. Most of us would agree! As we grow older, our bodies often start to feel the wear and tear of a lifetime of use, and in some cases, a health issue or even a health crisis may arise. [...]

By |2023-09-18T17:32:10-04:00September 19th, 2023|

Planning for a Life-Affirming Retirement

There are many, many factors that play into planning for a person’s retirement years. Obviously, you want to ensure you have enough money saved to meet your needs, but there may be other important objectives too, like being able to afford to travel or leave a financial legacy to your family. Another goal that should [...]

By |2023-08-14T14:10:22-04:00June 13th, 2023|

Many Senior Living Residents Fared Better than Non-Residents During COVID

Do you remember what you were doing the last week of April in 2020? Odds are, you weren’t doing much of anything as the COVID-19 lockdown was in full force in numerous areas of our nation. It was a lonely time for many people as the social isolation intended to keep us safe wore on [...]

By |2023-08-05T17:29:42-04:00April 25th, 2023|

10 Points to Consider If You Plan to Stay in Your Current Home as You Age

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” —George Augustus Moore, Irish novelist Even after going on a wonderful trip or vacation, I’m always happy to return to my own community, my house, my bed. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Our [...]

By |2023-07-08T17:46:34-04:00August 16th, 2022|

Making a Plan Ensures Care Decisions Are Yours to Make

In today’s made-to-order world, you can customize just about anything. Want your hamburger cooked medium with no ketchup and extra pickles? You got it. Want your new car to have a gray exterior, tan leather, a sunroof, and navigation system? No problem. Hey, we want things the way we want them! And that goes for [...]

By |2022-05-23T20:14:04-04:00May 24th, 2022|

Remaining in the Home: A Look at Home Health Care Services

The demand for home health care services is rapidly growing in the U.S. This has been driven by an array of factors in recent years. First, the baby boomers are reaching the age where they are more likely to need assistance. Second, the pandemic has made some people uneasy about the prospect of living in [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:28:23-04:00September 21st, 2021|

What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Care?

Research has found that somewhere between 50 and 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require care services at some point, meaning they’ll need assistance with at least a couple of activities of daily living and possibly even a higher level of care. Approximately 20 percent of people receiving such long-term care [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:32-04:00April 12th, 2021|

When Will Independent-Living CCRC Residents Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Our nation has experienced an agonizing nine months as millions of people have been infected with COVID-19 and hundreds of thousands have died. So, it was an emotional moment this past week as we watched the first Americans receive the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. As I wrote recently, it is also welcome news that healthcare [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:31:56-04:00December 21st, 2020|

What Will Long-Term Care Cost and How Long Will I Need It?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)’s Administration on Aging (AOA), around 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will require long-term care services at some point in their life. This means they will need assistance with at least two activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, dressing, or [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:31:57-04:00December 14th, 2020|
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