long-term care

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 |2022-09-19T14:57:48-04:00August 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 |2021-09-21T06:43:18-04:00September 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 |2021-04-18T05:42:18-04:00April 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 |2021-04-12T08:57:33-04:00December 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 |2021-04-12T08:47:46-04:00December 14th, 2020|

Long-Term Care Tops the COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient List

Finally: Some good news on the COVID-19 front! The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which shows a 95 percent efficacy rate, as well as the Moderna vaccine with its 94 percent efficacy, are both being fast-tracked by the FDA for emergency use. There is optimism that they will receive approval in the U.S. any day now, and initial [...]

By |2021-04-12T08:50:50-04:00December 7th, 2020|

A Look at State Rankings for Long-Term Care Services

In my conversations with people who are exploring their senior living options, I've had many people ask about which states have the best long-term care. The Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard for 2020 puts some objective numbers to this common query. The scorecard was produced by the AARP Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and The [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:00:35-04:00November 16th, 2020|

Inflection Point: Our Nation’s Ever-Growing Long-Term Care Crisis

When someone is seriously ill, either with a chronic disease or an acute health condition, their loved ones are often tasked with making a series of difficult choices. Among these may be decisions about long-term care, which many times, they are unprepared to make either emotionally or because they lack good information. In such uncharted [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:03:25-04:00November 2nd, 2020|

Examining Key Figures on Long-Term Care Insurance

Last year, 350,000 Americans bought a long-term care insurance (LTCi) policy, and over 7 million people currently maintain a policy. This is a fairly low adoption rate given that there are over 80 million Americans who are age 55+. Recent data from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) reveals some interesting facts about [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:55:13-04:00October 28th, 2019|
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