Cost of the Average Nursing Home Stay and How Billing Works

When family caregivers and home health care providers are no longer able to meet a person’s care needs, some families make the decision to move their loved one to a skilled nursing facility, also called a nursing home. It’s important to understand the potential costs of long-term care in a nursing home as well as [...]

By |2023-10-17T08:41:43-04:00October 17th, 2023|

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|

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|

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 |2024-01-19T18:06:16-05:00April 12th, 2021|

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|

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 |2023-08-05T14:31:25-04:00December 7th, 2020|

The Evolution of Senior Living in the U.S.

I hope you have been enjoying our new audio podcast, entitled “Aging is a Trip,” which takes a candid, but lighthearted look at numerous aspects of aging and retirement. Dr. Karen Wilson In a recent two-part interview, I was honored to speak with Dr. Keren Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in gerontology and [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:18-04:00August 17th, 2020|

Many People Underestimate Their Future Cost of Care

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you may have experienced some sticker shock. According to USDA forecasts, grocery prices are expected to increase an average of 3 percent this year. This surge is being led by beef prices, which are predicted to rise by 8 percent versus 2019 costs, as well as pork, [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:19-04:00August 10th, 2020|

Improving the Image of Nursing Care & Assisted Living

In last week’s post, I discussed the importance of not only visiting the healthcare center at the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) you are considering, but also doing some due diligence research to ensure they will provide you with the quality of care you expect, should you ever need it. In [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:03-04:00August 12th, 2019|
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