Category Archives: Assisted Living
How to Plan for Spouse’s Medicaid
Medicaid eligibility, assuming that you require long term care and have satisfied the medical eligibility requirements , is essentially a two-prong test or analysis of assets and income. That is, there are restrictions on the types of resources that you can have when you apply for Medicaid, specifically with regard to assets, if you… Read More »
What Should I Know, If I Need to Take an Elderly Person to the Doctor?
First, know and understand the rules in the pandemic. AARP’s August 17 article entitled “4 Things to Know When Taking a Loved One to the Doctor During COVID-19” provides four other things to consider as you plan doctors’ appointments. Is there an urgent need for the appointment? A caregiver of a senior may be… Read More »
How Should I Go about Researching Assisted Living Facilities?
This can be a daunting task because there are so many different types of facilities to care for aging seniors. Each type has different services and accepts different payment sources. US News & World Report’s recent article entitled “What Is the Best Way to Research Assisted Living Facilities?” says that there are plenty of… Read More »
Know Your Parents’ Aging Strategies Before a Medical Crisis Hits
Many adult children in the US live far away from their parents. Managing aging parents or in-law medical events can be a serious challenge without proper preparation and understanding of what your parents’ strategy may or may not be, no matter where you live. Do you know what legal documentation your parents have in… Read More »
What’s the Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living?
US News & World Report’s recent article entitled “Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living” explains that a big question is determining what type of facility is the best fit. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), long-term care residences include: Assisted Living Facilities Nursing Homes Board and Care Homes; and Continuing Care Retirement Communities…. Read More »
Caregiver and Elderly Financial Burdens are High Priorities for National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging stated recently that the direct economic costs of caregiving to caregivers and society are unknown. Forbes’ recent article entitled “Caregiver, Elderly Financial Burdens Set as High Priorities for National Institute on Aging To 2025” reports that the National Institute on Aging (NIA) said it wants researchers to look for… Read More »
Can I Afford In-Home Elderly Care?
Staying at home isn’t always affordable, according to a recent US News and World Report article. The article, entitled “Can You Afford In-Home Elderly Care?”, says about 80% of seniors are concerned about being able to afford home health care costs, based on a 2019 SCAN Health Plan survey. Paying for personalized in-home senior… Read More »
What Can an Elder Law Attorney Do For You?
The senior citizen population of the United States is increasing rapidly as the baby boomer generation ages, and the influx of international migration continues. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men and women, live well into their 80s, 90s, and beyond. An elder law attorney works… Read More »
Ten Lesser-Known Military Benefits You Need to Know
The US Department of Veterans, through Tricare and the GI Bill, offers numerous basic health care and education benefits to veterans. Even with these programs that help veterans and their families, other little-known services can improve their lives and ease the financial burden of medical care and other expenses. Check your veteran status to… Read More »
What Does Research Say about Senior Well-Being and Living Space Design?
Design’s Impact on Seniors’ Perceptions of Wellness from New York-based architecture firm Perkins Eastman, reviewed the responses of 540 older adults living in three West Coast senior living communities to see how they looked at their own physical, social/emotional and intellectual wellness. McKnight’s Senior Living’s recent article entitled “90% of senior living residents say… Read More »