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5 Things Family Members Should Know When Choosing Assisted Living (Part 2)

Posted by Donna Cusano on Aug 8, 2017 11:14:00 AM

6. Understand what you are paying for. There are two main areas of cost typically under two separate agreements:

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, long-term care, nursing homes, memory care, aging in place, senior care, independent living, skilled nursing, home care, senior housing, medical assessments, National Center for Assisted Living

5 Things Family Members Should Know When Choosing Assisted Living

Posted by Donna Cusano on Aug 1, 2017 3:32:40 PM

A transition into an assisted living or senior community is like any other move to a new home. It is a major life event, which requires advance research and consideration. There are ways to make this move, if needed, a right and healthy choice that is rational, affordable, and considers everyone’s emotional needs.

Here are five initial suggestions to start your research, which will take you through receiving a contract from a community you and your parent are considering. 

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, long-term care, nursing homes, memory care, aging in place, senior care, independent living, skilled nursing, home care, senior housing, medical assessments, National Center for Assisted Living

“The Conversation”—Helping Your Aging Parent Who Doesn’t Want Help

Posted by Donna Cusano on Jul 19, 2017 1:37:36 PM

Daughter: “Dad, don’t you need some help managing the house and cooking for yourself? You’ve lost some weight. Your checking account isn’t up to date. You don’t hear the phone. And you tripped on the throw rug in the hall and bruised your arm. What if you fall and you can’t get up?”

Dad: “No, I don’t want strangers in the house. Why are you looking at my checking account? My shoe caught on the rug and I picked myself up. I’m fine. Stop treating me like an old helpless person!”

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, long-term care, nursing homes, aging in place, senior care, independent living, medical alarms, Area Agencies on Aging,