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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

How Much are Preventable Hospitalizations Really Costing Seniors and Caregivers?

Posted by CarePredict on Jul 12, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Healthcare costs in 2017 are expected to continue to rise, even outpacing inflation and social security. The biggest concern many people have is how much unnecessary medical spending is costing them.

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Topics: assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health, Alzheimer’s, long-term care, memory care, dementia, measuring ADL, healthcare costs, medicare

Managing the Human Challenge of Dementia in Assisted Living

Posted by Donna Cusano on Jul 6, 2017 11:43:00 AM

For clinical and staff professionals in senior living communities, improving the quality of life for long-term care residents with dementia is part of the everyday mission of care. Over 50 percent of assisted living and nursing home residents have some form of cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s Association, 2007). The rapid growth of the 85+ population means this will only increase.

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Topics: measuring ADLs, assisted living, activities of daily living, senior living, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health, Alzheimer’s, long-term care, fall prevention, memory care, cognitive function, cognitive decline, dementia, residential care