Assisted Living vs Residential Facilities and Nursing Homes

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Are you wondering what type of care is right for your aging loved one? At some point, support from family, friends, and local programs may not be enough. People who require help full-time might move to a residential facility that provides many or all of the long-term care services they need.  Are you wondering what…

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Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare coverage and assisted living

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and over, some younger individuals with disabilities, and some individuals with end-stage renal disease. Like other health insurance plans, Medicare does not cover long-term care services. Therefore, Medicare does not pay for the cost of room and board or personal care in an assisted living facility.…

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Can Couples Live Together in Senior Living Communities?

Making the move to a senior living community is always a major life change. When a couple can move together, this decision and the transition itself become a little easier. George is a 74-year-old with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, chronic arthritis and diabetes. His wife, Mary, is 72 and in relatively good shape, with no major…

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