How to Talk to Elderly Parents About Assisted Living

Talking to your parents about assisted living can be tough. The move to a senior living community is often viewed as a permanent blow to an elder’s independence, and many seniors stubbornly avoid discussing this topic because they’re afraid they’ll be forced out of their homes. Children and spouses tiptoe around the subject as well,…

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Does Medicare Pay for 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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The Hidden Costs of Assisted Living

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Assisted Living FAQ” What is Assisted Living? What Is the Cost of Assisted Living? (How to Afford Assisted Living) The Hidden Costs of Assisted Living While moving a loved one to an assisted care residential community does require some adjustment and change, they can still retain…

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Free and Discounted Products for Seniors and Caregivers

Finding affordable products and services is very helpful for seniors as most live on a limited income such as Social Security benefits or a small retirement plan income, or maybe another form of government assistance. Fortunately there are a good number of helpful resources, but they can be difficult to find or apply for. The…

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What are ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) and IADLs

When speaking with professionals in senior care services and healthcare professionals about senior care for a loved one they may ask about their need for ADLs or their IADLs. ADL is a shorter term that stands for Activities of Daily Living and IADL is a term that stands for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. These…

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What Is the Cost of Assisted Living? (How to Afford Assisted Living)

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Assisted Living FAQ” What is Assisted Living? What Is the Cost of Assisted Living? (How to Afford Assisted Living) The Hidden Costs of Assisted Living It is not unlikely that someone in your family is going to need some form of assisted living in their golden…

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What is Assisted Living?

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Assisted Living FAQ” What is Assisted Living? What Is the Cost of Assisted Living? (How to Afford Assisted Living) The Hidden Costs of Assisted Living Assisted living provides long-term housing and care for seniors. Assisted living residents are generally active, but may need support with activities…

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