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Resources for Families

Resources for Families


Finding the best senior living option for yourself or your loved one can be confusing, especially when added to days that are already full. Let us take some of the guess-work out of your senior care search and uncover some hidden jewels you might discover in the process.
Common Questions about Financing Senior Living

Common Questions about Financing Senior Living

If you or an aging loved one is considering moving to senior living, you probably have questions about how to cover the costs. Keep in mind that when you factor in all the included services and amenities from landscaping and snow removal to transportation, your loved one’s living costs may not increase by much.

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How Much Does a Memory Care Community Cost?

How Much Does a Memory Care Community Cost?

If an aging loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may be planning ahead for the time when your loved one will require a memory care program.

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How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Understandably, one of the first questions families ask about an assisted living community is how much it costs. In many cases, their senior loved one never imagined leaving their home so it’s a topic that was never discussed. The good news is there are options available to meet a variety of budgets.

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How to Organize a Parent’s Health Information

How to Organize a Parent’s Health Information

Are you concerned about the day you’ll have to take over full management of your aging parent’s health care management? Are you a member of the sandwich generation and already strapped for time?

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Medicare Open Enrollment: Frequently Asked Questions

Medicare Open Enrollment: Frequently Asked Questions

Are you or a loved one approaching age 65 and eligible for Medicare? Or is your senior loved one already on Medicare, but would like to make changes to their plan?

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Tips for Talking with Senior Parents About Money

Tips for Talking with Senior Parents About Money

It’s time to have “the talk” with your senior parents. Follow these tips to talk to your parent about money and financial planning.

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What Costs are Included in Monthly Senior Living Fees?

What Costs are Included in Monthly Senior Living Fees?

When you compare the monthly rate of a senior living community with your aging loved one’s mortgage or rent, senior living may seem expensive.

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A Glossary of Common Senior Living Terms

A Glossary of Common Senior Living Terms

If you are the caregiver for an aging loved one, you have probably wondered what many of the acronyms and terms used in the senior living industry mean. The aging services field is full of them. The terminology can be confusing and difficult to understand.

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Assisted Living and Non-Medical Home Care: A Comparison

Assisted Living and Non-Medical Home Care: A Comparison

If you’re caring for an aging loved one, or faced with making decisions for an aging loved one who can no longer care for themselves, you might be considering two alternatives: Non-medical home care or Assisted living community

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Fire Prevention Week: 5 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Fires

Fire Prevention Week: 5 Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Fires

October 9th –15th is National Fire Prevention Week. Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Association commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 with week-long activities to raise awareness about fire prevention.

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