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Is it time for assisted living?

Guest post by Curt Werner

Assisted living and other types of senior communities exist for good reason. They fill a distinct need for those who require a degree of help with certain important aspects of their daily lives. While remaining home is attractive to most, those who are able to afford senior living benefit […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Free’ Referral Services – They May Not Be So Free After All

Guest post by Curt Werner

The day you realize that it’s time for a parent or other family member to move to an assisted living community is seldom an easy one. As someone who worked in senior living for nearly a decade, I can tell you that it is the rare individual who decides suddenly […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consumer-Directed Care – Don’t Do It Alone

Consumer-Directed Care – Don’t Do It Alone

By Mark Broughton, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®

 

Consumer-directed care (CDC) provides families and older adults direction and control over the care received in the home. This includes the ability to choose a a caregiver, negotiate caregiver wages, define hours and services rendered, and have more control and […]

By |October 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consumer-Directed Care Rising in Popularity

Consumer-Directed Care Rising in Popularity
By Mark Broughton, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®

Consumer-directed care (CDC) is often associated with state-specific Medicaid waivers, but did you know that it is also among the fastest growing areas within the private duty care market? As its name implies, this type of care provides families and their senior loved ones […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recommended reading: Patient Advocates Help Navigate Health Care

Patient Advocates Help Navigate Health Care

by Constance Gustke

The New York Times

August 19, 2016

By |September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recommended reading: The art of keeping an eye on aging parents

Recommended reading:

The art of keeping an eye on aging parents

by Rodney Brooks

The Washington Post

September 2, 2016

 

By |September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are Advance Directives? 

 

Adult children with aging parents face emotional and logistical challenges as the roles of caregiver are reversed. When once you were cared for by your parent, as they age you may be the one taking the lead in the caring role.

We are living longer and as we age, changes may become necessary – a need […]

By |September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Benefits of a Professional Advocate (Don’t Go It Alone)

Sometimes in life we are vulnerable; we may be suffering from an illness or condition which requires assisted living or help at home, or may have had a change in circumstance such as the death of a spouse or partner. It is during such times we often try and go it alone.  Don’t.  Hiring […]

By |September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Assisted living is a popular long-term senior living option that provides personal care services such as dressing, transportation, meals and medication management as well as social opportunities.  A new concept just 25 years ago, assisted living is the most popular long-term solution today. Assisted living, with its range of personalized care, provides senior housing […]

By |September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guilt Hinders Good Care

Guilt hinders good care.
“I have often said to caregivers, ‘if I could take one thing away from our decision making it would be guilt, because it allows us to get to honesty. Out of that comes the best plan of care and lifestyle choice for your loved one.”  – Paula Carney
The actual experience of […]

By |March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments