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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Skilled Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility: Making the Right Choice for Your Loved One

Have you felt overwhelmed while trying to choose a senior living environment for yourself or someone you love? There are many different options, with a wide range of residence types, fee structures, and services provided. Two common categories of senior living environments are Assisted Living Facilities and Skilled Nursing Homes. Let us review six significant differences between them.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

4 Resources to Help Alabama Seniors During National Older Americans Month





The Administration for Community Living encourages communities to celebrate National Older Americans Month every May. Did you know that, for 2021, the theme is “communities of strength” in recognition of all that older people have lived through in their lives and learned during that time? Particularly during the pandemic that overtook the past year, people often draw inward and may not stop to think about what their elder neighbors can teach them. It can be, however, more important than ever to make connections with older residents in our communities, both for them and for us. Let us take a look at four resources to help

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

3 Resources to Use When Caring for Aging Seniors During National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Law Month. Did you know that by the year 2030, all of the baby boomers will have reached the age of 65? With a burgeoning senior population, National Elder Law Month can be a great time to consider ways to care for aging seniors. This may not be a one-person job.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

5 Things to Consider When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

Are the holidays synonymous with family time for you? For many, the answer is yes. This focus on family can mean it is an excellent time to consider talking to your elderly parents and aunts and uncles, who do not have their own adult children, about long-term care planning. As the topic of long-term care planning can encompass a lot, here are five things to consider: 


  1.  What long-term care planning have they already done? This broad question will elicit information about whether your relatives have taken any steps to plan for long-term care. Perhaps they have a complete plan already in place. Perhaps they have done zero planning.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why Wealthy Retirees are Cautious on Spending

When the US economy was in a cycle of more than ten years of economic growth, its citizens, even the “wealthy” ones, were worried about running out of cash and scared to spend.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Senior Safe Act Protecting Elders

The Senior Safe Act is designed to protect our elders from financial abuse from either within a family or support system, or by scam artists preying upon them.
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Creative Financial Approaches to Affording Long Term Care Services

Long term care insurance was sold aggressively in the 1980s, 90s and thereafter to offset the costs of seniors needing to live in a nursing home, assisted living or needing at home health care.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Is a Medicaid Divorce an Option for You?

The Medicaid program is designed to help pay for that staggering cost. However, before a couple can be eligible, the rules require that the assets of both spouses are counted to pay for the care of one, even if only one spouse needs the care.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Understanding the Threats of COVID-19 on Seniors

We are living in confusing and scary times. The senior population has been identified as the most at-risk demographic for COVID-19.
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Monday, March 16, 2020

New 2020 Senior Living Trends

Health Dimensions Group has released its list for 2020 entitled "Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes."
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Which Wearable Medical Alert System is Right for You?

A medical alert system is a device that can connect the user with help when activated, either at the press of a button or if a fall is detected.
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