Senior Care Blog

Life Care Planning for Seniors

There are many companies offering services to seniors for their care needs so we wanted to break down what is offered and what it means to your pocket book! There are elder law firms and other "certified life care planning" firms that offer this service at a hefty price. Be aware, these services may also be available for free by a multitude of agencies. Law firms can charge upwards of $6000 for Medicaid Planning to help families preserve assets in the event, that Medicaid Nursing home placement is necessary. These services can include estate [...]

2019-05-02T10:03:00-04:00By Patti Naiser|Senior Living|

Ways to spend quality time with someone suffering from Dementia

Family members often find it difficult to find ways to interact with someone with dementia. Here are some ways to have meaningful, quality time with your loved one. Gather memories in a box and go through the box to discuss them. Events from their younger years, ticket stubs, pictures, invitations that were saved, will enable them to pull from long-term memory and participate better. Wedding pictures of them and their friends, your baby pictures, vacations, etc. will give you a full afternoon of stories! Telling their stories will give them a sense of belonging and [...]

2019-02-16T22:11:08-04:00By Patti Naiser|Dementia & Alzheimers|

Senior Home Transitions – Memory Care Series

Hello: This is an intro to a series on Memory Care. Topics covered include: * Dementia - Maybe it's time to consider an assisted living or memory care? * Memory Care Placement - Evaluating a Memory Care Facility * Homecare - Activites for Home Care Assistance     About Senior Home Transitions - I recently did the math, and we've helped more than 500 families find the right situation for their senior loved one! What a legacy...I have a wall of thank you notes from families who were overwhelmed by the process of finding assisted [...]

2019-02-16T21:55:13-04:00By Patti Naiser|Senior Living|

Am I eligible for VA Aid and Attendance Benefits to help pay for care or assisted living?

Am I eligible for VA Aid and Attendance Benefits to help pay for care or assisted living? The VA Aid and Attendance Benefit is available to veterans and their surviving spouses if the veteran served at least 90 days active duty, one day during wartime. They could have served anywhere, not necessarily at the place of war, just during that time. If the person needing the benefit is a surviving spouse, they qualify if there was not a divorce or marriage after the death of the veteran. There are financial considerations to be met also. [...]

2017-10-06T12:41:48-04:00By Patti Naiser|Senior Living|

When is it time and where do we go?

Assisted living facilities cater to elderly residents who need help with daily tasks, such as bathing and dressing. They are not independent enough to live in retirement communities, but don’t need round-the-clock nursing care yet.  Finding the right place requires time, patience and a research. You  want to visit several facilities, talk to staff and residents at each one, and check public records to find out which facilities might have violated codes governing cleanliness or patient care. Figuring out when someone needs assisted living is no easy task, either. But there are common themes. At some [...]

2017-10-06T19:36:08-04:00By Patti Naiser|Senior Living|