Cost of Senior Living: How to Pay for Assisted Living & Nursing Care

Many times, children of aging parents are suddenly faced with the reality of placing their mom or dad into a long-term care environment, without knowing how to pay for assisted living, skilled nursing, or other senior living options. Too many families do not plan in advance and are often shocked at how expensive assisted living can be. While some make the mistaken assumption that assisted living will be covered by health insurance, they are devastated with the realization that the cost will be coming out of their own pockets. Without thoughtful advanced planning, the [...]

2022-05-26T15:35:39-04:00By |Senior Living|

Assisted Living Cost: What You Need to Know About the Cost of Senior Living

Assisted living costs are increasing across the country as more baby boomers are needing assistance and inflation increases. According to a recent study, a retiring couple today will need $285,000 in savings just to cover medical expenses. This doesn’t include the cost of living. Classic retirement plans, a 401K, or social security may be an option for some, but according to AARP, more than 6.4 million seniors live below the poverty line. The placement specialists at Senior Home Transitions work with seniors of all income levels to find the care they need at a [...]

2022-05-26T15:36:29-04:00By |Senior Living|

Veterans Benefits for Assisted Living: How to Apply, Eligibility & Requirements

More than one-third of Americans over 65 are either wartime veterans or are married to one. Many veteran families may not realize the benefits available to them to help offset the cost of senior care. Less than 10 percent of those who qualify apply for Veterans Aid & Attendance use the benefit, which can be used to help pay for in-home care, board and care, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities. This is because many veterans either are not informed or do not understand the benefits available to them. It’s actually easier to [...]

2021-11-03T12:58:07-04:00By |Senior Living|

Elderly Fall Risks: Myths vs Reality

Falls are about more than bumps and bruises. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Even without serious injury, falls can have a big impact on your quality of life. A growing number of older adults fear falling because of the serious repercussions. As a result, seniors limit their activities and social engagements [...]

2021-12-06T13:13:33-05:00By |Health Issues and Falls|

10 Tips for Dealing with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Anger & Aggression

Handing the anger and aggressive behaviors in someone suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest challenges for family and caregivers. Whether the aggression is verbal and/or physical, there are several things that may contribute and there are definitely some things you can do to diffuse the situation. Aggressive behavior can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason and often builds up over time. All of the sudden a mother who has always been meek and calm may have an outburst of rage. That is because it is the deterioration of the brain [...]

2021-02-23T14:07:23-05:00By |Dementia & Alzheimers|
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