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Helping My Mom To Choose A Great Nursing Home

After my mother was diagnosed with a debilitating illness, I knew that I couldn't care for her on my own any longer. I wanted to give her the best care possible, which is why I encouraged her to look around for a nursing home. I was able to visit a huge variety of different assisted living centers and gather brochures for her, and she was finally able to narrow down her selection. This blog is all about helping your elderly loved one to choose a great nursing home or assisted living facility, so that you can take care of their needs.

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What Options Exist For Paying For Nursing Homes And Assisted Living?

You might be wondering what the options are for paying for nursing homes, assisted living, or other senior care needs. Here is a breakdown of the potential players. Health Insurance Health insurance companies make their own stipulations about the types of elder care they provide; in some cases, it can be quite comprehensive. They might pay a portion of a senior's long term stay in a nursing facility. Medicaid If your loved one meets certain financial criteria, they could be eligible for Medicaid payments. Read More 

Alzheimer’s Care: 3 Signs You Need Some Professional Assistance

Currently, according to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, there are more than five million Americans who could suffer from Alzheimer's disease and this number is growing. As individuals get older, their risk of developing this disease increases. The Foundation reports that many family members often step in to act as caregivers for their loved ones who suffer from the disease. If you are currently helping one of your loved ones out at their home because they have early Alzheimer's, you need know the signs of when it is time for you to consider getting outside professional help. Read More 

Applying For Medicaid When It’s Time To Go To The Nursing Home

When it's time to apply for Medicaid coverage when you need long term nursing home care, the application can feel overwhelming. Medicaid is insurance that will pay for nursing home care, but it is based on assets and income. If you have a substantial bank account, or assets that can be liquidated, the Medicaid program will deny your application until you no longer have the ability to pay for your own long term care. Read More 

Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Adult Day Care Center

An adult day care center can empower you to allow elderly parents to stay with you and out of a retirement home. It provides care for the elderly for a few to several hours per day while you work or enjoy some personal time. It can be the perfect solution to common problems adult children face when trying to lovingly care for their elderly parents. As you proceed on your quest to find the perfect center to fulfill the needs of your family and the elderly person who will attend adult day care, ask a manager these questions to ensure you're picking just the right one. Read More 

Should You Be Considering Alternative Care Options For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease?

Caring for a loved one that's suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia isn't always easy. However, with the help of family and friends, approximately 70 percent of people with dementia live at home. While it's nice to have your loved one nearby, there might come a time when he or she needs more care than you can provide. Learn how to tell when it's time to consider alternative care arrangements and what type of long-term care facility fits your loved one's needs. Read More