As you might imagine, those who come to us have varying degrees of care needs – from those who might simply need help with medication management to those who have high care needs as a result of being medically frail. Medical frailty is somewhat common, yet preventing frailty in older adults is possible with the right steps.
If you have just begun your search for assisted living, you may be surprised at how much assisted living services cost at specific communities. It is helpful to consult an objective source when considering the fees for assisted living in comparison to other options for care. Since 2004, Genworth Financial has surveyed long-term care costs on an annual basis.
An understanding of the difference between a senior apartment and an independent retirement community will help you to make the right decision for both the short and long term. For many seniors, the right setting can provide an exciting opportunity to continue enjoying retirement to the fullest.
How do you know that it is time to consider a move to a senior community? You pay attention to the signs. We’ve compiled 7 signs it’s time to consider senior living. If you’ve noticed some of these warning signs, it may be time to have an honest conversation about senior care options.
While there is certainly no right or wrong way to have a conversation out of concern for your parent’s welfare, there are a few tips that may make the discussion flow more smoothly. What follows are a few ideas of how to talk to your parents about changing their living situation to help you approach the interactions in a way that helps you and your parents to find common ground and begin to move forward.
When the time comes to consider senior care options, caregivers may be overwhelmed. Where to start? They begin to wonder where they will find the time to search possible senior living communities. One option is to seek support from professional agencies that can help take some of that searching stress off of their shoulders. Here is what you need to know about how referral agencies work with senior living communities like the Laureate Group.