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Tips for Financing a Move to an Assisted Living Community

In the search for assisted living for a senior loved one, adult children may quickly realize how much the cost of care varies between communities. It also becomes apparent that the options for financing assisted living can be confusing.

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5 Things You Should Know about Assisted Living

Assisted living is a type of care seniors and their families might not know much about. While it’s one of the most popular types of senior care, there are many myths about it. Some believe it is just a more attractive version of a nursing home, and others think you must be wealthy to afford it.

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How to Prepare a Senior's Home for a Quick Sale

If you or an older adult in your life is preparing to move to a senior living community, getting a house ready to sell is likely a priority. For seniors who have lived in their home many years, the task can be daunting.

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How Medical Expenses Can Impact Retirement Savings and How to Protect Yourself

As older adults get closer to retirement, they often begin to educate themselves about Medicare. Those unfamiliar with the benefit sometimes think Medicare will pay for all their healthcare expenses once they are enrolled. The reality is, Medicare doesn’t cover all healthcare costs.

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What Questions Should You Ask on an Assisted Living Community Tour?

Touring an assisted living community for the first time may be intimidating and overwhelming. It can be difficult to know what to look for and what to ask on your visit. While a grand piano in the lobby and plush drapes are nice features, making a good decision means learning about the community’s quality of operation and care.

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What Types of Funding Do Assisted Living Communities Generally Accept?

The ins and outs of financing a move to an assisted living community can be confusing for older adults and their loved ones. While a family’s private funds usually pay for most expenses, there are additional programs and funding solutions that you should explore.

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Know Your Hospital Status: Inpatient or Observation?

If your senior loved one has recently been hospitalized, you may have had an unpleasant surprise when the bill arrived. The financial impact of a patient’s admission status can be shocking. Medicare patients often don’t realize there is a difference between being classified as “observation” and being admitted as a patient.

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Planning an Intergenerational Family Vacation on a Budget

After the hustle and bustle of the school year, most families look forward to the relaxed days of summer. Many use the time off to take a vacation. Including your family elders in your getaway can build bonds across generations. With thoughtful planning, it can be a memorable time for everyone.

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