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If you haven’t searched for an assisted living community before, it’s easy to feel confused about the cost and pricing structure, and the options for financing care. Because every senior living provider does things a little bit—or sometimes a lot—differently, families find themselves struggling to understand the true cost of senior housing.
As the country grapples with the COVID-19 health pandemic, seniors may be worried about the future. When the days feel uncertain, it’s important to know you can count on your health insurance to cover your care needs. Medicare is the most common health plan for adults over the age of 65.
Most people are probably in agreement that advance care planning is important. The COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on just how quickly health status can change at any age, but especially for older adults. Sharing your preferences for care or knowing what a loved one’s preferences are, especially in the event of a sudden accident or illness, can make a tough situation a little less stressful.
Moving can be tough at any age. For seniors, the emotional toll of moving can cause anxiety about relocating and leaving behind their family home. Sometimes, a spouse has passed away, and the house is closely tied to happy memories of the years spent together there.
Older adults nearing retirement age are sometimes surprised to learn that Medicare doesn’t cover all of their medical expenses. While it does ease the burden of health care costs, the costs that aren’t covered can quickly add up.
Driving represents freedom to many people. For older adults, it’s also linked to independence. Being able to hop in your car and run errands, head off on vacation, or simply go to a friend’s home for dinner, is empowering.
In today’s transient society, families are often separated by long distances. Education and career opportunities may lead adult children to other cities and states. Once settled, they may be unlikely to return to their hometown.
One of the decisions you will need to make once an aging parent decides to move to a senior living community is when to sell their home. Should you wait until their move is complete? Or sell the house first? While there is no right or wrong answer, each has pros and cons.