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If you’ve recently taken on the role of caregiver for a senior loved one, you may feel as if you are drowning in a sea of paperwork. After every physician appointment, your stack of papers climbs higher. Organizing all this important information so it can be accessed easily may feel overwhelming.
Older adults have more senior living options than ever before. So much so that it can be overwhelming. While the many types of senior living share similarities, there are important differences. If you or an older loved one is considering where to live during retirement, you’ll want to take time to explore each of these options.
A common challenge family caregivers face is finding ways to assist a senior loved one who denies they need help. It can be frustrating and frightening all at once. If you find yourself in this situation, know you aren’t alone. A study by researchers at Penn State University revealed that nearly 80 percent of adult children who are caregivers say their parents are “stubborn.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.