How to Introduce and Discuss the Idea of Assisted Living – Part 2

How to Introduce and Discuss the Idea of Assisted Living – Part 2

By madwire / February 13, 2018

In our last blog, we mentioned the timeless phrase, “Home is where the heart is.” In addition to being timeless, this phrase can be a bit tricky. Which came first: the heart or the home? Does the home travel with the heart, or does the heart need an established home? Is it both? What role…

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Identifying and Treating Depression in the Elderly – Part 2

By madwire / January 11, 2018

Is your elderly loved one depressed? How do you know? In our last blog, we discussed a few significant indicators that your loved one is struggling mentally and trying to hide it from you. In today’s blog, we want to share a few more depression red flags and discuss what you can do to make…

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Tips for Leveraging Your Long-Term Care Insurance

By madwire / December 30, 2017

Life has a lot of ups and downs. We all navigate them the best we can, and we hope to be able to retire comfortably. You will probably accumulate several types of insurance policies as you go, and making the most of them can be the difference between good retirement living and a stressful situation.…

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Tips for Comparing Assisted Living Facilities

By madwire / December 2, 2017

The search for an assisted living community is a lot like searching for a house to buy: you are looking for a home. You’re looking for a place where you won’t just feel safe and comfortable, but also feel like you can thrive. It should have opportunities to connect and dive into your passions. It…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 1

By madwire / November 16, 2017

When people hear “Alzheimer’s,” they immediately think about memory loss. While memory loss does occur, it’s actually one of the more advanced symptoms of the disease. Alzheimer’s starts out with smaller, more subtle symptoms. If your family has a history of the disease, it’s a good idea to keep a sharp eye on aging loved…

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What to Expect at a Medicare Wellness Appointment

By madwire / October 30, 2017

Have you heard about medical wellness visits? They are a relatively new development in the healthcare world, and as a result, not many people understand exactly what they are. If you don’t know what happens during a wellness visit, how much the visit costs, and what exactly the visit is for, you aren’t alone. These…

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Wondering How to Finance Senior Living?

By madwire / October 2, 2017

Senior living has transformed a lot in the past decade, giving aging Americans a wider array of living options. However, with the expansion of options comes increased financial complexity. Finding a solution that provides both the services and comfort you need, all for the right price, can be quite challenging. The search for a new…

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Is It Time for Your Parents to Move?

By madwire / September 6, 2017

Time seems to move faster and faster as we go through life, and, for many of us, the fact that our aging parents might need a different living situation comes as a surprise. Too often, our parents don’t want to think about it, and we don’t, either. We don’t want things to change. However, failing…

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Veteran’s Benefits FAQ

By madwire / August 30, 2017

If you are a veteran or the spouse/family member of a veteran, you qualify for VA Aid and Attendance Special Pension. This is an incredible advantage when it comes to senior housing, as it can mean the difference between a private assisted living center and a state-funded facility. However, the world of pensions can be…

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Don’t Fall for These Assisted Living Myths!

By madwire / August 2, 2017

Senior living options have come a long way since the basic nursing home. In fact, nursing homes are becoming somewhat of a thing of the past. They have been replaced by independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and continuous retirement care retirement communities. Where people had pretty much one option as they…

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