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Important Considerations When Evaluating Assisted Living Communities

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Feb 7, 2018 12:33:54 PM

The “Bridge” Option

For many, assisted living communities are a sort of “bridge” option for seniors who are experiencing difficulties maintaining a healthy, safe, and involved lifestyle when living independently. There may be some mobility issues, problems taking prescription medications correctly, lessened abilities and/or interest in cleaning and/or cooking, or maybe some assistance with personal care is now needed. If such seniors live alone, there is also the risk of depression and loneliness due to isolation. These folks do not have ongoing medical conditions requiring skilled nursing; thus, the assisted living community is a viable option.

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Topics: assisted living, americare senior living, AARP, PBS Frontline, plans for elders

Tips for Scouting Out Independent Living Communities

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 30, 2018 11:22:20 AM

The decision has been made. “We’re moving on out! No more lawn maintenance, no more worrying about the furnace, air conditioner, or hot water heater kicking the bucket, and no more cleaning all this extra space we don’t even use. We’re ready to move to an independent living community.”

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Topics: independent living community, continuing care retirement community, AARP, forbes, americare senior living, senior living, americare, cottages, retirement home

The "Silver Tsunami":  Implications for All of Us

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 18, 2018 12:30:30 PM

If you think you are seeing more “old people” out and about these days, just wait.  North America and most of the developed world are bracing for what is being called the “silver tsunami.” 

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Topics: Silver Tsunami, AARP, Alzheimer's caregiver, planning for elder care, Medicare, americare senior living, National Institute of Health, Medicaid, assisted living, senior living, aging

2018 Resolution:  Start Talking About Plans with Your Aging Loved Ones

Posted by JJ Mummert, Contributing Blogger/Writer on Jan 4, 2018 11:12:38 AM

Believe it or not, there are some families that perpetually skirt around necessary topics with their aging loved ones.  Sound familiar?   

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Topics: financial planning, plans for elders, AARP, communicating with elders, senior living, finances, assisted living, independent living, memory care, retirement, forbes, google, proactive, americare, americare senior living

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