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Parkinson's and Assisted Living: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Carly Blanchett on Jun 1, 2018 9:46:49 AM

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s can be rewarding and feel like the right thing to do, but sometimes as the disease progresses, we have to start considering other options like senior care and assisted living.

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Topics: care tips, memory loss, financial planning, plans for elders, finances, assisted living, memory care, aging care, americare, senior living, americare senior living, parkinson's, parkinson's disease, elderly

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

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, finances, assisted living, memory care, forbes, proactive, americare, senior living, independent living, retirement, google, americare senior living

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