More and more Americans are taking on the caregiver role as their parents become elderly. Simultaneously, there is an increasing focus in our country on providing patients with compassionate, dignified care, especially as they deal with a serious illness or reach the end of their life. This is where palliative care and hospice programs can assist.
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If you are a senior who feels that you want to age in place in your own home, it’s important that you do the appropriate planning. Here are a few important questions that you need to consider to ensure health, happiness, and safety in your home.
Your local long-term care ombudsmen program advocates for people living in care facilities, offering residents a way to file a formal complaint against a facility and then working to resolve the grievance or regulatory violation. They also can provide you with information about any complaints lodged against the senior living communities you are considering.
To confirm that you meet the facility’s contractual health requirements, you may need to complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical exam before moving to a CCRC. Why do they require this…and will you pass their test?
Here are links to six articles from the past few years that we have found to be particularly helpful for those who are considering a CCRC.
If you are an adult child who wants to help your aging parent(s) find a senior living option that is closer to where you live, but you just don’t know where to begin the process, check out this week’s video blog post, “How Adult Children Can Help with Their Parents’ Retirement Community Search.”
For most seniors, selling their home is the simplest, fastest solution to fund their CCRC entry fee, but if for whatever reason this isn’t the case for you, here are three other funding methods that could potentially be utilized.
One of the questions I get asked again and again by seniors who are considering a move to a CCRC is whether or not they can use their long-term care insurance (LTCi) policy to pay all or a portion of their monthly CCRC fee. In this short video blog, I discuss the three key things to understand about LTCi policies and CCRCs.
A CCRC that is poised to thrive in the long-term should have an up-to-date marketing and strategic plan in place. And to create such a document, the CCRC provider must have a deep understanding of the size, needs, and preferences of their target demographic. Here are a few of the areas where I believe the senior living industry will see the biggest changes in the years ahead as they strive to appeal to newer retirees.
When you decide to make the financial investment to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you need complete peace-of-mind that this community will have the operational cash on hand to be able to follow through with their contractual obligations to you and other residents to provide housing, amenities, and in the future, care services. But how can you tell if a CCRC is financially viable? Here are some important questions to ask.