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Category Archives: Resources

Dealing with Dementia

Date - 27th Nov, 2018   |   Time - 8:42   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be challenging for patients and caregivers alike. Learn the top strategies for dealing with dementia that can benefit both you and your loved one. Ask Yes-or-No Questions Instead of asking, “What would you like for lunch today?”, simplify the question into one that can be answered with a […]

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Paying for Assisted Living

Date - 13th Nov, 2018   |   Time - 5:32   |   Author - Senior-Planning

The cost of long-term care depends on what type you choose. For instance, a full-service nursing home may charge $7,000 per month or more for a private room. Assisted living is typically more affordable, with costs averaging $3,500 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. With everything you get—including three meals a day and housekeeping services—assisted […]

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Health Care Benefits in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Date - 20th Jul, 2017   |   Time - 5:55   |   Author - Senior-Planning

  The Ins and Outs of Coverage Provided for the Resident Is the time approaching when you or a loved will need to enter a nursing facility? How will you pay for it? The options are confusing and can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Thousands of people enter nursing care facilities every month with […]

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5 Ways to Save Money When Searching for Elder Care & Assisted Living

Date - 18th Jul, 2016   |   Time - 9:37   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Financing assisted living or elder care for a loved one presents quite a dilemma – how do you provide the best quality care and keep your finances secure at the same time? It’s a difficult consideration, but if you’re willing to do some research, there are ways in which you can save money while simultaneously […]

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How to Find and Compare Nursing Homes

Date - 20th Jun, 2016   |   Time - 2:05   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Nursing homes are a necessary part of end-of-life care for many individuals. They provide care for seniors who are no longer able to receive care in their own homes, but who don’t require the level of care offered by a hospital. Until recently, nursing homes were rigid and institutionalized, more focused on rules and regulations […]

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Paying for Senior Care: Medicaid Vs. Private Insurance

Date - 16th Apr, 2016   |   Time - 11:17   |   Author - Senior-Planning

The cost of senior care strains many family budgets to the breaking point. You want to offer your loved one the best care possible, but cost is a major factor in determining the facilities that will work for your family. To help make senior care more affordable, there are several payment options to consider. It’s […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Medicaid Planning

Date - 1st Dec, 2015   |   Time - 10:14   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid eligibility for long-term care can be an exhaustive process without proper planning and guidance, and it will often result in failure. It is imperative that you educate yourself thoroughly before you go ahead and submit a Medicaid Application to cover nursing home care, assisted living or community living. Here are a couple of dos […]

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How Does The Medicaid Spend Down Process Work

Date - 20th Nov, 2015   |   Time - 8:30   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid is a joint federal and state health care safety net for low income seniors, children and disabled citizens. Since it is funded by both the federal and state governments, there is much variation from state to state as to what is covered and who is covered. What is the income and asset limit for […]

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Medicaid Income and Asset Limit Metrics

Date - 8th Sep, 2015   |   Time - 7:38   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Medicaid is a joint federal and state funded health insurance that helps people who can’t afford to pay for their medical expenses. There are many rules and regulation governing Medicaid eligibility including income and asset limits, as well as personal and spousal allowance limits. In addition, the guidelines change annually based on inflation and other […]

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How to Find the Right Home Care Aide

Date - 28th Aug, 2015   |   Time - 3:10   |   Author - Senior-Planning

Geraldine was in her late 80s when she decided it was time to find the right home care aide for her needs. She especially needed companionship and help with housekeeping. She had always been very particular about who she allowed in her home and for how long. Although her daughter had tried on several occasions […]

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