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Thursday, October 22, 2020

How an Alzheimer’s support group can help caregivers

By Micha Shalev Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease impacts every aspect of daily life. As Alzheimer’s patients lose one ability after another, caregivers face...

Preparing in advance will help you weather any storm

By Marianne Delorey. Those who live in a senior complex should prepare their home for the winter. Management companies often differ in terms of services...

Practical guide for caregivers helps avoid medication errors

By Micha Shalev During an episode of illness, older patients may receive care in multiple settings, putting them at risk for fragmented care and poorly-executed...

Buying tips for walk-in tubs

By Dan Martin Most people have never seen, let alone experienced, a walk-in tub. To make an informed buying decision, there are things to consider. First, what...

Affordable housing lingo can be confusing

By Marianne Delorey Q: Oh, so you’re in affordable housing? Do you have LIHTC?  A: No, I have 236 with S8 overlay.  Q: Are you at 30...

The aging in place concept promotes quality of life for a frail elder

By Micha Shalev The phrase “home is where the heart is” captures the sentiments of many older adults when it comes to making choices about...

Navigating the different levels of long term care

By Micha Shalev Nearly half of all Americans will need long term care at some point. One in five over the age of 50 is...

Don’t wait for a crisis to decide on late life housing

By Marianne Delorey Lou and Bob lived in their home for 60 years. They had aged, but they compensated. Where Lou was forgetful, Bob could...

When Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Nursing Services?

By Sheila Blair Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have become more and more sophisticated over the years, offering more complex medical services to a much broader...

Bathtub designs remain the same, but there are differences

By Jim Doherty 1. What is the most dangerous room in the house? The bathroom — especially for the elderly, who are restricted with limited reach...