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Options Needed to Pay for Long Term Care

Options Needed to Pay for Long Term Care

Are you looking for ways to pay for long-term care? The national average cost per month for senior housing starts at $4,000. At home personal care costs $23 an hour. There is no way to avoid the expenses, but there are ways you can put a home’s equity to work. The most valuable asset a […]

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Diabetic Wound Management in Long-Term Care

Diabetic Wound Management in Long-Term Care

Caring for a wound is important for people of any age, but for diabetics, and especially seniors it’s crucial. Older patients living in long term care facilities are often not physically active, and some are completely bed bound. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), long term care facilities are host to a larger number […]

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Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak on the critical topic, The Decisions A Health Care Proxy May Make On Your Behalf. I’ve written several times about legal documents and selecting an executor and agent. While researching for the presentation, I came across valuable information on the American […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

My wife, Gina, and I are in year five of owning and running a home care agency, and we’ve experienced firsthand the pain of families struggling to pay for it. After Gina and I helped managed care for my mother, Emily, as she transitioned into an assisted living facility near our home, we knew we […]

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Tips for Selecting the Right Skilled Nursing Facility

Tips for Selecting the Right Skilled Nursing Facility

Staff ratios, certifications, therapists on-staff . . . there are so many factors to consider when having to choose a nursing facility. Most importantly, does the site provide quality care? Below we walk through the challenges, the types of facilities, and what to look for, as you look to select the long-term care facility that […]

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