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Long Term Care: State and Local Programs

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Different states assign aspects of long-term care to different agencies. Finding the right state agency for the information you need can be challenging. [more…]

Long Term Care: Community-Based Organizations

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Public programs for long term care are important sources of information, but you may find that information from nongovernmental sources answers more of your immediate [more…]

Site Visits to Long Term Care Facilities

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The options for long-term care are varied and sometimes complicated. The good news is that a lot of information about your options is available from many different [more…]

Hold Family Meetings about Your Long Term Care

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Planning for long-term care is not a decision that you should make alone, whether the plan is for you or for a parent or other relative. [more…]

A Sample Agenda for Family Meetings about Long Term Care

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When you plan a family meeting to discuss your long-term care options, present it as a preliminary discussion, not a done deal [more…]

Allocate Responsibilities for Planning Long Term Care

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It's tempting to think about a long-term care plan as all about Mom, or Grandma, or oneself. But in reality most plans affect others, either in their implementation [more…]

Dealing with Conflict about Long Term Care

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Family conflict is at the heart of the world's great literature, from the Bible to the present. Think of King Lear. How much better off he would have been had [more…]

Long Term Care: What Is Aging in Place?

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When you ask your parents about their long-term care plans, their response may remind you of Jennifer Hudson in the movie [more…]

Long Term Care: Preventing Falls at Home

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Your first priority in planning for aging in place should be preventing falls. Falls are among the most common accidents in homes. Older people are at risk for [more…]

Long Term Care: Dealing with Clutter and Hoarding

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If you or your loved one is planning long term care in your own home (aging in place), you will need to prepare the home for the future. You want to make sure [more…]

Long Term Care at Home: Preventing Burns

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An important first step for long term care planning, and in deciding whether aging in place can work, is taking a hard look at your own or your relative's home [more…]

Home Modifications for an Aging Person

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When you're planning long term care at home for a loved one, you should first complete a safety checklist, looking especially for the dangers of falls and burns [more…]

What Is Assisted Living?

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Assisted living as pertaining to long-term care for the elderly is a term that is often used as though everyone understands it in the same way. But that's not [more…]

How to Find Out What Assisted Living Offers

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When choosing whether assisted living is the way to go for your long-term care situation, there are many considerations. You might need help to guide you through [more…]

Check out Assisted Living Healthcare Services

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When you’re planning for your or a loved one’s long-term care, there are many things to look at in an assisted living facility [more…]

How to Find Information on Assisted-Living Facilities

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Your long-term care goal might finding the right assisted-living situation, one that offers the right balance of independence and privacy with the kinds of assistance [more…]

Evaluate the Cost of Assisted Living

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Now the big question for your long term care plans! How much does assisted living cost? And no surprise, this question is not easy to answer. But it's important [more…]

The Menu of Cost Plans in Assisted Living

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Stand-alone assisted living facilities typically have a selection of care plans that are based on the type of services included. While the cheapest option may [more…]

How to Create a Budget for Assisted Living

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After you have narrowed your search of appropriate assisted living facilities to a few likely possibilities, you should ask for more specific costs. Here are [more…]

Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

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When deciding whether assisted living is the right care place for you or your loved one, there are some common problems to watch out for. After you make the commitment [more…]

What to Look For When You Visit Assisted Living Facilities

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Of all the steps you can take in looking into assisted-living facilities for long term care, the most important is your visit. Actually, your [more…]

5 Options for Group Living for Senior Residents

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When you are considering your options for long-term care or elderly housing, assisted living facilities are one option, but there are many more. Perhaps the idea [more…]

Multigenerational Living for Long Term Care

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For most of human history, long-term care for aging family members consisted of all ages living together — and humans continue to do so in much of the world. [more…]

What Is a Multigenerational Household?

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Multigenerational living is a common answer to long term care for elderly relatives. The Pew Research Center, which studies social and demographic trends, identifies [more…]

Family Reactions about Long Term Care in Home

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A move to intergenerational living in order to care for elderly relatives typically involves more than two people. If you are planning to bring your parent to [more…]

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