Senior Living

4 months ago

Paying for Long-Term Care: What Are the Options?

In my last Sixty And Me blog, Do You Need a Long-Term Care Plan? I noted there are three sources of money to pay for long-term care: your own money, government sources and insurance. Let’s look at the options we have when it comes to long-term care…

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5 months ago

Can We Look at Assisted Living as an Aging in Place Option

The concept of “aging in place” has become popular over the years as lifespans have lengthened. Aging in place usually means living with a fair degree of independence in the community rather than in a residential facility….

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7 months ago

Why It’s Important to Prepare Elderly Loved Ones for Emergencies

Louisiana officials recently revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes that evacuated patients to a warehouse where seven of them died ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall. Hurricane Katrina should have been the warning shot when it…

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1 year ago

Beyond Bingo: Making Older Adult Activities Meaningful with Live Streams

My friend and colleague Gloria Hoffner, creator of Science for Seniors, is a one-woman crusade against Bingo in senior living. It’s not that there is no place for it in senior living activities, it’s when it becomes the only and all-consuming…

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2 years ago

Covid-19 Report Card for My CCRC

There are seven residential buildings on our 22-acre campus, two of which house people in need of advanced levels of care. Last March, management here applied the State’s Covid-19 directives for nursing homes across…

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2 years ago

How the Chaplain Entertains at My CCRC

There’s a small auditorium – complete with 164 upholstered seats, stage and proscenium, baby grand piano, and green room – at my CCRC. It doubles as a gathering place on weekdays and a chapel on Sundays…

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2 years ago

Designing Your Home for Aging in Place

Most of my boomer friends claim that they want to age in place and not move to a senior community or an assisted living home. That is all well and good – but is it feasible and realistic? To find out, I interviewed Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti…

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2 years ago

30 Facts and Statistics on Aging

The American population is aging rapidly, and this graying of the United States is transforming various sectors of the economy. Below, we’ll explore some important facts and statistics about aging. The United States population…

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2 years ago

Finding a Homecare Worker: Dos and Don’ts Checklist

Hiring a home healthcare worker may be one of the most challenging aspects of the aging process, both for the aging individual and his/her family member. Deciding who to let into your – or a loved one’s –home and life can be a leap of faith!

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2 years ago

When Someone Dies at My CCRC

My husband and I moved into The Terraces last July, joining about 300 other residents living in independent apartments. Since then, three people we came to know and like have passed away. All three were around 90 years old…

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