November 14, 2018

079 – My Loved One Would Never Move into Memory Support Assisted Living

A lot of people think their aging parent or elderly loved one would never move into a memory support assisted living community.  In fact, memory support assisted living communities are full of people who will never move there.  If you have this thought you aren’t alone – it’s very common.  […]
November 12, 2018

078 – What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

A popular care option as our loved ones age is a continuing care retirement community.  This is a living arrangement where someone can usually age in place without ever having to leave the community.  It is especially helpful to spouses who have different care needs but want to be together […]
October 31, 2018

077 – Assisted Living & Nursing Home Admission Agreements – An Overview

If your aging parent or elderly loved one moves into an assisted living or nursing home you will be presented with an admission agreement.  An admission agreement outlines all of the rights and responsibilities for both your loved one and the community.  It’s very important that you review and understand […]
October 29, 2018

076 – What Happens If Someone Exhausts All Their Money Paying for Home Care?

Care at home is expensive and sometimes people spend everything they have in an effort to remain home as long as possible.  Care options are limited when the money runs out.  If someone else can fund ongoing care then it is possible to stay in the house additional time.  But […]
October 26, 2018

075 – The Home Care Point of No Return – Spending Below the Assisted Living Private Pay Requirement

I’ve talked in the past about how assisted living communities may (and often do) have a private pay requirement.  That’s an amount of money your loved one must pay from private funds before they can remain in the assisted living community as a Medicaid beneficiary.  Since most people begin receiving […]
October 24, 2018

074 – Assisted Living Private Pay Requirements

Assisted living private pay requirements catch a lot of people off guard.  A private pay requirement is a period of time your elderly loved one (or you on their behalf) agree to pay an assisted living community before the assisted living community won’t object to you remaining there as a […]