October 9, 2018

070 – Stand Alone Dementia Care vs. Dementia Care as Part of a Bigger Assisted Living Community

This episode discusses the differences between a stand along dementia care assisted living community and a dementia care unit as part of a bigger assisted living community.  Which one is better?  There’s no right or wrong answer to that question – it’s depends on your loved one’s situation.  Listen to […]
October 3, 2018
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069 – What’s the First Thing I Should Do to Help My Senior Parent?

I am often asked, “what’s the first think I should do to help my senior parent.”  To me the answer is clear – make sure their decision making documents are in place.  Listen to today’s episode to learn what those documents are, what they do and what happens if your […]
October 1, 2018
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068 – Assisted Living Service Plans – The Blueprint to Your Loved One’s Care

Assisted living service plans serve as the blueprint to your loved one’s care.  Assisted living service plans (otherwise known as care plans) are written by the assisted living community during a service planning or care planning meeting that involves the entire team at the assisted living community together with you […]
September 28, 2018
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067 – Using a Reverse Mortgage as a Positive Tool

People are often afraid when they hear the words “reverse mortgage.”  Their mind goes to the worst possible scenarios – most of which aren’t true and will never happen.  The reality is that a reverse mortgage can be a great tool to help your loved one accomplish their goals.  Today’s […]
September 26, 2018
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066 – Managing Prescription Medication

Do you know what medications your loved one takes?  Do you have a written list?  Can you identify each pill if it is out of the bottle?  In this episode I discuss some tips for making sure you have confidence when dealing with your loved one’s medication.  I hope you […]
September 24, 2018

065 – What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Today I answer the question – What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid in a long term care setting? The short answer is Medicare is a type of health insurance and Medicaid pays for someone’s long term care as a last resort (when all other resources have been exhausted).  This […]