October 26, 2018
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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
Time and Money

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 […]
October 22, 2018
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073 – Resource Spotlight – Senior Move Management Services

The thought of helping your elderly loved one pack and sell their house can be overwhelming.  They may have years or decades worth of stuff in their home.  The idea of going through everything and sorting it out and packing or disposing of various things can be exhausting. What if I […]
October 12, 2018
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072 – Visiting Your Elderly Loved One – The First Step to Advocacy

Visiting your loved one – frequently and randomly – will help them get the best possible care in an assisted living community or nursing home.  Putting eyes on them – and letting the community know you are there doing it – is the most effective thing you can do to […]
October 10, 2018
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071 – Use Every Available Elder Care Tool

Caring for an elderly loved one is hard.  Some people make it harder by limiting their caregiving options due to preconceived ideas about various elder care tools.  Today’s episode is a plea for you to keep an open mind about every possible solution available to meet whatever needs your loved […]
October 9, 2018
Crossroads

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 […]