December 21, 2018

095 – 2.5 Different Types of Living Arrangements in Memory Care Assisted Living Communities

Memory care assisted living communities are usually set up with one of two living arrangements for their residents.  One is where everyone lives together commingled – people of all different cognitive abilities live together in one big building and aren’t separated based on their memory issues.  The other is where […]
December 19, 2018
Take a Break

094 – What is Respite Care?

Every caregiver needs to take time away to care for themselves. Whether it’s a few minutes or a month long vacation – self care for the caregiver is extremely important. Respite care can free the caregiver to get the break they need.  Listen to this episode to learn about this […]
December 17, 2018
Fall Colors in the Forest

093 – Does Hospice Speed Up the Dying Process?

There are many myths associated with hospice care.  One of them is that hospice will speed up the dying process.  This just isn’t true.  Listen to today’s episode to learn more about this myth and how hospice care could benefit your loved one and you. Remember, it never hurts to […]
December 14, 2018
Sunset

092 – What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a wonderful benefit available to people towards the end of their life.  It can greatly improve quality of life for the patient and their families.  Unfortunately many people are unsure of hospice and how it can help to the point where they don’t look into it for […]
December 12, 2018
Salesman standing in front of two doors, unable to make the right decision

091 – ALF Care Charges – Levels of Care or A La Carte

Assisted living communities charge your loved one for the care the provide.  There are two main ways that they determine how much to charge.  One way is by determining the level of care your loved one needs on a daily basis and the other is by charging for each task […]
December 10, 2018
Fall Risk

090 – Fall Risks in Assisted Living – The Assisted Living Can’t Prevent Falls

What happens if your aging parent or elderly loved one becomes a fall risk while living at the assisted living community?  What is the responsibility of the community?  Will your loved one have to move out?  This episode discusses this issue so you will be equipped to deal with this […]