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Most adults 65 and older want to grow old in their homes. Modifications may need to be made at the house to accomplish this goal. When it comes to in-home care, most older adults receive services from unpaid family caregivers allowing them to age in place. This may not be an option for some families. […]
When looking at all the various home care options for your aging loved one, undoubtedly, costs for care comes into the equation. The national median rates for assisted living services are $4,500 monthly and $54,000 annually and are paid privately (i.e., personal finances, long-term care insurance). Services include light housekeeping, meals, socialization, and companionship, and […]
Community senior centers are an excellent place for aging adults who are relatively healthy. Unfortunately, people 65 and older have a 70% chance of needing services and support in their remaining years. Statistics also show 77 percent of adults 50 and older prefer to age in place. Considering this, know what resources are available, especially […]
Paying for caregivers for a loved one because they develop health or mobility issues is expensive. Seventy-seven percent of adults 50 or older prefer to stay home as they age. The problem is that staying home with a caregiver may not be financially feasible, and moving to a facility is expensive too. The caregiver’s cost […]
The time has come, and a caregiver needs to go in and help with your aging loved one. It is an awkward time since you are asking a stranger to come in and care for someone important to you in their home. There are personalities and trust issues to deal with. Everyone wants the best, […]
Many think that home health and home care are the same, and they are not. One deals with health, while the other deals with care. Medical insurance covers home health but does not cover home care, which is an out-of-pocket expense. Individuals with a Long Term Care (LTC) or some life insurance policies may help cover home […]