Retirement Living

Although seniors and the elderly are the largest growing population in the US, they are also one of the most isolated lot. They may be aware of their medical issues like blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, but are hardly concerned about the social issues of their lives and rarely do they give any significance to socialization that is probably […]

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Whenever and under whatever circumstances, people move from their own home to an assisted living facility or to a nursing home, they feel homeless and often strive to go back. This feeling becomes more prominent during the holiday season and festivals. Even when we know we cannot do much to make this feeling go away, we […]

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The baby boomers (born between 1946 -1964), especially in the US tend to spend as much as four out of five dollars on luxury travel and are also the ones who make a big-ticket travel item purchased over the Internet as compared to that of any other millennial. They travel more than any other age […]

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In old age, many people are not able to take care of themselves, in terms of their health, safety, and well being. Therefore, they often move to facilities that provide them assistance.  These facilities are referred to as assisted living facilities and provide general care delivery and management services.  They are a combination of housing, personalized help, […]

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What is elder abuse? Millions of elderly are abused, neglected and exploited everyday regardless of their ethnic, social and economic background. And the abusers are none other than their own family and friends, or the caretakers and staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities etc. Around 90% of the elder abuse and neglect incidents is by […]

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For all of us Mother’s Day is all about celebrating and honoring those influential individual’s who gave birth to us, sacrificed for us, supported us in every way and shaped up our identity. It is a day to rejoice and celebrate the life of our mothers but for some of us it can become more […]

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Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2013

Father’s Day is this Sunday. The day is honored to celebrate fatherhood, male parenting, and the paternal bonds that influence not only the individual’s own kids but also the society as a whole.  The idea was first celebrated in the US in the early 20th century, to complement the Mother’s Day celebration, on the third […]

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As discussed in the previous blog about the Basics of Long-term care, long-term care services can help meet health or personal needs for people who have a chronic illness or disability. The services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living, or in nursing homes. Depending on how much long-term care people […]

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Long-term care includes medical and non-medical care services to people who have a chronic illness or disability. It can help meet health or personal needs. Most long-term care is to assist people with personal care services such as activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Long-term care can be provided at […]

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Estate plans are important to have in place, regardless of your net worth, to ensure that your intentions for your possessions and assets are followed after death. An estate plan has several elements including a will, assignment of power of attorney, a living will or health-care proxy (medical power of attorney), and for many people […]

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Long-term care (LTC) ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, and other adult care facilities. They try to resolve problems of individual residents and bring changes at the local, state, and national levels to improve care. Though many residents of LTC facilities receive good care, some are neglected, […]

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