Monday, May 2, 2016

How to Choose the In-Home Care Services You Need Most

You can get help with all sorts of everyday tasks through in-home care. But you do have to pay for it all—by the hour.

If you’re on a budget and need help prioritizing, think about things like: What affects your quality of life most? Are your safety and hygiene secure? What can other people help with? How long will each service take?

How to Choose the In-Home Care Services You Need Most

You can get help with all sorts of everyday tasks through in-home care. But you do have to pay for it all—by the hour.
If you’re on a budget and need help prioritizing, think about things like: What affects your quality of life most? Are your safety and hygiene secure? What can other people help with? How long will each service take?

9 Characteristics of Good In-Home Caregivers

In-home caregivers are a dime a dozen. Good in-home caregivers are worth their weight in gold.
Once you’ve chosen a home-care agency, sometimes you have the opportunity to choose your caregiver as well. If you don’t, you can always ask for a different one later.

Does Long-Term Care Insurance Pay for Residential Care Homes?

In the 1970s, senior care was practically synonymous with nursing homes. And when insurance companies started rolling out long-term care insurance, that’s all they covered.

Today, elderly people have other options for care, which policies bought in the last couple of decades often pay for. But one type of facility that sometimes falls between the cracks is the residential care home.

15 Characteristics That Make a Retirement Community Great

There are retirement communities, and then there are great retirement communities. What makes the difference?

We’ve built relationships with many high-quality independent-living and continuing-care retirement communities. Here are a few things we suggest looking for:

11 Questions to Ask When Picking a Retirement Community

Retirement communities range from modest to extravagant. But as you probably already know, there’s more to a community than how lavish it is.

In addition to asking about fees and ensuring you’re making a sound financial decision, you’ll want to find out what life will be like living there. Here are some questions to help you figure that out: