Understanding the 7 Stages of Dementia (For Families and Seniors)

Stage 6 dementia (and dementia as a whole) can be scary to talk about. The uncertainty of knowing whether you or a loved one forgot or misplaced something  — or are experiencing the first signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI; more on this later) — is scary. But dementia doesn’t have to be scary. Dementia…continue reading

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What Does a Respite Worker Do (Care, Cost, Duties, and More)?

Caring for an elderly loved one is a noble and worthy endeavor. Yet, long-term care can take a real emotional and physical toll on your body and psyche. Without taking breaks now and then, we can become tired, stressed, or worse yet, depressed and burnt out. And that’s the last thing anyone wants for themselves…continue reading

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The Average Cost of Respite Care: Who Pays, How Much, and More

Caring for the elderly: it’s an amazingly rewarding, yet extremely intense and often stressful responsibility. If you’re anything like the 86% of caregivers who find caring for someone with a loss of mental health abilities (72% for those caring for individuals without a loss of mental abilities) stressful, you’ve probably thought more than once about…continue reading

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Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing: Which Is Best (Seniors)?

“Assisted living vs. skilled nursing: which is best? More importantly, what are the differences between the two? And which is best suited given my needs?” These are the questions that many seniors and their loved ones often find themselves asking. Many surveys of senior residents confirm that advantages and disadvantages exist with both types of…continue reading

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Can Social Security Pay for Assisted Living (Answers & More)?

If you’re a senior thinking of assisted living, social security can help cover some of the cost. The question is can seniors on social security pay for the entire cost of assisted living? What about other supplemental state income? Given the rising costs of senior care, it’s figuring out what types of payment for assisted…continue reading

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Assisted Living Vs. Home Care: Which Should You Choose?

Assisted living vs. home care: which do you choose? Both care options share a great deal in common. With your and your loved one’s health at stake, it’s crucial to do your research on assisted living vs. home care. So, how do you know which is best: assisted living or home care? At the end…continue reading

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Assisted Living vs. Long-Term Care (A Complete Guide)

When it comes to your loved one’s care, you want to offer them the best. But how do you know which type of care is best for them? Whether you’re choosing between assisted living, nursing care, board and care homes, or continuing care retirement communities — knowing which long-term care option is best can be…continue reading

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