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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Should You Sell Your House If You Are Moving to a Nursing Home?


One of the biggest transitions a person may make in their lifetime is moving from their house into a nursing home. Of course, a nursing home can be a great new residence, especially for someone with advancing needs as they age, but it can be a difficult transition, nonetheless. There is a great deal to adjust to and there will also be many logistical hoops to jump through. It will come with other big decisions as well. For instance, what should a person do with their home when they move into a nursing home or assisted living facility? It is an important question with potentially large sentimental and financial implications.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

How Are Revocable Trusts Taxed?


During the estate planning process, the benefits, as well as the importance of various legal tools, are discussed. The potential advantages of having different types of Read more . . .


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

When It May Be Time to Move to a Nursing Home


Most people do not exactly look forward to moving into a nursing home and this may be putting it mildly. A nursing home, however, can be the best option for an aging loved one to live in a safe environment while getting the necessary mental and physical support. Knowing when the right time to make the move into a nursing home can, however, be a difficult decision. Here, we will discuss several things that may be signaling that the time has come to make the transition into a nursing home.

When It May Be Time to Move to a Nursing Home

Whether it may be time to move to a nursing home will largely hinge on whether a person is safe and secure at home, the status of his or her health (both mental and physical), and what his or her projected future medical and personal needs may be.
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Monday, December 21, 2020

The Importance of Supporting Family Caregivers


We live in unprecedented times for a number of reasons. One reason is the fact that people are living longer than ever before. While people may be reaching ages like we have not seen in the past, this also means that people often require assistance and care for what may be several years. As people have started living their golden years for much longer timespans, family caregivers have played an integral role in helping to ensure aging family members remain comfortable and well taken care of. Unfortunately, however, caregiver burnout is all too real.


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Monday, October 26, 2020

Taking Time to Honor Our Seniors on International Day of Older Persons


The year 2020 has thrown some difficult things in our way as a nation and a global community. The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the health and well-being of people across the world. While new information comes out almost daily as researchers search for a vaccine and a better understanding of this novel virus, one thing seems to have been clear from the beginning which is that seniors tend to be much more susceptible to the dangers associated with contracting COVID-19. This has led to extra strict measures being recommended and required for seniors and senior communities, such as nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Isolation has been a sad side effect of these strict, but necessary measures.
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Friday, September 25, 2020

How to Boost the Morale of a Loved One living in a Nursing Home During COVID-19


We are all struggling with the impacts that the spread of COVID-19 have had on the world. Seniors, in particular, have been hit hard by social distancing measures. While these are in place to help protect groups like the elderly, who are at a high risk of infection, there has been a serious toll taken on the mental health and well being of seniors. This is especially true for those living in nursing homes. Most, if not all, nursing homes have closed doors to visitors in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to residents.
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Keeping Elderly Loved Ones Safe During Hurricane Season


Hurricane season is in full swing and residents of the Carolinas are all too familiar with the havoc that storm season can bring upon communities. In times of severe weather, seniors can be particularly vulnerable as they often have limited mobility and heightened caretaking needs. This is why it is of the utmost importance that we all plan ahead on how we can keep our elderly loved ones safe and secure during hurricane season. Read more . . .


Thursday, August 27, 2020

How to Talk to Your Parents About Moving to a Senior Care Facility


There will come a time when most of us will have to have a very difficult conversation with our parents about their long term care plans. It is a fact of life that, many times, our parents will end up with a need for a level of care that is above that which we can provide them with. When this time arrives, you want both you and your parents to be prepared to make the smoothest possible transition. This smooth transition all begins with talking to your parents about moving to a Read more . . .


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Talking to Your Elderly Parents About When It Is Time for Them to Stop Driving


As your parents age, you will have to have some difficult conversations with them. One of these conversations may be your growing concerns with their abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle. From the time we start driving, we associate it with freedom, independence.
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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Things to Do When Moving a Loved One to a Nursing Home


It can be a difficult decision, but there may come a time when you are no longer able to give an elder loved one the level of care they need and deserve. This means that you will need to begin the process of moving him or her to a nursing home facility. Even when you know moving a loved one into a nursing home is for the best, it can still be very difficult on you and the person making the move into the facility. Be aware of the things you should do when moving a loved one into a Read more . . .


Monday, May 18, 2020

The CDC’s Coronavirus Guidance for Older Adults


The COVID-19, also referred to as the Coronavirus, pandemic has brought a level of anxiety that is palpable across the U.S. and the globe. As the disease spreads, the fear of it grows. This is especially true for those groups who have been deemed particularly vulnerable to the risks of the Coronavirus.
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