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While we cover a lot of topics here on our AgeRight Blog, we certainly had a few stand out pieces this year on a range of topics that covered senior […]

Your Top 8 Most-read Stories of 2016

Posted on December 30, 2016 | No Comments

While we cover a lot of topics here on our AgeRight Blog, we certainly had a few stand out pieces this year on a range of topics that covered senior […]

We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

Posted on December 30, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

Some seniors and their families agonize over whether to move out of a beloved home to an assisted living community while others embrace the opportunity to set up a new […]

A Checklist for Families Considering Assisted Living

Posted on October 13, 2015 | Comments Off on A Checklist for Families Considering Assisted Living

Some seniors and their families agonize over whether to move out of a beloved home to an assisted living community while others embrace the opportunity to set up a new […]

3 things you need to know about advance care planning to help you start the conversation with your families and primary care physicians and put your wishes in writing.

3 Things You Need to Know About Advance Care Planning

Posted on October 6, 2015 | Comments Off on 3 Things You Need to Know About Advance Care Planning

3 things you need to know about advance care planning to help you start the conversation with your families and primary care physicians and put your wishes in writing.

Nursing Homes are required to provide intensive, 24-hour skilled nursing and related care, therefore their costs are much higher than residential-style Assisted Living. In Massachusetts those who pay privately for a Nursing Home placement spend on average $10,000 - $12,000+ per month. Once a senior’s private assets run out, a subsidized “medicaid bed” in a Nursing Home would be a lower cost than most Assisted Living communities.

Compare Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

Posted on September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Compare Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

Nursing Homes are required to provide intensive, 24-hour skilled nursing and related care, therefore their costs are much higher than residential-style Assisted Living. In Massachusetts those who pay privately for a Nursing Home placement spend on average $10,000 – $12,000+ per month. Once a senior’s private assets run out, a subsidized “medicaid bed” in a Nursing Home would be a lower cost than most Assisted Living communities.

So you’ve just celebrated your 55th birthday. Whether a move is in your near future or several decades down the road, it makes sense to have a solid understanding of […]

Discovering Your Senior Housing Options

Posted on August 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Discovering Your Senior Housing Options

So you’ve just celebrated your 55th birthday. Whether a move is in your near future or several decades down the road, it makes sense to have a solid understanding of […]

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be heartbreaking for both the person afflicted with the illness and their family members. Alzheimer’s, a common form of dementia, is a brain disorder […]

A Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Leads to Special Legal, Financial Issues

Posted on March 20, 2013 | No Comments

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be heartbreaking for both the person afflicted with the illness and their family members. Alzheimer’s, a common form of dementia, is a brain disorder […]

The “assisted living” talk with an aging parent may be one of the hardest, most emotional conversations you will ever have. Of course we all hope that we can keep our loved ones in their home as long as possible, but at some point, the recognition is there. Home may no longer be a safe place, especially when you loved one is coping with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

The Talk: Broaching the Assisted Living Conversation with Aging Parents

Posted on January 25, 2013 | Comments Off on The Talk: Broaching the Assisted Living Conversation with Aging Parents

The “assisted living” talk with an aging parent may be one of the hardest, most emotional conversations you will ever have. Of course we all hope that we can keep our loved ones in their home as long as possible, but at some point, the recognition is there. Home may no longer be a safe place, especially when you loved one is coping with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

You survived another busy holiday season filled with shopping and visiting. Holiday stress can mean so much more than crowds at the mall. For many of us with aging parents […]

Holiday Visits Often Reveal How Your Parents are Really Doing Living Alone

Posted on January 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Holiday Visits Often Reveal How Your Parents are Really Doing Living Alone

You survived another busy holiday season filled with shopping and visiting. Holiday stress can mean so much more than crowds at the mall. For many of us with aging parents […]

Many families think that home and familiar surroundings will be the best place for their loved one facing a memory loss illness. Yet, people with memory loss need around-the-clock supervision, […]

Beyond Care at Home: When Home is NOT the Best

Posted on December 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Beyond Care at Home: When Home is NOT the Best

Many families think that home and familiar surroundings will be the best place for their loved one facing a memory loss illness. Yet, people with memory loss need around-the-clock supervision, […]

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