3 Ways to Make Assisted Living More Affordable

Arm yourself with the facts about Assisted Living! Stress, time constraints and a lack of accessible information can make researching assisted living communities a challenge for families. With a better understanding of how assisted living works, how assisted living communities can differ, and how people pay for their stay families will be better able to decide what is the right next step for their situation.

Recovering After a Hospital Stay

After a hospitalization for a serious health event, many seniors need additional care or rehabilitation services, such as physical or occupational therapy, until they have fully recovered. They may be sent to a skilled nursing facility or rehab center to receive the necessary services short-term, or they might be sent straight home where they may still require assistance. The burden of securing all of the necessary services and assistance most often falls on the family.

Understanding Memory Loss

Memory loss does not always mean you have Dementia. As a society, we tend to throw out the term “memory loss” haphazardly and therefore it can have several different meanings. We use it to describe the memory loss of normal aging, memory loss that is beginning to become significant, such as with ‘Mild Cognitive Impairment, and as a euphemism for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. We want to set the terminology and the perception straight.