Annual Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15th through December 7th “What is the deal with this Open Enrollment?!” Becky yells to her sister Mary who just finished their folks’ 2020 amended return. Finally the checkbook is balanced, bills are paid and the new 1080 is filed. Sigh! But, now it’s Open Enrollment season. “They already have
Wait Lists and Senior Living In the last several months we have been asked more questions than normal about wait lists for senior living. A few of the contributing factors are: More of us are getting older than ever before. The extreme demand for homes under $300,000. We are approaching the colder months of the
5 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing an Assisted Living Community When it is time for families and seniors to select an assisted living community, it’s a significant and life changing decision. You want to get it right the first time. It can be such an overwhelming decision that many families come down with “analysis paralysis”.
Senior Living and Independence Beyond the Car Figuring out how and when to continue driving safely or deciding to “…leave the driving to us” is huge. While it’s a natural evolution to stop driving, it is often a challenge. However, the challenge can be more manageable than you may think. Here are some considerations in
Choice Connections Reduces Time and Stress in Finding Assisted Living Why do I need Choice Connections to find assisted living or memory care? Isn’t a printed or online senior housing guide enough? While these lists and guides may tell you all the places that are out there, they do not help you narrow down which
Long Term Care Insurance While you can’t predict your future aging needs, you can plan for it. Long term care insurance can help offset the cost of care needs as we age, but it is not for everyone. Factors to consider are your age, health, retirement goals, income and assets. For those with their primary
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month As more and more people live longer, the numbers of those with cognitive impairment are increasing. Today more than 6 million Americans are living with dementia. An aspect of aging that has always been a benefit in senior living is socialization. We have seen that benefit for clients
Adult Day Options, Respite for the Care Partner of Loved One with Dementia We last wrote about adult day in 2015 when adult day centers were increasing in popularity. Unfortunately, given the pandemic, some of the adult day centers have closed. Some are still working to reopen which we are hoping is true for Sholom
Senior Living – Overwhelmed by all the Choices? If you or those you know are in the early stages of looking for senior living, you are probably surprised by all the choices today. Have you experienced when you buy a new car, you see a lot of the same model of cars on the road?
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable condition. It’s important to recognize that depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. Mental Health Awareness Month How do you separate general sadness from depression? Sadness is generally