Challenging Behaviors with Dementia As parents we may have dealt with challenging behaviors of our children when they were growing up; screaming, nail biting, etc. They were stressful and we looked for solutions to the behavior and we hoped our child would grow out of them. When a loved one has dementia, challenging behaviors can
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
SOULcial SALUTES Many of our Twin Cities’ senior living communities are beautiful. But what makes many of them exceptional is the staff that create the atmosphere, culture, and SOUL~ Choice Connections is introducing its new feature in Choice Voice, our monthly E-newsletter. SOULcial SALUTES. In so doing, we aim to honor the folks who show
Faith Based Senior Living Across the Twin Cities metro and greater Minnesota a large share of assisted living communities are faith based. They may be Jewish, Lutheran, Catholic, other Christian denominations, or other religions. There are many choices for those wanting that focus. All Are Welcome All assisted living and memory care communities’ welcome people of all
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 Driving Independence Beyond the Car 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.
MEDICARE BASICS (The ABC’s and D) Understanding the basics of Medicare can be overwhelming. The most common misconception is that Medicare pays for all senior care and senior living housing. Let’s break it down into smaller pieces to understand what’s covered and what’s not. Med A: Part A is your hospital coverage. This coverage
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