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November has been designated as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. As part of this observance, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a release yesterday, containing useful information on long-term care for seniors and their family caregivers. The . . . → Read More: Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care
New Virtual Assisted Living Model: Technology + Paid Staff and Volunteers Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Own Homes
Allen “Chip” Teel, MD, a family physician in Maine, is pioneering a new model for virtual assisted living at home. Use of technology plus a combination of paid staff and volunteers to check on seniors living in their own . . . → Read More: New Virtual Assisted Living Model: Technology + Paid Staff and Volunteers Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Own Homes
Checklists provided by GetCare.com. Multiple checklists in printable PDF format, to help you know what to look for and what to ask several different types of providers of long-term care services, including providers of: In-Home Care: Home Care Services . . . → Read More: Checklists of What to Look For and Ask Long-Term Care Providers & Professionals
Choosing An Assisted Living Residence: A Consumer’s Guide A Checklist For Consumers And Prospective Residents When you are looking for an assisted living or residential care setting for yourself or a loved one, here is a checklist provided by . . . → Read More: Checklist For Consumers And Prospective Residents | Assisted Living Facilities
Choosing An Assisted Living Residence: A Consumer’s Guide with information about Assisted Living Facilities, and how to choose, provided by the National Center for Assisted Living. The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of . . . → Read More: Choosing An Assisted Living Residence: A Conusmer’s Guide
Fact Sheet by Eldercare Locator, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A good introduction to Assisted Living, what is it, what services are provided, and how to choose an Assisted Living facility. Also included are a general discussion . . . → Read More: What is Assisted Living?
Very good overview, including What is an Assisted Living Facility?; Assisted Living vs. other types of housing; Candidates for Assisted Living; Types of Assisted Living Facilities; Assisted Living Facility services; Special needs provided in an Assisted Living Facility; Choosing . . . → Read More: Assisted Living Facilities for Seniors – Fact Sheet by Helpguide.org
by MetLife Mature Market Institute, in cooperation with the National Alliance for Caregiving. A 12 page booklet, providing introductory information on Assisted Living, along with a Cost Calculator form to help you determine the full cost, and a helpful . . . → Read More: Choosing An Assisted Living Facility
at alpha.org, the website of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), a not for profit trade association of assisted living facilities. Provides an introduction to assisted living, and its regulation, prevalence, and financing: “There are 36,000 assisted living . . . → Read More: Assisted Living Today – A Brief Overview
an 8 page booklet by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Explains what assisted living is, who it is intended to serve, and what types of facilities and services exist, and provides a helpful consumer checklist of what . . . → Read More: Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Residence
Includes: State Licensing Agencies; National Ombudsman Resource Center – State Ombudsmen; State Information about Assisted living for Consumers; and Frequently Asked Questions The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL) is a non-profit national consumer education and advocacy organization focused . . . → Read More: Helpful Info on Assisted Living from the Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
by AARP. A helpful form containing a checklist of questions and criteria to use in evaluating an Assisted Living Facility, with space to record your notes as you visit an Assisted Living Facility. AARP recommends that you “Print a . . . → Read More: Assisted Living Facility Evaluation Checklist
http://www.longtermcareliving.com/assess/al/ by the American Health Care Association, National Center for Assisted Living. Provides introductory information on assisted living and the personal care, health services and residential accommodations provided by assisted living facilities, as well as information on other factors . . . → Read More: Choosing an Assisted Living Residence: A consumer Guide
by Ryan Malone, August 11, 2008, InsideAssistedLiving.com. The first of a series of articles discussing the typical provisions contained in assisted living residency agreements. Links to parts 2 through 6 of this series are at the bottom of the . . . → Read More: Understanding Assisted Living Residency Agreements – Part 1
Become knowledgeable about your loved one’s long-term care insurance policy, and be wary about your ability actually to collect assisted living benefits from long-term care insurers!!!
News Release, May 7, 2008, by National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), announced a settlement reached by State insurance regulators in several States with one of the largest U.S. long-term care insurers, Conseco. The settlement required Conseco to pay . . . → Read More: Become knowledgeable about your loved one’s long-term care insurance policy, and be wary about your ability actually to collect assisted living benefits from long-term care insurers!!!
Assisted Living: What to Ask. A Checklist and worksheet by AARP. Helps you know what questions to ask, and record and organize the information you gather when visiting and evaluating potential assisted living facilities for your senior loved one. . . . → Read More: Assisted Living: What to Ask
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