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Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

November 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

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

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New Virtual Assisted Living Model: Technology + Paid Staff and Volunteers Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Own Homes

March 29, 2011 Posted by Editor

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

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Checklists of What to Look For and Ask Long-Term Care Providers & Professionals

November 17, 2010 Posted by Editor

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

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Checklist For Consumers And Prospective Residents | Assisted Living Facilities

November 15, 2010 Posted by Editor

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

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Choosing An Assisted Living Residence: A Conusmer’s Guide

November 15, 2010 Posted by Editor

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

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Assisted Living Library of Information from MedlinePlus

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Comprehensive links to overall information on Assisted Living. A good place to start… http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/assistedliving.html

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What is Assisted Living?

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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?

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Assisted Living Facilities for Seniors – Fact Sheet by Helpguide.org

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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Choosing An Assisted Living Facility

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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Assisted Living Today – A Brief Overview

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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Guide to Choosing an Assisted Living Residence

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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Helpful Info on Assisted Living from the Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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)

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Assisted Living Facility Evaluation Checklist

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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Shopping For Assisted Living Facilities, by Stephanie Rice.

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

An overview of some of the senior living and long-term care options, and brief checklist of what to look for when shopping for an assisted living facility. >> View Info

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Choosing an Assisted Living Residence: A consumer Guide

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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Understanding Assisted Living Residency Agreements – Part 1

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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

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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!!!

October 30, 2010 Posted by Page Editor

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!!!

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Assisted Living: What to Ask

September 21, 2010 Posted by Editor

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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