Posts in the ‘Resources for the Aging’ Category

5 Steps for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

From ALCA in the News: We are please to announce, for the second time this quarter, Consumer Reports references the Aging Life Care Association. This article “5 Steps for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community” features prominent quotes from several board members, and links directly to aginglifecare.org. Please feel free to share the article on

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Here are a few key statistics listed on Alz.org: Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. with over five million Americans living with the disease. Every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s One in three seniors die from Alzheimer’s or other dementia Almost 2/3 of people

Consumer Reports: Elder Care + Assisted Living

  This recent article from Consumer Reports offers some valuable information about consumers and the current landscape of assisted living regarding costs (by state), level of satisfaction, and challenges with finding high-quality services.

Why Valerio Care Management?

Take a look at the NEWEST SEGMENT of Denise’s interview as she shares her thoughts about why Valerio Care Management is a premium entity in terms of its resources, quality of services, and the client-centric approach she has maintained since the very beginning. Offering decades of experience as a licensed social worker and seasoned life care

Alzheimer’s & Pain

From HealthDay News–a new study that reports critical information about Alzheimer’s and how the body processes pain:  

A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home

Faced with soaring health care costs and shrinking Medicare and Medicaid financing, nursing home operators are closing some facilities and embracing an emerging model of care that allows many elderly patients to remain in their homes and still receive the medical and social services available in institutions. Please go to the following URL for the

Is Insurance the Answer to Long Term Care Planning?

A recent USA Today article states that there is an increase in seniors living over the age of 90.  According to author Haya El Nasser “The number of people living to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to almost 2 million and is likely to quadruple by 2050”. Seniors who

Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life? Lack of social support is related to negative impacts on

It Has Been a Year Since We Filed for Aid & Attendance for My Father

It has been a year since we filed for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit for my Father-in-law, John. He is still comfortably situated in his assisted living apartment and receiving good health care from the staff. An important document that our Veteran Consultant let us know about was a form called the “Eligibility Verification

Using Your Home Equity for Long Term Care

For many seniors the equity in their home is their largest single asset, yet it is unavailable to use unless they use a home equity loan. But a conventional loan really doesn’t free up the equity because the money has to be paid back with interest. A reverse mortgage is a risk-free way of tapping

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