Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

How to Encourage Your Parents to Seek Out Better Living Arrangements

When you were young, your parents always took care of you, and now the time has come to return the favor. Attending to their needs may involve driving them to the shops, doing their spring cleaning and encouraging them to … Continue reading

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Featured Link — SeniorAdvisor.com

SeniorAdvisor is a site that provides information on senior communities. Using this site, people can locate senior housing and communities closest to Dallas with several sorting options like distance, ratings, and different accommodations. Each listing includes user reviews and photos, too. … Continue reading

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Texas Nursing Homes Rank 49th in Quality of Care

Texas is near the bottom among the states in the quality of nursing home care, according to a study released by AARP. This is a terribly sad situation for the elderly, the disabled, and their families. Details were in an … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Senior Years

 A time comes in everyone’s life when they start giving serious thought to their senior years, and especially to their life after retirement. The key to ensuring a stress-free retirement is to plan for it adequately. Planning for retirement There … Continue reading

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Firms Specialize in Helping Older Adults Into New Homes

Moving is hard enough when you’re young. For senior citizens it’s even more troublesome. Older people frequently have more “stuff” to move, and usually are moving to a smaller place — whether a downsized house or an assisted living facility. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Life and Death in Assisted Living

If you have a relative or friend in assisted living you should read the lengthy but excellent article at ProPublica, titled Life and Death in Assisted Living. Here are the opening paragraphs: Joan Boice needed help. Lots of it. Her … Continue reading

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Nursing Home’s Calendar Puts Residents in Classic Film Roles

This was a really cute idea. A nursing home made a calendar with photos of its residents posed as if they were in classic movie scenes. You can see all the photos at Gawker.com. Here’s one from Breakfast at Tiffany’s:

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Texas Lawmakers Consider Closing Institutions for Disabled

Here is exactly the type of short-sighted thinking we have come to expect from the Texas Legislature — anything to save a dollar today, no matter how much additional future costs might be loaded onto taxpayers. Excerpts from an article in … Continue reading

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Want to Keep Your Parents in Their Home? Five Improvements to Make Their House Safe for Retirement

One of the most difficult parts of the aging process (both for aging parents and their children) is that elderly parents become less safe in their own home as time goes on. Your parents don’t want to move just because … Continue reading

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Important New Definition of Medicare Coverage of Long-Term Care

Beginning this year there was an important change in the way Medicare covers the costs of nursing home care. This was a result of a class action suit against the government. Details were reported in a Reuters article. Here are … Continue reading

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