Category Archives: Nursing Homes & ALFs

Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death

The Washington Post reports, in a 2043-word piece that is part of an ongoing series on the hospice industry in America, the “booming” hospice industry is coming under fire due to “what appears to be a surge in hospices enrolling patients who … Continue reading

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What is the Texas Long-Term Care Partnership?

Are you thinking about getting long-term care insurance? You should, but it’s not an easy process to maneuver. One site that helps is OwnYourFutureTexas. Here is a little information from the site. Check it out. Long-Term Care isn’t just for the … Continue reading

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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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