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Four things to consider as you look for senior housing

Tuesday, February 2 2016 1:26 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Whether it’s because of retirement, or an empty nest, or a desire for something new, making the move to a senior living community is an exciting change.   As you begin your search for a senior living community to call home, here are four important things to consider:     1. Home maintenance   Maintenance-free living is a big appeal to senior living. Look for a community that will help you with the chores you most want to give up, like lawn … Read Article

Common myths about nursing homes: Will Medicare pay?

Saturday, August 2 2014 4:39 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
True or False: There is no need to worry about paying for a nursing home (rehab or skilled nursing center) stay. Medicare will fund everything.   Answer: False. Medicare only pays for a nursing home stay if the beneficiary has had a three-night stay in a hospital within 30 days of being admitted to the nursing home, and required skilled nursing care. The Medicare coverage will end as soon as the beneficiary no longer requires the skilled care.   The bottom… Read Article

Take these 8 important steps before you become a caregiver

Friday, July 25 2014 4:29 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
The transition to becoming a caregiver can be gradual or sudden. If you have an aging parent or loved one, you should be prepared for either scenario. Get started with these eight important steps:   1. Talk with your loved one    Preparing to become a caregiver starts with asking your loved one about preferences for daily care. Is your parent or loved one comfortable with you becoming the primary caregiver? Is assisted living or skilled nursing an opt… Read Article

Take a break: Why respite care is good for you, your loved one

Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:24 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Are you helping to care for an elderly family member or friend? Then you’re one of approximately 50 million Americans who are considered senior caregivers.   Even a few hours of care per week can make a huge difference and help a senior avoid moving into an assisted living or skilled nursing center. Getting help from friends and family members saves money and promotes independence and confidence for many seniors.   Although many times this care is happily… Read Article

What is the role of social services in a nursing home?

Saturday, June 21 2014 4:44 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
If I had to define social services staff members in one phrase, I would say, “Jacks of all trades.” Their duties and schedules change from moment to moment in order to best serve the individuals in their care. From a regulatory perspective, social services are defined as, “services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.”   It would be difficult to provide a comprehensive… Read Article

Facing a life change? You’re not alone.

Monday, May 5 2014 5:34 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Retirement. An injury you didn’t see coming. An empty nest. A diagnosis that shifts your plans. A desire to explore new things. An illness that progresses beyond what you’re ready for.     Whether you find yourself facing a world of new opportunities, or a world unexpectedly surrounded by new medical jargon, change can be scary. But you don’t have to make decisions about your new life on your own.   At the Good Samaritan Society, we beli… Read Article

Five things to know before your parents move to assisted living

Monday, April 28 2014 5:24 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
You know that living at home may no longer be the best option for your parents, and you want to suggest that they move into an assisted living community. Here are five things you should know to ease the conversation and help them see the benefits.   Assisted living residents set their level of care   Assisted living communities are licensed healthcare providers that offer housing, personal and supportive services. Your parents can meet with staff members to dis… Read Article

You can’t make me go: Talking about home care with your parents

Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:04 AM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Have you decided to stop trying to make them move out? Here are five things to consider when discussing Services@Home with your parents.   Your parents may be having problems living on their own. You may have assumed the role of caregiver for an ill or frail parent and find the demands overwhelming. Or maybe you live too far away to visit regularly, and you’re worried about not being there to help.   For many seniors and their families, the answer isn&rs… Read Article