The Hidden Gems of the Assisted Living and Memory Care World
It’s surprising how little is known or understood about the Residential Care Home. Incredibly they are the backbone of assisted living and are certainly the work-horse of memory care. In California there is one license under Title 22 that governs all the large communities (Assisted Living/Memory Care), secure Memory Care communities, and the Residential Care […]
Help Your Loved One Do What They Still Love Doing….
It was year seven in my mom’s 12-year dementia journey when I finally called “Uncle” on insisting to do it my way. I had arrived at the startling conclusion that I could spend the final years in constant battle with her, or I could figure out how to keep her calm and happy, and guess […]
Get a Job!
I just told my 84-year old client that maybe he needs to get a job. Not a sentence I thought I would ever utter and it’s just awful that at 84 this is where he’s at. George (not his real name) had a home and sold it, probably a bit too early. His wife was […]
Buying Long Term Care Insurance Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing
Currently in California, it costs about $37-$42/hour to bring a licensed caregiver into your home. For just 4 hours a day that’s over 4,500 dollars a month. I checked in with some colleagues in Florida and the rate was $28-$32/hour. Still a hefty amount when talking about just four short hours a day. Assisted Living, […]
WHY CREATING A LONG TERM CARE PLAN TO AGE WELL PUTS YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?
When families find me it’s usually at a time when they are desperate. A family member has fallen who they care about, or perhaps it’s even themselves. The warning signs that it was time for a change in living conditions had been flashing for a while, only to be ignored. “I’ll stop falling. I can […]