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Glossary of Terms

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While researching the senior living industry, you’ll come across unfamiliar or confusing terminology. We hope you’ll find this Glossary of Terms helpful. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) – Physical functions that an individual performs each day, including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, walking or wheeling, and transferring into and out of bed. Advanced Directives – A… Read more »

A Checklist for Aging in Place

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If you or your loved one is considering aging in place, the best advice is this: Be honest and be prepared. A candid assessment of health (both physical and mental) and unique needs helps you determine if aging in place is truly the right choice. If it is, the next step is to prepare a… Read more »

The Benefits of LiveWell By Blakeford and Long-Term Care Insurance

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Do you have a long-term care insurance policy? If you do, your foresight is a decision that can help protect you and your assets from the rising cost of healthcare. However, it’s essential to dust off that policy and understand what it does and does not cover should you ever need it. Typically, long term… Read more »

The Advantages of Care Coordination and LiveWell

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Have you had that discomforting thought that moving to an assisted living or nursing home will be inevitable someday? And when you grow older and need help, there won’t be other options? There is another way – one that is proving more and more successful each year at helping people live out the lives they… Read more »

Preparing for Long-Term Care: Four Options to Ponder

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Hope for the best but prepare for the worst—that adage certainly rings true when planning for potential long-term care needs. After all, those turning 65 today have almost a 70 percent chance of needing some type of professional help with the daily activities of living. And the cost of long-term care can quickly add up…. Read more »

A New Way to Age in Place: Understanding Life Plan At Home Programs

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Until a few years ago, the primary method of planning for future care needs – if an older adult wanted to retire and stay at home – involved purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, or waiting until a health need arose and relying on family to step in. For older adults interested in moving to… Read more »

How Your Children Can Help You Make Your Decisions

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In the many conversations I have with today’s seniors, there is a sense of role reversal when life begins to change. Adult children, however, can be one of the most significant resources in proactively planning for your future. They are the best “sounding board” you could have as you begin to explore the available options…. Read more »

Figuring Out the Cost Benefits of Senior Living Communities

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“It is SO much more expensive to live in a community than here in my own home. My home is paid for and I do not really have many bills here. It does not make sense to pay those monthly fees.” This is the perception of most seniors as they begin looking at options for… Read more »

Financial Stability for Future Care

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The importance of financial planning for your future cannot be overstated. But how do you know you’re making the right choices to ensure stability? Wealth Management Advisor Al Waldrop provides valuable insights into financial planning as you consider what’s next for your future. Why is planning so important for you and your clients? Financial Planning,… Read more »

Myths vs. Realities: Is a CCRC Right for You?

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If you’ve searched online or in person for retirement communities, you’ve noticed there are several options. One of those options is continuing care retirement communities, or CCRC (also referred to as life plan communities). These communities were created to provide lifestyle solutions to older adults if their health needs change. At a CCRC, you’ll find… Read more »