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April 12, 2022

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What Are the Three Types of Long-Term Care?

Nursing homes, also called, skilled nursing, is when someone requires 24/7 care. The facilities that have skilled nursing usually will also have rehabilitation therapy programs and advanced medical services. These facilities are a long-term care option but can also be an option for short-term patients.

March 25, 2022

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What are Activities of Daily Living?

A phrase that often comes up when considering long-term care options is activities of daily living. You might be wondering what these activities are and why they are important. Activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, consist of essential tasks that most healthy individuals can perform on their own.

March 2, 2022

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How to Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs

Paying for long-term nursing home care can drain anyone’s nest egg but is it a necessary evil in order to receive the care you need? No. There are options out there to help pay for care without going broke - and we can help you explore them.

January 21, 2022

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When to Move Your Loved One into a Nursing Home

Are you caring for an elderly loved one whose condition is worsening? How do you know when it’s the right time to move them into a nursing home? Here are some tips to help you know when it’s time for your loved one to transition to a professional care facility.

November 3, 2021

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How Much Does Medicaid Pay for Long-Term Care?

Medicaid is one of the most common payers of long-term care in the U.S. But how much of your care costs will Medicaid actually cover? Since Medicaid is designed to help individuals with limited income and assets, there is no standard co-pay. Instead, the amount paid by Medicaid varies depending on the recipient.

October 27, 2021

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What are Long-Term Care Facilities?

As you or your loved one grow older and become unable to take care of yourself, you may require some type of long-term care. In general, these facilities can be separated into three categories: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home-based care

June 22, 2020

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What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

For many families, making the choice between assisted living and nursing home care can be difficult. To help you make a well-informed decision, we explore some of the key attributes that separate assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

June 4, 2020

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What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?

Since most people have a strong understanding of nursing homes, confusion often arises from the term “skilled nursing,” which defines the services offered at the facility. Get a stronger understanding of what a skilled nursing facility is and how it may fit into your long-term care plan.