When someone gets ready to move into an assisted living facility there will inevitably be a lot of paperwork involved. Much of that paperwork is fairly straightforward and need not be a cause for concern. However, amid the big stack of needed signatures, there is one document you must review carefully before signing. That document is the admissions agreement. An assisted living admissions agreement is really a contract. And like all contracts, there are important provisions you need to understand fully. In the October 2017 edition of Consumer Reports, Penelope Wang does an excellent job of listing the key provisions you need to understand when reviewing an admissions agreement. See “Putting the Assisted Living Facility Contract Under a Microscope,” Penelope Wang, Consumer Reports, October 2017. Continue reading
Fear of falling is a very real thing for many seniors. Many seniors may avoid walking just to keep from having a bad fall and risking bone fractures. But staying at home and never getting up to move around isn’t good for anyone. Regular exercise is necessary to living a healthy life. Seniors need to be able to move around their homes without fear. Here are a few ways you can conquer a fear of falling. Continue reading
As an outside observer, often times, it is the child who first notices changes in Mom that signal it may be time for her to move to an assisted living community. How will she react? How should you bring it up? Knowing what to say and how to begin can be the most difficult part of the entire conversation. So here are a few tips to help you talk with Mom about moving to an assisted living community. Continue reading
My friends at Country Cottage in Lawrenceburg, a part of the Cottage Senior Living Group, have graciously allowed me to share posts from their blog, www.cottageassistedliving.com. If you have questions or comments, please call us at 931.762.7528 or The Cottage at 931.766.0660 Continue reading
I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.
Medicare covers a variety of health care services, but it certainly does not cover everything. If you need or want certain services that are not covered, you’ll have to pay for them yourself unless you have other insurance or you’re in a Medicare Advantage health plan, which may cover some of these services. Here’s a rundown of what original Medicare generally does not cover. Continue reading