Monthly Archives: January 2011

Florida Retirement Communities

As mentioned before, having an active lifestyle is important after retirement. Many seniors choose to remain active throughout their retirement because they feel it will help them “keep going”. Activity levels may depend of many factors such as health and well being, how active the senior was before retirement, and what activity is best for the aging adult. One amazing way to age and remain active in the state of Florida is to become active in many of the Florida retirement communities.  Senior care facilities are all very different, and it is important to choose which facility is right for you or an elderly loved one.

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Health Insurance for Pennsylvania Seniors

Pennsylvania seniors have many options if they are looking for long term health insurance. In addition to national providers such as Medicaid and Medicare, there are a host of local insurance carriers that will provide benefits at a more reasonable cost than big name companies who compete and operate nationally, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Signa, Neighborhood Health plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, etc. The problem with big name carriers is that they are still really just regional players, so if you are outside their normal health care network, you might find your premiums higher than their average base. For example, if you are in New England, you might be covered by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, but if you move slightly south to be closer to family or perhaps to just escape the brutal force of New England winters, you may be able to keep your health insurance for Pennsylvania seniors, but your care will diminish as your costs skyrocket.

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Assisted Living NY

NY assisted living facilities will often allow seniors to “test drive” the home to see if they like living there. The seniors can get the idea of how the facility operates, the nurses and staff, and try some meals. It can be hard to adapt to a new place, but having an option to try a senior care facility before moving-in can help alleviate the anxiety of living in a new place.

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Assisted Living GA

Assisted Living facilities in Georgia offer an alternative caring place for seniors to age. At first, an elderly person may have trouble getting used to their new living environment but after a while they should get used to their new surroundings. Seniors may start to become depressed and may stop eating due to this depression. Seniors that do not eat in the assisted living facility may have a problem or issue they need to overcome. Paying attention to a senior’s eating habits can help prevent further complications later on. It is common for the aged to have trouble eating if they are on certain medications that may alter their appetite. It is also common for the elderly to become depressed and lose their appetite. Whatever the reason, if a senior is not eating in their assisted living environment, it cannot be a healthy thing to do.  That’s where Assisted Living GA may help.

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Assisted Living Florida

If your senior loved one lives in Florida and is finding difficulty performing any number of Activities of Daily Living, you may want to consider an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or more commonly known as just Floirida Assisted Living.   Leaving one’s home is never easy, and a senior may feel out of place moving into a communal environment, due to many factors regarding their living situation.

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Hospice Home Care

Seniors who suffer from an incurable illness, a life-threatening disease or those who are nearing the end of their life may need the services of a Hospice provider.  Often people think Hospice is a place, but you can also get hospice home care, and can help seniors and their loved ones transition into their final stages of their life. Sometimes hospice patients have a few weeks before their life ends, and in those final weeks of life Hospice home care provides comfort for both the patient and their loved ones, in a very familiar setting.

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Health Insurance for Montana Seniors

Seniors living in Montana who need health insurance may find it difficult to get a local insurer. The fact is, there are few insurance companies providing services to seniors outside of large national insurance corporations or federal and state health insurance plans. The state has decided to come out with a few programs that address the growing concerns about the high level of uninsured people living in Montana. Programs like Cover the Uninsured and advocacy groups like Forward Montana only focus on high risk groups. This usually means they focus on primarily children because the state’s children are below national averages for immunization. In other words, health insurance for Montana seniors is still an underserved area for the state.

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Tax Help for Seniors in Maine

As the most comprehensive site informing the public about all the multi-faceted aspects of caring for seniors, GeriCareFinder is looking to reach out a helping hand to all those who need information about what is involved and also to provide a place where they can find the services they need.  We also can provide you resorces to find tax help for seniors in Maine.

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Senior Day Care Centers

As a  caregiver, you may feel as if you need a break from caring for a senior loved one. There is a lot of stress that goes along with caring for a senior parent. Most stress comes from emotional feelings of sadness, depression, or guilt. So many caregivers feel that they need a break from their caregiving responsibilities, but they do not want to place their senior loved one into a care facility (or they cannot afford to do so). Senior day care centers offer a place for seniors to go to during the day to interact with other seniors, and it gives the much needed break to caregivers who wish to have some “time off”. Caregiving can be a very big challenge, but you must work to be as gentle as possible, even in the most stressful of times, and thankfully senior day care centers allows a caregiver to regroup and continue caring for their senior loved one.

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Medicare Nursing Home

How long Medicare pays for nursing home care costs depend entirely on the situation. There is no fast answer. In general, Medicare is not income sensitive. This means that, unlike Medicaid, you may get some coverage regardless of whether or not you have a limited income or limited assets, but there are strict guidelines involved.

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