Young And Elderly

Transitioning Your Loved One to Assisted Living

Moving an elderly loved one into a care facility can be a difficult process. Many seniors see the move as a loss of their independence and are unable to imagine the benefits of their new home. Others are overwhelmed by the move itself, and, for them, selecting which treasures to leave behind is just too painful. Leaving a long-time community can also be very stressful, and possibly losing touch with friends adds to the anxiety.

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Saving Money for Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, it’s a lot like watching your weight and exercising every day. You know you need to do it, but it’s a lot harder to get it done. You probably have a lot of excuses and even some valid reasons that keep you from setting aside money for your future. Whether you’re still in your 20s and are just starting to think about retirement or are quickly approaching 50 and in a bit of a panic, it’s not too late to make some changes that can get you on the right track.

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Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home

There is a misconception that nursing homes and assisted living serve the same function. While both provide homes for senior citizens, their purposes are quite different.

Both have their merit, but you need to know the differences before signing a contract for either one. Without the knowledge, you could be hurting your loved one without even knowing it.

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Activities of daily living (ADL) are the standard daily tasks that people do during their day. Knowing if a person is capable of performing the activities of daily living can let medical professionals know if people can live successfully without assistance. If an individual cannot perform daily tasks, he or she may need help in their daily life.

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Interesting Facts About Aging

Heritage Creek Assisted Living works to dispel many myths about the aging population. There are many thing that are revealed to us each day while we work with our residents. They show us some surprising stuff and we love to see it.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list to help address some of these preconceptions.

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How to Pay for Assisted Living

According to an interview done by BankRate.com, the average assisted living facility in America costs $3500/month, or $42,000/year. However, the average income of someone in assisted living is only $19,000.

These figures cause problems for people who have to pay for assisted living. They either take on the debt or they forego assisted living altogether. If you are facing certain debt, the choice may seem quite obvious.

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