charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia was chosen one of the “Top 10 Healthiest Places to Retire” by AARP The Magazine as well as one of Black Enterprise’s “Best Places to Retire.” Exactly what makes this city rank so high with the retirement experts …and with seniors themselves? In sickness… Not surprisingly, Charlottesville’s status in the retirement arena starts…

home care

Today, more seniors are choosing to stay in their homes as they begin what is known as, “aging in place”. Whether it is an issue of senior preference, finances or just of circumstance, as seniors age inside their home they may find a need for assistance in areas in which they once had complete independence.…

pay for home care

Virginia has publicly funded in-home programs for those who cannot afford private-pay home care.   To find Home Care options in your area, visit http://www.homecarechoice.com Among them the Community Living Program, a nursing home diversion program, and Home and Community Services, a program to enable low-income seniors to live at home.   How To Pay…

planning for retirement

 …or too late! While many baby boomers ping pong between playing adviser to their grown children and caregiver to their senior parents, they often forget about planning for their own future. But retirement is one of the biggest life changes you will ever experience. It’s critical to have a plan in place — way ahead…

caregiving

by Katharine Ross Letting go of autonomy and control isn’t easy for anyone – including senior parents, spouses and loved ones. Trust is the most important component of the caregiving relationship. Without it, the senior can’t communicate their needs comfortably and the caregiver can’t communicate their concerns adequately. Discovering and fully understanding the wishes of…

Is an Assisted Living right for you or your loved one? A consumer checklist of Important Services, Amenities and Accommodations in Assisted Living Communities. Print out this guide and bring it with you as you tour a community. Click here for a printable checklist and questions to ask! What to look for when visiting Assisted…

pay for home care

Ohio has publicly funded in-home programs for those who cannot afford private-pay home care. Included in such funds are senior services levies approved by voters in numerous Ohio counties. These programs are for people who can’t afford to pay for in-home services themselves, but who make too much to meet the low income limits set…

bathing

Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. Because it is such an intimate experience, people with dementia may perceive it as unpleasant or threatening. In turn, they may act in disruptive ways, like screaming, resisting or hitting. Such behavior often occurs because the person doesn’t remember what bathing is for…

pay for home care

North Carolina has information resources and publicly funded programs for seniors who want in-home programs but cannot afford to privately pay for home care. One resource is the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), which has become a model for similar state programs nationwide. For free unbiased information, contact SHIIP at (800) 443-9354 or (919)…

technology

Technology moves fast, and every day it seems like there’s a whole new flock of innovations that are presented to become a part of our daily lives. The technology available to seniors are no different, and there are a lot of great minds developing devices to make your life easier and safer. However, even though…