Archives for Senior Housing and Care

Why Work With an Eldercare Consultant?

Why Work With an Eldercare Consultant? Would you go to court without an attorney? Into surgery without a good surgeon? Purchase a home without a realtor? Exploring the vast world of long term care and senior housing options can be equally overwhelming. The right Eldercare Consultant can educate, guide, protect, and simplify your search – providing you with the right options for you or your loved one’s unique needs. In Washington State Eldercare Consultants may be called by many names: Eldercare Consultant, Senior Advisor, Referral Agent, and Placement Agent are a few. Reputable agents understand their responsibilities and legal requirements
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Categories: Elder Care, General, Home Care, Press Release, and Senior Housing and Care.

Assisted Living Communities and Adult Family Homes-What is the Difference?

What’s the difference between an adult family home and an assisted living community? There’s a huge difference when it comes to the right fit for an individual. When I started in this industry in 1988, our communities were called “retirement homes”. Even then I wondered, who in their right mind “retires” and then moves into one of these places? The term assisted living came much later, but really fits what these communities truly are. However, having said that, one does not have to be in need of any assistance to move in. I had many people move into assisted living
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Categories: Senior Housing and Care.

In Home Care or Home Healthcare…What’s the Difference?

Although the two types of care sound the same, there are actually some big differences. It can be overwhelming to try and figure out exactly what type of care your loved one needs. Home healthcare is often utilized following a hospitalization or a stint in a skilled nursing facility. The goal is to help the patient get back to the level of independence that they enjoyed prior to the illness or injury. In home care is considered to be “custodial care” (non-medical care that assists individuals with acts of daily living.) Here is what you need to know about the
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Categories: Elder Care, Home Care, Over Age 65, Senior Health, and Senior Housing and Care.

How to Choose a Residential Care Home

Time and time again, we are asked this question by concerned families “How do I choose a Residential Care Home? How will I know if it is a good home?” Prior to becoming an Eldercare Consultant, I was contracted as a mystery shopper of Residential Care Homes. On my undercover missions, I posed as a family member in search of care options. After touring hundreds of different homes, I have seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. I have met some amazing providers who pour themselves into the lives of their residents. There have also been beautiful homes
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Categories: Senior Housing and Care.