Care or Independence – How much will either cost you?

If a health crisis occurs, how much will that cost –financially and quality of life? When seniors are in and out of the hospital or ER, what Lifesprk refers to as the ‘roller coaster of health crisis,’ it ends up costing them much more than they may realize. The key to keeping costs low: develop a long-term strategy that focuses on more than just ‘care. People often turn to home care as the solution. The

How to Preserve Assets When Faced With Long Term Care Costs

It is estimated that over 70% of people over 65 will need some type of Long Term Care(LTC) according to the US Department of Health & Human Services. Meet Charlie and Fran.  They have three children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren…so far!  They have hopes and dreams for their future generations and have worked hard to ensure their legacy is passed on.  As they age, they realize that if either one of them needs

How the Inter-Generational Campus Will Change Senior Housing

There are many changes in the realm of senior care, everything from improved rehabilitation equipment, remote-monitoring or telehealth equipment and so much more. One of the changes that has been highlighted recently is how inter-generational exchanges can have a positive effect in the senior care sector – for everyone involved! As reported in McKnight’s Senior Living in January 29th, 2018, “[m]any senior living communities are welcoming students of all ages – some as temporary residents

PA Link & You Working Together

The mission of the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is to improve access to long term services and supports for individuals, their loved ones and caregivers, regardless of age, income, or ability, through an integrated network of partner agencies committed to expanding the use of community based solutions, promoting person centered decision making, and enhancing the quality of services. PA Link provides a myriad of services including: • Person-Centered Counseling (PCC) – Is

We’ve Started a Little Spreadsheet…

We regularly sit down in our sales office with individuals who get right to the point: “We are visiting many communities, and we’ve started a spreadsheet to compare them objectively.” Honestly, we love this approach… even if it is all wrong in the end. We love the spreadsheet because when the time comes to tally up the score, our village will have more boxes checked than most communities in any price range. If you are

Long Term Care Costs – The Approaching Storm

With the Aging of America the number of people spending substantial amounts of time in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or in their home with paid home health care assistance is at an all time high and will only increase. Nursing home costs are now averaging 12,000 per month. Many families make no advanced preparation for this and these costs are driving many families into poverty. Every aging American should take the following three steps: