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FAQs on Medicare/Medicaid and Assisted Living Facilities

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Healthcare costs are often the prime concern for families looking for senior living options. On average, assisted living facilities can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per month or even more depending upon the location, the services included, and the amenities offered by the assisted living community. Therefore, it is important to be aware of your options and know how you can finance the senior care services for your elderly parent or grandparent. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Medicare and Medicaid in regards to their coverage offered for senior care and assisted living. Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living Costs? Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part C do not provide any cover for assisted living or retirement home costs. Instead, they only pay for the expenses associated with medical care for seniors, which may include a short-term stay in a skilled nursing home or a rehabilitation facility. Medicare can also be used to cover the costs of in-home care if the senior is recovering from an illness or injury and needs specialized healthcare supervision from a home health nurse or therapist. However, Medicare does not pay for any kind of long-term care, be it in an assisted living community or a nursing care center. Does Medicaid Pay for Assisted Living Facilities? Medicaid is a type of health insurance that is designed to serve low-income families and individuals with only a few assets. So seniors can qualify for Medicaid coverage only if they meet certain criteria […]

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Fall Prevention Exercises for Seniors in Assisted Living Communities

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Seniors are at great risk of falls and getting injured due to that. That is why assisted living communities employ all necessary safety measures and precautions to make sure that their residents stay safe and avoid unnecessary falls. Caregivers at senior care facilities also encourage their residents to practice simple fall prevention exercises regularly, which help to strengthen their muscles, improve balance, and boost cognitive skills. Below are some of the most effective fall prevention exercises for seniors in assisted living communities. Visit our Services page to learn more about our services, including group exercises. Chair Leg Raise Exercises This is one of the most common fall prevention exercises, wherein you need to sit on a sturdy chair, hold the base of the chair with your hands, and extend one leg straight up. Then bring the knee toward the chest while keeping the upper body still. Hold it for a few seconds, and then repeat the same process with the other leg. Elastic Band Exercises Elastic band exercises can help to improve hip stability and strength, which are essential to maintain mobility and avoid falls. Caregivers at assisted living facilities can guide you with different types of elastic band exercises that suit your condition and can help to strengthen your hips, such as hip abduction, hip flexion, hip adduction, and hip extension exercises. Weightlifting Weightlifting is another great exercise for seniors and it helps to maintain their balance and movement control. However, this exercise should be done under proper supervision […]

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Conducting a Safety Assessment of Your Senior Parent’s Home

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Home is the place where you relax, rewind, and restore your overall mood and spirit after a long, tiring day. This makes it important to have a place where you can feel comfortable and at ease. For seniors staying at home, it is even more significant. As an unplanned and unkempt home can pose many kinds of risks and safety concerns for older adults, you need to make sure that your elderly parent’s home is safe for them. Conducting a Safety Assessment of Your Loved One’s Home From accidental falls to fire hazards, there can be many things which can affect the wellbeing of your senior at home. That is why you need to conduct a safety assessment of your senior parent or grandparent’s home to substantiate that they can live there safely. Below is a quick checklist to help you in that regard. Check the Medication Management System It is seen that many of the in-home hazards are caused by improper medication management. In fact, many seniors find themselves in a hospital ER because of the mistakes they make with their medications. It can be because the senior patient either took too much medicine or failed to take the right dose. Therefore, a good medicine management system in place is vital to stay on track of the medication schedule and avoid any risks of overdoses or other issues. Check the Lighting Solutions Proper lighting at your senior’s home is more than a security feature for them. While exterior motion […]

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