My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more
Once you’ve made the decision that assisted living would be a good move, the next question is usually: How much will it cost? The national median cost for assisted living is $3,750 per month, but prices vary widely from state to state and facility to facility, according to Genworth. The way assisted... more
While some older adults willingly move to assisted living communities and nursing homes — knowing they need more support and care — others refuse to leave their homes. If this is happening with a parent, “You have to identify the reason why,” says Dr. Susan Leonard, assistant clinical professor of... more
I have started to look for assisted living centers for my mother. Any advice?I just want to be prepared when that time comes.
I really don't want to put my mother in an assisted living center. But she is getting to the point that she needs help. How can I put this off a little longer?
If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, researching how to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a good first step. It can open the door to many other opportunities such as becoming a Registered Nurse or Licensed Nurse Practitioner, and takes just weeks to complete the... more
Adults don't all age the same way at the same time, so having an open and honest conversation with the senior in your life can help determine the best type of care to suit their needs. Two common options for seniors who require care are private, in-home care from... more
The decision has been made. All the discussion, negotiation, and stalling is over. A few tears have been shed. But finally, your elderly mom or dad is moving out of the family home. He or she will be going to a facility that offers daily assistance and monitoring. And... more