November 3, 2017

Dementia: Is It Better to Stay in Their Reality?

Many adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia struggle to reconcile their current reality with the reality that is in their head. They will often regale anyone around […]
October 6, 2017

Medicare Myths, Busted!

Medicare, like many types of health insurance and coverage, can be incredibly confusing. Today we are busting some of the most common Medicare myths.
September 7, 2017

Talking About Falls with Aging Loved Ones

Falling is a major medical concern for older adults. Among seniors in the United States, falls are the number one cause of death (resulting in, on average, one fatality every nineteen minutes) and of non-fatal injury that requires hospitalization (resulting in an emergency room visit every eleven seconds).
August 3, 2017

Advice for Tough Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

Many seniors are hesitant to move from their homes, where they may have lived independently for decades, to assisted living centers. When you have the difficult conversations on this topic, communicate clearly while respecting your loved one’s thoughts and feelings.
July 6, 2017

Hospital Admission or Observation?

When you go to the hospital and have to stay overnight, you assume you've been admitted to the hospital. But, depending on your health care needs, you may only be "under observation" as an outpatient.
June 1, 2017

Home Renovations for Aging in Place

Many seniors have lived in their homes for decades. They’re comfortable, used to their surroundings and prefer to stay in an area with which they're familiar.
May 4, 2017

Why Stay Local? The Benefits of Working with a Local Assisted Living Placement Company

Are you considering senior housing options for a loved one? This can be a complex, confusing and emotional process – but it doesn’t have to be.
January 10, 2017

What Questions To Ask When Looking At Your Parents’ Finances

If your aging parents were to fall ill or otherwise rendered incapable of handling their own finances, would you be prepared to take the wheel? It’s a difficult subject to think about, and an even tougher discussion to have.
December 13, 2016

Do You Know the Difference between Medicaid and Medicare?

Muddling through a tricky web of regulations, inter-agency programs, and paperwork is enough to drive a person crazy, which is why we’re setting out to clearly explain two of the most commonly confused programs for which you or your loved ones may be eligible: Medicaid and Medicare.
November 12, 2016

Elderly Care During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching rapidly, and with them we anticipate feelings of joy, gratitude and time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, for an alarmingly large number of Americans, the holidays may also signal a time of loneliness and despair.
October 4, 2016

The Hidden Dangers of Polypharmacy & UTI’s

Polypharmacy is defined as the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, and is becoming an alarmingly common practice among the elderly. With a specialist to treat each condition of the body, it’s easy to understand how patients end up with multiple prescriptions, on top of over the counter drugs and daily supplements.
September 21, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts in October

Medicare Open Enrollment is rapidly approaching, meaning it’s time once again to review your current coverage or enroll in a plan for 2017. Whether or not you intend to make any changes this year, it’s important to take this time to review your circumstances, take note of any changes made to your plan, and determine whether the coverage you’ve selected is still the best option for you.
August 12, 2016

Deciphering Senior Living Options

It is truly a blessing of the times that there is such an array of services today that are affordable to provide seniors options for living in communities that meet their individual medical care needs, personal interests, financial budget, and location preferences.
July 20, 2016

The VA Aid & Attendance and Eligibility

At Senior Care Lifestyles LLC, we take education and sharing of knowledge seriously. We provide information, resources, and guidance to seniors and their families on understanding what is available to them, care options, costs and financial eligibility for additional income and assistance.
June 16, 2016

Three Early Signs of Dementia

As more research is conducted on the brain, we learn that subjective cognitive complaints can be the earliest indicator of Alzheimer's disease. However, recognizing the difference between general age related memory issues and dementia can be difficult.
May 6, 2016

Protecting Seniors from Scams, Identity Theft and More

Seniors are an especially vulnerable part of the population when it comes to identity theft. Overall, they tend to be less aware of the trends scam artists are trying, have an increased likelihood of using postal mail, and are more trusting of strangers than other generations, making it easier to steal their identity.