The decision to move into a senior living community can be difficult to make. There are a number of factors to consider and multiple communities to choose from. If you have a parent who is wrestling with this decision there are ways you can assist with the process. You can help your parent make the decision to move into a senior living community by providing emotional support, lending your technical expertise and assisting with logistics.
A common objection to senior living communities is the perceived cost. The resort-style amenities of a high quality senior living community can make the idea of living in one seem out of reach. But when you compare the true cost of staying in your home you may find that the cost gap is much smaller than you imagined. Elements such as home maintenance, renovations, transportation for medical care and the cost of in-home help can quickly add up if you choose to stay in your home.
Eskaton, a nonprofit with 50 years of experience serving seniors, is working hard at identifying a new language for dementia and Alzheimer's care and is hosting an interactive dementia tour.
Philanthropy is a very personal choice and Eskaton believes that anyone can be a philanthropist. Our success in meeting the needs of seniors is based on the generosity of our donors. Learn about charitable giving and annuities.
The meaning of retirement is rapidly changing. Many people are worried about outliving their money and plan on delaying retirement. But compared to the last century, there are trends pointing to earlier retirement with higher quality of life expectations. Unfortunately, there are a number of financial risks that can threaten and even reverse these trends.
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Did you know that both Aretha Franklin and the singer/songwriter Prince were without a final will upon their deaths? Recently, Attorney Amy Ruggles, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, spoke at an Eskaton sponsored event to share her expertise about wills, trusts and probate. She shared many stories with the audience about mistakes people make and how to avoid making the same errors. A trust in addition to your will has great value and protection. Please take a few minutes to read this informative article by Ms. Ruggles to learn the benefits of having a living trust in California.
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If you are on Medicare and want to make a change, now is the time to do so. You can add or reduce coverage or change your Advantage Plan insurance carrier if you are covered under Medicare Part C. Here is what you need to know if you plan on making a change:
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. The tips and resources below will help you learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others from the flu and help stop the spread of germs.
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Living in a community surrounded by others in a similar phase of life sounds dreamy, but is it possible? If you have heard of age restricted communities you may question whether it is a legal practice to have an age requirement for residency. Learning the details on age restriction will help you determine if you qualify for residency at the community you are considering.
Moving into a senior living community can positively impact many areas of your life. It provides you with the opportunity to make new connections and establish friendships with other residents. Developing and maintaining meaningful friendships as you age can boost your over-all health and wellbeing. In addition, knowing you are in a place where help is nearby should you ever need it provides peace of mind. Leave the health risks that come with excessive worry and stress behind and choose to live in a community that is staffed around the clock. Sounds good, right? But can you can actually afford it? The answers to the three questions below will help you determine whether or not a senior living community is an affordable option.