Ask the Expert: How Do I Pay for Assisted Living?

Dear Jaclyn, I’ve been considering moving to an assisted living community for some time now. However, I have some questions about how I will pay for it. What are my options? Does Medicare cover assisted living? James K. Columbus, OH Paying for Assisted Living Dear James, Many people have questions about how to pay for… Read more »

My Spouse Is in Post-Hospital Rehab. Now What?

You’ve successfully gotten your spouse through their surgery and have helped them make the transition to an inpatient post-hospital rehabilitation center for their recovery. Do you know what’s coming next? Here’s what you can expect during their stay at the rehab center and the transition home, as well as tips and advice to make the… Read more »

The Difference Between Long-Term Care and Memory Care

What’s the difference between long-term care and memory care? Knowing the answer can help you find the best fit for your parent. Below, we’ll explore the difference between the two, as well as how to determine which is right for your loved one. Long-Term Care vs Memory Care Long-term care is a service designed for seniors… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Dining in Assisted Living

Dear Katrina, I’ve been helping my dad look into assisted living communities. I know this might not seem like a big deal, but one of his main concerns is what the food will be like. He’s worried that if he moves, he’ll be stuck eating boring, bland food every day. He’s also a pretty independent… Read more »

The Importance of Continuing Therapy at Home

Everyone who receives services from an inpatient rehabilitation center leaves with a discharge plan in place that outlines any necessary follow-up care. This plan often includes therapy exercises to be completed at home. It might be tempting to ease up on your exercises and go back to your normal routine once you’re back in the comfort of… Read more »

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which Is the Best Fit?

A question you hear a lot in senior living is “which is the right fit—independent living or assisted living?” The answer to that question lies in the definition of each community type. By fully understanding the two terms, you’ll be able to better understand which is the ideal place for you. Independent Living Defined Independent living is… Read more »

Ask the Expert: What Are Some Examples of Therapy Exercises?

Dear Jeremy, My husband was recently hospitalized for a bad case of pneumonia. He’s recovering but he’s going to need rehabilitation after he leaves the hospital to get back on his feet. He’s a little nervous because he has no idea what to expect. Can you give me some examples of therapy exercises? I think… Read more »

How To Meal Prep Before Planned Surgery

Meal prepping is one of the best things you can do to prepare for a planned surgery like a knee replacement or cardiovascular surgery. It’s an easy way to make the transition home from the hospital or post-hospital rehab center a little smoother. If you or a loved one will be having surgery soon, here are some… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Staying Active and Engaged in Long-Term Care

Dear Beth, My mom is currently living at an assisted living community in the Columbus, Ohio area. However, her health has deteriorated in the past few months and the community has told us that she will need to go to a long-term care community to receive the proper level of care. The community she’s at… Read more »