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Assisted Living Facilities Struggle to Meet the Needs of Dementia Patients

As these residences market themselves to people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, facilities across the country are straining to deliver on their promises of security and attentive care. Source/more: ABC/Kaiser Health News   For a complete list of upcoming seminars, visit our website at www.davidwingate.com. Peace of mind is only a call or click away! For an Initial Consultation call Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate at (301) 663-9230 or visit www.davidwingate.com David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services…

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New Guide Helps Consumers Find Information on Assisted Living Facilities

Getting information on assisted living facilities just got a little easier. A new guide provides state-by-state information on where to find records on assisted living facilities and ranks the states by how easy it is to obtain inspection reports and safety information. The guide, created by A Place for Mom, a commercial housing referral service, analyzes the amount of information states make available to the public, the ease of access to this information, and the frequency of state inspections or surveys. Investigators found that a majority of states make it relatively easy to get access to assisted living facility records,…

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DAVID WINGATE ATTENDED THE AGING NETWORK ALLIANCE MEETING

The Aging NNetwork Alliance had it's meeting at Tranquility Assisted Living Facility this month.

Assisted Living Consumer Alliance (ALCA) Webinar Recordings Available

The Assisted Living Consumer Alliance (ALCA) is pleased to make available, free of charge, audio recordings and related materials from its two most recent webinars: ·         Comfort as the New Medicine — Improving Dementia Care and Ending the Misuse of Psychotropic Drugs on People with Dementia (July 9, 2013); and ·         Successful Advocacy — Crafting and Delivering Your Message (June 4, 2013). To access the audio recordings and materials, please visit the Webinars tab of ALCA's website. Please consider joining ALCA to support and strengthen its mission to help assisted living residents across the U.S. Membership in ALCA is $50…

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Assisted Living Staff Nurse Refuses to Provide CPR to Dying Resident

Bakersfield fire dispatcher Tracey Halvorson pleaded with the woman on the other end of the line to start CPR on an elderly woman who was barely breathing. "It's a human being," Halvorson said, speaking quickly. "Is there anybody that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" The woman paused. "Um, not at this time." According to a 911 tape released by the Bakersfield Fire Department, the woman told Halvorson that she was a nurse at Glenwood Gardens, a senior living facility in Bakersfield. But the nurse refused to give the woman CPR as directed by the dispatcher,…

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Free Tools to Find an Eldercare Facility

Fortunately, there are plenty of helpful tools, as indicated below. For your FREE Assisted Living Guide or Nursing Home Guide please contact our office. Also here are a few sites worth checking out: The U.S. Administration on Aging’s Resource Center, which has links to other sites, including the agency’s Eldercare Locator service. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, which will let you find your local agency on aging as well as information about housing options for the elderly. The Department of Health and Human Services National Clearinghouse for Longterm Care Information, a guide to long-term-care choices. Medicare’s Nursing…

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Assisted Living Prices Increasing

The average monthly cost for assisted living has risen 5%, which might drive some seniors to consider other, more economical options when it comes to long-term care, according to the 2012 American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) Sourcebook. Assisted living costs an average of $3,350, reports the association, but despite the increase, more people have been turning to assisted living or home healthcare options rather than nursing home care. Less than a third (31%) of newly opened long-term care insurance claims are for nursing home care, according to AALTCI data. However, many seniors are realizing that long-term care insurance can…

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Transitioning Your Parents To An Assisted Living Facility.

People with aging parents may find it difficult to have a discussion about the prospect of transitioning them into a senior residence, particularly an assisted living community.  Many adult children should expect to face some resistance from their parents who may feel they are not ready to give up their independence and/or move from their home.  However, there are potential warning signs that one should consider while evaluating the particular circumstances.  The following are some examples when having a discussion on the topic might be necessary: The refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food, which may be a sign…

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Benefits of Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living communities offer many great benefits to the residents and provides peace of mind to their loved ones.  Some of these benefits may include the following: Dining plans with many choices of food to ensure that each resident is eating a well-balanced healthy meal. Daily social and recreational activities to encourage an active social life. Laundry and linen services. Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing and medication management, ensuring greater health and personal hygiene. On-site trained staff for medical emergencies. Group transportation for shopping and community events, and personal transportation for doctor’s appointments. On-site medical offices, physical therapists and other…

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Assisted Living Statistics / Report

Nineteen percent of U.S. assisted living facility residents receive Medicaid benefits, and at least 43% of ALFs have at least one resident that is a Medicaid recipient, a new report reveals. A lack of hard data about assisted living/residential care facilities led investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a comprehensive survey of this part of the long-term care industry. Key findings of the CDC's research are related to the number of ALFs in the United States, ownership type, facility population, chain affiliation, the payer type for services, among others. The report, titled “2010 National Survey…

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