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Living Options

Keeping Mom and Dad at Home

by Randall J. Ryder January 28, 2016

The stairs are getting so hard to climb.” “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner.” “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home.” These are common issues for older people. And, you may share the often-heard wish—“I want to stay in my own home!” The […]

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Senior Housing

by Randall J. Ryder January 23, 2016

  Senior Housing: What you should know… Housing for Older Persons The Fair Housing Act (FHAct) protects all residents from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap or familial status (families with children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal guardians; pregnant women and people trying to […]

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Extensive Federal Web Resources for the Elderly

by Randall J. Ryder November 19, 2013

Federal Websites: Powerful Tools and Useful Information for Elderly Adults The federal government has extensive information on a wide range of topics that address the needs of elderly adults. If you want to know about information of the following, look at the sites below. Information on all federal web sites Government services for the elderly […]

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Assisted Living: The Right Place for Elder Adults?

by Randall J. Ryder August 23, 2013

  A recent PBS Frontline show, “Life and Death in Assisted  Living” has sparked considerable discussion of some of the failings of assisted living facilities which are increasingly becoming more like traditional nursing homes. The show raises numerous questions regarding the level of oversight and regulation of the assisted living industry and how the industry […]

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Issues with Continued Care Retirement Communities

by Randall J. Ryder June 27, 2013

Continuous care retirement communities (CCRCs) offer older adults retirement living, personal services, and physical care for a rather high cost. While this living option has become more intriguing for many older Americans, there are a number of issues that need to be considered if one is contemplating entering into a contract with a CCRC. A […]

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Concerns With Long Term Care Insurance

by Randall J. Ryder May 15, 2013

It is estimated that approximately 80% of individuals 65 years of age or older will at some point in their lives require the services of at home care, a nursing home or an assisted living facility. And given that Medicare offers little in the way of long-term care outside of the home, many individuals are […]

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When is the Right Time for A Home Nurse?

by Randall J. Ryder January 23, 2013

Deciding on when to make use of an in-home nurse can be a tough decision.  Handing the reigns over can face you with a variety of emotions from guilt to worry.  The truth is, everyone who is caring for a loved one within their home can have these thoughts and the answer to each case […]

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Caring for Elderly Adults at Home

by Randall J. Ryder November 27, 2012

As you age, you naturally require more medical intervention and daily care from medical professionals and other experts. Perhaps you have had a hip fracture and need help getting about, or you may require a stoma and need assistance changing your stoma bag. In some cases, family members may want to help out to eliminate […]

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