Legal Matters and Terminology for Seniors

One of the most important things to set in motion is getting the legal paperwork taken care of. Power of Attorney for Health Care and Financial Power of Attorney are essential, along with an Advanced Directive or Living Will.

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Choosing an Assisted Living Community: Comparing Apples to Apples

How does a family choose the right community for a loved one?

According to the National Center for Assisted Living, assisted living is a long-term care alternative for seniors who need more assistance than is available in a retirement community, but who do not require the heavy medical and nursing care provided in a nursing facility.

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Top Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Assisted living residences also may be called residential care facilities, adult congregate living facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), personal care homes, retirement homes for adults, or community residences. A unique transition from independent living without care, assisted living communities help seniors enjoy an improved quality of life with independence and care combined.

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