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Senior Living and Long-term Care Education Center

As you or a parent ages, there is a lot of planning to do to ensure everything is taken care of for the future. It can get confusing and even be downright frustrating. That’s why we have created our Education Center.

Here we provide a series of articles that explain different terminology, how-to instructions, checklists, and other materials to help manage your journey.

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What is Long-Term Care?

What is Long-Term Care? Long-term care refers to any program that offers assistance accomplishing every day activities. These activities, known as activities of daily living or “ADLs,” can become...

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What is Assisted Living?

What is Assisted Living? Assisted living is a living situation created for those who are able to maintain much of their independence but still need some assistance with activities of daily living (also known...

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What is a Skilled Nursing Facility?

What is a Skilled Nursing Facility? A skilled nursing facility—or “nursing home,” as they are more commonly called—is a community created for those who need regular medical attention as well as...

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Caring nursing staff for every resident

What is a LTC Ombudsman?

What Is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman? A long-term care ombudsman—also known as a LTC ombudsman or nursing ombudsman—is an individual sent on behalf of the Administration of Aging (AoA) to serve as an...

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Medicare and Medicaid

Medicaid vs. Medicare: How Do They Affect Long-Term Care Costs For those seeking long-term care options for themselves or their loved ones, one major question is likely coming up over and over again: How are...

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