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The Caregiver's Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance

From auto to home, you probably already have a few different kinds of insurance. But have you considered long-term care insurance? Many believe this coverage is a type of health insurance — especially when it’s used to help someone receive skilled nursing care — but it isn’t. 

Long-term care insurance helps older adults cover the cost of personal and custodial support while living in a personal care community or while aging in place. This coverage can help offset or cover the cost of living for senior loved ones and ease the stress and uncertainty that can accompany budgeting for senior care.

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How Does Lifelong Learning Prevent Memory Loss?

Consistent, lifelong learning is becoming ever more important in day-to-day life. Whether you’re learning a new skill for a job or picking up a new passion on the side, people seem to be continually stretching their brains and learning new things.

This is excellent news, and it’s also a wonderful habit for people to practice. As learning becomes an everyday part of people’s lives, they’ll be more likely to continue doing so. This practice becomes increasingly important as we age. After all, the brain is a muscle, and just like the other muscles in our bodies, it needs to be worked regularly.

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An Inside Look at Life at the Episcopal Church Home with Assistant Administrator, Chris Just

Life at the Episcopal Church Home offers all the comforts of home with the high standard of care found at continuing care retirement communities. If you’re researching senior care for an elderly loved one, you likely have questions about what their day-to-day life would be like in one of our neighborhoods.  

To answer these questions — and introduce you to one of our incredible staff members — we recently sat down with Assistant Administrator Chris Just to discuss his role and his perspective on life at ECH.

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How Episcopal Church Home Resident Dr. John Kiesel Lives Purposefully

The maintenance-free lifestyle of an Episcopal Retirement Services community means residents have greater freedom and flexibility to pursue their interests and hobbies. For many residents, pursuing new passions means finding opportunities to benefit the well-being of others—both in their residential community and also in the community at large. Here’s how one Episcopal Church Home resident is living with purpose in creative, passion-filled ways. 

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What Is the Difference Between Normal Aging & Abnormal Aging?

When you hear the word “aging,” many different associations probably come to mind. Maybe your first thought was something positive like wisdom or retirement. Or maybe your mind jumped to something negative like hearing loss. Whatever you thought of, chances are it’s because either you or someone you love has experienced these exact changes.

While the above associations are all normal parts of aging, there are times when adults age “abnormally,” and their health might just not be what it should be. Fortunately, there are warning signs you can look out for to make sure your loved one is aging positively.

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What Are the Main Causes of Memory Loss?

Seeing an older loved one have a lapse in memory can be worrisome — but it doesn’t necessarily mean they have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Memory loss is more common than you might think, and it can stem from a variety of conditions. In fact, about 40% of Americans over the age of 65 have some sort of memory loss due to age. However, only 1% will progress to dementia annually.

There are many different risk factors for memory loss, so let’s look at some of the primary causes and what you and your loved one can do about them.

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Why You Should Consider a Nursing Career at ECH

If you work as a nurse, you’re probably already aware of the demand for qualified nursing professionals. As such, you may have your pick of jobs from which to choose. If you haven’t yet considered working in senior care at the Episcopal Church Home, here’s a closer look at five reasons why an amazing nursing career is waiting for you at this premier Louisville area continuing care retirement community.

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10 Tips for Improving Your Relationship with Your Aging Parents

In a perfect world, we’d get along perfectly with our aging parents all the time. In the world we live in, however, these relationships can be challenging—especially when Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other forms of cognitive decline enter the mix. The good news? There are some things you can do to lay the groundwork for a more peaceful, meaningful, and fulfilling interactions with your parents. Here's a closer look at 10 effective strategies for connecting with aging loved ones.

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Transitioning to Senior Care: An Interview with ECH’s Director of Community Relations, Joanie Lepping Gillis

No one likes to think about the loss of independence that often accompanies the aging process. However, it’s very much a fact of life for many seniors. While putting off senior care may seem easier in the short-term, it can have serious long-term repercussions.

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10 Signs It Isn’t Safe for Your Loved One to Age in Place

The holidays are coming up, and family gatherings provide a built-in opportunity to check up on aging parents and determine how well they are managing to age in place.

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