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What Adult Children & Their Senior Loved Ones Should Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

Surely you know about life insurance, and you likely have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, car insurance, and health insurance. But have you ever heard of long-term care insurance? Many believe this type of coverage is a type of health insurance—especially when it’s used to help someone receive skilled nursing care—but it isn’t. 

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How to Plan for Your Loved One's Senior Care in the New Year

The start of a new year is probably the most common time for goal setting and resolutions. There’s something about that feeling of a fresh start that inspires many of us to think about our lives and determine what we’d like to accomplish over the course of the next year. Many of these goals and resolutions typically revolve around things like weight loss or personal development, or maybe even saving for an upcoming vacation.

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How to Prepare Your Senior Loved One for a Move Into Long-Term Care

Moving is never easy. However, for seniors and the people who love them, the move to long-term care comes with its own unique challenges. In a recent blog, we discussed how to manage the emotional aspects of moving. In this entry, we’ll look at the issue from a different angle by identifying and addressing the practical challenges that may arise during a move. Read on for a roundup of seven tips aimed at helping your aging loved one prepare for a smooth move and transition to senior living.

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Learn More About MPL’s Household Setting With Memory Support Household Coordinator, Susannah Jonas

Could your aging loved one benefit from quality, person-centered care in a household setting? If so, you likely have plenty of questions. We sat down with Marjorie P. Lee’s Memory Support Household Coordinator, Susannah Jonas, to address some of these concerns.

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What Kind of Care Does Your Aging Loved One Need?

Rising life expectancy in the U.S. means that Americans are living longer than ever before. But are they living better? The answer depends on whether they’re getting the right care as they age. Fortunately, today’s seniors have more options than ever before when it comes to senior living and personal care thanks to continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) like Marjorie P. Lee (MPL).

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When Should You Put Your Aging Parents on a Senior Living Waitlist?

Baby boomers have a lot on their plates. In addition to raising families and planning for their own retirement, many of them are also caring for aging parents. A common concern among this group of people known as the “sandwich generation": What will happen when a parent is no longer able to live independently?

If you’re in this situation and wondering whether or not the time is right for your elderly loved one to put his or her name on a retirement home waitlist, here’s what you need to know.

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Marjorie P. Lee & The Art of Hospitality with "Platinum" Service

When is retirement care a healthcare service, and when is it a hospitality service? There are, of course, aspects of both. Marjorie P. Lee and Episcopal Retirement Services have long pondered that question. And we keep coming back to the answer, "sometimes, and all the time."

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What Is Catered Living for Seniors?

Many Cincinnati seniors who are no longer able to live independently struggle with the decision to move to long-term care. A significant part of the issue? Fears about giving up the quality of life they’ve enjoyed while living on their own in neighborhoods they’ve lived in for years such as Hyde Park, Mariemont or even Indian Hill. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Refined senior living communities like Marjorie P. Lee are adapting with an innovative answer to these concerns: offering added upscale, bespoke experiences to their long-term residents, thought of as catered living.

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5 Unexpected Trends in Today’s Long-Term Care

The words “nursing home” often bring to mind thoughts of colorless, sterile and depressing environments. This stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth—especially when you consider the emergence of a new model of long-term care designed to maximize independence, dignity and personal choice among residents. How, specifically, are these senior living communities raising the bar when it comes to positive aging?

Read on for a roundup of five exciting—and unexpected—trends transforming the face of long-term care.

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When a Parent's Short-Term Rehab Becomes Long-Term Care

For some seniors, short-term rehab can end up becoming a transition stage to long-term care. Medical science can't always predict how the human body will heal. There are times when a person just doesn't respond as expected to treatment, or when there is simply more deterioration than the body can overcome.

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