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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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5 Questions That Should Guide Your Planning for Aging Parents

Are you becoming increasingly responsible for the welfare of your aging parents? Although you’ve got a full plate managing your own life and family, it seems that with each passing month, Mom and Dad become more reliant on you to help with even the small things. If it feels like you’re always putting out brush fires, some serious long-term planning for your parents’ future may be in order.

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Downsizing Leads to a More Organized Senior Life

Anyone who has spent an extended period of time in temporary living quarters of limited size— an "efficiency" apartment, for instance, necessitated by a temporary work assignment or an extended vacation on a boat or RV— knows the value of organized storage. The old adage of "a place for everything, and everything in its place" rings loud and very true.

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3 Simple Rules for Discussing Finances With Your Parents

Just the thought of entering into a discussion with our parents about their finances can cause anxiety. But as they reach retirement age, planning for their future becomes even more imperative. Your parents may need assisted care at some point in the future or decide to move to another city or into a retirement community, and taking steps now to make sure that they have the financial security to make these changes will help ensure that they’re enjoying life well into their golden years.

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Do You Know if Your Money Will Be Safe after Retirement?

If it seems like most of your days of late have been spent imagining all of the amazing adventures and wonderful experiences you’re going to enjoy after retirement, you need to start your financial planning now.

If you’re close to retirement, you probably already have an advisor managing your investments. But as the day draws ever near, you may have started to wonder if your current advisor understands the ins and outs of the lifestyle you see yourself enjoying after you retire.

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