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How to Determine What Senior Service Dad Needs Most

When you are the child of an aging parent, you face a conundrum. Put yourself in your father’s shoes for a minute. You have dedicated your whole life to caring for family. Now, due to the natural order of things, every day that goes by it seems one more task slips from your fingertips. That is a hard pill to swallow.

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Everything You Need to Know about Geriatric Care Management

What does a geriatric care manager bring to the table? It may seem like an extravagance, but in most situations, having a care manager who can look out for the needs of a loved one is a worthwhile investment. As the baby boomer generation begins to enter its golden years, the role of caretaker gets more convoluted. From adult day care to full-time housing, a care manager knows all the things you don’t about senior services.

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Things Every Adult Child Needs to Know about Eldercare

As an adult, you appreciate how well your parents took care of you when you were a child. Now that they are growing older, you want to do the same for them.  You've read enough about caregiving to know that caring for an aging parent will have a profound effect on your life, but as every family has a different experience, you're still not quite sure what to expect.

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Senior Housing Scams Top FBI's List of Crimes against The Elderly

Though we always want to expect the best of new acquaintances, it’s becoming increasingly common for seniors to find themselves victims of people they thought were trustworthy. While that’s certainly more the exception than the rule, senior citizens have become a favorite target of many of today’s scam artists. The new senior housing bubble is a primary focus of those trying to cheat seniors out of the money they’ve worked so hard to save up, and there are several other types of scams and fraud that these predators rely on.

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Will the Interest in Senior Housing Translate into Better Care?

America is a rapidly graying country. Demographics experts say that in the very near future our older population will outnumber the younger generations for the first time in our nation’s history. And with the average occupancy of current retirement communities already exceeding 89%, there will soon come a time where these existing facilities will no longer be able to keep up with the demands of seniors in need of both housing and care.

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Common Senior Healthcare Issues Require Assisted Care

If you have taken on the responsibility of helping an older relative, it’s important that you prepare yourself, now, for an increasing amount of dependence on your assistance. Your loved ones will go through significant changes as they age, and those changes will likely mean that they will rely on you more often to provide more help with a growing number of everyday tasks.

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Are You Sure All Your Senior Healthcare Expenses are Covered?

High costs for medical care and prescriptions are an unfortunate– but, sadly, often unavoidable– part of senior healthcare. Even if your loved ones are covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid, there are still going to be some aspects of their care that may become financially overwhelming, especially when it comes to medications or services that your love one needs regularly and for a long period of time.

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When Senior Support Services Aren't Enough

As our parents get older, they will go through some unexpected changes. While some of them can be positive, there is a very real possibility that your loved ones’ health and physical capabilities can diminish over time— or even in the blink of an eye with a single medical event.

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Affordable Senior Living Hits Its Stride in Cincinnati

 

At ERH, we’re serious about revolutionizing senior living. It’s our goal to see all seniors living well—no matter their income.

“We’ve seen the need for good-quality housing for seniors,” says Jay Kittenbrink, our Executive Director of Affordable Living Development. “About 80 percent of seniors fall in the limited-income category, so it doesn’t make sense to serve only five percent.”

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Deciphering Senior Care and Services

It can be confusing to try and unravel the complexities of senior living when you aren’t familiar with the vocabulary, so we just recently started a series of blogs designed to help interpret the senior living jargon that’s used right here in Cincinnati.

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