North Texas Ombudsman Speaks to Area Seniors

North Texas Ombudsman Speaks to Area Seniors

As long term care becomes a more pressing issue across the country, it becomes even more important to raise awareness and encourage education about the subject.

Area volunteers help improve the level of awareness throughout the community and provide crucial information to those who can benefit. A recent speaker in Texas helped do just that.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Tina Rider, the North Texas Long Term Care Ombudsman Coordinator, spoke last week to the monthly luncheon for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees on a variety of …

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Senior Housing Market Continues to Thrive in Texas

Senior Housing Market Continues to Thrive in Texas

10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day in the United States and will continue to do so for the next 16 years. As these Boomers begin leaving the workforce and settling into retirement, senior housing providers are scrambling to keep up with the demand for care that will soon be coming in full force.

Need for Long Term Care

Thanks in part to rapidly advancing technology, Americans are living longer than ever before and subsequently, we need more long term care than ever. Long term care refers …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Long Term Care

3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Long Term Care

If you are a middle aged adult, chances are you have at least thought about long term care at one point or another. To be adequately prepared for such high costs, though, it’s important to put some plans into place to help yourself out in the future.

When people hear the term “long term care”, most people imagine a frail, elderly person in a nursing home, but that’s not quite the case anymore. More people are turning to retiree communities or in-home care to receive the …

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How Well Do You Know Your Aging Parents’ Finances?

How Well Do You Know Your Aging Parents’  Finances?

Long term care can be a touchy subject for some, but paying for long term care is even more difficult to discuss. That reason alone explains why many adult children aren’t aware of the details of their family’s finances.

Discuss Early

Despite the emotional aspects of the discussion, it’s important to talk to your aging parents about their finances if you haven’t done so already. If and when they should ever need long term care, you need to be knowledgable about the details of what types of …

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Choosing the Right Long Term Care Facility

Choosing the Right Long Term Care Facility

When it comes to long term care, knowing how to choose the best facility can be difficult. If you are short on time, it can be even harder. Fortunately, there are some ways to ensure that the facility you choose will provide the most appropriate care setting and quality care before you make your final decision.

Do Your Research

I cannot emphasize this enough: do your research. When you begin looking at facilities or home care services, take the time to look into their background, history, and …

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Protecting Your Assets from Medicaid Estate Recovery

Protecting Your Assets from Medicaid Estate Recovery

I came across a story in Your Houston News this week that discusses the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program and exactly what it does. It occurred to me that many people are probably totally unaware of this program’s existence until, like the author of the letter, it hits home. The program is quite interesting and very worthy of mention, however, especially if there is a possibility it could directly affect you in the future.

Costs of Services

The Medicaid Estate Recovery Program is a branch of the state’s …

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