Texas Ranks at Bottom for Long Term Care Quality

Texas Ranks at Bottom for Long Term Care Quality

Texas comes in at the bottom when it comes to long term and nursing home care in the United States, according to a recent report released by AARP.

Long Term Care Scorecard

With an increase in both the cost of long term care and the demand for it, some states are struggling to keep an effective long term care system in place. An increase in patients and a declining availability of caregivers has led to greater financial burden on the states and some are doing a better …

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Protect Your Assets with a Texas Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Plan

Protect Your Assets with a Texas Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Plan

The last thing any one wants is to outspend their life savings; that’s why most of us spend so much time planning our retirement to the tee. When the need for long term care strikes, though, many people aren’t prepared.

Why Plan for Long Term Care?

Planning for long term care is something that is often left out of retirement plans, either due to a lack of awareness or because the risk seems too far fetched. Unfortunately, it’s not that far fetched at all.

The risk that any …

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Pneumonia Poses Risk In Long Term Care Facilities

Pneumonia Poses Risk In Long Term Care Facilities

Nursing home residents are often in close quarters, and despite how healthy they are when they enter, they are at a higher risk of developing infections when they are in the facility. Pneumonia is one of the most common, and is one of the highest causes of disease and mortality in nursing homes across the country.

Infectious Disease

Pneumonia is an infection within the lungs that is caused by either bacteria or a virus, and results in a number of different health problems. The infection is inhaled …

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Austin Named Top Retirement City in US

Austin Named Top Retirement City in US

Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy yourself, and Austin, Texas is one of the top spots to do just that, according to recent rankings.

Cities Gain Popularity Among Seniors

 

The annual list released by Where to Retire magazine, “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire”, includes a number of metropolitan areas that appeal to soon-to-be retirees. More seniors are opting to move into cities in order to enjoy their retirement to the fullest, and Texas is at the forefront of this movement. The city of Austin …

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Texas Ranks Worst in Nation for Nursing Home Quality of Care

Texas Ranks Worst in Nation for Nursing Home Quality of Care

Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group, recently released a report detailing the quality of nursing homes across the nation.

The report found that nursing homes in the US aren’t up to the standards they should be, and for a lot of states like Texas, it’s much worse than that.

Texas Receives Failing Grade

The group touted the study as the first of its kind, a state-by-state nursing home report card. The study was based on eight federal measures, including facility deficiencies, staffing hours, health inspections, and verified …

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US Memory Care Announces Locations Across Texas

US Memory Care Announces Locations Across Texas

Alzheimer’s and dementia are on the rise, and the number of cases in the United States is expected to triple by 2050. A massive influx of patients is about to hit the long term care facility industry, and there aren’t enough beds to take them all… Not yet, anyway.

Memory Care Gains Ground 

US Memory Care, founded in 2011, is currently in the process of opening a number of memory care facilities across Texas. The company’s first memory care center opened recently in Colleyville, a city outside …

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Go Unreported in Texas

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Go Unreported in Texas

The Center for Disease Control recently published results of a survey they conducted across 21 states in the United States. The goal was to determine the span of memory loss and cognitive decline across the senior population, those aged 60 years old and up. The findings, especially for Texans, were bleak.

Increased Memory Loss

According to the survey, 13% of all Texas respondents reported memory issues. 40% of those with memory issues also reported that it interfered with their daily lives. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can …

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