Making sense of senior insurance needs and processes can seem confusing and almost unbearable at times. Between paperwork and deadlines, Medicare and secondary insurance, seniors can find themselves inadvertently without the correct insurance coverage. If you or a loved one is retiring or over the age of 65, now is the time to get your health insurance concerns addressed before a major medical crisis hits. To get you started, here are a few of our tips.
Attempting to stay connected to your aging loved one’s care and daily routine can seem daunting if you live miles away. Thankfully, today’s technology has provided resources for families similar to yours. With a few apps and webpages, you can stay on top of your loved one’s needs and preferences, which can keep you able to advocate for their best care. To best arm you with resources for families that make long distance caregiving easier, here are a few of our favorites to get you started.
If you are looking for quality senior care communities, you don’t need to look much farther than your backyard. Indeed, senior living in the Katy Texas area is top notch and varied to meet the needs of many types of senior abilities and preferences. Before you head out to check out some options for you or a loved one, take a quick look at our rundown of what to look for while exploring the many senior living solutions in Katy.
If you’re tired of cutting grass or worrying about a leaky roof, you might have toyed with the idea of downsizing and moving into senior living, but the thought of “living with old people” stopped you in your tracks. If that scenario applies to you, you may need a little education about independent living, a type of housing that has turned senior living on its head.
Katy, Texas is a wonderful place to call home. Are you getting the most out of the senior resources available near you? We have gathered these resources in one convenient place in our infographic below. Make sure you are enjoying everything Katy has to offer.
Are you considering moving into an independent senior living community but are on the fence if it is worth it in the long run? After all, you are living independently in your current home and wonder if a move is really worth the hassle. Each independent living community is unique, but in the end, the independent living lifestyle is definitely worth the investment and relocation.
Finding an assisted living community that matches your budget, lifestyle, and health requirements can seem overwhelming. If you are struggling to find a place to start your search, picking up the phone is the first step in setting up a tour of assisted living communities in your area of choice. A tour is a wonderful way to experience the community firsthand while hearing about the programs and services available.
While on your tour, you will be inundated with information. It is wise to take notes so that you can keep the communities straight when you return home to narrow down your choices. Along with your note pages, have a list of questions prepared that you ask during your tour. Prepare your list of questions before any tour, and address each question at each of the communities you visit. The answers can help you choose your final few communities to continue the interview process with. Here are a few of our suggestions to get you started with your own questionnaire.
Medicare can be confusing, no matter your age. Don’t feel badly if you don’t know Part A from Part D when you first start the process. We’ve all been there, staring blankly at a brochure trying to estimate retirement plans and Social Security payments for the next decade. However, once the smoke clears and you start to get the hang of it, Medicare doesn’t quite seem so confounding...until the end of the year when any upcoming changes are announced.
When January 1, 2016 rolled around, Medicare did change for some seniors. In the effort to keep you in the loop, here are a few Medicare changes or updates that you need to know about in the new year.
Caring for an ailing senior can be exhausting work that leaves caregivers burned out. As a senior’s needs change, you may find yourself continually adding support services such as in-home aides, daily check-ins, and home modifications. Although these services can improve your loved one’s quality of life, they’re not always enough. When a senior has a progressive medical condition or serious health needs, assisted living or a nursing home may be the best option.