Category: Assisted Living

White House Wants to Reform Nursing Home Safety

July 30, 2015 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Medicaid Planning, Medicare, Nursing Home 0 Comments

Times are changing for nursing homes. View image | gettyimages.com For the last several decades, American residents and their families have generally expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the state of nursing home care. After all, the homes are universally expensive (and growing costlier all the time), and the ballooning bills sting all the more when prices […]

Snow Means Special Challenges for Seniors, Nursing Homes in NJ

December 18, 2014 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Elder Care, Family, Nursing Home, Seniors 0 Comments

The year’s first snowfall is always an exciting thing, but a little goes a long way. Here in New Jersey, of course, we get more than just a little. https://gty.im/459242996 For our state’s senior population, substantial snowfall can be a serious concern, and not just because of the cold weather. When blizzards become emergencies, issues […]

Nursing Home Life: More ‘Mean Girls’ Than “Golden Girls”?

November 27, 2014 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Elder Care, Family, Nursing Home, Seniors 0 Comments

“You can’t sit with us.” https://gty.im/484149795 The classic line from 2004’s Mean Girls movie perfectly embodied just how cliquey and cruel high school life can be in the modern age. The film’s characters carped at each other over everything from boyfriends and girlfriends to fashion and cafeteria seating choices. But is nursing home life much […]

Are You Aware of the VA Nursing Home Program?

February 27, 2014 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Nursing Home, VA Benefits 0 Comments

Many New Jersey veterans are approaching the age where their health care needs require being admitted to a nursing home. The uncertainty of changing one’s living arrangement is often compounded by the fact that the costs of nursing home care can be, at times, staggering. Fortunately, the Veteran’s Administration provides long-term nursing home care in […]

Estate Planning Matters Before Death

November 28, 2013 Victor Medina Alzheimer's, Assisted Living, Dementia, Estate Planning, Powers of Attorney 0 Comments

When considering estate planning, many people understandably zero in on what should happen after death. However, an equally important part of estate planning considers what should happen towards the end of a person’s life. This is important, as one in eight Americans will deal with Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime. Even more will deal with […]

Resources to Help You Cover the High Costs of Assisted Living

October 15, 2013 Victor Medina Assisted Living, Finances, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits 0 Comments

Many Americans pay their assisted living costs out of pocket. Income sources such as Social Security, veteran pensions, regular pensions, and savings are often key to covering these costs. A recent article discusses several other resources that may assist qualified seniors in paying for needed care. Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit If you or your […]