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A Mother's Day Tribute: The Gift of Time

Every language has a word for mother. The Danish say “Mor”, the English say, “Mum” or “Mummy”, the Hawaiians say “Makuahine”, and the Norwegians say ”Madre”. However, as Edwin Hubber Chapin said, “No language can express the power, and the beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love…” Some of us are luckier than others to still have our mothers with us. Some mothers are in their prime of... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Qualities to Identify in a Good Care Home

Choosing a care home for your loved one can be a decision fraught with emotion and uncertainty. Regardless of whether your budget allows for an exclusive facility with private rooms or a more modest option, the following five qualities should be present in every good care home. 1. Cleanliness is Key Let your nose be your guide. Upon first entering the care home facility, what do you smell?... ❯❯❯

Praying For Relief: Religion in Senior Care

There are differences among generations about religion. And when it comes to senior housing, adult children would do well to keep in mind that their parents may have regularly attended services. Take, for example, the Sisters of Mercy in Evergreen Park, Illinois. They recently got approval from the village board to construct a 110-room facility for those who belonged to religious orders, such as... ❯❯❯

Medicare Cuts for Senior Living: What It Means For Your Loved Ones

Each year, senior living facilities that rely on Medicare and Medicaid have breathed a sigh of relief. A couple decades ago there was supposed to be a cut on reimbursements for physicians. And each year, Congressed allowed it to build up. The 'Doc Fix' and the Larger Problem But that's no longer the case for the so-called "doc fix" which has now increased to 27 percent of the total reimbursement... ❯❯❯

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