Arrangements in a Continuing Care Retirement Community

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A continuing care retirement community is the type of retirement home that offer contracts to seniors for the provision of shelter and medical services. For a senior to take advantage of the community’s services, he or she must pay an entrance fee and a monthly fee. Depending on the contract that was agreed upon, the entrance fees in a continuing care retirement community can be non-refundable or refundable.

Residents in a continuing care retirement community get to enjoy living independently with ...

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Nursing Care

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Aging people seek guidance, aid, and attention especially during the stage of their lives when they can no longer exert the same energy and enthusiasm as when they were younger. As they age, they require more help and care, thus most of these individuals just opt to stay at elderly homes, medical facilities, or other institutions, where they know that they can have professional attention and care given to them. There are also those who prefer to just stay at ...

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College now offering a degree in Senior Care

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It seems like every single year, elder care is getting better, more intelligent, more efficient, and more focused on the individual needs of those near and dear. Now, the Cambridge College School of Management appears to have taken the first step in truly educating professionals in Elder Care.

“Demand for management professionals in elder care is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years as our population ages,” says Dr. Elwood Robinson, Cambridge College provost. “With the new concentration in Senior Care ...

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Elder Care

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elder_careAccording to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services the older population—persons 65 years or older—numbered 39.6 million in 2009. They represented 12.9 percent of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000. People 65-plus years old represented 12.4 percent of the population in the year 2000, but that is expected to grow to be ...

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Senior Activities – A Great Way to Keep Growing and Learning

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As people grow older, they may think that fun, entertainment, and party are at an end. The thing is, aging doesn’t mean that everything is over; if you think about it, it’s only getting started because senior activities are actually freer, better, and livelier. You should be getting excited for something for yourself. There’s no reason to worry about those things which you usually worried about before or hasten your fun time just because you have other obligations and responsibilities, ...

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Join senior citizen organizations to boost your senior years

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As the baby boomers grow into their later phases, it is surely noticeable how many senior citizen organizations appear to spring out of nowhere. For someone who has not experienced yet being with an elderly individual or has not been elderly themselves, it is difficult to truly express or understand the scope of the services and activities that the senior citizen organizations of a particular area are providing. In order for one to grasp the much-needed senior citizen organizations, he ...

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Adult day care offers respite to individuals who take care of elderly loved ones

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Adult-Day-CareMost people are out and working during the day so that oftentimes, no one is left at home. This is one of the concerns of those families or individuals who are caring for aging or older family members and loved one. Also, there are times when people just need to do some errands or when they need a breather from care-giving. These people, though they are busy with some ...

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Evaluating Senior Housing Strategies

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Senior communities have different senior housing strategies that a prospective resident must evaluate carefully in order to choose the best place that will suit their needs. Choosing a retirement community can be overwhelming because there are plenty of them in different types and with several options to offer. The best way to narrow youíre your choices is to determine beforehand your own preferences and needs. This will help avoid or reduce suitability problems in the future.

Every community has its own ...

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Adult family homes become today’s senior’s safe havens

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As time moves forward, age crawls ahead as well, and sometimes because time flies so fast, people tend to forget where they are now and where they are going without realizing that they are reaching and nearing their final destination. Others may have prepared for this, because they don’t want to burden those their families, relatives, and friends, with this decision, but there are also some who try not to think about it because they feel that it’s too much ...

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