adult day care

What Long-Term Care Costs (A Lot!)

Posted on 11/15/2012 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingIf you’re considering long-term care, expect to pay more for nursing homes, assisted living communities and homemakers/companions, MetLife Mature Market Institute’s annual 2012 survey reveals. Good news: the study of average national long-term care costs shows they’ve stayed the same for adult day services and home health aides. Of course, rates and services vary by state and area; those differences are included in the survey. Take a look at national average costs: A private room in a nursing home is $248/day, …

What Are Ancillary Services and How They Can Help You

Posted on 03/5/2012 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

CaregivingEditor’s note: This is last in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer on housing options for caregivers.  For a series recap, please see links below. Senior care and housing clearly encompasses more than just retirement community condos and assisted living suites. Yet even beyond the levels of care covered in this series, there are several additional services that often “wrap-around” or supplement other types of care. Most are provided at home or within another setting (like a …