How to Choose the Best Care and Housing Provider

Editor’s note: This is third in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. If you’ve been following this series, you now have an overview of the basic levels of senior care and housing, and a guide to knowing when “it’s time” to initiate a conversation about options. You’ve determined a senior family member or friend needs support. You’ve had discussions about budget, care preferences, and the desired location (i.e., senior apartments in his hometown, relocation to assisted living near …

Starting the Search for Care: When and How

Editor’s note: This is second in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. If you traveled home for the holidays, you might have left with extra baggage…mentally. Witnessing a parent’s decline is definitely upsetting, especially since much of it is beyond your control. Though the final decision about what’s next should rest solely with the person who would be moving or receiving care, it’s up to you to make peace with what you saw. I say:  Choose action.

Housing Choices: Find the Right Home for You or Your Loved One

Editor’s note: This is first in a series of posts by guest blogger Michelle Seitzer. Move over, nursing homes! Once the primary senior care venue, the nuances of increased longevity and the demands of today’s boomer and senior population have pushed you aside. Of course, nursing homes probably won’t ever go away completely, as there is still a need for the level of skilled medical care provided within its walls. But just as grocery store shelves have become crowded with countless …