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Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

To Everyone Who Has Ever Wanted to Thank a Nurse

Amanda Krantz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Amanda Krantz

Nurses are burned out and need our appreciation! In honor of National Nurses Week, we made this short video love-letter to nurses featuring the photos of care staff at partnering organizations.

Make Long-Term Care Coverage More Affordable

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.28.2017 | Home
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I have been thinking about getting a long-term care insurance policy, but have found the monthly premiums to be very expensive. How...

A Valuable Checklist For Those Seeking Assisted Living

Laura Dixon | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Laura Dixon

Hunting for assisted living can be hard. You want to find the best place for your loved one -- and it needs to be clean, well run, and within your price range. And you need to get a good sense of what each community is really like, not just what its advertising says about it.

Nursing Assistant Charged After Posting Nude Video Of 93-Year-Old On Snapchat

ProPublica | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.19.2016 | Home

A former nursing assistant at a Wisconsin assisted-living facility has been charged with a felony for allegedly taking a video of a mostly naked resid...

Nursing Homes Pursue Profit With Tragic Outcomes: Report

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Home

The rise of for-profit nursing homes is proving tragic for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, resulting in a spike in waste, fraud and abuse...

Loved Ones With Alzheimer's: The Cost of Care

Sean Kell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Sean Kell

Memory care, a care type providing unique and intensive assistance to seniors with dementia conditions, has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments of senior care options. It is also quite costly.

In Hurricane's Wake, Decisions Not to Evacuate Hospitals Raise Questions

Sheri Fink | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Sheri Fink

New York City hospital and nursing home patients and their loved ones might reasonably have believed they were safe as Hurricane Sandy approached. Mayor Bloomberg had exempted hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying "Zone A" areas of the city from his pre-storm evacuation order.

The Greatest Gift My Parents Ever Gave Me

BetterAfter50 | Teresa Dainesi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home

My mother is like a Silent Warrior, forever in the background, yet always available when needed at a moment’s notice. No matter who her husband becomes as he is molded and shaped by memory loss and occasional illness, she is there. She loves him without fail.

5 Ways Kids Can Help When A Grandparent Moves To Assisted Living

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home
Dwayne J. Clark

When I was 11 years old, my mother had no choice but to move my grandmother into a nursing home. The change was difficult for me. "Granny" had been a constant presence in my life. She never failed to welcome me home from school, listen with genuine interest, and find the humor in my silly antics.

The Journey of Finding Senior Care and Housing: Nursing Homes and Beyond

Sean Kell | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
Sean Kell

Whether a result of denial, limited personal resources or a lack of desire to plan ahead, there is a clear misconception among Americans of the choices available today. Here are some tips to help understand the variety of senior living options and how to assess which ones may be best suited for your loved one.

Caring for Mom and Dad: How To Start The "Tough Conversation"

Sean Kell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Sean Kell

An estimated 46 million Americans are serving as caregivers for a loved one. Baby boomers may spend more time caring for parents than they did their own children, at costs ranging from $800 to $8,000 per month. Organizing plans to care for an aging loved one starts with a conversation -- albeit a tough one.

Death and Dying: Let's Change The Subject

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Ann Brenoff

Aunt Sylvia is 96 years old and if you asked her, would tell you she would like to die.