Are Granny Pods a Smart Alternative to Senior Living Communities?

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, granny pods are essentially small, portable guest houses with high-tech medical extras designed to be installed in a caregiver’s backyard and hooked up to the existing home’s sewer, water and electric. The original concept for granny pods, also known as MEDcottages, was developed by the Virginia-based company,…
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Seniors Find Freedom in Technology at Eddy Senior Living

The stereotype that seniors lack technology skills is, well, old and outdated. Recent studies have shown that nearly 60% of people over 65 use the Internet, and many companies are dedicating a fair amount of research into “aging in place” tech tools and gadgets. In addition to employing assistive technology devices, such as smartphone apps…
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What to Look for in an Assisted Living / Enriched Housing Community

The decision to move into assisted living / enriched housing is often wrought with emotion and uncertainty. Yet, in many cases, it is truly the best option to ensure the safety and health of an aging loved one. Finding the right community with the best care can certainly help ease some of the fear and…
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Having “The Talk” When It’s Time For Your Parents to Embrace Assisted Living

For many adult children, it’s difficult to admit that our parents are getting older, and it can be even harder for aging parents to accept that they need help. However, ignoring the warning signs will only put your loved ones at risk. To help you have “the talk” with your parents about needed lifestyle changes…
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Aid and Attendance Helps Veterans Pay for Assisted Living Expenses

The VA’s Little-Known Veterans’ Pension Benefit Retired military wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans may qualify for a helpful, but often underutilized, benefit—a special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance—provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Even though the program has existed for some time, many veterans are unaware that…
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