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The Freelance Life—What To Consider When Taking the PlungeWorking for yourself can stabilize your work-life balance, enabling you to choose when you work and who you work with. Read More »
How To Start a Business in Retirementif you have been thinking of the best ways to use your time, you can consider starting a business. This could be the perfect opportunity to fulfill your dream of becoming a boss. Read More »
How to Keep Up in Business When You Hit 50 (and Beyond)You might not be as spry as you once were before you hit 50, but you still have a lot of life left in you, and if you want to keep up in your business for many years to come, you certainly can! Read More »
Why Starting a Business Over 50 Can Be BrilliantIt’s totally possible to become a business success later in life—in fact, you might even stand a better-than-average chance of succeeding. Here’s why. Read More »
Imagine a Dementia-Friendly Community for You, Me, and EveryoneThe Dementia Friendly Community movement focuses on fostering awareness, understanding, support, and inclusion for people living with dementia—and their care partners. Read More »
Reasons To Change Careers After 50By the time we get to age 50, it’s likely we’ll come to realize that the career we’re working in right now is either the one we’ll stick with or it’s time to make a change. Read More »
Resources for Seniors, Boomers, & Caregivers
Hospice is comfort care given to persons who are terminally ill. This care emphasizes pain control, caregiver needs, and emotional and spiritual needs. This care does not include cures to treat terminal diseases. This Medicare benefit consists of formal and informal care in private homes, hospitals, nursing homes, and freestanding hospice centers.
Adult Day Care Services
Adult Day Care Centers provide a coordinated program of professional, compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting. Services provide social and some health services for adults who need supervised care outside the home during the day, as well as some respite from the demanding responsibilities of caregiving.
Non-Medical Home Care
Non-medical home care includes a wide variety of companionship, home helper and personal care services that help individuals with living activities as well as ensure a safe environment. All non-medical home care companies are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Payment for services is often made by the client since traditional medical insurance does not cover non-medical home care. For those who qualify, non-medical home care may be paid for partially or fully through Medicaid (via the County’s Aging Waiver Program), Veterans Assistance and long-term care insurance. The average cost of non-medical home care services can range from $25 - $35 per hour depending on one’s needs.
Medical Home Health Care
Medical home care, also known as home health care, is prescribed by a physician and administered by a registered nurse or other medical professional in a home setting. Medical home care includes skilled nursing services and physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Life Plan Communities (formerly Continuing Care Retirement Communities)
Life Plan Communities (formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities) are residential living alternatives to traditional housing for active adults. These communities provide comprehensive services and amenities for their residents, including long- and short-term health care. This eliminates the need for residents to move out of the community if they need long-term care—assisted living, memory care, or 24/7 nursing care.