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Below are previously submitted questions answered by Clare. They are sorted by date with the most recent first. There are many pages of Q&As so feel free to browse through them or use the search box above to find a specific topic.


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helen, RI assisted living
Question Do most assisted living facilities require a fee to cover paperwork and evaluation of future resident presently in rehab?
Answer It is not unusual to be expected to have to pay an admin processing fee as there is certain amount of time and work that goes into evaluating a potential resident. However I would expct some variatio in costs from ne facility to another. Regardless would . . .
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ayanna, GA Elder Care Buy-In
Question Hi Clare, I`m searching for long-term care for myself. I`m 36, married, no children. I am searching for a program which allows me to begin reserving space for myself and my husband for when the time comes to move into a retirement community. I understand . . .
Answer It may be better to consider researching purchasing long-term care insurance as would be more economical due to your young age. The insurance would pay for retirement home or any other long-term care needs that arise care when the time comes. . . .
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patricia, CA assisted living/long term nursing home
Question My brother is 48 years old and has been diagnosed with alcohol induced delerium -Wernicke-Korsacoff Syndrome. There is a chance he will improve in time but he will probably remain as he is. He lives in Sioux Falls SD and I want to relocate him to southern . . .
Answer Might need to search for a adult group home setting . . .
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Beverly, FL evaluation of assisted living and long term care
Question Hi - My 85 yo father fell and broke his hip over memorial day. Re-admitted for blood clots. In rehab. Starting to think about what is next. Found this site - and I believe it said that nursing home reports doesn`t include assisted living? I wanted to ch . . .
Answer It might be best to arrange for home care assistance initially to see if this is viable option and check with her physician to get his opinion and maybe therapists as well. Also if still in rehab might ask the social worker about referrals that are approp . . .
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Chad, SC Finding assistent Living in gooseceek, Charleston
Question Hi Clare, Do you know of a decent safe and great health care assistent Living Facilities that has total rates 1700 to 2200.00 in Goosecreek ,Charleston, Mount Pleasant South Carolina? Do you have the hospitals numbers in Charleston South Carolina? Tha . . .
Answer Look under our directory for facilities listed and contact them to check on current rates as we do not have available. There will be a great deal of variation in rates so may want to try smaller home- like facilities in suburbian areas with less amenities . . .
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Carmen, NY Assisted Living vs. Long term rehab
Question Hello, my name is Carmen Driggs. I am writing in regards to my sister. Her name is Sandra Arroyo. She is currently living in Orlando. She has been on dialysis for well over 15 years. Currently she has been on a downhill swing for about a year and the only . . .
Answer Check our family caregiver support guide for NY resources to help get you started on www.homecarefiles.org . Here is the link below. http://www.homecarefiles.org/Family-Cargiver-State-Contacts.cfm#N . . .
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Brian, KY Residence for parents
Question Clare, I am looking for a home for my parents who will be moving here from Florida. My 78 year old father can drive, and my 79 year old mother can take advantage of any buses that my be close by. I live in Burlington, Ky, and any place close by that yo . . .
Answer We do not refer any actual homes but suggest checking in to some independent living or retirement type of residences as your parents seem fairly independent. If need more help then assisted living would be next consideration. . . .
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Candace, FL Assisted Living w/ECC license
Question Is there a list of those facilities in SW Florida? I have come to learn that they provide more supervision than just assisted living, and I believe it would be a good fit for my Mom. Thank you.
Answer Use this website as a good resource that identifies types of licenses incl ECC and can search in your area of preference.http://facilitylocator.floridahealthstat.com/ . . .
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Camile, FL Meals
Question Is there any information on the quality of the food? This is my mothers most important concern.
Answer Most facilities will offer a description of types of meals and choices etc or even chef’s background and so on. I suggest touring any facilies of interest and asking to stay for a meal as most willl offer this at your request. Also ask residents dur . . .
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Jennifer, PA Culture change in Alzheimers care
Question Looking for some good information on the cultural changes LTC facilities are starting to implement to improve quality of care
Answer Refer to :ASk Karen" area on our website as this is her area of expertise. . . .
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