Category: General Advice

How old is an Elderly Person?

There are three aspects of aging: biological, psychological, and social. Most people transition through life stages in characteristically orderly ways, so in most western countries, you would be considered an elderly person at the age of 65 to 70. This…
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What Is the Difference Between Senior Living & Assisted Living?

Although both senior living and assisted living can help you live a good quality of life as you age, there are some differences between these two living arrangements. Independent living communities do not provide nursing support or medical care, while…
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What Does Senior Living Mean?

Senior living involves living communities for seniors 55 and older. Known as independent retirement communities or continuing care retirement communities, senior living communities provide their residents with continual care. However, people living in these communities have the freedom to use…
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Senior Living

Many people may require some assistance in activities of daily living or medical care as they age. Individuals who cannot perform daily living activities on their own often need to hire in-home care via a caregiver service, and when that…
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How Can I Pay for Assisted Living with No Money?

Assisted living is typically covered by long-term care insurance, Medicaid, and employee benefits programs. Medicaid is one of the most usual ways people pay for assisted living with no money available. However, you may need a prescription from your doctor…
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How Do Seniors Pay for Independent Living?

Medicare and Medicaid do not provide financial assistance for paying the monthly fee for independent living. To come up with the funds, you can consider reverse mortgages, but only if you are 62 years of age and older. This is…
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How Much Does It Cost to Live in a Senior Living Facility?

Since people living in independent living facilities do not require senior care, these communities are typically more affordable. However, your stay in an independent living community may not be covered by Medicare or Medicaid. On the other hand, assisted living…
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Does Hospice Take Your Assets?

No. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older and persons with disabilities or serious illnesses, covers hospice care. You may also be covered under Medicaid federal and state government program that helps with medical costs…
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What Does a Hospice Home Health Aide Do?

Hospice home health aides carry out a care plan with other professionals to ensure that patients receive personalized one-on-one care to enjoy the quality of life nearing its end. While hospice aids work in collaboration with doctors, nurses, bereavement specialists,…
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Is Hospice Considered Home Health Care?

Although hospice can be centered in hospitals, inpatient hospice centers, or extended-care facilities, many people in the last phases of the life-limiting disease usually receive hospice care in their home. Hospice allows the patient to live independently, receiving care in…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.