Erik Potter

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What to Do When a Sibling Says “No” to Assisted Living

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 23, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Siblings disagree (shocking surprise, right?). Whether it be a heated argument over the “official” rules when playing Monopoly as kids to which house should host Thanksgiving when you are adults, I’d venture to bet that your family has experienced its fair share of ups and downs.  

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

Cause and Effect of Depression and Isolation in the Senior Population

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 23, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Depression and isolation has become increasingly common among today’s aging population, and they come with significant health risks.

Higher than average suicide rates in those over the age of 85 years old are causing wide-spread concern across the United States. 

Unfortunately, stereotyping can get in the way of getting an aging loved one who is depressed or isolated the help they need. 

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Topics: Mental health, Senior Health

Is it time for assisted living?

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 19, 2018 1:10:59 PM

How likely are you to need some form of long-term care? According to one study you have a nearly 70 percent chance of needing some kind of long-term care in your lifetime.

Typically, the decision isn’t made alone.  More commonly, family encouragement to make the decision is needed. 

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

The FAQs of Assisted Living Costs

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 19, 2018 12:52:21 PM

As the baby-boom generation ages, assisted living will continue to grow in popularity. Assisted living communities offer seniors a way to live independently while getting assistance with daily living activities. While living alone comes with risks of social isolation and loneliness, assisted living offers a vibrant, social environment that improves mental and physical health.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Being a Family Caregiver for a Parent

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 9, 2018 4:15:00 PM

You're at a crossroads.  Your mom isn’t safe to live at home alone anymore, or your dad has difficulty taking care of himself since your mom passed away.  Now what?  For many, the thought of family caregiving is a potential option.  But, it’s a big commitment.  Take into consideration these pros and cons when making your decision. 

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Topics: Future Planning, Caregiving, assisted living

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM

If you’ve ever visited an assisted living community, you likely realized it was much more than what you were expecting.  Many of today’s assisted living communities offer a vibrant recreational calendar, restaurant-style dining options, and a variety of other amenities.  But, understanding the difference between paying a mortgage, and the price structure of an assisted living community can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning. 

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Topics: assisted living

Using Life Insurance to Fund Assisted Living

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 2, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Assisted living is a compelling option for seniors who can no longer handle every aspect of independent living but who don’t need the heightened nursing and medical attention that a nursing home offers. Moving into assisted living provides respite from home maintenance, assistance with self-care, and a vibrant, social environment that improves mental and physical health

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

How Can Veterans Benefits Pay for Assisted Living

Posted by Erik Potter on Feb 2, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 Assisted living communities can be a great place for people to spend their senior years. They offer relief from the maintenance of a home, as much or as little daily assistance as you need, and a vibrant, social environment that gives residents access to making new friends, and enjoying new or old hobbies.

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Topics: Future Planning, assisted living

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