Highgate Senior Living Blog

5 Considerations When Using Long-term Care Insurance to Pay for Assisted Living

You have health insurance to cover preventive care and illnesses. But 70 percent of people older than 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, and health insurance won’t pay for it.

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5 Myths About Veterans Benefits

More than one-third of Americans over the age of 65 are either wartime veterans or the spouse of a wartime vet, who may qualify for a pension program through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) commonly referred to as Aid & Attendance. Yet The New York Times reported that of the 1.7 million World War II veterans alive as of 2011 who were in need of caregiving assistance and thus eligible,...

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VIDEO: Assisted Living Costs: Using Veteran Benefits

Are you a veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran who is moving from your home to an assisted living community? You may be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits to help you pay for assisted living costs. By simply answering a few questions here, you can find out what benefits you may qualify for. 

With the rising costs each year in long-term care, these benefits may help make assisted...

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VIDEO: Planning and Budgeting for Assisted Living Costs

Choosing an assisted living community for your loved one that fits their budget – without compromising on the quality of care – can be challenging. Although, you may be surprised with how a little planning and budgeting for assisted living costs can help make the process easier. 

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VIDEO: When to Start Planning for Assisted Living

The thought of moving from your home to an assisted living community may feel far off. But, what if a serious illness or incident occurred where you suddenly needed to make that decision in a hurry? No one wants to make a big decision of where to move their loved one during a crisis. That’s why it’s important to start the planning process early in life – as early as the age of 50. The...

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VIDEO: How to Pay for Assisted Living Costs

As you search for the right assisted living community for your loved one, you want them to receive the best care possible. But, one of the questions weighing on your mind may be “How will we pay for this?” Assisted living costs can be much more affordable than you might think.

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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living Costs

Many seniors and their families have questions about assisted living costs. Knowing more about assisted living costs can help you plan for these expenses. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about assisted living costs — and their answers.

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Are Assisted Living Costs Affordable?

If your aging loved one is no longer able to live at home without help, you might be considering long-term care options and wondering if assisted living costs are affordable. Although getting older is getting more expensive, there are a number of factors that influence assisted living costs.  

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Comparing Assisted Living Costs to Home Care Costs

While cost is far from the only factor in the decision to move your loved one to a senior living community, it’s certainly an important one. So many caregivers are simultaneously responsible for both their parents and children. Naturally, you are dedicated to finding the best care for mom and dad, but you need to keep a watchful eye on your bank balance. So, it’s time to compare: Assisted...

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Assisted Living Costs: Questions to Ask When Visiting Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living costs are confusing. When a parent can no longer live at home, your goal is to find the best possible option – a place where they’ll be happy and engaged with life.

Figuring out how much it will cost can leave your head spinning. This post provides key questions to help you understand what it will cost at each facility you consider. And what will work best for you and your...

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