Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The sandwich generation

In December, I received an email from Katelyn Roberts, Content Development Specialist
Assisted Living Today,  a Web publishing company that specializes in information about elderly living. The information on the website is  very good.

She thought a series of articles they publish on the subject of choosing the best care type for your loved one would be interesting and I agree.

Our generation has always had a unique way of making its way through the world. We now look after children who return home because the economic climate makes it impossible for them to make their way without help. We also have our parents living longer and we have to make decisions or help them make decisions about how and where they should live. In addition we have to start to pay attention to where we may end up.  The information on their site is useful for those making some tough decisions, the links and resources they provide are very good and I believe very useful in doing your research.  

I think that overall the information is generic enough to be of use, no matter where you live.

Assisted Living Today have created guides for each of five different care types, the aim of which is  to help people faced with deciding what type of care to choose for a loved one make the best possible decision.  They’re also designed to help those looking for care to determine which type of facility is best within a certain care type, and offer information like questions to ask, fees to look for, contractual issues you may run into, etc. The guides are below with links that will take you to the site.

Assisted Living Care Guide

Memory Care Guide

Nursing Home Guide:

Care Home Guide

Independent Living Guide

Theyt also created this visual breakdown of the impact of growing elderly population and diminishing care home capacity: I would encourage you to take a look at this very interesting and valuable information.

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