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Death Benefit Loans Definition


Death Benefit Loans – When a loved one dies, they may be entitled to part of the deceased person’s insurance checks. Spouses are often approved to get some or all of their loved one’s insurance checks upon death. The money is sometimes paid in weekly payments or sometimes the money is paid in one lump […]

Spotlight On: The Woodlands of Texas – Senior Living for Everyone


On the outskirts of Houston, lies a master-planned community called The Woodlands.  This all inclusive development is home to single family houses, both large and small, multiple family dwellings, some of the country’s largest corporations and premiere health care facilities. In addition, The Woodlands is home to several different senior living facilities. Although they are […]

Spotlight On: The Pavilions at Forrestal


For many older adults, a debilitating illness, a catastrophic fall or even a planned surgery like a hip replacement can take more rehabilitation than anticipated.  Often, skilled nursing facilities provide the much needed therapy in order to get the patient back home. But in some instances, the skilled need of a nursing home is gone, but […]

When to Hire an Elder Care Attorney


If you have a loved one living in an elder care center, you will typically want to monitor their care to ensure the comfort and safety of the person. Neglect is a serious concern for those who have family members living in nursing homes or other care facilities for the elderly. While accidents can happen, […]

Assisted Living Today’s Week in Review


The holiday season is beginning to wrap up with the New Year just days away. Be sure to tune up your voices for a resounding chorus of Auld Lang Syne and chill the champagne as we let go of 2011 and ring in the New Year! Here at Assisted Living Today we want to wish […]

Senior Site Spotlight: The Other Side of 50 (TOS50.com)


This week’s senior spotlight is on “The Other Side of 50,” which is a great online community and online forum for seniors for anyone on the “other side of 50.” TOS50.com offers baby boomers and others over 50 some fantastic resources as well, which include: A Financial Fitness Section with article on senior financial planning, […]

The One Key Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptom You May Be Ignoring


Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection type, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Caused by bacteria in the urethra, UTIs occur more often in women due to the close proximity of the urethra to the anus, where bacteria proliferates. More than 50% of all women will suffer from at […]

Assisted Living Today’s Week in Review


The Holiday Season is in full swing.  This week marked the beginning of the Hanukkah celebration with the first three candles having been lit and the fourth to be lit on Friday night.  Christmas is just a few days away and last minute shoppers are still searching for that perfect gift.  Regardless of your faith […]

The Most Effective Sundowner’s Syndrome Treatment Strategy


Sundowner’s syndrome can be worrisome and perplexing to the family of an elderly person. Symptoms generally grow worse as evening approaches, or may not even be present until the sun goes down. Knowing how to deal with symptoms such as restlessness and agitation are challenging because the patient typically cannot be reasoned with. It is […]

Spotlight On: Twin Towers Senior Living Community


Twin Towers Retirement Community has a world record holder among them.  Russ Witte took home five gold medals this year, three of which earned him a place in the history books.  And he did while competing in the 95 to 99 year old age group. Residents like Russ are not unusual at Twin Towers where […]