Hidden Costs of Assisted Living
Once you or loved one has made the decision that assisted living would be a good move, the next question is usually: How much will it cost? The national median cost for assisted living is $3,750 per month, but prices vary widely from state to state and facility to facility. The way assisted living facilities break down their costs also differs from facility to facility. Many residences charge a basic fee, which includes rent, meals, housekeeping, access to activities and exer
5 Hidden Costs of Being a Family Caregiver
When a senior loved one’s health begins to decline, adult children and other close family members often step in to help. From assisting around the house to preparing meals and providing transportation, the responsibilities begin to climb. What often catches family caregivers off guard are the hidden expenses. Some expenses are small and intermittent; others are ongoing and add up over time. If you are weighing the costs of keeping a senior at home versus helping them move to
Senior Care Options
There are many options for senior care! This visual breaks down the services typically offered, target audience (so you can choose what works best for your family member), annual cost (based on the level of care so this may vary), and the most common forms of payment. Contact Chesapeake Cottage Assisted Living to see if we are the perfect match for your loved one! Click on the picture to enlarge!
Normal Forgetfulness VS Dementia
Forgetting things occasionally is a part of life. It's why people may have reminders on their smartphones or sticky notes on their refrigerators. As people get older they might experience more frequent instances of memory loss, but this is often a normal part of aging. So how can aging adults tell if they're experiencing the symptoms of dementia? And how do they know when it's time to tell a doctor? Here are some tips on how to tell normal forgetfulness from dementia: Normal