Adult Care Home and Assisted Living Facility Fraud and Abuse

Most operators of assisted living facilities and ‘Adult Care Homes’ are honest professionals who work hard providing high quality care for their residents. They often face difficulties in finding qualified help, dealing with the bureaucracies of government and private insurance companies and observing the many laws and official guidelines that necessarily regulate this industry. Unfortunately, adult care and assisted living facilities are not immune to occasional cases of neglect, incompetence, or outright fraud. Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com exist to look out for the interests of seniors, their families and loved ones. This sometimes includes making you aware of the “bad apples” in this business.  Incompetence, neglect, unacceptable standards and even criminal fraud are sometimes found in the adult care industry. When they are, FAL will do our best to bring it to your attention. When making any decision about senior life transitions, you need to know about the bad providers as well as those who are good and outstanding. Take the...
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The Challenges of Living Independently After Retiring

Everyone wants to remain as independent as possible after retiring. The ability to live independently depends on a number of factors, and there is a great range of abilities to meet these challenges. Some people seem to age well for years, even decades after retiring while others encounter difficulties quickly. The passage of time cannot be halted, but this does not automatically mean that independent living must be sacrificed. Each person or couple has their own unique circumstances to consider, but some challenges are common to many, if not all, retirees. Let’s think about the most common obstacles to independent living. Physical limitations The biggest thing that many retired people fear is losing the ability to perform the common, everyday tasks essential to an independent lifestyle. Climbing stairs, routine housework or maintenance, cooking, bathing, toileting or simply dressing oneself may become so difficult that remaining in your home is not reasonable. If possible, the best way to deal with physical health problems is...
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Finding Assisted Living Welcomes Ms. Cynthia Fiammetta-Lopez, Senior Placement Specialist

Finding Assisted Living Welcomes Ms. Cynthia Fiammetta-Lopez, Senior Placement Specialist

Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com continue to add to a growing roster of professionals in the field of senior living, assisted living and senior care. FindingAssistedLiving.com is more than a simple organization or a mere website. It is a team, an assembly of experienced and knowledgeable persons, businesses, professionals and facilities who share a common goal:  they will make the transition to an assisted living facility or other senior lifestyle as easy, safe and transparent as possible. Finding Assisted Living will always endeavor to do what is best for the individual who is making this passage. FindingAssistedLiving.com is happy to announce the association of Ms. Cynthia Fiammetta-Lopez. In addition to her many years of experience in the healthcare field, Cynthia has successfully completed the State of Florida approved Professional Guardianship Program. She has long experience in the field of geriatrics, both personal and professional and she appreciates the difficulties facing a family when making a placement decision for their loved ones....
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Estate Planning for the Blended Family

Estate Planning for the Blended Family

Deciding who gets what at your death can be a daunting task, all the more so when the family you are trying to plan for includes children you and/or your spouse had in previous relationships. There are solutions to most problems a complicated family presents, but to find the right one requires a great deal of introspection and self-awareness of what your goals are and what you think is best for your loved ones. In cases where both spouses are financially comfortable, you may simply consider a nuptial agreement disclaiming any interest in each other's assets so you can leave everything to your own children. Where most of the assets are held by only one spouse, however, the planning requires more thought. In those cases, the wealthy spouse typically wants to provide for the surviving spouse but may or may not want to benefit that spouse’s children. With estate taxes a concern for only a few families right now,...
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How Do I Choose An Assisted Living Facility?

How Do I Choose An Assisted Living Facility?

Many people will have to answer this question, either for themselves or for a much beloved family member. This may be one of the most important and difficult matters any of us ever face. It is a choice that will have lasting, far reaching effects on the happiness, health and well-being of the person involved. Unfortunately, most people are not prepared or qualified to make this choice. After all, very few of us think about it before we are forced to do so. When the time comes, most people have little background knowledge and no idea of where to turn for trustworthy, knowledgeable advice. First, you should understand what the term “assisted living facility” (ALF) actually means. An assisted living facility is a form of senior housing that blends independent, private living space with some level of support service.  The level of support services offered may vary, but it generally includes housekeeping, meal prepara­tion, assistance with daily living functions and some level...
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Is A 55+ Community Right for You?

Is A 55+ Community Right for You?

The popularity of 55+ communities has grown dramatically over the past few years along with America’s senior population. If you are considering a move to one of the many forms of 55+ communities available, you should investigate carefully. This is a major senior lifestyle decision and must be made carefully. Perhaps the first thing you should consider is whether you really want to leave your current home. There may be persuasive reasons for wanting to stay home instead of relocating to any of the many senior living choices available. You may be ‘grandfathered’ into a favorable real estate tax rate, your family, friends and support system may be nearby and you might be very satisfied with the in-home care or home care assistance you now receive. Or, you might simply choose the home instead option because it is a familiar place, the place you have always called home. On the other hand, the opportunity to move may seem very attractive. The house in...
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Great News for Grace Manor of Port Orange, Florida Residents!

Great News for Grace Manor of Port Orange, Florida Residents!

The residents of Grace Manor Assisted Living Facility in Port Orange, Florida, can rest a lot easier tonight. The State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has decided not to go ahead with the proposed suspension of the facility’s operating license. This will come as a great relief to the 50+ residents of the Assisted Living Facility, their families and loved ones. If the suspension order had remained in effect, all of the residents would have had to relocate by 5 PM on July 26. The AHCA is the division of the Florida government that is responsible for licensing and regulating assisted living facilities in the state. Because of an unfortunate series of events, the agency decided that their duty required it to issue an immediate moratorium on new admissions to the facility and to suspend its license to operate effective at 5 PM on July 26, 2016 (See Order here). However, upon further consideration, the suspension order...
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Finding Assisted Living Adds Mr. Brett Porter As FAL Associate

Finding Assisted Living Adds Mr. Brett Porter As FAL Associate

Finding Assisted Living (FAL) and FindingAssistedLiving.com is a network of professionals, businesses, facilities and services that share a common goal: to make senior life transition as easy, safe and satisfying as possible. Numerous professions and services may be needed by those who are making that journey. The unique thing about Finding Assisted Living and FindingAssistedLiving.com is that it strives to network all of these elements into one source dedicated to helping at this critical time of life. From medical, legal and estate planning to choosing the assisted living facility that is right for the new resident, Finding Assisted Living locates and vets the local service you require. FAL is pleased to announce its association with a unique and highly specialized financial and personal business professional. Mr. Brett Porter, E.A., has earned the highest credential granted by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. The designation “E.A.” stands for Enrolled Agent, a status that qualifies him to represent individuals, small businesses and...
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Grace Manor of Port Orange back in the NEWS

Grace Manor of Port Orange back in the NEWS

There has been an update on the status of Grace Manor of Port Orange, please stay tuned as the article with all the facts and details will be coming soon! Finding Assisted Living is devoted to providing the best and most complete information available for those seeking assisted living options. It might be a senior apartment, a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living facility, but our mission is always to guide you to the type of personalized care that you or your loved ones need and deserve. ...
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