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Anyone that frequently watches the Food and Travel Channel has stumbled upon Anthony Bourdain’s show, Parts Unknown. The premise of the show is Bourdain, a well-known American chef, visits countries around the world to try their local cuisine. Recently, and tragically, Bourdain passed away while filming the show in France.... Continue reading
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“They got them all OUT!” That was the shout down the hallway at my office on Tuesday, when we saw the news that the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach had been successfully rescued from the cave in which they were trapped for 17 days. We’d followed the story... Continue reading
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The Enclave Senior Living at Saxony, is a luxury senior living community located in Fishers close to IU Saxony Hospital, St. Vincent Fishers and Shopping. The community offers 164 comfortable, maintenance-free apartments, with luxury amenities, chef-prepared meals, concierge services, transportation, and enriching activities. The facility offers At Your Service Dining,... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Clearvista Lake Health Campus located in Northeast Indianapolis to talk about what makes the Clearvista Lake Health Campus community unique, this is what she had to say: The facility offers a warm, welcoming place to call home. The staff has a team attitude and they come... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Golden Gardens Adult Day Services to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: Golden Gardens Adult Day Services provides social and wellness programs for all adults 18 years and older. Their mission is to help aging adults maintain an independent... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Traditions at Brookside to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The community welcomes you with the peace and quiet beauty that its country setting offers. The community has three levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory... Continue reading
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When many people here the term “No Contest,” they think of what a defendant may have pled in a criminal proceeding in response to the charges he or she may be facing. However, with a coming change in Indiana Law, these two words are going to have a new impact... Continue reading
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Home Instead Senior Care has been serving the Indianapolis area for over 19 years. They have an amazing group of dedicated Caregivers who are changing the lives of their client's everyday by providing the assistance they need to stay at home. They can do everything for you, making it as... Continue reading
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Are you getting married? Do you have a child or a loved one getting married? “Big life events” like marriage may have an impact on your estate plan. I often encourage individuals to utilize such events as a springboard to pull out the ol’ estate plan, take a look, and... Continue reading
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Online banking is a convenience that, to my mind, makes the internet worthwhile. I didn’t always feel that way. As a matter of fact, it was my father who ultimately convinced me to put away the checkbook and use the services that my bank was providing for free. At first,... Continue reading
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Allisonville Meadows has been 100% Deficiency-Free 4 out of 5 years. The Indiana State Department of Health inspects licensed facilities to assess compliance with state standards of care, such as adequacy of staffing, quality of care and cleanliness of facilities. A deficiency-free score is the best score an assisted living... Continue reading
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The Traditions at Solana community has a park like setting with peaceful waterfront surroundings and walking paths for the residents to enjoy. The community has three levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Being a resident in the Independent Living Garden Homes at Traditions at Solana... Continue reading
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Okay, maybe you have never wanted a new sports car—maybe you want a new, well, insert whatever that large ticket purchase you’ve always dreamed about into the sentence there. It doesn’t matter what that item is, we’ve probably all had those thoughts at some time, and your children likely have... Continue reading
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The first Bickford was created to care for Mary Bickford, the most beloved family member. Mary was a women of compassion, always there to lend a helping hand. However, then something changed, Mary was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The family started looking at available options that would give her the... Continue reading
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We are often asked, “shouldn’t I just sign my house over to my son/daughter/kids?” The answer is almost always No. Why? There are many reasons: If they own your house, they can sell your house. While it may seem unimaginable that anyone would put their own parent(s) out of their... Continue reading
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The facility offers all day dining, the residents are not limited to 3 meals a day, and snacks are available all day. They have a wide selection of food available for every meal. Clearwater Commons offers 6 levels of care; independent senior living garden homes along with independent apartments, and... Continue reading
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The facility is family owned, and brings this family atmosphere to their staff-resident relationship. The staff at Copper Trace believe that the residents don’t just live there, they are part of the family. To insure all family members are comfortable, this community included multiple different living options within the four... Continue reading
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When we meet with families to discuss options, we must look at the situation as it is now and provide the options for moving forward. That can present a challenge when the family seems focused on what “could have been” or “should have been” at some point in the past.... Continue reading
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The facility offers Heart Legacy known as the "REMY", this is a device that gives the resident a way they can reach out LIVE to their loved ones. The resident actually stands in front of this machine and it is all done by facial recognition. The resident can record a... Continue reading
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Let me share a story with you about Fred and Wilma, who I recently sat down with to discuss their estate plan… I walked into the conference room and before I sat down, Fred pulled out three large binders and plopped them on the table. It made an alarmingly loud... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Carmel Senior Living to talk about what makes them unique this is what they had to say: The facility offers “At Your Service Dining” which is an all-inclusive dining experience that allows the residents to eat as often as they like during normal dining room and... Continue reading
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Medicaid is a federal program that was established in 1965 with Medicare. It is designed to cover the cost of nursing facility care for those that meet the following requirements: American citizen 65 or older, blind, or disabled Medically eligible Have less than $2,000 in assets Though Medicaid is a... Continue reading
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We recently visited with Traditions at North Willow to talk about what makes them unique, this is what they had to say: The community is conveniently located next to St. Vincent’s Flagship Hospital Campus and is seconds away from multiple dinning and shopping options. However, if you ask any of... Continue reading
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IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO APPLY You can begin planning for Medicaid at any time even if your loved one has already been moved to a skilled nursing facility. However, the earlier you start planning the more options there will be to protect the things that are most important.... Continue reading
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Medicaid law is very complex. We like to say, “There are rules, exceptions to the rules, and exceptions to the exceptions of the rules.” However, the most important thing to understand about Medicaid is that it was created to help families just like yours and the best way to ensure... Continue reading