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The 6 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in California

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, Medicare does NOT pay for assisted living. Senior Living expert, Sarah Ordover, explains the 6 ways that families can pay for long-term care.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Insider's Guide To 7 Best Los Angeles Memory Care Facilities

Posted: Oct 7th, 2021

Local expert Sarah Ordover of Assisted Living Locators provides the real scoop on the best dementia, Alzheimer's and memory care facilities in Los Angeles

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Luxury Assisted Living

4 New Los Angeles Luxury Senior Living Communities - 2021

Posted: Sep 24th, 2021

4 luxury independent living, assisted living and memory care communities have opened in the Los Angeles area in the past year. What makes these communities stand out from the crowd? Find out here.

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Jewish Senior Living

Los Angeles Jewish Assisted Living: High Holy Day Celebrations

Posted: Sep 9th, 2021

Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles, be they independent, assisted living or memory care, have thriving, active Jewish communities. This is particularly on display during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. See how Jewish seniors celebrate here.

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Financial Legal Considerations

California Cost Of Long-Term Care - Genworth Survey Results

Posted: Aug 24th, 2021

Average assisted living cost in California is $5,000 per month for a one bedroom, $29 per hour for home care, and $11,500 for a nursing home. Los Angeles prices are higher.

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Nursing Homes

Skilled Nursing Versus Nursing Homes - What's The Difference?

Posted: Aug 11th, 2021

When your loved one is discharged from the hospital, understanding the difference between a skilled nursing facility and a nursing home is an important step in determining the best care option.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

An In-Depth Look At Alzheimer's Disease

Posted: Jun 4th, 2021

A diagnosis of the Alzheimer's Disease can be debilitating, disheartening, and disorienting. The amount of information out there can feel overwhelming, or somehow like never enough. But there are a few major aspects of the disease that anyone impacted by Alzheimer’s should know.

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Insiders Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Burbank and Glendale

Posted: May 12th, 2021

Burbank and Glendale offer some of the best priced assisted living communities in the Greater Los Angeles area from simple and homey to upscale luxury. Sarah Ordover, owner of Assisted Living Locators Los Angeles shares some of her favorites.

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Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: San Fernando Valley East

Posted: Mar 31st, 2021

The San Fernando Valley has many affordable assisted living, Alzheimer's and dementia care options. Sarah Ordover highlights some here.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

"Fun Inside," New Activity Books for Seniors with MCI Has Age Appropriate Themes

Posted: Mar 4th, 2021

"Fun Inside" is a series of three activity books written for seniors of the greatest generation with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The books provide simple word games, puzzles and coloring activities to stimulate and soothe those dealing with cognitive decline who do not yet have Alzheimer's or other form of dementia.

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Covid 19

Most California Assisted Livings Have Received First Vaccine

Posted: Feb 18th, 2021

On a February 17, 2021 Zoom call with Residential Care For the Elderly (RCFE) administrators, the California Department of Social Services announced that most California assisted living facilities have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Hollywood & West Hollywood

Posted: Feb 5th, 2021

Jewish Kosher communities, luxury assisted living facilities, great independent living properties and more. Hollywood and West Hollywood are among Los Angeles best locations to find quality senior living options, some at very affordable prices.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Do "Brain Boosting" Memory Supplements Work for the Elderly?

Posted: Jan 26th, 2021

"Brain-boosting" memory supplements are advertised everywhere but do they work? The answer is no. Exercise and strong relationships do more for seniors than store bought brain supplements.

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Insider Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Santa Monica & Santa Monica Adjacent

Posted: Jan 12th, 2021

Sarah Ordover shares her picks for the best senior independent living, senior assisted living, board and care homes and memory care facilities in Santa Monica

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Insider's Guide to Los Angeles Senior Living: Beverly Hills & Beverly Hills Adjacent

Posted: Dec 17th, 2020

Sarah Ordover provides an insider's guide to the best independent, assisted and memory care communities in the Beverly Hills area

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Covid 19

Assisted Living Vaccine Procedures Announced by State Licensing

Posted: Dec 8th, 2020

Community Care Licensing Announces "The Pharmacy Partnership Program" to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines at Senior Care Facilities

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Financial Legal Considerations

Elder in Bad Health? Medicare Advantage May Not Be an Advantage

Posted: Nov 27th, 2020

Medicare open enrollment ends on December 7th. If your senior suffers from conditions such as dementia, stroke or ends up in rehab a lot, consider getting her back on original Medicare.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Seeing A Parent for Thanksgiving? Look for Warning Signs.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2020

COVID has led to decline among many seniors. During this holiday season, look for these warning signs that your loved one may need help.

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Covid 19

Can We Tour Yet?

Posted: Oct 7th, 2020

Assisted living and other senior living communities have resumed move-ins and tours, with slight adjustments due to COVID.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Assisted Living & Dementia Care in Los Angeles: When Couples Have Different Needs

Posted: Aug 18th, 2020

Accommodating couples when one of the two needs more physical or cognitive support is a daily challenge for Senior Placement professionals.

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Covid 19

Requests for Caregiving Services Surging During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: Jul 29th, 2020

As workplaces reopen and school begins, it is essential that families find resources to take care of the more vulnerable, older population.

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Covid 19

CA Assisted Living Rule Changes - Visits, Dining, Activities

Posted: Jul 9th, 2020

In June, the Ca Dept. of Social Services issued new guidelines to assisted livings paving the way for relaxation on a number of social activities.

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Luxury Assisted Living

7 Best Luxury Senior Living Communities in Los Angeles

Posted: Jun 18th, 2020

From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, Sarah Ordover shares 7 communities worth considering if you're searching for luxury living in LA.

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Jewish Senior Living

Jewish Assisted Living In Los Angeles & Surrounding Area

Posted: Jun 9th, 2020

I often get asked about Jewish assisted living in Los Angeles. Fortunately, the large Jewish population means that many properties cater to the Jewish faith.

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Covid 19

Long-Term Care Under COVID-19 Explained

Posted: May 27th, 2020

Nursing homes and assisted living are different yet they are lumped together during the COVID outbreak. Infection is significantly lower in assisted living.

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Covid 19

Should You Move Your Parent To Assisted Living During COVID-19?

Posted: May 12th, 2020

There are many factors to consider when contemplating a move to assisted living or memory care during the COVID. Here is one client's experience.

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Covid 19

6 Tips For Keeping In Touch During COVID-19

Posted: May 12th, 2020

Not being able to visit your loved one in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home is an anxiety provoking experience. Here are some tips to help you.

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Senior Living News

10 Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Ready For Assisted Living

Posted: Nov 13th, 2019

Not eating, increased isolation and lack of housekeeping should sound the alarm.

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Senior Living News

Can I Bring My Dog?

Posted: Jun 12th, 2019

Pets are welcome at Assisted Living. Bring your dog, cat, even your bird! Furry friends encouraged!

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Los Angeles Assisted Living Costs

Posted: Jun 11th, 2019

The cost of Los Angeles assisted living varies greatly depending on location, facility size and amenities.

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Options for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Communities

Posted: Jun 10th, 2019

There are a number of different types of dementia care communities in the Los Angeles area. Sarah discusses them here.

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