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  • Aug 24, 2016 05:16 PM
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    JaredS Wrote:

    Are you or a loved one in the process of searching for a place where you can get the help you need? If so then it's important to understand the differences between an assisted living facility and a nursing home. Both are similar in some ways, but there are a few main differences that will determine which one you should use.

    An assisted living facility is just that. Assisted living. You can come and go as you please, but there are also nurses there who can help you with certain activities of daily living like making sure you receive your medication. Assisted living facilities also serve three meals a day and provide various activities so residents can socialize with each other. One of the main things the vast majority of assisted living facilities require is that residents are able to dress, feed, and ambulate by themselves.

    Nursing homes, on the other hand, are much more "hands on." A nursing home is a place for someone who is dependent on others to complete their activities of daily living. You receive 24/7 care and it's as intensive as you require. Many nursing homes have non-private rooms, but there are some where you can pay an extra rate for a private room. They also have activities for residents to take advantage of, but many are less intense than the ones assisted living facilities offer.

    I'm interested to see if anyone here has a loved one who is living in either an assisted living facility or nursing home. What has your experience been like?

  • Aug 13, 2017 04:29 AM
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    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    2.2% increase to Social Security benefits equates to about $30-35 more per month in every single person's pocket that gets benefits. Sure that's not a ton of money still. But for those living on a fixed income budget, that's certainly welcome news. Annually, it's about an extra $360-420/year for everyone. Not too bad.

    And it's also the best cost-of-living increase the program has seen % wise in the last 6 years. Way better than this year, with a very small 0.3% raise. This one is over 7 times that.

    So good news, though this is just a prediction based on projected COL and whatnot. The exact % of increase will be officially announced in October, so stayed tuned.