Online Resources for Seniors
We understand that financial challenges can stand in the way of making the best healthcare decision. We want to help you explore solutions by offering access to helpful resources.
An individual can deduct from taxable income certain medical expenses associated with living in nursing facilities, personal care homes and assisted living communities for the purpose of receiving medical care. This deduction may be applicable for adult children or certain other relatives who are paying a portion or all of a resident’s costs associated with living at Woodland Ridge. Consultation with a tax professional is strongly advised before making financial decisions.
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ElderLife offers flexible line of credit programs that are ideal for those who need supplemental funding for senior living while they wait for other benefits to begin or are in the process of selling a home. These simple, convenient financing options are available to both residents and families.
LifeCare Funding assists residents in liquidating life insurance policies through a Life Settlement program, which can assist in helping cover the costs of senior living when other assets such as a home or stocks are difficult to sell or are underperforming.
Companion suites give residents an affordable roommate option without sacrificing any amenities, programs or services at Woodland Ridge. Find out more by contacting a representative at Woodland Ridge.
SeniorRelocationUSA.com has partnered with Cartus, the world’s largest relocation company, to offer a program to help seniors sell their home and make a smooth transition to a senior living community at no additional cost.
Visit: www.seniorrelocationusa.com for more information.
Veteran’s benefits are available for U.S. veterans or the surviving spouses of a veteran. If you are eligible, you could receive a federal pension of approximately $1,949 per month to help pay for personal care such as assisted living.
- Aging Beautifully Today Podcast
- American Heart Association
- ALS Association-GA, Inc
- Alzheimer Association of America
- Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter
- Alzheimer’s Reading Room
- American Cancer Society
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- American Parkinson’s Disease Association
- Arthritis Foundation
- Assisted Living Registry
- Atlanta Regional Commission, Area on Aging
- Blue Moose Elevators and Lifts
- Center for Disease Control
- Center for Positive Aging
- Daughterhood.org Resources
- Elder Care Locator
- Georgia Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
- Georgia Division of Public Health
- Georgia Senior Living Association
- Georgia Watch
- Home Care Association of America
- Home Health Options
- Hurley Elder Care Law
- It’s Never 2 Late
- Laona M. Kitchen Foundation
- Medical Alert System Reviews
- Medication Recall Alerts
- Mobility Express, Roswell
- National Aging in Place Atlanta Chapter
- National Cancer Institute
- National Council on Aging
- National Family Caregivers Association
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society-GA Chapter
- National Private Duty Association
- Recall Guide
- Second Wind Dreams – Virtual Dementia Tour
- Senior Service North Fulton
Suggested Reading to Help Understand Care Options and Learn How to Begin Difficult Conversations
With so many different options for care, how do you know which is best for your loved one? What’s the difference between home care and home health? What’s the difference between a nursing home and assisted living? What can I do when my parents refuse to talk about making a move? We’ve developed e-books that can help you with these questions. Access our e-books here:
We’ve also compiled a list of books that are helpful in terms of understanding an aging loved one’s perspective, coping with caregiving, making end-of-life decisions, and understanding more about dementia. Reading materials can be a great resource, and don’t forget that The Springs staff is always available for a face-to-face chat to assist with any questions.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion
by Amy Newmark and Angela Timashenka Geiger
Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease
by Joanne Koenig Coste and Robert Butler
The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
by Angelo Volandes
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley