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Hello and welcome! My name is Toni Polich, Publisher of the Utah Seniors Blue Book.
Here at Seniors Blue Book- Utah, we are the area's most comprehensive and reliable source to find and compare Senior Housing Options, Home Health Care Solutions, and other local resources and services. On our site, you can compare the many options available to you or your loved one, in addition to exploring our vast educational library, previewing the local Activities and Entertainment calendar, and most importantly, the opportunity to connect with one of our local resource specialists... for absolutely FREE. It's what we do! Whether you are looking for resources, looking to promote your business, or just want to know what's happening around town, the Seniors Blue Book website is your go-to!
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Aug 24, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Alzheimer's Association - Caregiver Support Groups - Midvale

Midvale | 2nd & 4th Wed @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pmMidvale Senior Center7550 S. Main St., Midvale, UT 84047


Oct 27, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Haunted Woods & Trick or Treating

ANNUAL HAUNTED WOODS & Trick or TreatingTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 27" 5:00 - 6:30 PMJoin us at Cottonwood Creek for our 3rd AnnualHaunted Woods! Stop by in costume for trick or treating, a to-go dinner, and sweet treats while you tip-toe through the haunted woods.Cottonwood MBK SENIOR LIVINGPlease RSVP by Thursday, October 20TH at (801) 263-0999or email CottonwoodCreek@mbk.com1245 E. Murray Holladay Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84117 PREMIER ASSISTED LIVING


Oct 20, 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Senior Expo - Saint George

Connect with thousands of seniors in your area...Something for everyone. Something for you.Reserve your booth & participate 801-300-3225

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Local Aging Options

The Wellington - MBK Senior Living

Assisted Living 4522 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84117

At The Wellington, our mission is to help seniors continue to lead fulfilling, productive lives. Our warm and personal staff, elegant surroundings, diverse program offerings and enthusiastic residents provide an ideal environment to continue pursuing intellectual, cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional fulfillment. We invite you to experience The Wellington lifestyle. Respite stays available. Best of State Winner 2018 which makes us a 7-time winner!

Learn More $2,995.00/month

The Abbington at Murray

Independent Living 5377 S State St, Murray, Utah, 84107

he Abbington stands out as a high quality Senior Living Community in Utah. The beautiful decor throughout the buildings, a beautiful setting featuring incredible views, and spacious yet cozy apartments will invite you to stay and enjoy all of the amenities The Abbington has to offer. Some of the highlights our residents enjoy each day include the Ice Cream Parlor for gathering with friends, the delicious gourmet meals served in a restaurant-style dining room, and an enriching activities program. Whether you want to enjoy an independent lifestyle, need some additional daily assistance from our nurse, or need the option of Memory Care, this is Home. We invite you to come and experience The Abbington. Welcome home!

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Legacy House of South Jordan

Memory Care 1517 West Temple Ln, South Jordan, Utah, 84095

Within walking distance of the LDS Jordan River Temple and Legacy Retirement Residence of South Jordan, our sister-property, Legacy House of South Jordan provides assisted living and memory care services. Our residents enjoy daily activities, restaurant-style dining, beautifully decorated living areas and a variety of apartment floor plansall in a home-like setting.At Legacy House of South Jordan, we believe that the more our residents can be independent, the healthier they are and the better they feel. No matter what stage of life we're in, maximizing independence, maintaining dignity and having choices are important.Nevertheless, there comes a time when we all could use a helping hand, even for the most basic daily activities like dressing, bathing, grooming or taking medications. At Legacy House of South Jordan, we recognize those times and provide just the right amount of help to meet those needsits part of our Personal Touch philosophy.

Learn More $5,250.00/month

Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek

Assisted Living 777 E 3900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84107

At Pacifica Senior Living Millcreek, our newly renovated community provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere you'll be pleased to call home. Choose from spacious one to two-bedroom apartments with bright living rooms, beautiful views and spacious storage space. Enjoy our home style meals and friendly staff. Take comfort in knowing personal care is available with our Assisted Living program.

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What Happens When a Resident in Assisted Living Runs out of Money?

It is often heard one of the biggest fears among seniors is outliving their money. So, what really happens when someone living in an assisted living runs out of money?Well, it's complicated.In the State of Utah there is a Medicaid program that will pay for individuals in assisted living (ALF). This Medicaid program is called the New Choices Waiver (NCW). In order to apply for the NCW a resident has to meet a few qualifications.First, they have to have been privately paying an ALF for a minimum of 12 months. Ill explain later why this is a moving target.Second, they must qualify for Medicaid. Here is a great summary of the income and assets limitations to qualify for Medicaid in Utah.Third, they must meet nursing home level of care requirements. This is determined by a nurses evaluation.Fourth, they must apply from an ALF during one of three open enrollment periods. March 1st-14th, July 1st-14th, Nov 1st-14th. This is the tricky part, the resident must run out of money and meet the other eligibly requirements during these 3 specific times a year.But this is the tragic part, even if a residents meets ALL of the above requirements, they are still not guaranteed admissions on the NCW. During the March 1st-14th 2019 open enrollment 75 individuals currently in assisted living (that have run out of money) applied and there were only 36 open slots available. The State takes all of these 75 applications and prioritizes them based on how long that individual has been privately paying for assisted living. This last open enrollment the cutoff was 870 days. Or about 29 months. Much longer than the required 12 months. Meaning, residents that have been privately paying for less than 29 months did not meet the cutoff. As you can imagine, this cutoff will get longer and longer as more seniors age and as those that didn't get approved will keep applying.So what happens to the 39 seniors in Utah living in an assisted living that have run out of money and have no assets? They either have to wait until the next open enrollment period (most of the time this falls on family members to pay what they cant) or go into a nursing home on Medicaid.Yes, you read that right. Medicaid will not pay for them to stay in the assisted living that they have been in for years but will pay for them to live in a nursing home. From the nursing home they will qualify for the waiver in 30-90 days and can return to an assisted living. I explain why that is in aprevious post. ALF providers and owners know this game and so they cycle residents in and out of a nursing homes for the sole reason to qualify them for the NCW.Why would that State pay for them in a nursing home for a couple months and not just keep them in their ALF? It really comes down to the original reasons the NCW was set up for in the first place. Years ago Medicaid didnt pay for assisted living at all. Then they realized there are hundreds of individuals in a nursing home on Medicaid that could and would do great in a less restrictive and less costly environment. So the NCW was originally setup to move people from a nursing home to an ALF. The fact that they allow any residents in an ALF to get onto the NCW is a recent adjustment to the waiver program.We think its time to look at making another adjustment.

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What Tax Deductions Are Available For Assisted Living Expenses

To see more information about The Auberge at Aspen Park, CLICK HEREAn assisted living facility is a long-term senior living option for older adults who need support with activities of daily living (ADLS), such as personal care, medication management, bathing, dressing, and toileting.Rather than round-the-clock care thoughlike in a nursing home assisted living can help fill in the gaps on an as-needed basis while still allowing the senior to enjoy an independent, engaging, and purposeful life!According to the Genworth Care Survey, the average annual cost of a private one-bedroom in an assisted living community is $51,600, with a daily median rate ranging between $99 to $220 per day (depending on the state).We know that there can be some sticker shock when viewing those numbers, but its important to understand the full scope of service that you receive for the cost. For example, these rates cover housing, personal care services, and overall support for someone who is precious to youand you cant put a price tag on that!Fortunately though, you can still take part in some tax benefits that may be able to offset this bottom line cost. Learn more about this below or speak to a representative at Frontier Management for more information today.Can You Write Off Assisted Living On Your Taxes?Yes, if you live in an assisted living facility, you can generally write off a number of medical expenses included in the fees for assisted living as well as other qualified long-term care services on your taxeswith some qualifications and restrictions, of course.In addition to this, the federal government also recognizes the financial burden on family members who help pay for assisted living for a loved one. That means that if you have a senior dependent in assisted living that is considered a dependent, then you may be able to take this deduction.Or if you contribute more than 10% in support as part of a multiple support agreement that pays 50% or more of the residents support, you may also still be eligible for the deduction.The IRS usually considers a qualifying relative to be a father, mother, grandparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, stepmother, or stepfather. Here is information about claiming a parent as a dependent.What is the Medical Expense Deduction for 2020?Any qualifying medical expenses that make up more than 7.5% of an individuals adjusted gross income can be deducted from taxes, and you can only claim care expenses that you paid during the 2020 tax year.For example, if your AGI was $50,000 last year, then you can claim the deduction for the amount of medical expenses that exceed $3,750.As this is different than previous years in which the floor was set at 10%, taxpayers should learn more about all of the requirements to qualify for the medical tax deduction in the year 2020.Requirements for Assisted Living Tax DeductibilityTo deduct certain medical expenses, an assisted living resident must meet the following criteria:A licensed health care practitioner, doctor, or nurse must certify that the resident is chronically ill; unable to perform a minimum of two activities of daily living (bathing, continence, dressing, etc.) on their own; or if they need substantial supervision because of dementia, Alzheimers disease, or another severe cognitive impairment for 90 days.A plan of care must be prescribed by a social worker, doctor, or nurse. Most assisted living communities develop a plan of care using medical evaluation from a licensed healthcare provider, a needs assessment, and input from the resident and caregiver.However, even if a resident does not meet the definition of chronic illness, they may still be able to deduct medical expenses, including entrance fees. Assisted Living communities and tax advisors are aware of these deductions and can provide specific information to help you or a loved one.What Assisted Living Expenses are Tax Deductible?Medical expenses generally make up at least a portion of the monthly service and entrance fees at assisted living communities. For some residents, the entire monthly rental fee might be deductible, while for others, only specific personal care services would qualify for a deduction.Although you cant deduct general health expenses, such as health club dues or vitamins, you can deduct many types of professional medical fees. Some common assisted living medical expenses that can be written off include:Prescription drug costs and insulinHealth insurance premiumsMental health expenses, such as the cost of therapyDental expenses, including dentures, fillings, x-rays, and other orthodontic appliancesExpenses incurred due to a medical need, such as travel to medical appointments and parking fees.Assisted Living entrance or initiation fees directly related to medical care, such as care plan development and assessment feesNursing services (even if the person performing the service is not a nurse)Meals and lodging at a hospital if the principal reason for being there is to receive medical care and as long as it costs $50 or less each night for each person

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What We Can Learn from the Oldest People on Earth

There is a place where more people live longer and healthier lives than anywhere else on Earth: Okinawa, Japan. Okinawans are 3 to 7 times more likely to live to 100 than Americans. Even more remarkably, heart disease, cancer, dementia and other conditions are rare. Gerontologists assert that up to two-thirds of our lifespan is in our control, not attributable to genetic make up with some basic lifestyle changes we Westerners can also increase our lifespans and health spans. Based on these studies, The Balanced Care Method is a revolutionary approach to senior care.A steady diet of mackerel, tempeh, seaweed, sweet potatoes, and green tea is probably not realistic for most Westerners. Neither is walking daily between villages, yet there are many ways to implement the principles of the Okinawan lifestyle within a Western framework: Dietary Factors: The Okinawan diet is plant-based, low in protein and high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoids. It includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and very low levels of saturated fat and sodium. Exercise Factors: Okinawan elders have life-long routines of moderate exercise and physical activity. They walk most places they go, keep up daily tasks like housework, gardening and working well past the age of retirement in North America and practice the soft martial art of tai chi. Sense of Purpose and Active Social Ties: Okinawans inner calm and desire to remain productive into older age offers Okinawan elders substantial stress relief, a sense of social connection and purpose, and a respected, important role in their community.The Balanced Care Method is a way of viewing aging as a rich and meaningful part of life. Each element fostering independence, encouraging the maintenance of social ties, remaining active supports and reinforces the others. The best lesson we can learn from the elders of Okinawa is to embrace and celebrate aging and approach it with a sense of balance and reverence.Editors note: This article was submitted by Mark Bowman, President of Home Care Assistance of Utah. Home Care Assistance provides high quality in-home care for seniors in line with its proprietary Balanced Care MethodTM across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. To speak with Mark or another Home Care Assistance of Utah employee call 801.733.6100

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What Is Hospice

Hospice care affirms the belief that it is important to make every moment of life as meaningful as possible, from the first days of a life-limiting illness to the last. Hospice care seeks to validate the quality of life rather than the quantity. It also provides compassion and dignity for both the patient and family members. Hospice focuses on relieving the symptoms of the illness, as well as managing pain, and providing emotional and spiritual support. Many consider hospice to be comfort care because hospice is designed to keep the patient as pain free as possible while they enjoy their remaining time with family and loved ones.Hospice is often misunderstood. A common belief is patients are giving up or choosing to end their life. Quite the contrary, hospice patients are electing to live every minute to its fullest, maintaining as much independence and access to family and friends as possible. Helping people understand the philosophy of hospice is part of the changing culture in long-term care. These services are intended to promote a purposeful life and dignity in death.Hospice care is for people who have a life expectancy of six months or less and have chosen to focus on palliative care, comfort, and relief from pain symptoms. Diagnoses commonly associated with hospice care may include, but are not limited to: Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer's, Respiratory Disease, Liver/Renal Disease, and Neurological Disease. Also common are AIDS/HIV, Adult failure to thrive, Stroke and Coma. Services provided by Hospice vary depending on patient needs, but may include nursing care, medications, medical supplies and equipment related to the diagnosis, assistance with personal care, and 24-hour access to a Physician, Nurses and a Chaplain. In addition, services include bereavement services and spiritual counseling. These services are fully covered by Medicare and Medicaid, and coverage is unlimited in length, and may be covered by many private insurances with no out-of-pocket expenses to the patient. Editor's Note: Please call for additional information, volunteer opportunities, or to get involved with Culture Change in your community. Diedra Kearney, Community Education Director, Dignity Home Health & Hospice (801) 860-3801.

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Legacy House of Logan Virtual Tour

Welcome to Legacy House of Logan. Serving Cache Valley seniors since 2002, Legacy House of Logan is centrally located in the heart of Cache Valley and is near Logan Regional Hospital, physician offices, restaurants and shopping. Legacy House of Logan provides both assisted living and memory care services. Our residents enjoy daily activities, restaurant-style dining, beautifully decorated living areas and a variety of apartment floor plansall in a home-like setting. Visit our newly renovated community today.

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Legacy House Park Lane Virtual Tour

At Legacy House of Park Lane, we believe that the more our residents can be independent, the healthier they are and the better they feel. No matter what stage of life were in, maximizing independence, maintaining dignity and having choices is important.

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One on One with Conae's Caregiver Connections

Learn how you can find the right senior living for you or a loved one. Is there a cost for this service? Watch to find out more from Conae's Caregiver Connections Conae can be reached at 801.635.7548. 

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Legacy House of Bountiful Loves Their Caregivers

Nevertheless, there comes a time when we all could use a helping hand, even for the most basic daily activities like dressing, bathing, grooming or taking medications. At Legacy House of Bountiful, we recognize those times and provide just the right amount of help to meet those needsits part of our Personal Touch philosophy.

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Job Opportunities Near You

Full Time RN - Active Home Health, Hospice & Personal Care

Active Home Health, Hospice & Personal Care is looking for a Full Time RN to care for our patients in Davis & Weber County! We are looking for someone who is caring, professional and self-motivated to join our team. We are a fun-loving, compassionate group that thrives off the gratification of caring for others.Job Requirements:Visit and assess patients to complete an initial comprehensive OASIS or assessment and ongoing assessments through end of careChart all clinical documentation in our EHR softwareCreate and manage patient plan of careEducate and give instruction to patient, family, and caregivers as appropriate per patient care plan.Case manage the patient episode or benefit period, ensuring that all cares are performed and documentedProvides medication education and management per physician orderWorks hand-in-hand with the IDT and IDG to ensure patient goals are met and appropriate outcomes are achievedShares on-call dutiesMaintains strong communication with patient, family, caregivers, and the interdisciplinary teamsHave fun!Job Qualifications:Registered nurse with current license to practice professional nursing in the state of UtahPolite and compassionateExcellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communicationsMaintains a current CPR certificationMust be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured, registered and in good working orderGood communication and smartphone skillsAbility to pass a background checkSelf-motivatedBenefits:$72,000 + / starting salary commensurate with experienceMedical, Dental and Vision insuranceLife insurancePaid vacationMileage reimbursementAwesome team environment and great co-workers401k

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a PRN Speech Language Pathologist

Active Home Health, Hospice & Personal Care is looking for a  PRN Speech Language Pathologist  We are looking for someone who is caring, professional and self-motivated to join our team. We are a fun-loving, compassionate group that thrives off the gratification of caring for others. Starting pay is commensurate with experience. Job Requirements & Qualifications:A person who meets the education & experience requirements for a certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology granted by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.Currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.Two (2) years of experience preferred.Responsibilities:Provides full range of SLP services as ordered by Physician.Prepares clinical and progress notes.Advises and consults with Family members and other Home Health personnel.Participates in in-service programs.Benefits:Mileage Reimbursement 

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Make an impact today and volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association. Sign up today by scanning the QR code.

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