Martha Scully
Recent and archived posts by Martha Scully for ElderCare.com

Why Is Senior Housing So Expensive? And What Can We Do About It?

by Martha Scully  •  June 20, 2018
One of the most common complaints I hear about senior housing today is this: it’s too expensive. As part of a company that invests in private-pay senior housing facilities, I hear this complaint often. With monthly rents ranging between $1,500 and $6,000 per month, it’s clear today’s senior housing rents may present a significant burden to aging Americans and their families. Still, what I’d like to focus on in this article is not affordability but cost. While it may seem like an issue of ...
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What to consider before selecting an elder care provider?

by Martha Scully  •  June 13, 2018
According to the National Council on Ageing, more than 92% of seniors usually suffer from one chronic disease and 77% of them even suffer from two. The deteriorating health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes in elders are totally taking the toll! Isn’t it scary? It indicates that our old parents who loved us with all their heart for the entire life need our attention. Along with the development of medical science, they definitely need utmost care. However, unfortunatel...
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Starting A Mentorship Program In Your Facility

by Martha Scully  •  June 08, 2018
The healthcare worker shortage is at the forefront of the issues plaguing the healthcare industry, so it’s no surprise that many physicians, nurses and other health professionals are looking for ways to recruit, retain, and educate the new generation of healthcare workers. While it’s important to focus on your hiring process, job advertising, and company culture, there’s another often forgot about way to promote an environment that will create a close bond between your staff. Starting a mento...
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Three Common Misconceptions About Travel Nursing

by Martha Scully  •  May 08, 2018
Lots of uncertainty can follow when decided on a new experience, such as a profession that involves travel. Most people grow weary of the unknown, especially when it involves their career or livelihood. Still, for every travel nursing horror story you’ve probably heard there’s a handful of amazing professional experiences to be had in this field! In fact, there are more than 25,000 travel nurses actively working in the U.S. So, it’s probably not the worst gig you can find — we’d even wager it...
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Financial Planning Tips for Seniors

by Martha Scully  •  May 01, 2018
Getting older often presents a new set of changes and challenges in the lives of those affected. You’ve most likely spent most of your adult life living near your financial means, saving for the day you might retire. But now that you’ve reached this pinnacle age, you might be asking yourself if you should make any changes to the way you handle money. The answer boils down to how much you have managed to save over your lifetime, as well as how much you have invested, what types of investments...
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How Can A Care Manager Help

by Martha Scully  •  April 18, 2018
It’s not something we like to think about, but as our parents and other loved ones age they will become less independent and begin to need long-term care. Care varies by situation. It could mean fulltime monitoring in an assisted living facility or be as simple as hiring a caregiver to help out with housekeeping, meals, and medicine. Regardless of the severity of care, there are a lot of options available with a variety of ways to pay for them. A care manager is oftentimes the best person to ...
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The 7 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors
Choosing Senior Care

The 7 Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

by Martha Scully  •  October 30, 2016
All people get to a point in their lives where they need a little extra help. However, the reality is that you can’t always depend on family to provide this help. Rather than moving into an assisted care facility, many seniors are opting for in-home care because of the many benefits and flexibility it offers. It is the perfect option for seniors who require some assistance, but not enough to warrant moving into a retirement home.
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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.