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Ep. 7: Defining Assisted Living and Other Levels of Long-Term Care

“I think it’s important to have these conversations early and often with your parents, your partner…What is important to them, not necessarily what is important to you, but what is important to them, because that might look different and also be honest about your limitations as well.”

Discussing Key Differences :

It can often be confusing to understand the distinction between assisted living and other levels of long-term care. What is the difference between skilled nursing care and assisted living, one might ask? Cindy Martin, RN, joins the podcast today to break down the different long-term care options available, what to look for in a long-term care community, and how to find the best fit. Cathleen and Cindy share a lifetime of experience in the long-term care industry and answer their most frequently asked questions. Cindy shares the measurements she uses to determine what opportunities would best suit individuals based on certain needs.

Finding the Best Fit :

Cindy Martin is the Vice President of Quality for the RiverWoods Group. Cindy is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field in a variety of settings. In the past 15 years at RiverWoods, she has set the standard for nursing within three communities. She currently leads quality efforts within the RiverWoods group, including maintaining state and federal quality guidelines. She joins the podcast today to discuss assisted living and types of long-term care, and how to find the best fit.


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What’s Next?

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