2017 Senior Living Seminar

Senior Living Seminar

Martha Batista and Stephen Cheng

The Senior Living Seminar, which took place on Thursday, April 6, was well attended. Martha Batista and Steven Chung, founders of Senor Living Advisory Group of Scottsdale, presented information on the senior living spectrum and options available in the Valley, ranging from independent living to skilled nursing facilities and everything in between. This seminar included descriptions of each senior living category, comparisons, cost ranges, and tips on how to choose what’s right for the individual. Steven and Martha also spoke to the licensure requirements for each of the levels of care. Their parting words of wisdom were:

  • Get your legal papers in order: Powers of Attorney (health care, mental, and financial), Estate (trust), Financial (think about your care), and Advance Directives. Consider consulting an attorney who specializes in elder law.
  • Family – make sure your wishes are known.
  • Get educated on what’s available and the options.
  • Simplify – downsize early.

Story and pictures by Bev Buddee

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