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Taking Care of Mom and Dad

At the beginning of your life, your parents take care of you, but when you reach middle age, the tables turn, and you need to take care of your parents. That can involve helping your parents to find an assisted living facility or a nursing home. To quickly explain, assisted living is independent living with a bit of extra help such as a group lunch room or an emergency alert system in each apartment. A nursing home, in contrast, provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide range of issues from dementia to arthritis. This blog is designed to help you make those tough decisions. It's also going to include posts on home health care, staying in touch with relatives in nursing homes, and more. I wish you the best through this sometimes difficult part of the journey with your parents.

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Information To Review When Choosing A Senior Living Community
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The decision about choosing a senior living commun

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Information To Review When Choosing A Senior Living Community

The decision about choosing a senior living community can be one of the most consequential choices that you can make. Unfortunately, those that are making the decision to move into a senior living community may not be sure of what they should be considering when evaluating all of the potential communities in their area.  Information About Medical Services Seniors will often have a range of medical needs that will have to be met to provide them with a high-quality life. Read More 

3 Ways To Help Your Parent After An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Learning that your aging parent has Alzheimer's is heartbreaking, though for some families it can also be a relief to have an official diagnosis after noticing behavioral changes for months or even years. With Alzheimer's comes cognitive and memory changes and, in some cases, personality changes as well. Alzheimer's progresses differently for everyone, so individualized care and attention is key. Here are a few ways you can help your parent after this life-changing diagnosis. Read More 

Elderly Eviction: Can Your Mom Or Dad Be Kicked Out Of An Assisted Living Facility?

Not everyone's elderly mom or dad is the quintessential Norman Rockwell grandparent, and this can be problematic in an assisted living facility. While your mom or dad may need the help provided at such a place, if they tend to be "difficult," that could get them into trouble and leave you in the awkward position of having to defend them or worse, having to find them a new home. Your best course of action, if you're faced with placing your less-than-agreeable parent in an assisted living apartment, is total honesty and working as closely with staff as you can. Read More