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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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When Granny Pods Fail: Choosing The Next Step
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When Granny Pods Fail: Choosing The Next Step

A very popular option for keeping elderly and aging relatives close, "granny pods" have begun popping up in backyards all over the country. There are just two problems with this care option. One, city zoning does not always permit it, especially in smaller cities where zoning commissions are concerned that it will become a problem and properties not zoned for "two-family" living situations will become rental situations. Two, when something happens to your elderly parents, and you realize that you cannot be present all the time, you know that you have to make a different decision about assisted living arrangements. Read More 

Top Benefits Of Moving Your Loved One To An Assisted Living Facility

Taking care of the people in your life that are getting up in age may be necessary. For instance, if your parents need your help, you'll want to provide the best assistance possible. It could be time to place your family members in an assisted living facility. There are many reasons to do this and knowing some of the advantages of enrollment may be helpful. Being more social One of the largest challenges many people may face with age is not having others to do things with and a lack of communication. Read More 

Tips To Help Your Parent’s Move To Assisted Living Easier On Him Or Her

The first step in moving a parent to an assisted living facility is convincing him or her to do so, and this is often one of the hardest steps to complete. Once you do this, though, you can begin helping your parent plan this move, and there are several things you can do that may help this transition run smoother and easier on your parent. Here are some ideas you might want to use to accomplish this. Read More