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How to Save Money in Senior Living
Factoring in the savings in time and money for family caregivers may tip the balance in favor of your parent’s move to assisted living or another form of senior living.
What If Your Loved One Is Too Shy for Assisted Living?
“If Dad is not a social person, then when he moves in, don’t expect him to be the life of the party. He is going to continue to be the same person who enjoys TV or reading the newspaper and staying in his own comfort zone.”
#ElderCareChat 4/12/17 Recap: How to Prepare for Aging
We were honored to welcome Amy Cameron O’Rourke, current president of the Aging Life Care Association, as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat.
Effectively Communicating with Older Adults: Expert Advice Abounds
Many adult children have experienced this paradox: At the very time they need to communicate with their aging parent about important issues in their life, the older person begins experiencing impediments that make communication difficult.
Meeting Senior Transportation Needs
“Older adults need transportation for daily living activities—errands, shopping, community activities including volunteer work, recreation, entertainment, visiting friends and family, and for non-emergency medical transportation,” says Jane Hardin, program specialist with CTAA
Why Many Senior Living Residents Are “Blossoming”
Unique senior living gardening programs foster friendship, cultivate confidence, and provide purpose. This horticultural therapist tells us how.
Join #ElderCareChat on April 12, 2017: How Families Can Prepare for Aging
The next #ElderCareChat will feature guest panelist Amy Cameron O'Rourke, current president of the Aging Life Care Association. Ms. O'Rourke will lead us in a discussion of how families can proactively prepare for aging versus reacting to a crisis.
#ElderCareChat 3/22/17 Recap: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living
Missed our #ElderCareChat on "Overcoming Objections to Senior Living"? Get the recap now.
Leaving a Legacy: How It Strengthens and Preserves Family Bonds
"Most people think of a legacy as material goods," says personal historian Judy Shutts. But she believes a legacy of stories is far more valuable.
When Communication Becomes a Struggle: Living With Aphasia
Whatever the cause of aphasia, there are several treatments and strategies that have proven effective in improving communication.
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