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A Sensory Guide to Senior Living
When trying to determine which senior community is right for your loved one, why not let your senses be your guide?
Make the Most of Senior Living: Guidelines for Visitors
Especially if your parent is in memory care or skilled nursing, you may want to limit the visitors at any given time so as not to cause confusion or make the conversation difficult to follow.
Join the January 17, 2018 #ElderCareChat: How to Rightsize for Senior Living
The next #ElderCareChat will be a discussion about how to rightsize for senior living.
Milestone Event Coming Up in 2018? Here’s How to Celebrate
Whatever the setting, make sure your celebration is appropriate for your parent. If you think your mom would like a large, lively party with dozens of guests, then there is nothing wrong with throwing such a big shindig. However, if she doesn’t do well in large-group settings and is generally better in one-on-one conversations, then a small intimate party with perhaps a dozen or fewer guests may be the best option.
Parent in Debt? What Do You Do?
As you contemplate your parents’ need for senior living or in-home care, you may be worried to discover that they have more debt than you realized.
The Benefits of Virtual Pets for Seniors
Imagine if seniors could have a furry companion that not only keeps them company but also offers conversations, encouragement, and emotional support. What if the canine or feline companion could even remind them when to take medication or sends for help in the event of a fall?
Finding the Humor in Caregiving
Being a caregiver for your aging parents can be demanding, stressful, and frustrating. Fortunately, it can also be filled with humor -- if you're able to see it.
Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown
As you prepare to count down to a new year, have you also considered your retirement readiness? Don't worry--you don't have to get it all done before the ball drops!
Is It Time for a Senior Living Switch?
If your parents are miserable in their senior community, have you considered the possibility that the facility itself isn't a good fit?
Guide to Navigating Holiday Stress
Who says you have to do it all? Cooking and cleaning are two tasks that you can divvy up among family and extended family members quite easily.
Testimonial – Comforting
“This whole process can be overwhelming and daunting, as it was for me, but you made it easier and I will be forever grateful!” – An OurParents Family Member May 09, 2016
Testimonial – Supportive
“You were supportive every step of the way and I felt I could ask you anything, no matter how naive the question.” – An OurParents Family Member May 09, 2016
Testimonial – Options Within Budget
“You provided me with very useful information and helped me explore different options to find what would work best for me within my budget.” – An OurParents Family Member May 09, 2016
Testimonial – Helpful Information
“I have worked with advisers from other organizations and feel that you actually listened to my concerns and criteria, and provided the most relevant list of places for me to visit.” – An OurParents Family Member May 09, 2016
Testimonial – A Safe Place
“I just want to thank you again for holding my hands during this difficult and very confusing process of finding a safe place for my mom that also feels like “home.” –Linda Y. May 09, 2016
Testimonial – Expertise
“You have helped me immensely and are truly a godsend. I appreciate your expertise and especially your sensitivity and your understanding of our needs for our Mom. You provide a wonderful service and do it with much knowledge and obvious…
Testimonial – Confidence
“I just can’t thank you enough for your help yesterday, you seriously made me feel so much more confident about our ability to actually find a suitable place for my mom, which is an absolutely priceless and fairly foreign feeling…
Testimonial – Above and Beyond
“I am very happy that a company such as our parents exists and such a dedicated employee. I see that you went beyond and looked for a facility that we discussed over the phone.” –Robin W. April 22, 2016
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