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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.
Overcoming Objections to Senior Living
“Some people think you have to be ready to die before you consider leaving your home,” says Sarah Short, director of residency planning at Landis Homes.
Technology to Improve Seniors’ Lives
“Technology does not replace the human element, but it’s a tool that will enable the growing aging demographic to better our lives as we age...”
Don’t Miss #ElderCareChat on March 22, 2017: Overcoming Objections to Senior Living
Join #ElderCareChat on March 22, 2017, when Sarah Short, Director of Residency Planning at Landis Homes, will lead a discussion about ways to help loved ones come to a place of acceptance with their move to senior living.
Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Dementia
Life can feel like a never-ending roller coaster ride when your loved one has dementia. How can you survive the darkest days?
What to Do When Your Senior Loved One Refuses to Eat
Before you can find a solution to your parent’s eating difficulties, you need to work to learn the underlying cause.
When You Need to Find Senior Living In a Hurry
Even in an elder-life crisis, you’ll need to make sure the senior living option you choose—whether it’s assisted living, skilled nursing, or memory care—meets the medical and physical needs of your parent.
Life Hacks for the Busy Caregiver
“Now I’m slightly obsessed with helping other women because it’s so hard to balance work and elder care.”
#ElderCareChat 2/22/17: A Hopeful Discussion About Alzheimer’s Research and Care
Joined by The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) of the National Institute on Aging, #ElderCareChat's February 22, 2017 session delivered an important—and hopeful—focus on Alzheimer's research and care.
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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
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“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…
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