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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.

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

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.

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How to Celebrate a Milestone Event

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.

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are you parents in debt? what to do

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.

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The benefits of virtual pets

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?

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Finding the Humor in Caregiving

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.

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Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

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!

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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?

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how to navigate holiday stress

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.

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat 11/15/17 Recap: Support for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

We were pleased to welcome Jed A. Levine of CaringKind for our recent #ElderCareChat on the subject of support for Alzheimer’s family caregivers.

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